* In Defense of Staffing!

by Jeanne Knutzen | November 30, 2015

0 HIRING. EMPLOYEE SELECTION, Management.Supervision, What's New in Staffing?

The survey, conducted by industry pollster, Inavero, using a Net Promoter scoring methodology, reported an industry wide score of MINUS 3 – down a full 11 points from an already noticeably low score of PLUS 8. … Read More »

* Staffing Company Clients are Messaging Record Breaking Dissatisfaction with their Staffing Providers

by Jeanne Knutzen | November 10, 2015

0 HIRING. EMPLOYEE SELECTION, What's New in Staffing? Client Ratings Staffing Services, User Report Staffing Services, User Satisfaction Staffing Services

In an industry wide study of “user satisfaction” industry specialized pollster, Inavero, revealed that buyers’ satisfaction with staffing firm services (overall) had not only fallen sharply from last year’s ratings, but in several categories had reached all time lows. … Read More »

Message to Seattle’s Hiring Managers – What to Expect in 2016!

by Jeanne Knutzen | November 9, 2015

0 HIRING. EMPLOYEE SELECTION, What's New in Staffing? Staffing Trends, Staffing Trends 2016, Staffing Trends Seattle

With the tightened candidate market being the key issue facing most hiring managers in 2015, our clients are already asking what lies ahead in 2016. … Read More »

What’s in a Name? 5 New Titles to Replace HR

by Guest Author | November 4, 2015

0 HIRING. EMPLOYEE SELECTION, What's New in Staffing?

HR roles are drastically different from what they were even 10 years ago, thanks to remote workforces, digitally savvy job applicants, and constant connectivity. … Read More »

Employee Behavior Outside of Work: What Can I Do?

by Guest Author | November 4, 2015


Employees have come to me upset because a group of employees got “a little crazy” at a recent industry conference. Can I talk with them about their behavior? … Read More »

You Need an Employee Commitment Strategy

by Guest Author | November 3, 2015

0 HIRING. EMPLOYEE SELECTION, What's New in Staffing?

In developing an employee commitment strategy, you will not only be able to gauge but also increase commitment levels and ensure the long term commitment of your employees to your organization. … Read More »

* Employee Perks Attract Talent – They Don’t Keep It

by Guest Author | October 14, 2015


We have moved into a new era of employee benefits. While traditional benefits such as healthcare, PTO, and retirement matching are expected, employee perks like on-site free food, gyms, and massages are becoming increasingly attractive to job seekers. … Read More »

* Why “What If” Questions Don’t Work!

by Jeanne Knutzen | September 1, 2015

0 Hiring.Best Practices Behavioral Interviews, Candidate Selection, Employee Selection, hiring, Hiring Manager, Interviewing Tips, Placement, recruiters, Recruiting, What If Questions

What we often find is that the interview questions that are the most clever or engaging for both interviewer and interviewee, simply don’t provide the information about candidates that the decision makers need and actually matter to placement success. … Read More »

* A Candidate Driven Marketplace

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 21, 2015

0 Hiring.Best Practices, What's New in Staffing? candidates, Seattle Staffing, staffing agencies seattle

Hiring has been a priority element of many company’s business plans since the middle of 2014, but employers continue to struggle meeting their staffing goals. Needs for operational, managerial, technical and professional staff are going unfilled for longer and longer periods of time, in many cases having a significant impact on business or service performance. … Read More »

Onboarding with a Plan

by Guest Author | July 14, 2015


Once hired, it is important that you are well prepared in advance for your new employee’s start-date. Begin by creating a checklist and regularly update it to ensure the new hire’s first day isn’t spent sitting in the lobby. Some basics to prepare include: … Read More »

* Better Hires Take More Time!

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 7, 2015


As a leading provider of temporary, contract and direct hire candidates in the greater Seattle area, we regularly work with our customers to shorten the time between point of need and hiring date – an element in the hiring process that often impacts our client’s ability to capitalize on opportunities or drive unnecessary costs out of their staffing process. … Read More »

The temp you just sent us is a wonder- woman…

by Marketing Team | June 23, 2015

0 Employer Reviews, HIRING. EMPLOYEE SELECTION Employer Buzz, Employer Make a Diff

Before I forget, I want you to know that our new temp is a literal wonder-woman! … Read More »

Presenteeism in the Workplace

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 3, 2015

2 HIRING. EMPLOYEE SELECTION, Management.Supervision

I keep hearing people refer to “presenteeism” in the workplace. What is it and why does my boss want me to look into what it is costing the company? I’ve never heard that term before! … Read More »

How You Use Background Checks Can Make a Big Difference!

by Jeanne Knutzen | May 29, 2015

0 HIRING. EMPLOYEE SELECTION, Hiring.Best Practices, Legal Issues - Flexible Staffing

Your Background Checking Process Is Under Increased Scrutiny… …and some employers are already paying the price for processes that don’t line up with Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulations. … Read More »

13 Communication Practices of Exceptional Leaders

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 28, 2015

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Great leaders are great communicators. They share their vision in a way that inspires others and projects a contagious enthusiasm. But this ability doesn't always come naturally. … Read More »

Sabbaticals May Be Your Employee Retention Secret

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 28, 2015

0 HIRING. EMPLOYEE SELECTION, Management.Supervision

In our current economy where employee burnout is becoming prevalent, sabbaticals are becoming a more common solution for employees to combat it … Read More »