INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS

* Three Entrepreneurial Tips to Make Your Company More Nimble

by Guest Author | August 11, 2015

0 Blog, Human Resource Roles employers, entrepreneurs, tips

instead of abandoning your employer, consider how you could take a page out of an entrepreneurial playbook and inject new energy into your organization. … Read More »

* A Candidate Driven Marketplace

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 21, 2015

0 Blog, 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

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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 »

* STAFFING AGENCY Pricing Models – Calculating Bill Rates

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 14, 2015

0 Agency Pricing Practices, Blog, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS get connected

We'd like to take the mystery out of your staffing agency invoice and the pricing models used by most temporary staffing agencies. Get the inside scoop here! … Read More »

* Better Hires Take More Time!

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 7, 2015

0 Blog, Hiring.Best Practices, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS, Recruiting. Best Practices

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 Blog, Employer Reviews, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS 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 Blog, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS, 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 Blog, Hiring.Best Practices, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS, Legal Issues - 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

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

Conducting a Training Needs Analysis

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 28, 2015

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Q: I need to carry out a training "needs analysis" for the employees in the office as well as for the field staff, but there are no formal job descriptions or appraisals to follow. … Read More »

Seattle’s NEW Minimum Wage Goes Into Effect April 1!

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 27, 2015

0 Blog, Human Resource Roles, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS, Legal Issues - Staffing

Beginning April 1, both large employers (501 employees or more) and small (500 or fewer employees) located in SEATTLE must pay their employees no less than a hourly rate of $11/hr. – or a base of $10/hr. … Read More »

Mandatory Work Hours During Busy Times

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 25, 2015

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Q: Can we dictate "mandatory" hours for our exempt and non-exempt employees during busy times? … Read More »

How to Manage Employees to Achieve Great Things

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 25, 2015

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When your management works and you see your employees surpass even their own expectations, it's wildly exciting and incredibly fulfilling! … Read More »

Work/Life Balance is Good for Business!

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 25, 2015

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Flexible work schedules and an eye for work-life balance are good for business. … Read More »