Hiring Strategies and Tactics

Is Unwanted Turnover Keeping You Up at Night? We’ve Got Some Ideas!

by Sara Bennett | November 27, 2019

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Employee turnover is on the rise, one in every five employees will be leaving their jobs this year, that is a 20% turnover rate! We have assembled the latest insights into why such high rates of turnover are occurring and how employer can effectively cope. … Read More »

Identifying and Preventing Workplace Harassment in 2020

by Sara Bennett | November 21, 2019

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Fueled by the #MeToo movement and long overdue change, employers are ramping up their harassment prevention strategy for 2020! Conducting self-assessments regularly and being proactive in your approach to preventing harassment in your workplace is crucial. Here Are Some Potential Harassment Risks to Look Out For In Your Workplace! … Read More »

Is Employee Turnover Threatening Your Call Center’s Success?

by Sara Bennett | November 8, 2019

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With a turnover rate that is more than double than that of all other occupations, LOCAL CALL CENTERS struggle TO maintaining a reliable workforce. Here are some tips for retaining your best call center reps..... … Read More »

When It Comes to Checking References – There Are No Short Cuts!

by Sara Bennett | November 4, 2019

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Making the reference check a key part of your hiring process can help you know more about who you are about to hire, and avoid costly hiring mistakes down the road! … Read More »

Your Pre Recruit Checklist

by Sara Bennett | October 31, 2019

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Check out our checklist of "things to do" before you even start your recruit! … Read More »

The New Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave Goes Into Effect January 1…

by Sara Bennett | October 23, 2019

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Starting Jan,2020, the State of Washington pays employees for up to 12 weeks of "leave" following the birth of a child (Mom or Dad) and/or a serious injury or illness. You will be impacted. Plan ahead to use more temporary staffing! … Read More »

Red Flags. Pink Flags. Which Flags Matter?

by Sara Bennett | October 14, 2019

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Paying attention to the red flags you uncover during the hiring process can help you minimize your chances of making a hiring mistake. … Read More »

Suffering from Turnover? Who You Hire and Why Matters!

by Sara Bennett | October 7, 2019

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For Northwest Employers, the reasons an employee decides to take your job offer, may be the same reasons that later causes them to leave. The solution may lie in your hiring process. … Read More »

New Federal OVERTIME RULES May Change Who You Pay What!

by Sara Bennett | September 26, 2019

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Our CEO, Jeanne Knutzen, has assembled the latest news surrounding the Department of Labor's announcement of new policies regarding overtime and the salary level threshold for tax exempt workers and what this will mean for employers … Read More »

How to Hire for “Talent” not Just Skills or Experience

by Sara Bennett | September 25, 2019

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The challenge most companies have when looking for talent is the tangible "How To's" to set your recruitment and hiring processes in place! … Read More »

Washington State’s New Ban on Salary History Rules Brings CHANGE to Washington Employers!

by Sara Bennett | September 9, 2019

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On July 28, 2019, Washington State joined 17 other states in enacting the Ban on Salary History rule. Washington employers and hiring managers may need to change their interview processes. … Read More »

How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Presence for Recruiting (5 Easy Steps)

by Sara Bennett | September 4, 2019

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Engaging your network to promote your digital outreach in hiring and recruiting is extremely important in today's tight candidate market! Here are our 5 easy steps to recruit on LinkedIn... … Read More »

How the Northwest is Making ‘Bring your dog to work day’ Everyday

by Sara Bennett | August 28, 2019

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In an economy built of knowledge-based industries and dog friendly workplaces like Amazon, Rover, and Trupanion, the Greater Seattle-area is leading the charge for making ‘Bring your dog to work day’ every day! … Read More »

6 Easy Ways to Skyrocket Your LinkedIn Performance TODAY!

by Sara Bennett | August 28, 2019

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Looking to expand your digital network or find new professional opportunities? Here are our 6 best tips to skyrocket your LinkedIn performance! … Read More »

How Long Can You Keep an Employee in a “Temporary” Role….

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 21, 2019

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Our clients often ask how long they keep one of our temporary employees on assignment. There are no legal boundaries for length of assignment. … Read More »

Tackling Our Local Candidate Landscape and Low Unemployment Challenges

by Sara Bennett | May 22, 2019

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With our local candidate landscape tighter than over, finding the right candidates can feel like they are few and far between. It is increasingly evident that typical HR sourcing just won't cut it and third party staffing and recruiting can provide an excellent solution to these local staffing challenges … Read More »

Ghosting Isn’t Just for Halloween….Its a Local Phenom!

by Sara Bennett | April 30, 2019

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If you're a recruiter or have been hiring in today's candidate market. Chances are you"ve been ghosted. Here's how to prevent "ghosting." … Read More »