What’s New in Staffing?

Building a Workforce with a Competitive Edge – It’s All About the “Gig”

by Guest Author | August 31, 2018

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The new world of work is all about the gig. Sign up now for our next INSIGHTS WEBINAR on this topic! … Read More »

Washington Employers Face New Paid Time Off Requirements…

by Jeanne Knutzen | January 25, 2018

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Are Your Temporary Employees Subject to Washington State’s New Mandatory Paid Time Off Policies? The short answer is yes.  And this article has the details about the new law and how it will impact you! … Read More »

Young, Old, and In Between – Northwest Employers Embrace Generational Diversity!

by Guest Author | August 15, 2017

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The Northwest is often looked at as the mecca of diversity but managing multiple generations in the workplace can be tricky. … Read More »

The Northwest Job Market is Hot! Hot! Hot!

by Marketing Team | September 8, 2016

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And with so many options, employees are having a difficult time finding the job that's right for them! … Read More »

Frustrated Trying to Find and Hire the Right Talent in Today’s Market?

by Marketing Team | May 18, 2016

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If you are frustrated with the Challenge of Finding and Hiring the Right Talent in Today’s Market, you’re not alone! … Read More »

Human Resources is the Place to Be!

by Marketing Team | May 18, 2016

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While large employers have been beefing up their HR teams for the last several years, smaller, more medium sized companies are just getting into their recruiting rhythm and are adding HR staff as their way of getting into the race. … Read More »

How Many Employees are Available to Hire NOW?

by Guest Author | April 11, 2016

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How much do you know about the local talent marketplace? How many employees with the skills you need are available in the local marketplace? How many and what kind of employers are looking for the same kind of employees? Who is competing against you for the available talent? How much are your competitors paying for these employees? We suspect you’d like to know… … Read More »

Hiring Will Increase, Including More Temps, in 2016!

by Guest Author | February 23, 2016

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According to a recent study by a leading job board, Career Builder, US employers will be turning towards flexible workers at a slightly higher rate in 2016 than they did in 2015. … Read More »

Six To-Dos for Hiring Managers In a Candidate Short Marketplace!

by Jeanne Knutzen | January 29, 2016

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As late as 2013, hiring managers were still having their way in terms of who they hired and how. Fast forward to 2015, and the marketplace has dramatically changed. … Read More »

In Defense of Staffing!

by Jeanne Knutzen | November 30, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

You Need an Employee Commitment Strategy

by Guest Author | November 3, 2015

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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 »

People Really Are Your Most Important Asset

by Guest Author | August 11, 2015

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The assets that people create, accumulate, and sustain utilizing their knowledge, experience, and skills—as well as the people themselves—can be defined as intellectual capital (IC). By analyzing and valuating the IC of an organization, investors, candidates, business leaders, and others can more accurately assess today’s businesses. … Read More »

A Candidate Driven Marketplace

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 21, 2015

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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 »

Transparent Wage Policies: Honest or Chaos Provoking?

by Jeanne Knutzen | January 9, 2015

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A common policy found in many businesses is a prohibition against the disclosure of wage information. This type of policy serves the purpose of preventing workers from battling with HR and each other over who is getting paid what and why. … Read More »

47 is the NEW 40!

by Jeanne Knutzen | September 3, 2014

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The 2013.14 Gallup Work and Education Survey (just released) suggests that the average number of hours worked a week by US employees is almost one day more than the 40 hours typically considered full time. In fact, only 42% of the employees reported working only 40 hours—with 47 hours being the average of the 1,271 adults polled. While 39% reported they worked more than 50 hours a week, with 18% reporting their work week got stretched to 60 hours or more. While 40 hours is widely regarded as the standard for full time employment, salaried employees reported working an average of 49 hours a week, while hourly employees reported working an average of 44 hours per week. Our readers should note that the hours of work reported were based on employee’s self reports—not data pulled from payroll records. Our experience is that employees typically over estimate the number of hours they actually work each week. Issues with self reporting set aside, it is clear that the 47 hour/week average is clearly the perceptual norm—being the consistent average being reported by the Gallup survey for well over a decade. While most state and federal employment laws define full time employment as 40 hours/week, the ACA defines full time employment as 30 or more hours/week—that point where the employer’s mandate to provide healthcare benefits kicks in. Critics of the ACA are predicting that more employees formerly considered full time will be converted to part-time status to avoid benefit eligibility. The Gallup poll noted that in their study, 43% of the employees polled were employed full time, down from 50% reported prior to 2007 and the “Great Recession.”