How long can I keep a temporary or contract employee on assignment?

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 1, 2016

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How long can I keep a temporary or contract employee on assignment? The short answer is, there are no “hard stop” boundaries for how long a temporary or contract employee can remain on assignment. … Read More »

Q&A When Hiring, How Do I Compete with the Big Guys?

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 1, 2016

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Question – I own a small tech company located in Redmond. How do I compete for employees against the big technology companies in our area? … Read More »

Question from a New Supervisor…

by Guest Author | February 25, 2016

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Question: I’ve Been promoted to supervisor at my call center job. How can I be successful in this role? We’re Glad You Asked PACE! Congratulations! You’ve obviously done what it takes to master the CSR role which is what got you noticed for promotion. … 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 »

Three Ways to Make Monday’s Special…

by Jeanne Knutzen | February 8, 2016

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Here are three things you should think about before you move into your next job…or even before you start your next job search. … Read More »

How to Include Temporary Assignments on Your Resume

by Jeanne Knutzen | February 2, 2016

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The work you do for PACE Staffing Network or any other temporary staffing company can be very important to your future job search. … Read More »

Managing Your Temporary Employees

by Jeanne Knutzen | February 1, 2016

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Companies are turning more and more to temporary and contract workers in order to fill short term gaps in workforce needs. However, focus needs to shift to ways these employees can be managed in order to optimize their performance. … 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 »

Thank you for finding me this great job…

by Marketing Team | January 25, 2016

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We love hearing from employees who are placed in permanent positions. Congratulations Alex! … Read More »

Which Staffing Solution Makes the Most Cents to You?

by Jeanne Knutzen | January 19, 2016

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When it comes to purchasing staffing services in the Seattle marketplace (including Seattle, the Eastside, Tacoma, Everett, and all places in between) words matter. … Read More »

Hiring Trends – More Employers Hiring in 2016!

by Jeanne Knutzen | January 19, 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 »

Ten High Impact Staffing Trends – 2016!

by Jeanne Knutzen | January 11, 2016

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January 4 launched the New Year, and for our readers who are Hiring Mangers, HR professionals or recruiters, chances are the scenarios you faced last week had elements in common. … Read More »

The High Costs of a Bad Hire

by Jeanne Knutzen | January 4, 2016

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The High Costs of a Bad Hire can be pretty alarming, particularly if you’re working in a tightly competitive marketplace as we have here in the Greater Seattle area. For those of us in the marketplace full time, we know how costly and time consuming it is to find and hire the right employee, and if you end up hiring the wrong employee, there are always significant hard and soft costs involved. Read on to find out some of the ways an employer’s staffing costs will increase if hiring issues get out of control. … Read More »

This job is exactly what I have been working towards….

by Marketing Team | December 21, 2015

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An email was sent to one of our recruiters this morning: … Read More »

When Paying Less Actually Costs More!

by Jeanne Knutzen | December 15, 2015

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At the end of October, the national unemployment rate reached a seven year low, close to 5%.   The unemployment for the Seattle marketplace was even lower, hovering somewhere between 3-4% for most of the year. … Read More »

Solutions for Dysfunctional Teams

by Guest Author | December 3, 2015

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Question: I have a cross-functional team of very competent employees that used to be effective, but recently they seem to have lost their way. What’s going on and is there something that I can do to help get them back on track? … Read More »

Hire for Culture. Train for Skill

by Guest Author | December 3, 2015

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Culture over attitude? HR professionals and business owners alike have grown to recognize the fundamental importance of not just character, but culture and values in an organization. … Read More »

A Year Looking on the Bright Side

by Guest Author | December 3, 2015

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We all have the best intentions on January 1st—making resolutions to eat healthier or workout more or get more sleep. What if you made a resolution to live more gratefully? That’s the goal Janice Kaplan set for herself in her New York Times bestselling book, The Gratitude Diaries. … 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 »