2015 / 07

A Candidate Driven Marketplace

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 21, 2015

0 Hiring - Best Practices, Staffing News 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

0 Resources for Employers, Hiring Managers, HR Professionals

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 »

Smartphone Usage After Hours

by Guest Author | July 14, 2015

0 Legal Issues - Staffing

Many of our employees have smartphones. Do we have to pay them for every time they use it outside of regular working hours? While I tell them not to, many still respond to emails and texts outside of work hours. What do I do? … Read More »

3 Tips to Avoid Playing Succession-Planning Jenga

by Guest Author | July 14, 2015

0 Human Resources Staffing

There's more to succession planning than identifying the next wave of senior managers or VPs. While it's important to groom future leaders for your company, a singular focus on finding "leadership" often comes at the cost of missing talent for lower-level positions. … Read More »


by Jeanne Knutzen | July 14, 2015

0 Managing People. Team Leadership

Yes, we’d like to set the record straight….plus arm our readers with the facts about your staffing agency invoice so that when it comes time to purchase temporary or contract staffing services, you will know how to get the most out of your staffing dollar! … Read More »

Be “Likeable” – Get Hired!

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 14, 2015

0 All About Temporary and Contract Employment, How To-Career & Job Finding Info for Job Seekers, Interviewing How To's, Job Hunting. Career Management JS Bright Ideas

We often see our employer clients hire candidates they consider “likeable”, even if those candidates were not as skilled or experienced as their less “likeable” counterparts. IOW, when it comes to getting hired, candidates who have put effort into being more “likeable” in their job interviews are often the candidate’s who get the final nod. … Read More »

New Rules to Expand Overtime Pay!

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 13, 2015

0 Legal Issues - Staffing, Resources for Employers, Hiring Managers, HR Professionals

After months of speculation, the US Department of Labor has just published its proposed changes in the regulations that govern how employees become eligible for overtime (time and a half) pay. … Read More »

Better Hires Take More Time!

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 7, 2015

0 Hiring - Best Practices, Recruiting - Best Practices, Resources for Employers, Hiring Managers, HR Professionals

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 »