Time to Open Up! Why You Need to Be Honest with Your Staffing Partner

Being open and honest with your staffing partner is one of the best things a company can do in order to recruit the talent they need – yet many companies hold information back.  Why? Often, it’s not the result of…

TERRA Honors Everett Branch As "Branch of the Quarter"

The Everett Branch office of TERRA Staffing Group was named "Branch of the Quarter" for Q1 2013. The Branch of the Quarter award is based on service delivery metrics, sales growth and financial performance. "I'm so proud of my team.…

Evaluate Candidates with Your Company Culture in Mind

When you're evaluating job candidates, your first consideration is typically the job-specific skills they bring to the position and when you've found a candidate with great skills and experience, it's tempting to stop there. However, recruiting and retaining top talent…

Field Guide to Recruiting (and Retaining!) Star Talent

Getting the best and brightest to accept positions within your organization matters, and so does keeping them.  Keeping the star players you have and attracting new talent are key to the growth and success of any business.  Here are some…

Good Idea|Bad Idea: Save the Snacks for Later

In this issue of "Good Idea|Bad Idea", Sue Putnam and Katie Jones from our Everett office explain why it's never a good idea to bring your snacks and soda to the interview. By the way, your to-go cup of coffee…

Do You Know Your Staffing Vendor's People Practices?

When you work with a staffing firm, the contract or temporary workers placed in your organization are employees of the staffing vendor. Consequently, the staffing vendor has a duty to treat workers appropriately by following all applicable employment and labor…

How Are Your Ninja Interview Skills?

by Jez Martinez There is a common misconception that the interview begins the moment you shake an interviewer's hand and start answering questions. But the interview actually begins much sooner than that. Employers see you before they actually see you.…