Exit Interviews Help You Hire Smarter for the Future

When an employee announces he or she is leaving, many hiring managers turn immediately to the task of filling the now-open position. Before you pick up the phone to call your recruiter, however, it's important to spend some time focusing…

Reference Checks – Pay Attention to What You DON'T Hear

Many hiring managers see reference checks as a chance to hear affirmative things about the candidates they're considering. However, it's also wise to remember that silence can speak volumes. During a reference check, what you do hear about a candidate…

The Keys to Avoiding "Skills Gap" at Your Company

The retirement en masse of the "baby boomer" generation is predicted to create a large number of job openings in the coming years. While this "employee's market" may be a boon for those looking for work, it can pose challenges…

Stop Losing Your Top Candidates! How to Streamline Your Recruiting Process.

According to one recent study, 35 to 50 percent of job offers to top candidates are turned down. When a "thanks, but no thanks" comes at the end of a lengthy recruitment process, hiring managers may have to start from…

Do You Know the Laws About Independent Contractors?

What's the difference between an "employee" and an "independent contractor". If you think a worker fits the description for both in some ways, where do you draw the line - and what legal consequences does your company face if you get…

Go From "Newbie" to MVP in Two Simple Steps

by Jez Martinez Whether you have been hired on in a full-time capacity or are filling a temporary opening, integrating into a company can be a challenge for any new member of a team. Here are two simple things you…

Interview Advice: Dress to Impress vs. Dress for Success

Welcome to another installment of Good Idea|Bad Idea for Job Seekers. Click the link below to see Joseph and Natalija from our Kirkland branch demonstrate the difference between "dress to impress" versus "dress for success." https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MYuTc2dASOY  

Spotting a Bad Apple Before it is Too Late: How to Spot a Bad Hire in an Interview

Many hiring managers have their unique stories to share about "bad apples" - the employees they hired only to discover they were poor team players, lacked the necessary skills, or were a bad fit for the company's culture. Making a…