Why (and How!) You Need to Audit Your Talent Experience

When a candidate contacts your company, what happens? How easy is it for them to connect with your people? How do you express interest? What happens next? To understand why top talent drifts away from your company, you need a…

How to Set Your Star Candidate Up for Success

Imagine: You’re looking through applications for new candidates. On paper, you find a candidate who looks outstanding. Their skills are top-notch, their experience is right on target, and they express all the enthusiasm and dedication you’re looking for. The interview…

Keep an Eye Out for the Next Great Leader in Your Workplace

Looking for leadership potential among your current staff is one of the easiest and most effective tools managers have for cultivating talent and promoting the continued growth of their companies. It’s also one of the most overlooked. Why Look for…

Are You Using Your Staffing Agency to Its Full Potential?

Partnering with a staffing agency is a smart way to expand your access to top candidates, shorten the time to hire and improve the quality of your hiring to reduce turnover and improve employee engagement. However, partnering with a staffing…

Why Offering Paid Parental Leave Could Give You an Edge on Your Competition

The movement for paid parental leave is gathering momentum in the United States, with several states and localities passing paid leave policies in recent years. If you’re not in one of these locations, offering paid parental leave can give you…

Adjust Your Recruiting Style to Find (and Hire!) Top Talent

Do you have your recruiting system down to a science? Do the best candidates still seem to end up with your competitors? If the answer to both question is “yes,” it may be time to rethink your science—and adapt your…

Hiring for Purpose (Not Just Potential)

Many hiring managers focus on candidates’ potential or performance when deciding whom to hire. While these factors matter, narrowing your search exclusively to those candidates with good performance or the “raw matter” of potential overlooks an equally vital quality: purpose.…

Midyear Check: 2017 Seattle Hiring Trends

Seattle continues to have one of the fastest-growing local economies in the country, with professional and business service jobs growing at a rate higher than that of Washington state and the U.S. in general. While this is promising news for…

Before Picking a Staffing Firm, Look at How They Treat Their Candidates

When you evaluate staffing firms, it’s wise to consider how they treat the companies they work for. Price, responsiveness and quality of recommendations are all worthwhile considerations. To ensure you choose the best staffing partner available, it’s also vital to…

How to Craft an Employee Referral Program That Will Bring in Great Candidates

When you’re looking to find great candidates, not just more candidates, referrals can be your most reliable source. Why? People know the type of work their friends, family and colleagues do, and also how well they do it and whether…