How to Hire in A “Full Employment” Market

What is Full Employment? A “full employment” market is one in which everyone, or nearly everyone, who has the skills and desire for certain work already has a job that uses those skills. While not every single adult might be…

Use Your HR Data Strategically: 5 Essential Tips

Earlier this year, we talked about the importance of tracking hiring outcomes as part of your HR data collection. In the previous post, we discussed the what of data collection and tracking. In this post, we’ll dig into the how:…

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…

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…

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…

Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law: What Your Company Needs to Know

Beginning July 1, 2017, Arizona joined California in requiring paid sick leave for employees. The new law was approved by Arizona voters in November 2016 as part of Proposition 206, which also increased the state’s minimum wage. It applies to…

Writing Effective Job Descriptions: 8 Tips That Will Attract Top Talent

Competition for top talent is fierce. Companies with the best chance of landing these ideal candidates must capture their interest as quickly as possible. The best place to start is with the job description. To create job descriptions and postings…

8 TED Talks to Help Jumpstart Staff Innovation

"Where do you get your ideas?" Ask any innovator, and they’ll tell you, “Everywhere.” Chances to innovate are all around us, but we often miss them if we’re not in the right frame of mind for innovation. Here are eight…

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…