How to Craft a Comprehensive Employee Handbook

Your employee handbook is an important part of the communication between you and your staff.  A well-written handbook clearly lays out the expectations for employees in a wide range of areas.  When written carefully and comprehensively, your handbook can also…

“Yes, I Accept!” Convincing a Candidate to Accept Your Offer

Hiring in the Pacific Northwest is competitive. The best candidates often find themselves facing offers from companies promising to support their careers, provide good benefits and pay them well. In this fast-paced hiring world, how can your business attract the…

Employee Recruiting and Retention: Making It Count in 2016

2015 is wrapping up and 2016 is fast approaching. With the holidays and sleepy winter days ahead, hiring may sluggish. Many hiring managers are waiting for a spring rebound to work on hiring strategies – when, in fact, just a…

Oops! How to Correct the Most Common Interviewer Mistakes

The candidates you interview come in with some nerves about the risk of making a mistake. But they aren’t the only ones who might goof during an interview. Interviewers can slip up just as easily as a candidate can, and…

The Competition for Talent in Seattle’s e-Commerce Market Heats Up

Staples. Alibaba. Nordstrom. Costco. Zulily. As more and more companies place their e-commerce teams in Seattle, within easy reach of the burgeoning talent of Silicon Valley, the race for local companies to grab the best available talent has become tighter.…

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Finding a Great Recruiting Partner

Experienced staffing firms have extensive networks and a deep knowledge of your local industry. They’re in touch with the best talent in the area – whether those candidates are actively combing the job market or already employed, just waiting for…

How to Find Great Candidates in Seattle (During a Talent Shortage)

Seattle's employment data continues to outpace national employment numbers - which is great for both businesses and job seekers, but it means stiff competition for the best talent. Contributing Factors: Formerly stagnant sectors are now seeing substantial growth, including construction,…

Want a Great Recruiting Outcome? Follow These 5 Steps

Attracting and retaining high-quality talent is critical to your organization's success. As the market improves and competition for talent increases, how can you be certain that your recruiting strategy will provide you with a consistent stream of talented potential employees?…

The Affordable Care Act and Your Temporary Staff

True or false: Using a temporary staffing agency can absolve me of the responsibility of paying for healthcare under the ACA. Answer: It depends. Adding temporary staff to your workforce can be a great way for smaller businesses to keep…

What is The Key to Keeping Seattle's Economy Booming?

When people think of Seattle, they think innovation. Some of the most interesting and thriving companies (Starbucks anyone?) were born in the Seattle area. Thinking outside the box is key to growing your Seattle business and accessing a broader market.…