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By Jennifer Olsen Recent coverage about HR Tech provider, Zenefits, recently caught our attention. As an article published in the San Francisco Business Times reports, “Zenefits will pay $3.4 million in unpaid overtime after U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators found that the San Francisco-based human resources startup violated the Fair Labor…

By Kris Williams As I mentioned in the first post in this two-part series, searching for a job requires time and effort. Eventually, all that work comes to fruition when you pass the initial screening by the recruiter, move on to have great interviews with the hiring manager, and find out that you’re one of…

By Kris Williams Your job search requires investment, commitment, and dedication Recruiters sift through hundreds of resumes. (And that’s often just for one open position.) If you’re applying for an open position you generally have no more than 10 seconds to make your resume stand out. This may sound discouraging, but with some thought and…

By Jennifer Olsen I recently had the opportunity to attend a leadership workshop led by Axiom Equine on Vashon Island, Washington. It wasn’t my first experience around horses, but it had been years since I’d interacted and attempted to forge a relationship with this very large animal. Axiom’s goal with their workshops is “to help…

By Jennifer Olsen Earlier this month I served as one of the mentors at the Puget Sound Business Journal’s (PSBJ) Mentoring Monday Event. This annual speed-coaching event simultaneously takes place in 41 cities across the U.S. with nearly 10,000 mentors and mentees in attendance. It’s a great opportunity for business women to meet other female…

By Jennifer Olsen After years working as an in-house recruiter and now as a recruiting consultant, I’ve experienced firsthand how much an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) can help companies and HR departments. Thanks to technology, recruiters and companies can more easily collect and rank resumes, screen candidates, schedule interviews, and solicit feedback from hiring managers.…

By Stephanie Beck-Tauscher Have you ever engaged with a chatbot (a computer program that simulates human conversation through artificial intelligence) in regards to a job opening? Based on what I’ve read, it might sound something like this: Bob the Bot: “Hi, [Your Name]! I noticed you’re missing required education for the position for which you…

By Stephanie Beck-Tauscher Long gone are the days of posting a job on Monster and receiving a stack of qualified candidates from one talent source delivered to your email inbox. In the past, Monster dominated the online job market. Now you have to use a variety of resources to reach a pool of qualified applicants.…

By Jennifer Olsen People often ask us why we get engaged with and participate in client industries and in our community to the degree that we do? The answer is simple. We want to make an impact. The events of the past few months have made us reflect on our involvements and what we are…