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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…

By Laura Doehle Resourceful HR recently sponsored a private dinner hosted by Xconomy. The focus of the discussion, led by Xconomy’s National Biotech Editor, Alex Lash, was what lies ahead for the biotech and healthcare community with a new presidential administration in place. During the discussion ideas were exchanged about a variety of topics including:…

By Carol Jacobi “Outsourcing has the potential to make your organization leaner, more adaptive, smarter and more profitable,” writes Meghan M. Biro in Forbes. “However, it must be done with foresight, savvy and a secure understanding of what it will mean.” All companies benefit from having an HR professional who has expertise and knowledge about…

By Jennifer Olsen You should see my living room this morning. It’s covered in flip chart paper. What started out as a new web site project has morphed into a dissection of our business What is our brand promise? What service standards can our clients expect? How do we know when we’ve met their expectations?…

By Laura Doehle The war for talent is on, as most industries require very specific skills from their employees. Targeting and attracting that talent is critical to remain competitive in the marketplace. There are many ways to ensure your recruiting efforts are successful. Resourceful HR’s top five tips: Create a contingency plan. There will always…

It’s been almost two years since Seattle’s paid sick and safe time ordinance (PSST) has passed. Since then it has received both good and bad reviews by policy makers, business owners and employees. As part of the ordinance the City of Seattle asked the Office of the City Auditor and the University of Washington to…

By Amy Gaskill Seattle’s paid sick and safe time benefit (PSST) went into effect on September 1, 2012. It may seem like eons ago considering all that you are working on but it may be something that has slipped off your radar due to your full plate. Or maybe your company is growing and is…

By Melissa Quade Now is a great time to start planning for your yearly strategic budgeting meetings. And since employee compensation is often the largest line item in a budget, it will pay big dividends to think through your compensation structure and get the data you need to make informed budgeting decisions, and to back…

Over the years Resourceful HR has had the opportunity to work with many cutting edge startups in both the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest. It has been a pleasure to help these companies put a plan in place for recruiting, compensation, performance management and compliance. We have had the wonderful opportunity to watch them…