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By Jaime Johns During a webinar not long ago, members of our team heard an attorney refer to HR professionals as “Nervous Nellies”. We’ve all heard that phrase before, so it wasn’t a shock. Some definitions for a Nervous Nelly include: A person whose personality and usual behavior are characterized by worry, insecurity, and timidity.…

By Jennifer Olsen A few weeks after the New Year, my family and I traveled to Southeast Asia. It was the first time I’ve traveled to Southeast Asia and the first time I’ve never cracked open my laptop during a vacation. Resisting the temptation each time workaholism threatened to strike helped clear my mind to…

By Jennifer Olsen and Laura Doehle Being asked to join a board of directors is an honor and it’s an exciting opportunity. As you prepare to contribute to your community and seek new professional development opportunities, you want to consider your options carefully. We’ve worked together to create a list of ten questions (five in…

By Jennifer Olsen and Laura Doehle Being asked to join a board of directors is an exciting opportunity. It means you want to contribute to your community and seek new professional development opportunities. Having served on multiple boards we know just how gratifying the experience can be. We also know that going into the experience…

By Jennifer Olsen In the past few months there have been too many news stories to count regarding sexual harassment. A reporter from KING 5 News contacted Resourceful HR to ask if our clients had been experiencing an increase in harassment claims. We were happy to say that hadn’t been the case. To prevent sexual…

By Kris Williams Competitive atmosphere. Community of collaborators. Ability to set strong strategy. Ability to connect. When you read these words, do some resonate more than others? If the answer to that question is yes, you’re not alone. Those phrases represent some typical examples of masculine and feminine-coded words—the first and third examples use masculine-coded…

  By Jennifer Olsen In mid-2016 Washington State’s Department of Commerce, with the support of Governor Jay Inslee, commissioned a study to understand the opportunity to grow and support the life science and global health industry in the state. As part of this work, the state partnered with TEConomy, a national firm recognized in advancing…

By Laura Doehle We are honored to announce that Resourceful HR ranked 52nd on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s (PSBJ) 2017 fastest-growing private companies list for Washington State, having made the list for the second year! “Receiving this award for a second year represents not only dedication from our team, but also the strong commitment…

By Jennifer Olsen I recently had coffee with the CEO of a growing startup. Like many founders, this CEO and her two counterparts were well-matched and have successfully grown their business together. After five years, they finish each other’s sentences. Their challenge came when they received funding and hired additional leaders to add to their…

By Jennifer Olsen Toy Story. Cars. Inside Out. The Incredibles. Monsters, Inc. Finding Nemo. For good reason, the list of well-known Pixar movies is long. If your family is like mine, movies from Pixar are at the top of our favorites list. Thanks to an auction item win, my family and I recently had the…

By Laura Doehle #2 in a series As I discussed in the first post in our HR for Startups series, in the past Human Resources (HR) was the place where people went to pick up their paycheck. But now that companies are competing for talent like never before, they need a strategic approach to HR…

By Laura Doehle We are thrilled to announce that Resourceful HR has made the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies! In previous years, companies such as Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known brands have earned spots on the Inc5000. This year Resourceful HR was ranked 1809. It’s an honor…

By Jennifer Olsen A lot has been written about Google’s People Analytics Department. The department’s purpose: to help the company make HR decisions using data, including the difference a manager makes in their teams’ performance. The data Google collected showed that indeed managers have a positive impact. The better the manager, the better the team…

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 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…