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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…

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…