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As businesses strive for growth and success, one of the most critical factors that can make or break their trajectory is the quality of their workforce. Hiring the right candidate is not just a matter of filling a vacant position; it is a strategic decision that can significantly impact a company’s long-term success and sustainability…. Read more »

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“Hi. I didn’t go to work yesterday, and I won’t be going back there. Last week, I hurt myself because my boss wants me to go too fast. And the floor manager wants the machine to keep running through break and lunch, but I only had 12 hours of training on it, which is not… Read more »

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Washington State passes a new law,  SHB 1206, that requires staffing agencies and host employers to coordinate their safety training for temporary workers. This law takes effect July 25, 2021, and applies to temporary workers assigned to industries in sectors 31 through 33 (manufacturing) and 23 (construction) of the North American industry classification system (NAICS). If these NAICS codes cover… Read more »

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According to the most recent jobs report, Washington State’s economy increased by 23,100 jobs in March, while King County’s unemployment rate remains stagnant at 5.4%. Vaccine distribution, physical distancing, phased reopening, and longer days all play a part. Click the link to view the Washington State report: https://esd.wa.gov/labormarketinfo/monthly-employment-report

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As the economy continues to recover from the recent shutdown, many employers are asking, “where are the workers”? The answer, in part, may be in a recent article published by the Wall Street Journal titled “The Other Reason the Labor Force Is Shrunken: Fear of Covid-19”. The article cites a survey conducted by the U.S…. Read more »

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Networking never ends. Even if a professional is in a job they love, they still need to network to remain competitive and achieve professional success. While for some professionals networking comes rather naturally, for many it doesn’t. Thus, it is best to start off simple and start networking in your own “backyard;” your current company…. Read more »

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Social media is everywhere. Daily news headlines are filled with stories of people who tweet or post inappropriate content that later finds them in hot water. Nowadays, companies are being put in the spotlight for the posts or tweets their employees put on social media. For example, the New York Times came under fire for… Read more »

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New Era HR Solutions

You survived several rounds of interviews and then the day finally comes when you get that much-anticipated offer letter…but, there’s a problem… The proposed salary isn’t what you wanted, expected, or needed it to be. So, what happens now? What can you do to “fix” this situation? The answer: Make a counteroffer. A counteroffer is… Read more »