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That is correct. According to the Department of Labor & Industries, 1 in 5 employees say “they plan to find new employment in the coming year” , no employer can afford to ignore this. Just because the state is NOT increasing the minimum wage doesn’t mean that employers, that need to attract and retain talented… Read more »

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One in five employees, 21%, plan to leave their current employers in 2016, according to an New Era HR Solutions we espouse the belief that only employees who are intrinsically motivated to be engaged in work will end up truly challenged, enriched, energized and ultimately fulfilled by their experience. Yes it’s an ideal, but it’s… Read more »

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A $15 per hour minimum wage initiative was on the ballot for Tacoma voters in Pierce County, Washington, on November 3, 2015. It was defeated, but the city council’s alternative measure was approved. City of Tacoma Initiative Measure No. 1B requires employers to pay a minimum hourly wage to employees aged sixteen (16) and over… Read more »

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U.S. Staffing industry continues upward trend with 22 consecutive quarters of year-to-year staffing employment additions, according to data released this week by the American Staffing Association. “With nearly six million unfilled job openings in the U.S.”, employers continue to rely heavily on staffing firms to fill positions while providing flexibility and scalability to their workforce.

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Today’s job seekers are mobile; they use their smartphones, not computers. They use social media to judge companies. They want quick answers, not the runaround. Is your company prepared for these job seekers? There are many changes taking place in this job market, but the following four examples underscore the radical changes taking place. Click… Read more »

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New Era HR Solutions recently received a call from the Production Supervisor at one of our clients stating that they would be starting the hiring process for one of our employees.   This employee was originally sent to New Era HR Solutions as a referral from another one of our clients. Due to her background in… Read more »

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For many manufacturing companies it can take months to fill skilled positions with qualified workers.  Not filling critical jobs quickly leads to many unintended, negative and expensive consequences. By 2020 there will be 123 million high-skilled, high-paying jobs available in the USA, but only 50 million Americans with the right skills and education to fill… Read more »

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Here is a tool that we use to help in our direct hire process. When we are sourcing candidates for our clients we may be reviewing hundreds of resumes. From that review process we may have 10-12 “qualified” candidates that we want to learn more about. Sure we want to learn more about their work… Read more »