To Check or Not to Check? Straight Talk about EEOC Guidelines for Conducting Criminal Background Checks

The Internet has made background checks easier than ever–and many employers are taking advantage of the opportunity. According to a survey by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), 93 percent of employers conduct background checks in some instances. While background checks may seem to be a valuable tool for spotting resume fraud or heading off… Read More

War Zone or Idea Zone? Effectively Managing Conflict in Your Workplace

The High Price of Conflict We’ve all seen it happen. Suddenly the team that functioned so harmoniously is operating more like a dysfunctional family. The office’s usual cheerful buzz has been replaced by a dark silence. People seem to do nothing but complain. Some won’t even speak to one another. As a result, progress has… Read More

Productivity Tips – What’s Out? Multitasking. What’s In? Mindfulness!

Multitasking used to be the name of the game.  The more you could do at once, the more productivity you were thought to be. Every day, we juggle multiple devices along with multiple responsibilities. It’s ironic that with all of these productivity tools at our fingertips–laptops, tablets and smartphones–we’re less productive than ever. The simple… Read More

Entry Level Mechanical Engineer—Mfg and SolidWorks Experience

This organization builds powerful retail experiences by quickly adapting to the marketplace demands with design, engineering and manufacturing innovations.  They are seeking an Engineer to join their team. Desired Qualifications: SolidWorks, PDM, Adobe, Autocad Read and interpret blue prints and construction Documents Bill of materials / MRP Systems System Mfg flow process – design, engineering,… Read More

The Shredder Ate My Report: Improve Performance with Management by Objectives

Lame Excuses and poor performance don’t just get on our nerves–they waste your time.  In fact, a recent survey showed that supervisors spend 17% of their time–or A FULL DAY A WEEK–overseeing poor performing employees! Click the link below to view our free eBook and begin getting better results from your staff with an MBO… Read More

HR Manager Needed for a Privately Owned Organization

SmartTalent has a great temp-to-hire position in Renton for an experienced HR Manager with 4+ years of exempt level experience, a Bachelors Degree, and experience working with a privately owned organization and fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will have experience in manufacturing. Successful candidates will have worked for a small to medium organization with… Read More

DTS – Design and Production Drafting Technician

This international manufacturer of innovative fabric and display products that is based in Seattle has over 100 years of experience.  They are seeking a Design and production Drafting Technician who will focus on large format graphics, digital wall coverings, high-quality retail displays and sewn applique banners as part of their business diversification. Reports to: DTS Manager… Read More

Creating Championship Teams for Your Business

It’s game time–for your work team, that is! Your business team faces tough competition every day. As a leader, it’s your responsibility to help them win. The best way to ensure their success? Treat your employees like a sports coach treats his players: Spend Time Developing them before they have to perform; Make sure they… Read More

More Employers Say ‘No’ After Social Media Review

If you are looking for work, this article is a must read.  We found this article very interesting.  Just remember, once you put anything on the Internet, it will always be on the Internet and assessable by someone.  It was originally published by Staffing Industry Analysts – A staffing industry advisor on contingent work.  You… Read More


A small private CPA Firm is seeking to add an experienced Bookkeeper/Accountant to their team on the Eastside. They are looking for: 5+ years of recent Bookkeeping/Accounting exp 5+ years of experience with QuickBooks and Thompson CSA Software is required Experience with CCH Prosystem preferred, but not required. Your duties would include, but not be… Read More