How to Conduct Reference Checks

A reference check doesn’t just verify what you already know about a potential hire, it’s a powerful way to request an outside opinion. It can help to uncover inconsistencies in the information a candidate has presented, give valuable insights into their real-world performance, and illuminate strengths [...]

Stay Motivated this Holiday Season

2020 gave us plenty of reasons to throw in the towel, but it also gave us some time to reflect on our values, what we have to offer, and what really matters to us at the end of the day. Right now is the time to make [...]

Coping with Zoom Anxiety

Last year, working from home felt like a hot trend to talk about, but not necessarily a reality for most of the workforce. Now, researchers at Stanford University are estimating that approximately 42% of our workforce are working from home full time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While working from home brings a lot of [...]

How To Ace a Job Interview In Seattle

 How to Ace a Job Interview in Seattle:If you have a job interview coming up, on a screen, or in person, you should be thinking about how to make yourself a memorable candidate in the Seattle job climate. In the Seattle area, many businesses have more casual [...]

Zoom Into Focus

Struggling Working From Home? Zoom Into Focus It is time to talk about the often elusive act of “focus.” In the middle of a global pandemic, an election, helping our children attend school from home, and missing connections with our loved ones more than ever before, how [...]

Opportunistic Outsourcing

Business coach Peter Drucker was known for dispensing some sage advice that still rings true decades later: Do what you do best and outsource the rest. What comes to mind when you hear that mantra? An immediate list likely appears of all the tasks you know are [...]

The Dichotomy of Inertia

When it rains, it pours; most are familiar with this phrase.  It’s what we use to describe the inertia of negative circumstances building and snowballing. Can you think of the equivalent phrase used to describe the opposite? The experience of positive inertia? “Just look at the bright [...]

Seattle Growth Trends

The recent energetic construction activity in Seattle is likely to continue, reports the Seattle Times Seattle Construction Boom relying on a report recently released by the Downtown Seattle Association. There are 66 projects underway from SLU to SODO, of various kinds, but mostly apartments. Despite what some [...]

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