Fearless, they say “I Quit” – How Serious is the Need for Employee Engagement?

By Swift HR Team | Leadership, Recruiting, Interview, Planning | No Comments

During recent conversations many have shared how left their jobs without another job already arranged. Some quit and then enrolled in a bootcamp to gain more skills in technology hoping for the…

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Should employees be disciplined if they post something wrong on social media?

By Kendra Fuller, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | Leadership, Company Culture, Discipline | No Comments

Questions about social media and the Internet were not a consideration 10 years ago. In the new world of media and technology, companies are often in defense mode.  With the power of publishing in…

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Shannon Swift Interview - Podcasting with Smashing Brands

By Swift HR Team | News, Interview | 1 Comments

Alec Mountain from Smashing Brands recently interviewed Shannon Swift, the founder of Swift HR Solutions. Shannon also serves as the current Seattle chapter president of Entrepreneurs' Organization

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Swift HR Solutions Celebrates a Happy 15th Anniversary!

By Swift HR Team | Success Story, News | 2 Comments

Fifteen years ago, Swift HR Solutions was born (a month after Facebook). As with many who start a business, Shannon Swift might have been considered irrationally optimistic. Looking back, she had…

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How Giving Feedback Transforms Leaders

By Melanie Vargas | Leadership, Feedback, Book Review | No Comments

This year, I started an amazing journey. I began my education at Hudson Institute’s coaching certification program. I am fascinated by how we transform as individuals. It is the primary reason…

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Training for New Managers – the Cure for Future Bad Bosses

By Melanie Vargas | Leadership, Management, Training, Development | No Comments

Employees are often promoted to management because they have the technical skills to be successful in their position.  Subsequently, they are not given the tools to be effective in their new role.…

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Teamwork – 5 Things I Learned in the Operating Room

By Kendra Fuller, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | Leadership, Teamwork, Communication, Mentoring | 2 Comments

Last year, I underwent the rather unpleasant experience of dealing with trigger finger. It’s definitely not as cool as it sounds and has nothing to do with shooting nor cowboys. In fact, it was…

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The Value of Emotional Intelligence... Even for Engineers

By Melanie Vargas | Leadership, Human Resources, Recruiting, Emotional Intelligence | No Comments

According to the World Economic Forum's "Why you need Emotional Intelligence",  “90% of top performers are also high in emotional intelligence (EQ). On the flip side, just 20% of bottom performers…

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What Makes HR Successful in an Organization?

By Shannon Swift | Leadership, Company Culture, Service, HR | No Comments

What makes HR successful in an organization?  How do we create successful relationships and outcomes for the contribution we make for our organizations? I’ve been thinking a lot about this and…

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The Viaduct Closure Doom vs the Dedicated Employee – Practical HR Solutions

By Kristina M. Pfeil, MBA | Morale, Planning | No Comments

Heard at the workplace: “Sorry I was late; the traffic was terrible. Viaduct? … they did what? Blew up the viaduct? I didn’t know. Guess I was paying too much attention to the Seahawks and missed…

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