The New Era of Work: Embracing the Gig Economy

Let’s break it down: Why might you want to consider getting into the gig economy as an employee? And how can employers benefit from tapping into this flexible, skilled, and innovative workforce? For some time now, I’ve felt compelled to address a monumental shift in the world of work – the rise of the gig […]

Substance-abuse therapists need to wake up to their superpower

In our recent announcement of new mental-health therapist openings at Key Recovery and Life Skills Center, we added a PS note indicating that we’d soon be coming back with a blog post on “just how high the demand is for mental-health and substance-abuse-treatment professionals – and how unprepared many practitioners in those fields are to […]

Hear from Two CEOs Who Share the Inside Scoop on Work Culture Done Right

Work culture – a term often thrown around, yet not always clearly understood. What truly defines work culture? And what separates genuine culture from mere buzzwords? Let’s hear from two CEOs to unravel the complexities and learn from their insights. Recent research highlights the transformative power of a strong work culture. Astonishingly, 69% of senior […]

AI and the job market: What really matters

I’ve known for a while now that I need to say something in this newsletter about AI. A switch flipped – in the business world and in popular culture – with the introduction of ChatGPT back in November, and all of a sudden the entire concept of AI moved from the sidelines of our awareness […]

How Does A Strong Company Culture Attract Talent & Create Workplace Positivity?

You’re probably familiar with the business cliche that “culture eats strategy for breakfast”–meaning that a strong company culture is far more important than a fancy business plan. It’s an essential ingredient for recruitment (and retention) success. The Great Resignation, the Big Quit, the Great Reshuffle, Quiet Quitting – whatever you want to call it, its […]

The Candidate Experience: How to Get it Right

The candidate experience

  The role of the candidate experience in hiring Whether you’re a job seeker or a recruiter, the hiring process can either leave you feeling elated, empowered, and excited or dejected, frustrated, and maybe even a little bitter. The problem is, when the experience lands candidates into that latter category, it has a negative impact […]

Finding flow and a sense of play at – where else? –FlowPlay.

I know I’ve done a lot of slobbering lately over the Institute for Systems Biology as a quintessentially “cool” place to work. But cool comes in many forms – just like snowflakes! Certainly, FlowPlay can lay solid claim to a certain kind of tech-sector cool. They’re in a really cool part of a really cool […]

Cool recognizes cool: ISB taps Seattle Children’s leader for development role

We got a lot of really nice responses on our announcement of the new Director of Development position at the Institute for Systems Biology, a Seattle nonprofit that draws from a wide array of subject areas to come up with innovative solutions to massive health challenges such as cancer and infectious disease. As that announcement […]

Marketing will always outpace hireability

A marketing agency team

An executive search partner’s opinion on using a marketing agency It’s a hot job market and everyone has more marketing work than they can handle. As an executive search partner, my clients often struggle with the question of whether they should hire internal marketers or a marketing agency to handle the demand. I tell them […]

An ideal Union of company and candidate

Marketing executive working at a computer

As you’ve probably noticed, the last couple of announcements have been not about open positions, but about some of the successful hires that we here at PSP have been delighted to be part of. We’ve told you about Susan Livingston’s hire as VP of Marketing at PCC, and Angelique Rothermel’s for the same role at […]