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So far Lacey Clark has created 11 blog entries.

Building Your Construction Team: Hiring During a Talent Shortage

From Seattle to San Diego, there can be little doubt that the West Coast is experiencing a building boom in both the residential and commercial sectors. While many things about that kind of growth are exciting and full of promise, it does come with an unanticipated side effect: a shortage of construction team members [...]


Hitting a Pandemic Wall

You are not alone in feeling like you just hit what New York Public Radio host Tanzania Vega describes as the “pandemic wall.” Our collective adrenaline has been pumping nonstop, sustaining us in a marathon where we can’t see the finish line. Being able to turn the page on 2020 was a rush, but [...]


Moving Forward With Resiliency

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey Resilience. It’s one of the secrets to survival, both professionally and personally. It’s what’s gotten you to where you are, and it’s what will help define who you will become. It is easy to forget in the middle of juggling the chaos around us, that the [...]


Think Like An Artist In Your Next Job Search

I never thought my previous experiences as a recording and touring musician would somehow inform me in my professional life as an agency recruiter, but it turns out the musician way of networking was onto something. Here are some lessons my creative life has taught me that still ring true for the job search [...]


Get LinkedIn Savvy

I recently spoke to a friend who is fresh on the job search track, in the middle of a pandemic. She is understandably a little bit nervous. At first glance, it can look like everything we have learned about building connections, and landing that dream job, was just thrown out the window. On second [...]


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 not the greatest use of your efforts [...]


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 side”… “turn lemons into lemonade”… “there’s a [...]


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 have called a "glut" of rental properties [...]


Is a Slow Hiring Process Impacting Your Hiring Outcome?

There is a myth that companies should take their time when hiring candidates. That way, they can do their due diligence, weed out the poor performers, and find the very best. In reality, the opposite is true. The longer you take to fill a position, the less likely it is that you’ll land the [...]


Construction Salary Data – Seattle Metro

As recruiters with a focus in the Seattle Metro Construction Industry, we have been busy! We at NW Recruiting Partners recently put together some simple salary data for one of our clients. Many people in the industry took new roles in 2017-2018. If you were one of them, perhaps this information will help you understand [...]

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