Theater of DEI

First, let’s admit – many of us are trying our best. Our best, meaning we hold a sense of urgency in how we personally, interpersonally, and institutionally disrupt and transform …

How to Evaluate Your Hiring Practices to Foster Inclusivity

If you are like most employers, struggling to hire folks from Black, Latinx, and other marginalized communities, you can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. Amongst the …

5 Steps for Connecting with New Communities

One of the best ways to connect with a diverse group of candidates is to build relationships within specific communities. As we have worked at Cinder to include more people …

Networking Pros: Linda Cohen

Linda is an amazing networker, and a friend of Cinder. As a Kindness Catalyst, she champions the profound benefits of kindness through her work as an author, professional speaker, and …

Networking Pros: Alice Tang

Alice is friend of Cinder and an amazing networker. As a vice president and partner at BPG Wealth Management, she’s a veteran when it comes to building lasting relationships. Alice …

Networking Pros: Kirsten Meneghello

Kirsten is a friend of Cinder and an amazing networker! She has been connecting with people throughout her career as a broadcast news journalist, attorney, and business leader. After many …

Networking Pros: Marcus Carter

Marcus is a friend of Cinder and a phenomenal networker! He is a senior recruiter at Instrument and has worked with a wide variety of organizations, recruiting everybody from veterinarians …

Cinder / First Tech Savings Plan 2019

  Last year, Cinder partnered with First Tech Federal Credit Union to create an incentivized savings plan that rewards employees for good saving habits. We were thrilled to renew the program for 2019 and even doubled the potential …

7 Essential Networking Tips

Anyone who has spent time networking will tell you – it isn’t always easy. It takes energy, dedication, and a bit of bravery. Many people avoid networking at all costs, …

Diversity Hiring Means Inclusive Hiring

Organizations committed to diversifying their hiring practices face a variety of challenges. Consciously expanding your hiring pipeline to incorporate demographics that you have been excluding requires an honest look inward …

Networking Pros: Will Elliott

Will Elliott is a friend of Cinder and a remarkable networker. Will has been working in the real estate industry since 2008, both as a property manager, and now as …

Networking Pros: Lou McKellar

  Lou McKellar is a friend of Cinder and a fantastic networker. Having worked for large companies in the Bay Area, Japan, and Portland, he brings a wide range of …

Networking Pro: Scott Zellmer

Scott Zellmer is a friend of Cinder and a phenomenal networker. He has worked as an engineer for cutting-edge companies like Micro Systems Engineering and RevMedx. As a partner at …

Hiring Decisions: Temporary Staffing

  Staffing Services can give you great flexibility to increase your workforce for seasonal peaks, provide coverage for planned absences, or help with well-defined projects that require unique skill sets. …

Hiring Decisions: Temp-to-hire

It is always challenging to evaluate someone’s technical skills and cultural fit in a relatively brief and highly-charged interview process. Temp-to-hire services can help alleviate this problem by allowing you …

Staffing Service: Managed Services

Some agencies provide “managed services” (aka “statement of work” or “outsourcing”) to do work outside your core business – for example, janitorial services, security services, IT services or web development …

Hiring Decisions: Recruiting Services / Direct Hire

In theory, hiring on your own is a good way to save money. In practice, discovering the best talent, establishing a consistent process, and finding the time to do it …

Hiring Decisions: Hiring on Your Own

To hire on your own, you’ll need existing internal resources that can commit the necessary time and skills to filling your open positions. Depending on the size of your company, …

Portland’s Growing Market for Mobile App Development

The global market for mobile applications keeps growing and growing, creating a huge and steadily increasing demand for new app developers. Portland, OR, has become a hotspot for these developers. …

Cinder Staffing Captures #9 Spot on the PBJ “Top 10 Metro-area Staffing Firms”

Beaverton, OR (12/9/14) – Cinder Staffing announced today that the company captured the #9 spot on the Portland Business Journal’s (PBJ’s) list of Top 10 Metro-area Staffing Firms for 2014. …

Cinder Staffing Earns #1 Spot in PBJ “Fastest-Growing 100 Private Companies”

Cinder Staffing Recognized as PBJ #1 “Fastest-Growing 100 Private Company” Beaverton, OR (6/18/15) – Cinder Staffing announced today that it has been named the Portland Business Journal’s Fastest-Growing Private 100 …