Farewell to Hard Hat Guy

In Memoriam

On this day, March 7, 2018, “Hard Hat Guy”, our stalwart sentinel who served for many years as the face of PayNorthwest’s website, passed into the great beyond. Hard Hat Guy served faithfully as our lead photo image for our now retired website and in fact never missed a day of work, let alone showed up sick. We will miss his friendly, assuring smile and confident can-do attitude. For us at PayNorthwest, Hard Hat Guy represented everything that is good about people who put in an honest day of work and deserve to be paid accurately and on-time. He will be missed. Today is a new day, with a new web site, with some fine images of other workers. We welcome those new “faces of PayNorthwest” but want to take this moment to celebrate a job well done by our long-time friend, Hard Hat Guy.

Hard Hat Guy, 2009-2018, RIP

New White Paper: Analysis – Developing Effective Front-line Managers

Frontline managersEffective human capital management (HCM) strategies include an emphasis on developing effective front-line managers who are critical to your business. They manage and supervise field-level or customer-facing employees – your most critical asset in delivering value to your customers. Yet front-line managers often don’t have access to adequate tools and information necessary to support their direct reports, are overburdened by too much administrative work, have too wide a span of control, and are not empowered to incentivize and motivate their employees or team members.

A proper foundation for resourcing front-line managers begins with ready access to data on their employees and automated processes for routine, transactional, and administrative tasks. Easily accessing time and attendance, performance evaluation, and pay history data, for example, provides front-line managers with the much needed comprehensive view of their employees to monitor, coach, and make informed decisions. In addition, smart automation of compliance and administrative processes can free up managers to actually spend more time engaging with and developing their direct reports, driving the entire organization to greater success overall.

For further insights on developing effective front-line managers, click here to view our most recent white paper on the topic, courtesy of the Workforce Institute at Kronos.

To learn more about how cloud-based human capital management technology can streamline your company’s payroll and HR functions, don’t hesitate to contact one of our PayNorthwest specialist toll-free at +1.866.729.6920.


$687 Billion: The Potential Opportunity Cost For HR Managers (infographic)

ResourcesHave you ever felt like administrative tasks are getting in the way of you being a better HR Manager? Well, you are not alone! Nearly half of all operations / line of business managers and nearly 40% of all employees feel that working life is now too complicated.

In a new infographic showcasing the big picture on this issue, The Workforce Institute at Kronos estimates the potential opportunity cost of time wasted on unnecessary administration tasks not related to core jobs in the U.S. at $687 billion.

For ideas on how to address this issue and put your employees first again, click here to view the Kronos infographic.

PAYNW Ranks #47 on PSBJ’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in Washington

picture1We are pleased to announce that Puget Sound Business Journal ranked PAYNW as the 47th fastest-growing companies in Washington State for 2016!

“This is our first year being featured on the list which is a true honor and testimony to the hard work and dedication of all of our employees,” explains Mike J. Anderson, President & CEO of PayNorthwest. “We’d like to also address our heartfelt thanks to our loyal customers and business partners who have made our amazing growth trajectory possible over the past few years.”

The 100 companies that made the list collectively had revenue of nearly $3.17 billion in 2015, an increase of 137.26 percent over their total revenue in 2013. Together they employ more than 9,500 employees – 7,083 of them in Washington state.

To make the list, companies must be headquartered in Washington state and be privately held between 2013 and 2015. They must have revenue of at least $500,000 in 2012 and report a revenue increase in 2015. More than half of the list makers posted revenue growth of more than 100 percent between 2013 and 2015.


PayNorthwest and Pacific Continental Bank Partner to Provide Local SMBs with Best-in-Class Banking and Payroll Services

Provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management solutions joins forces with local bank to deliver secure paycheck services to small- to medium-sized Pacific Northwest businesses

Seattle, Wash., October 3, 2016 – PayNorthwest LLC, a provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management solutions (HCM), announced today that it has partnered with Eugene-Ore.-based Pacific Continental Bank to provide Pacific Northwest small- to medium-sized businesses with best-in-class banking and payroll services. As part of its payroll service offering, PayNorthwest provides clients protection against common check fraud, as well as escheatment and reconciliation relief for traditional paper pay checks. By banking this piece of their business with Pacific Continental Bank, PayNorthwest gains a partner with best-in-class, responsive treasury services. This new banking relationship extends and deepens Pacific Continental Bank and PayNorthwest’s already existing relationship designed to introduce bank business clients to PayNorthwest’s reliable and market-leading payroll services and HCM technology.

“PayNorthwest has been a long-standing partner of ours for many years. This new banking relationship with PayNorthwest comes on the heels of our recent acquisition of Foundation Bank that strengthens our presence in the Puget Sound market,” explains Nick Anderson, senior vice president and relationship banking manager at Pacific Continental Bank. “This agreement builds on our vision to secure a better future for local businesses and on PayNorthwest’s vision to be the trusted payroll and HCM partner for businesses throughout the Northwest.”

“We have a lot in common with Pacific Continental Bank – a vision for a vibrant, healthy, and supported business climate in the Pacific Northwest, customers with a similar profile, and a mutual commitment to providing best-in-class services to our local and regional businesses and not-for-profits,” adds Michael Anderson, president, founder, and CEO of PayNorthwest. “This agreement enables PayNorthwest to better serve its clients by reducing risks related to check fraud and adds additional assurance that payroll funds end up only in the hands of the people they are intended for – our clients’ hard-working employees.”

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About PayNorthwest LLC

Founded in 2008, PayNorthwest LLC is a payroll and human capital management software and services firm headquartered in Seattle, Wash. It helps small to mid-sized businesses in a variety of industries as well as non-profits across the United States more effectively manage their workforce and streamline their business with single-source, cloud-based human resource information system (HRIS), time and attendance, and payroll solutions. In 2016, PayNorthwest ranked #1627 in Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. and one of Puget Sound Business Journal ‘s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in Washington state. For more information, please visit us online at www.paynorthwest.com, read our blog, or connect with us via LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube.

About Pacific Continental Bank

Pacific Continental Bank, the operating subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation, delivers highly personalized services through 15 banking offices in Oregon and Washington. The bank also operates loan production offices in Tacoma, Wash. and Denver, Colo. With $2.4 billion in total assets, Pacific Continental has established one of the most unique and attractive metropolitan branch networks in the Pacific Northwest with offices in three of the region’s largest markets, including Seattle, Portland, and Eugene. Pacific Continental targets the banking needs of community based businesses, healthcare professionals, professional service providers, and nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 1972, Pacific Continental Bank has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions from highly regarded third-party organizations, including The Seattle Times, The Portland Business Journal, Seattle Business magazine, and Oregon Business magazine. Pacific Continental Corporation’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “PCBK” and are a component of the Russell 2000 Index. For more information, please visit us online at www.therightbank.com.

Introducing Our New Brand!

PayNorthwest dreams big. Our growth curve is steep and climbing. And we felt that our identity needed to keep up with our aspirations, our culture, and the experience we want our customers to have when they interact with us. We want what we aspire to on the inside to be readily seen on the outside. Our new logo speaks to our ambition to be the best payroll and human capital management (HCM) software and service provider on the market and our belief that employers deserve a partner who can help them run their business better.

PNW logoWe hope you see in our new look something that is elegantly simple in style and confident in structure. The icon represents what it means to be the central address for a connected workforce. There is a natural cadence, energy, and symmetry to the way we make that happen, and when all the parts come together, the complex becomes harmonious, maybe even beautiful.

Our brand, in the end, is our promise to you. Our hope is that through this renewed brand articulation, we communicate that to which we most aspire to on your behalf – to be the partner that you deserve, to be agile, high-achieving, collaborative, reliable, and strategic. We are committed to bringing this to life, both in what you see, and in what you experience from us on a daily basis.

PayNorthwest Ranks #1627 in 2016 Inc. 5000

PNW Inc. 5000PayNorthwest is proud to announce that it ranks #1627 in the 2016 Inc. 5000, an elite list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

The company’s revenue increased by 231% from 2012 to 2015 when it reached $3.4 million.

“This is our first year being featured on the prestigious Inc. 5000 ranking and we are very honored to be a part of it,” explains Mike J. Anderson, President & CEO of PayNorthwest. “We have been on an amazing growth trajectory since 2012 and we’d like to thank our loyal customers for trusting PayNorthwest with their human capital management needs, our employees for their dedication, and our business partners for their support.”

Click here for the full 2016 Inc. 5000 rankings.