The Watercooler is PrideStaff’s blog covering trends and tips for successfully managing issues in the workplace, such as: retention, employee engagement, and interviewing.

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As top Phoenix recruiters, we’ve witnessed the job search scene changing dramatically in the past decade. From applicant tracking systems to job listings on social media and LinkedIn profiles, it can be hard to know where to begin if you haven’t been a candidate in a long time. What are some of the major areas… Read more »

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Summer is here – and so are vacations, barbecues and long weekends. For companies, it’s a time of the year that can be a challenge when it comes to employee drive and motivation. While you want your staff to enjoy their summer, you also need them to be productive. How can you balance the two?… Read more »

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You’re gearing up for interviews – and focused on what you need in a new employee. However, are you also thinking about providing a great candidate experience during the process? As recruiters in Phoenix, PrideStaff knows an excellent experience can be the difference between hiring top candidates and mediocre ones. On the flip side, a… Read more »

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The resume is your first opportunity to meet a candidate. But if you’re like most hiring managers, you only spend a few seconds screening each one. What’s more is that other factors – from your mood to the number of resumes you receive – can impact how well you screen them. To ensure you have… Read more »

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You’ve been polishing your resume, networking non-stop and applying to jobs in Phoenix and beyond. And it finally happened. You landed an interview. Congratulations! Enjoy the fruit of your efforts for a moment – and then get down to work. After all, the company is likely interviewing other candidates and you need to set yourself… Read more »

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You’re experienced, professional and hard-working. You should find a new job in no time, right? Not if you’re sabotaging your efforts with these common job search sins: #1: Not Googling yourself ahead of time. A hiring manager is likely to Google you. When they do, what will they find? If it’s something unprofessional, or paints… Read more »

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You ask employees questions during important meetings and when you’re conducting performance reviews. But what about on a random Tuesday? By regularly asking questions – beyond just at evaluations and meetings – you’re able to gain more insight into what’s going on with employees. As a result, you can forge stronger ties with them and… Read more »

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Conducting an effective job search in Tempe or elsewhere isn’t on the curriculum in most schools. As a result, when people graduate and get out into the workforce, they can often feel lost during the process. From resume writing to interviews and follow ups, it can certainly be an overwhelming experience. But as one of Tempe’s… Read more »

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Starting a new job is stressful, whether you’re an executive or entry level employee. As one of Phoenix’s leading employment agencies, PrideStaff knows those first few days, weeks and months are basically like an extension of the interview process. And how you perform can set the tone for years to come. That’s why it’s important… Read more »

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It’s one thing to get an occasional email or text from your boss after hours. Perhaps they forgot to communicate an important detail to you. Or they want you to get to work on an important project first thing in the morning. But when it’s a regular and constant situation, it can be hard to… Read more »