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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Regardless of your level of experience, or the kind of job you’re seeking, you need to know about a company’s culture before you sign on to any new opportunity. Why is culture so important? As one of the leading employment agencies in Tempe, PrideStaff knows if a culture is not a good fit for you,… Read more »

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Is your company struggling to hire? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, according to a 2016 SHRM report, 68% of HR professionals reported their organizations experienced recruiting difficulty for full-time regular positions in the last 12 months. As one of the leading staffing services in Phoenix, PrideStaff knows not only is this a frustrating… Read more »

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As the saying goes, “your people are your most important asset.” But if you don’t tell them you value them, then you’re going to lose the best ones quickly. How do you go about showing your appreciation? With these tips: Say “thank you.” It sounds deceptively simple. Yet, as one of the leading staffing services… Read more »

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When the interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions for me?,” it’s more than just a polite end to the interview. This is your opportunity to a) get clarification on any details that are important for you to know and b) impress the hiring manager with your insightful questions. So how can you balance both… Read more »

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As one of Phoenix’s top recruiting firms, PrideStaff knows that finding and hiring good people sounds easy enough. But when you’ve been searching for six months and had your last two top-picks accept other offers, you’ve probably come to realize the reality of the situation: Hiring is hard work. However, there are some steps you… Read more »

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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 »