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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It’s bad enough when you have to tell a stranger that you’ve made a hiring decision that doesn’t include them. However, when it’s someone who is already part of your team, it’s even more difficult. You don’t want any hurt the feelings. In addition, you don’t want the employee to grow disgruntled either. So, what… Read more »

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Many employers today rely on phone interviews before conducting a face-to-face one. There are different reasons for this: First and foremost, it’s more convenient and cost-effective to talk on the phone than to bring a candidate into the office. It also enables hiring managers to interview more candidates in a shorter period of time, so… Read more »

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Looking for a new job? You know you need a resume. But did you also know you’ll need several variations of it? That’s because every time you apply for a position, you should be submitting one that’s customized. If you don’t, and simply send in something more generic, then you’re not going to make the… Read more »

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As one of the leading staffing agencies in Phoenix, PrideStaff knows when an employee comes to you with a two-week notice letter, their mind is often made up. You could extend a counteroffer, but if they already have one foot out the door, it might not be worth it. However, what if you find out… Read more »

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As Phoenix recruiters, PrideStaff knows that for many candidates, searching for a new job is like going to the dentist. Nobody likes to do it, but every so often, it’s a necessary part of life. That’s why, when you are in the midst of a search, you want to make the most of your efforts… Read more »

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There’s nothing more exciting than finding a job that seems like the perfect fit for you. And there’s nothing more disheartening then never hearing back after you apply. As leading recruiters in Phoenix, Tempe and Gilbert, we know when this happens, it’s certainly an upsetting experience. But the good news is that you can turn… Read more »

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Jumping into a whole new industry or career field is never going to be simple. You’re up against a range of challenges, including candidates with more relevant experience than you. However, as one of Tempe’s top employment agencies, PrideStaff knows there are some steps you can take to make the process easier and to help… Read more »

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For many job candidates, the only thing worse than writing a resume is crafting a cover letter. It can be difficult to know what to say and what hiring managers want to know. The good news is that developing a persuasive cover letter doesn’t have to be such a struggle. In fact, as one of… Read more »

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Is your hiring process as efficient as it could be? If not, then now is the ideal time to clean it up for a more focused and effective approach. To help you with the job, here are a few important areas to pay attention to: Determine exactly where you need to clean house. What’s your… Read more »

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You just graduated and got an offer. Congratulations! Now comes the hard work – impressing your new boss and co-workers. Let the Phoenix recruiters at PrideStaff help you with the process. Here’s a look at 6 common mistakes new graduates make and how to avoid them:   Mistake #1: Only using technology to communicate. Between… Read more »