When Your Employee Disagrees With Their Performance Evaluation

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Performance evaluations serve a clear purpose – to measure performance, set goals and expectations, and ensure both employee and manager are on the same page. It’s not rocket science. But what happens when an employee disagrees with your evaluation? Not just a little bit, but all or most of it? As one of the leading… Read more »

4 Ways to Refresh an Old Employee Handbook (So People Actually Read It)

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You need your people to comply with a certain code of conduct, meet specific expectations, and follow detailed policies – all of which are likely communicated in your employee handbook. The trouble is: Your people don’t actually read it. They might glance through it quickly when they’re first hired. But by now, it’s likely collecting… Read more »

How to Build a Loyal Team

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It seems like employee loyalty is dead. Not long ago, workers stayed with a company for 20 or 30 years. Today, five years is a lot. And, as you know, high turnover can be expensive. But, as a leading Phoenix staffing services firm, PrideStaff knows that employee loyalty is not gone or departed. In fact,… Read more »

4 Keys to Uncovering the Real Candidate in a Job Interview

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As one of the top staffing services firms in Phoenix, it’s a story we’ve heard time and again. A candidate looks great on paper, aces the interview and gets the job offer. Only, once they start on the job, it quickly becomes clear that they either don’t have the right skill set or their personality… Read more »

Attract Top Talent With Voluntary Benefits

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As the economy continues to recover, many companies are facing the same old challenge – how to recruit and retain top talent. As more jobs open up, hiring managers must find ways for their opportunities to stand out among the competition. As a leading staffing services firm in Phoenix, PrideStaff can tell you one way… Read more »

The Dangers of Hiring Friends

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You’ve got a position to fill – and the perfect person in mind for it. The trouble is: it’s a good friend. Do you a) forget about it; b) hire them on the spot; or c) put them through the interviewing process like any other candidate? As one of the leading staffing services firms in… Read more »

Avoid the ‘Kitchen Sink’ Approach With Your Job Postings

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First impressions count. And when you’re recruiting for your company, the first impression a candidate is going to have of you many times stems from the job posting. What do you think is more appealing? A) A simple, balanced one with a few key requirements for the opening, along with information about what it’s like… Read more »

How to Build a Memorable Employer Brand on LinkedIn

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When candidates are looking for jobs or researching employers, where do they turn first? In many cases, it’s to LinkedIn. And if you’re looking to hire, what will a candidate find about you? To ensure you’re putting your best foot forward – and building a memorable employer brand on LinkedIn – here are some tips… Read more »

The New Normal: Tips for Evaluating Underemployed & Unemployed Candidates

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It wasn’t that long ago that underemployment or unemployment on a candidate’s resume was a big red flag for a hiring manager. Fast forward to 2012 – where there’s an approximately 16% rate of unemployed and underemployed American workers – and it’s clear that the candidate landscape has changed a lot. Furthermore, as one of… Read more »

5 Ways to Turn Off Your New Hires

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You just spent months sourcing potential recruits, pouring over resumes, conducting interviews, and evaluating the hard and soft skills of dozens of candidates. You’re probably glad the hiring process is over. So – after you’ve invested all that time and energy – why in the world would you make a new employee feel like a… Read more »