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 »

4 Reasons You Need to Build a Strong Talent Pipeline

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As a business owner or manager, you likely know that your employees are the key to your success. But if you’re still relying on the old, reactive “business as usual” model when it comes to recruiting and hiring, you could land yourself and your organization in hot water. That’s because things have changed a lot… 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 »

4 Rules of Recruitment Advertising You Shouldn’t Break

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In this day and age, there are countless ways to communicate with others–job seekers included. And an effective recruitment strategy will make use of a finely balanced mix of channels throughout the process. In the early stages of talent attraction, one way to get your company name and employer brand message in front of target… Read more »

PrideStaff Expands in Tempe With New Accounting and Financial Staffing Division

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TEMPE, AZ, May 4, 2012 — PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the expansion of their existing office in Tempe, AZ.  PrideStaff Financial, a PrideStaff division specializing in Accounting and Financial Staffing, will offer expanded services for companies seeking accounting and financial specialists. “We have seen a significant increase in demand in… Read more »

Are You Letting Your Company Succumb to the “Temporary Worker Stereotype”?

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When you ask most people what their impression of a temporary worker is, answers can range from “lazy” to “unqualified to get a full-time job.” But as one of Tempe’s top staffing agencies, PrideStaff knows that this couldn’t be further from the truth!  First of all, many temporary workers choose (that’s right…choose) to work as… Read more »

Just How Important is Trust to Your Team?

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The answer: very. Trust is a vital component of every workplace. After all, you trust your employees to show up each day (we hope!), get their jobs done, and meet expectations. But when it comes to your virtual team, the issue of trust becomes even more important. In fact, according to the book, Virtual Team… Read more »

Should You Rehire a Former Employee?

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Picture it: You’ve got a job opening and just received a flood of resumes. As you’re perusing them, one in particular stands out. Not necessarily because their resume is so great…but because the name sounds familiar. And then it hits you: The candidate used to work for you. So should you toss their resume in… Read more »

6 Reasons Athletes Make Great Employees

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While the 2012 Summer Olympics are now behind us, it’s hard to forget the inspiring stories of so many athletes from around the world. They made their respective sports look easy, but it’s still clear that it required plenty of drive, determination, skill, and discipline to make it to the top. Did you ever think… Read more »

Using Corporate Legends to Communicate Culture

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We often hear that communicating organizational culture is an important task. However, most people fail to provide examples on how to do that very thing! I’ve been testing different methods for sharing culture (collecting touchstones, for one), but one of my favorite ways to share our corporate beliefs and values is through the “legends” within… Read more »