How to Lead in a Crisis — Lessons Inspired by Lyndon B. Johnson

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Imagine for a moment that you’re Lyndon B. Johnson, 37th vice president of the United States. For just over two years, you’ve had little power and little to do. Then suddenly President John F. Kennedy is killed, and you become president, with all of the mammoth responsibilities that entails. What would you do? Thanks to… Read more »

Hiring Lessons from Vince Lombardi

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By Dan Monarko Vince Lombardi is widely considered the best football coach of all time, and ultimately may be the greatest coach in the history of all sports. He is widely accredited for his success because of his ability to inspire and motivate players; however, that is only part of the story. Lombardi was a… Read more »

What Does Your Website Say to Job Candidates?

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As Phoenix recruiters, PrideStaff knows that in today’s day and age, the first place a job candidate goes to learn more about your company is your website. What do they find once they get there? If it’s a less than impressive showing, then it could be impacting the quality of your candidates. So how can… Read more »

Your Top Employee Just Quit. Now What?

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The good news: Your top employee has been with you for years. He closes deals where no one else can even get their foot in the door. He stays late, gets in early, and delivers positive results month after month. The bad news: He just quit. Now what? First, don’t panic. As one of Tempe’s… Read more »

Tips for Recruiting Seasoned (a.k.a. Older) Workers

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When it comes time to hire, the faster, more energetic, most web-savvy pro is the way to go, right? Well, not always. Sometimes (ok, a lot of the time) experience and attitude trump all the other stuff. Not that high tech competencies aren’t important, but when you have a mission-critical project ready to launch, you… Read more »

Tips for Recruiting Seasoned (a.k.a. Older) Workers

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When it comes time to hire, the faster, more energetic, most web-savvy pro is the way to go, right? Well, not always. Sometimes (ok, a lot of the time) experience and attitude trump all the other stuff. Not that high tech competencies aren’t important, but when you have a mission-critical project ready to launch, you… Read more »

Should You Offer Tuition Forgiveness to New Recruits?

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Student loans have been in the news a lot lately. And it’s no wonder considering that many of today’s college students graduate with some pretty hefty debt. While this is a grim reality for new grads, as a top Phoenix recruiting firm, PrideStaff knows it’s also an opportunity for employers to attract talent through a… Read more »

Does Your Talent Acquisition Plan Enrage or Engage Top Talent?

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Talent acquisition is critical, but sometimes the focus is too much on acquisition and not enough on the talent–that is, we focus on the mechanics of how to hire people, but don’t spend enough time considering the human side of the equation. Most times, the hiring process lacks any attention to the treatment of candidates–and… Read more »

Four Misconceptions Most Companies Still Believe

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#1: Multitasking is critical.  (Actually, it’s making your work take 25% longer!) People have literally been laboring too long under the assumption that human beings are capable of doing two cognitive tasks at the same time. We’re not. What we actually do is learn how to move rapidly between tasks. Whether people toggle between browsing… Read more »

Are You Prepared to Have “The Talk” With Your Employees?

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The economy may not exactly be booming. But it’s better than it has been in a while. And, as Phoenix recruiters, PrideStaff knows that after a long stretch of “doing more with less,” you likely have some employees who are hungry for a pay raise. So the question is: Are you prepared for “the talk”?… Read more »