Should I Respond to Applicants I Don’t Plan to Interview?

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You’re busy. You’re running a department, going to meetings, putting out fires, hiring new employees – and that’s all before lunch. As a result, you may be wondering whether it’s worth your time to send out rejection letters to all those candidates you’re not hiring, or whether you can skip that part of the hiring… Read more »

Why Focusing Too Much on ‘Cost-to-Hire’ Can Cost You

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As an experienced recruitment firm in Tempe, PrideStaff knows cost is an important consideration during the hiring process. Everything you do – from posting job descriptions to conducting phone screens and interviews – costs money. But if you focus too much on this one factor – and try to build your entire hiring process around… Read more »

Thinking of Hiring a Staffing Agency? Ask These 6 Questions First

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There are over 6,000 staffing agencies in the U.S. alone. So if you’re interested in partnering with one, where do you begin? Start by asking the following 6 questions so you can find the right staffing agency in Tempe for your company’s unique needs: Question #1: Do you have experience recruiting in my industry? Studies… Read more »

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 »

When You’re Hiring, Don’t Buy Into These Millennial Myths

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When you think of the term “Millennial,” what comes to mind? Lazy, entitled, arrogant? As one of the leading staffing agencies in Tempe, PrideStaff knows these are the pervasive stereotypes surrounding this group of young workers. But considering that Millennials became the largest generation in the workplace in 2015 – and will continue to increase… Read more »

5 Quick Tips for New Hire Training

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When it comes to new hires, how they’re welcomed and trained on the job can dictate how successful they are at your company – and how long they stay. As one of the top staffing agencies in Phoenix, PrideStaff knows that effective training can lead to engaged, motivated and loyal people. Poor or no training,… Read more »

Why You Need to Conduct Second Interviews With Candidates

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You’re searching for a great candidate. You receive a resume from a top-notch contender. You conduct a phone screen; they ace it. You invite them in for an interview and you’re immediately impressed with their skills and experience. You should definitely extend an offer, right? As one of the top staffing services in Tempe, PrideStaff… Read more »

What to Do When an Employee Makes a Serious Mistake on the Job

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As one of the leading recruiting firms in Phoenix, PrideStaff knows every employee is going to make mistakes. It’s a reality you have to accept. However, not all mistakes are equal. Some are no big deal or can be chalked up to learning experiences, while others have serious ramifications. If you have an employee who… Read more »

The #1 Mistake New Managers Make

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You’re the boss now. You should be giving help, not asking for it, right? Wrong. Managers – especially new ones – need all the help they can get. But for some, asking for assistance feels like admitting a weakness. Keep in mind: As a manager, you’re not supposed to have all the answers, even if… Read more »

Boost Employee Performance in 2016 – and Beyond

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If 2015 was a shaky year in terms of employee performance, the New Year is an ideal time to identify areas that could use improvement and then develop a plan of action for 2016 and beyond. To help you get started, here are some steps to take:   Step #1: Define expectations. As one of… Read more »