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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When you hire on a temporary basis, it offers many benefits, from coverage for illnesses and maternity leave to more agility when you have big projects coming in. However, there are times when you’ll have a temporary worker who’s so great you don’t want to let them go once the assignment is over. But making… Read more »

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The holidays are just around the corner and if your company hires seasonally during it, you’re likely in the process of starting to recruit. However, are you also thinking about what happens after you hire in terms of training? If not, you won’t get the most from your seasonal workers.   Just like your core,… Read more »

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With Halloween around the corner, there are plenty of frightening experiences just ahead. Make sure your resume isn’t one of them for hiring managers. When you’re putting yours together, avoid the following mistakes, so you don’t scare off your next potential employer:   Mistake #1: Making hiring managers crazy by not following directions. Hiring managers… Read more »

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As a manager, you’re focused in pleasing customers and upper management. But what about the people on your team? In order to attain high retention rates and retain your most valuable assets – your employees – it’s important to take a few steps. Here’s a look at them: Step #1: Say thank you. Appreciation goes… Read more »

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When you’re interviewing, you have a lot on your plate. You’re trying to get to know candidates on a more personal level; assess their skills, abilities and experiences; and evaluate their personality, habits and attitudes to check for cultural fit. One wrong move in any of these areas can lead to a hiring mistake. What… Read more »

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When you’re hiring, you’re focused on screening, interviewing and vetting. Once you make that final choice, the work still isn’t over. Proper training and onboarding are key if you want your new hire to get engaged from the start and hit the ground running in their position. This not only improves employee satisfaction, but retention,… Read more »

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Work Arguement

You have a team with so many different personalities on it. The bad news is that they’re not always going to get along. However, there is good news, too. In fact, by following a few simple steps, you can set the stage for less conflict and more camaraderie, leading to better bottom-line results in the long… Read more »

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You know you need to be on LinkedIn and keep your profile up to date. But are there certain mistakes you’re making on the social media site that could sabotage your career advancement efforts? As one of Phoenix’s top employment agencies, PrideStaff has the answers you need. Here are some common areas where job seekers… Read more »