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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You need to hire the right-fit people for your team. It all starts with the job posting. However, too many times, employers use a boilerplate one that’s generic and doesn’t attract the best talent. Likewise, they focus on their extensive hiring needs without promoting the company culture and perks of working there. Instead, think outside… Read more »

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If you have a job interview coming up, you’re likely busy preparing your answers. However, are you thinking beyond what you’re saying – to how you’re saying it? Body language is the process of communicating non-verbally through conscious or unconscious gestures and movements. If you make the wrong move with your body language, like twirling… Read more »

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Getting a new job means the search is over. However, the work continues as you start your new position. You must take the right steps to make a great impression. Those first few weeks and months will shape how your boss and peers perceive you, so it’s important to approach them with care. To help… Read more »

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As a hiring manager, you invest a lot into finding candidates, reviewing resumes, and conducting interviews. This all leads up to decision time and making your final pick. If you’re lucky, one particular candidate stands out above the rest. However, in most cases, it takes some assessing and consideration of multiple candidates. And if you… Read more »

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The past year was a difficult one for everyone. However, it’s a New Year and a good time to assess your career. Where do you want to go and how are you going to get there? Now’s a good season to start asking yourself these questions, so as the year progresses, you’re able to make… Read more »

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In a time when nothing is certain, and there’s turmoil everywhere, it can lead to a high level of stress on your team. However, you still need your people to meet performance expectations and goals. How can you set them up for success? Here are some tips to help:   Look for signs of burnout…. Read more »

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The workplace is changing, with Millennials making up the majority of it. In fact, as of 2017, 56 million workers were born between 1981 and 1996. That’s compared to Generation X, which accounted for about 53 million, and Baby Boomers, coming in at around 41 million. What’s more is that by 2025, this group is… Read more »

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Thanks to COVID-19, the virtual interview has now taken center stage in the hiring process. Whether it’s through Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts or a different platform, it’s also bringing new stressors to the interview experience. How can you best prepare? Here are some secrets for a successful online interview:   #1: Test your technology beforehand…. Read more »

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If your company is like most, the way you operate has changed dramatically since this time last year. You might have all your employees working remotely; some in the office and others at home; or your whole team on-site, following strict new protocols. It’s a lot to deal with – especially when you still have… Read more »

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With the New Year almost here, career resolutions might be on the top of your mind. Is finding a new job in 2021 one of them? You’re in luck! As one of Tempe’s top employment agencies, PrideStaff connects talented professionals, like you, with rewarding opportunities at a range of employers across the area. It’s what… Read more »