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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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 »

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Stress is a part of life on the job. And you need employees who can handle it. If, however, you’re noticing some of your team members are buckling under pressure, what can you do to help them deal? Here are a few quick tips from the Tempe recruiters at PrideStaff to put to use: Ask… Read more »

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Employee turnover is expensive, which is why you want to hang onto your key staff. However, if you’re noticing any of the signs below, it could be an indication one of them is about to jump ship. A change in appearance. If an employee typically dresses casually, but is suddenly donning suits to work, it… Read more »

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It wasn’t long ago that social media wasn’t even a consideration in the job search process. Today, though, it’s a key player, one that can either help or hinder your efforts. To make sure it boosts your career prospects, and doesn’t take away from them, here are a few common mistakes to avoid: Talking negatively… Read more »