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’re looking to hire, you might focus all your efforts on posting to major and local job boards. As Phoenix recruitment experts, PrideStaff knows that’s a good place to start. But don’t forget about the power of social media. In addition to the traditional avenues, social media offers you a prime opportunity to broadcast… Read more »

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If you’ve been out of work for a while, it can be tempting to accept any offer that comes your way. However, if you do – and overlook certain warning signs – it’s likely not going to end well. Whether it’s due to a toxic environment or an inexperienced boss, a bad job can have… Read more »

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When it comes to resumes, gaps in employment can often be a big red flag. You see one and filter out the candidate. But in reality, your next great hire might have a huge glaring hole in their employment history – and it could be for a good reason. You won’t know, though, until you… Read more »

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Feeling stressed at work and in life? It’s only just beginning with the holidays around the corner. The good news is that before things escalate, there are some steps you can take to achieve a better work life balance and live your best life. Here’s a look at a few of them from PrideStaff, one… Read more »

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Finding the perfect candidate is a relief. But when they turn down your offer, it can quickly turn into a nightmare. Considering the amount of time and resources that go into the recruiting process, it’s important to find out the reason for their decision. For instance, did hiring with your firm take too long? Did… Read more »

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At best, job searches are stressful. At worst, they can make you feel hopeless and unwanted, especially if you’ve been at it for a long time. When this happens, PrideStaff can help. As leading Phoenix recruiting experts, we know there are some steps you can take to turn things around. Here’s a look at 6… Read more »

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When it comes to job interviews, there are certain basics that every hiring manager evaluates. But if you’re not a recruiting expert in Tempe, it’s tough to know exactly what they are. PrideStaff can help. Here’s a look at four of the top areas hiring managers are assessing and how you can make the best… Read more »

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It’s bad enough when you have to tell a stranger that you’ve made a hiring decision that doesn’t include them. However, when it’s someone who is already part of your team, it’s even more difficult. You don’t want any hurt the feelings. In addition, you don’t want the employee to grow disgruntled either. So, what… Read more »

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Many employers today rely on phone interviews before conducting a face-to-face one. There are different reasons for this: First and foremost, it’s more convenient and cost-effective to talk on the phone than to bring a candidate into the office. It also enables hiring managers to interview more candidates in a shorter period of time, so… Read more »

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Looking for a new job? You know you need a resume. But did you also know you’ll need several variations of it? That’s because every time you apply for a position, you should be submitting one that’s customized. If you don’t, and simply send in something more generic, then you’re not going to make the… Read more »