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 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 »

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Have a candidate with a great background, just not for the particular role you’re looking to fill? You’ll want to maintain a relationship going forward in case a better-fit opportunity opens up. But right now, you still have to reject them. How do you do that without burning bridges? Here are 3 tips to help… Read more »

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Leading a team is a stressful position to be in. You can’t simply focus on your own tasks and performance, but instead must manage goals, deadlines and priorities for many others. However, don’t let stress take over your work day or your life just because you’re the boss. Instead, follow these tips for dealing with… Read more »

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Launching a job search involves more than just writing your resume, hitting networking events, and scouring the job boards. Your first step in the process should actually be to take one step back, so you can fully assess where you are now and where you want to go in the future. To help you with… Read more »

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You want customers to be satisfied. But what about your employees? Considering they’re your most valuable resource, it’s important to ensure they’re happy and engaged, too. PrideStaff, Tempe’s recruiting experts, explains why: It lowers costs and boosts productivity. When your people like coming to work each day and feel their contributions matter, it improves loyalty… Read more »