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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Spring-Cleaning

Spring is here and with the warmer weather and longer days comes new beginnings. So if your career is stagnant or you’re not happy with it, it’s a great time to take a step back and re-assess. This way, you can turn the situation around, setting yourself up for more success in the future. When… Read more »

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Job Search

Finding a job today is a little different than it was even just a few years ago. The employment market has changed dramatically, technology has evolved, and employers are looking for a mix of soft and technical skills. So when it comes to finding a new position in this landscape in the New Year, how… Read more »

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Staffing-Agency-Partner

In theory, you know a staffing agency can be a valuable business partner. In reality, your company has never used one before. As a result, you might be wondering how to know when the time is right to create a partnership. To help you navigate this new process, here’s a look at four signs it’s… Read more »

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Job References

When it comes to landing a job, it takes more than a great resume and a strong interview performance. You need to have the right professional references in place. This shouldn’t be simply a list of people who know you. Instead, you need to be strategic about the references you provide, even giving different lists… Read more »

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You know that job interviews are your gateway to finding and hiring great talent. But too often, employers make mistakes during the process that sabotage their efforts. To ensure your interviewing process is as efficient and effective as possible, here are four mistakes to avoid. Mistake #1: Not asking good questions. Your hiring decision is… Read more »

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Congrats on your new job offer. But what if it wasn’t your first choice? Should you accept it and just be grateful? Or wait to see if you get the position you really want? The Tempe recruiting team at PrideStaff has the answers you need. Here are a few questions to ask yourself, so you… Read more »

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The year is winding down and you’re probably busy planning ahead for 2020. Is providing continuing education to your employees a part of next year’s plan? If it’s not, then you should consider it. Here are 5 reasons why: #1: You’ll improve performance. You know the skills your employees need for success on the job… Read more »

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Starting a new job in the New Year? There’s a lot to get right if you want to make the best impression possible. While it’s both an exciting and stressful time, it’s up to you to put your best foot forward and set a positive tone from the start with your new boss and teammates…. Read more »

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Your dream employer just posted several new jobs. You’re qualified for more than one of them. Should you apply to a few, or should you just stick with the one that interests you most? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t clear cut and truly depends on the company. Some will take note of the fact that you’re… Read more »