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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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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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 »

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – unless you’re elbow deep in the middle of performance reviews. These are tough to conduct and often a fine line for managers to walk. You want to talk about performance issues, but not focus too much on them. You also need to define goals and expectations… Read more »

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For some, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. For others, it’s too busy and full of stress. If the latter sounds familiar, there is good news. There are steps you can take during the holiday season to cut down on stress and enjoy this time of the year, while still reaching productivity goals… Read more »

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If you’re looking to hire new full-time employees, you might be tempted to put the effort on hold until after the holidays. But really, now is actually a great time to start the process. Here are 5 reasons why: #1: You’ll find more motivated active candidates. During the holiday season, many job candidates take time… Read more »