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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How would you like to be part of an organization that has been named one of best companies to work for? Fortune has released its list for the 100 best companies to work for in 2012. Some companies have moved up in the rankings since last year, others have slipped and this year, an Arizona-based… Read more »

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PrideStaff – Tempe, AZ We are currently seeking Experienced Underwriters in the Phoenix area. We have positions that range from entry level Underwriters with 1-2 years of experience to Sr. Underwriters with 5-10 years of experience. Qualified candidates should have been in a Mortgage Underwriting position within the past 8 months. Our clients are moving… Read more »

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[SlideDeck id=’49’ width=’100%’ height=’370px’] Help us support Muscular Dystrophy Association How: PrideStaff will be hosting a Career Seeker Workshop When: Saturday March 10th from 9:00am to Noon Where: PrideStaff –  Tempe Office –  1625 W University Drive Suite 113, Tempe, AZ 85281 What will the Career Seeker Workshop include? •             Resume Review and Writing Tips •             How… Read more »

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Given the varied personalities, communication skills and personal agendas everyone brings with them, getting your team to work cooperatively can be a challenge. Experiential team building was hot awhile back. The team would travel off-site for a “fun” day of rope games and unusual problem solving, typically at an outdoor education center. But there was… Read more »

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It’s no secret that your staff’s performance can make or break the success of your business. But how do you get your people to be top performers? While there are lots of ways you can reward and motivate people, the best way to drive long-term performance is to take a holistic approach to managing your… Read more »

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The old notion that temporary employees are just for last minute fill-ins is out. Using temporaries strategically to drive profits is in. When used strategically, temporary employees can reduce payroll and benefits costs, cut overtime expenses, eliminate overcapacity, free key staff, increase productivity, and allow businesses to capitalize on new opportunities–all with less business risk… Read more »

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What business isn’t looking to control expenses? Staffing firms offer many effective solutions for reducing overhead, managing operating costs and improving organizational performance. Used effectively, staffing services can save you more than they cost. Here are some key ways you can use staffing to reduce costs in your organization: Convert fixed expenses to variable. Develop… Read more »

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Phoenix plays host to some of the most respected companies in the world.  From small, local businesses, to large international organizations, Phoenix has a lot to offer job seekers.  Let’s take a look at Phoenix’s top five largest employers: Walmart. With approximately $1 billion in sales per day, it shouldn’t surprise you that one of… Read more »

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The staffing industry has dramatically changed and grown over the years. Staffing firms do more than have a temp work a day or two at a switchboard or offer the college student home on break a week’s worth of work at the local plant.  Accountants, engineers, executive administrators, nurses, computer programmers, paralegals and many other… Read more »

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The recession was tough on everyone, from big and small employers and employees, to the unemployed and those searching for a career change. Whether or not you were directly impacted from bleak economy woes, chances are you felt the recession in some way, shape or form with everyday things like the cost of food, gas… Read more »