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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As a hiring manager, you invest a lot into finding candidates, reviewing resumes, and conducting interviews. This all leads up to decision time and making your final pick. If you’re lucky, one particular candidate stands out above the rest. However, in most cases, it takes some assessing and consideration of multiple candidates. And if you… Read more »

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The past year was a difficult one for everyone. However, it’s a New Year and a good time to assess your career. Where do you want to go and how are you going to get there? Now’s a good season to start asking yourself these questions, so as the year progresses, you’re able to make… Read more »

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In a time when nothing is certain, and there’s turmoil everywhere, it can lead to a high level of stress on your team. However, you still need your people to meet performance expectations and goals. How can you set them up for success? Here are some tips to help:   Look for signs of burnout…. Read more »

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The workplace is changing, with Millennials making up the majority of it. In fact, as of 2017, 56 million workers were born between 1981 and 1996. That’s compared to Generation X, which accounted for about 53 million, and Baby Boomers, coming in at around 41 million. What’s more is that by 2025, this group is… Read more »

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Thanks to COVID-19, the virtual interview has now taken center stage in the hiring process. Whether it’s through Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts or a different platform, it’s also bringing new stressors to the interview experience. How can you best prepare? Here are some secrets for a successful online interview:   #1: Test your technology beforehand…. Read more »

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If your company is like most, the way you operate has changed dramatically since this time last year. You might have all your employees working remotely; some in the office and others at home; or your whole team on-site, following strict new protocols. It’s a lot to deal with – especially when you still have… Read more »

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With the New Year almost here, career resolutions might be on the top of your mind. Is finding a new job in 2021 one of them? You’re in luck! As one of Tempe’s top employment agencies, PrideStaff connects talented professionals, like you, with rewarding opportunities at a range of employers across the area. It’s what… Read more »

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The COVID-19 pandemic will eventually be behind us. Throughout it, offering scheduling and workplace flexibility has been a must for a range of reasons – from office capacity limits to children learning at home. However, when normal does return, you should consider maintaining a more flexible work environment. Here are four reasons why: Reason #1:… Read more »

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Career Change Phoenix

New Year’s is nearly here and with it comes the season for resolutions. If a career change is on your list, how can you approach it during such an uncertain time. It will take a little more effort and ingenuity; however, the good news is employers are still hiring and looking for hard-working, talented people… Read more »

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This year has created a new norm for businesses and employees alike. Many companies are operating under a much different set of circumstances than they were a year ago or even a few months ago. How can you continue to work toward your company’s larger, long-term goals, while still managing through a crisis? Here are… Read more »