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 temperatures continue to rise, you might be noticing employee productivity dropping off. This often happens once the summer season hits. However, you need your team to stay on track and perform consistently. How can you be flexible but still maximize productivity in the months ahead? Here are some tips to keep in mind: Tip… Read more »

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In today’s tech-driven world, you need a LinkedIn profile to find a new job. However, this requires more than just posting one and hoping for the best. You must be strategic about it, including making sure it’s optimized with the right keywords. This is how hiring managers and recruiters will find you. Without keywords, you’re… Read more »

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In the best of circumstances, job interviews can feel stressful. However, when you have to explain a lay-off, it can be even more nerve-wracking. How do you approach this sensitive topic in a way that won’t impact a potential offer? Here are some tips to help you: Be honest about the situation. Trying to avoid… Read more »

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An employment agency can help you with many aspects of your job search. However, if you’ve never worked with one before, you might not be sure what to expect. PrideStaff can help. We’re one of Tempe’s top employment agencies and, over the years, have helped thousands of candidates in a range of ways, including through:… Read more »

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When resumes come across your desk, you’re on the lookout for certain skills and qualifications. However, are you also taking into account cultural fit? Once you decide on a few top candidates to interview, you must assess them for your company’s culture. Otherwise, if you make a hiring mistake, it will impact their job satisfaction… Read more »

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How does an extra $2,000 in cold, hard cash sound right about now? In case you missed it, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced a great new initiative to help thousands of Arizonans overcome hurdles and get back to work as soon as possible. $2k Bonus. Child Care Support. Education Opportunity. The pandemic has forced many… Read more »

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Searching for a new job is stressful enough. However, when you find out you didn’t land the position you really wanted, it can be downright depressing. This is certainly a normal reaction, yet one you don’t want to dwell on for too long. Here’s how to learn from it and move on instead:   Don’t… Read more »

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Today’s work environment is filled with pressure and performance woes. After a year of dealing with a global pandemic and the ensuing fatigue, many employees feel burned out and exhausted. This can impact your company’s culture and even lead to turnover if they’re not happy or feeling supported. What are some common issues with the… Read more »

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When you’re searching for a job, you might apply to a position that’s being advertised by a recruiter. If you get called in for an interview, is the process any different than if you were talking to a direct employer? The simple answer is no; however, there are few considerations to keep in mind. Here’s… Read more »