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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hey!  When you’re sending in resumes and interviewing with potential employers, you know you’re in the hot seat. But you too should be evaluating everything you can about their business. After all, if you accept an offer of employment with a Tempe company, you’re likely going to be spending most of your waking hours there…. Read more »

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You spent hours on your resume. Done all your homework and aced the interview. Now, you just have to submit your list of references and the offer could be yours. But how do you choose? PrideStaff, one of Tempe’s top employment agencies, can help. To ensure you’re able to successfully navigate this last leg of… Read more »

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Phone screens save a lot of time and effort. They’re easier on candidates like you and employers too. You can both assess each other quickly and decide if there’s a potential match. If there’s not, then you simply get to move onto other opportunities without a big investment. If there is, then hopefully you get… Read more »

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As Tempe recruiting experts, PrideStaff knows the hiring process is never an easy one. And when there’s a disagreement among those involved about a certain candidate, it can make the situation all the more challenging. What do you do when there isn’t a consensus? Here are some tips to help you: Meet in person. When… Read more »

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When you’re searching for a new job, one of the most challenging aspects is to evaluate each employer for fit. How can you tell if a company is the right place for you without actually working there? One way is through reading online reviews. But these often must be taken with a grain a salt…. Read more »

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Great companies have one common denominator: top employees. And the start of a New Year is an ideal time to take stock of how you manage yours and make adjustments, all so you can build the most productive workforce possible in 2019. To do that, here are 6 strategies to incorporate: #1: Make expectations clear…. Read more »

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When you’ve passed the phone screen, aced the interview, and received the job offer, it can feel like a home run. However, many offers are contingent upon a reference check. So how can you ensure the contacts you give to a potential employer will sing your praises and help you to secure the position? The… Read more »

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When you get a job offer, you want to go out and celebrate. But before you do, make sure it’s the right opportunity for you. If you don’t, you could be back on the Phoenix employment marketplace in a matter of months. Here’s what you need to ask to find out whether an offer is… Read more »