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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Is your resume full of meaningless, throwaway terms like “great communication skills?” When hiring managers read your resume, is their first reaction to throw it out because it doesn’t say anything they want to hear? Here are 10 overused phrases that mean nothing anymore and just clutter your resume: Team Player. Everyone says they’re a… Read more »

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Talent acquisition is critical, but sometimes the focus is too much on acquisition and not enough on the talent–that is, we focus on the mechanics of how to hire people, but don’t spend enough time considering the human side of the equation. Most times, the hiring process lacks any attention to the treatment of candidates–and… Read more »

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#1: Multitasking is critical.  (Actually, it’s making your work take 25% longer!) People have literally been laboring too long under the assumption that human beings are capable of doing two cognitive tasks at the same time. We’re not. What we actually do is learn how to move rapidly between tasks. Whether people toggle between browsing… Read more »

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The economy may not exactly be booming. But it’s better than it has been in a while. And, as Phoenix recruiters, PrideStaff knows that after a long stretch of “doing more with less,” you likely have some employees who are hungry for a pay raise. So the question is: Are you prepared for “the talk”?… Read more »

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The offer of a job promotion can certainly be flattering. But just because it’s upward movement, doesn’t mean it’s a step in the right direction. In fact, while you might be tempted to accept a promotion on the spot, don’t. Just like any important employment decision, you need to think about if it’s right for… Read more »

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If you’re out of work or searching for a new employment opportunity in Phoenix or beyond, you may be wondering, “Where are all the jobs?” Well, the answer might surprise you. At PrideStaff, we’ve put together a list – based on data from job aggregator site Indeed.com – highlighting the industries that are undergoing the… Read more »

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If people are your most important asset, then hiring the right ones is vital to the success of your organization. However, between strategizing, troubleshooting, and managing your current crop of employees, it’s often difficult to find the time it takes to hire new recruits. That’s where a staffing agency can help. The right staffing agency… Read more »

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As we all know, Arizona was not immune to the country’s economic struggles over the last few years. With that said, The Arizona Department of Administration’s Office of Employment and Population Statistics has shared some very positive signs and encouraging trends: And, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale unemployment rates… Read more »

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By Razor Suleman New year. New you. New problems? No thanks. Well, that fresh attitude may have sufficed for the dawn of 2012. But now that we’re a little bit deeper into the year, it’s time to shake off that idealistic approach to this year’s workplace. Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment. For… Read more »

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Some days are better than others at work: you’re engaged in what you’re doing, you’re crossing things off your to-do list, and you can’t believe it when 5:00 rolls around. Other days, you feel like nothing is going right, and the hands on the clock are dragging. Here are several tips that will help you… Read more »