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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What do you think of when you hear the term “Generation Y”? Diverse?  Entitled?  Informal?  Opinionated? No matter how you view this dynamic group of individuals, one thing is certain – you must adapt your hiring and interviewing strategies to attract and retain the best. Diverse, demanding and socially aware, millenials are creating a major… Read more »

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A job search is almost always a daunting task, and the economy over the past few years hasn’t helped. In fact, the government had to create a new term, “discouraged worker,” to classify the thousands of people who are eligible for employment and able to work, but are currently unemployed and have stopped looking for… Read more »

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Chronically late. Strolling in at the crack of noon. Full of excuses. Quite frankly, the whole situation is a serious pain in the neck. While you may not be experiencing one now, you certainly will at some point in your management career. Some might be easier to cure, others not so much (or not at… Read more »

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All work and little play makes for resentful employees. It also creates anxious, more mistake-prone workers. And these problems are on the rise as the economy continues to stagnate and more employees are taking the hit of reduced workforces, salaries and expenditures. Since the recession began in 2007, companies have grown but have avoided hiring… Read more »

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Job searching is drastically different today than it was 20, 30 years ago. We no longer live in a time when you fill out an application, get a phone call the next day for an interview and start your new job on Monday. Now, you need a resume that stands out from hundreds of other… Read more »

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Has this ever happened to you? You’re being interviewed for a position and it’s going pretty well until you get asked, “Give me an example when you had to persuade a co-worker to see things your way.” Or, what about this, “Tell me about a time you set a goal and what was the outcome?”… Read more »

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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 »