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 Phoenix recruiters, PrideStaff knows that in today’s day and age, the first place a job candidate goes to learn more about your company is your website. What do they find once they get there? If it’s a less than impressive showing, then it could be impacting the quality of your candidates. So how can… Read more »

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The good news: Your top employee has been with you for years. He closes deals where no one else can even get their foot in the door. He stays late, gets in early, and delivers positive results month after month. The bad news: He just quit. Now what? First, don’t panic. As one of Tempe’s… Read more »

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When it comes time to hire, the faster, more energetic, most web-savvy pro is the way to go, right? Well, not always. Sometimes (ok, a lot of the time) experience and attitude trump all the other stuff. Not that high tech competencies aren’t important, but when you have a mission-critical project ready to launch, you… Read more »

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When it comes time to hire, the faster, more energetic, most web-savvy pro is the way to go, right? Well, not always. Sometimes (ok, a lot of the time) experience and attitude trump all the other stuff. Not that high tech competencies aren’t important, but when you have a mission-critical project ready to launch, you… Read more »

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As one of the top employment agencies in Tempe, PrideStaff knows it’s happened to the best of professionals – you accept a job offer with wonderful intentions…and then three weeks into it, you realize it’s just not for you. So should you cut your losses and move on, or try to make it work? Here… Read more »

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As one of the top employment agencies in Tempe, PrideStaff knows it’s happened to the best of professionals – you accept a job offer with wonderful intentions…and then three weeks into it, you realize it’s just not for you. So should you cut your losses and move on, or try to make it work? Here… Read more »

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Student loans have been in the news a lot lately. And it’s no wonder considering that many of today’s college students graduate with some pretty hefty debt. While this is a grim reality for new grads, as a top Phoenix recruiting firm, PrideStaff knows it’s also an opportunity for employers to attract talent through a… Read more »

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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 »