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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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 »

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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 »