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 good news: You’ve found a handful of strong candidates for your company’s latest job opening. The bad news? You’re having a hard time deciding between the top two. Both are highly experienced and come with equally excellent credentials. How do you choose? Before you make a move, follow these tips: Tip #1: Look back… Read more »

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You’re a great candidate with extensive skills and experience. A hiring manager will clearly see that by reading your cover letter and resume, right? Not so fast. As one of the top employment agencies in Phoenix, PrideStaff knows you might have the strongest background – but a potential employer isn’t going to waste time trying… Read more »

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Thanksgiving is almost here. As a leading Phoenix staffing service firm, PrideStaff knows it’s the perfect time of year to show some of the people you value most – your employees – how much you appreciate them. Don’t think you have the time? Consider these benefits of sharing your gratitude with your staff: They’ll feel… Read more »

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The unemployment rate is low. But, as one of Phoenix’s top employment agencies, PrideStaff knows that competition is still fierce on the job market. It’s therefore up to you to convince a hiring manager why they should give you the offer over another candidate. How can you make yourself more attractive to employers – and… Read more »

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When it comes to hiring, reference checks are an absolute must in any employer’s arsenal. They can help you get behind the candidate mask and uncover any red flags before making a hiring decision. But what’s the best way to go about them? Here are some tips to help you: Conduct at least two, preferably… Read more »

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As one of Phoenix’s top employment agencies, PrideStaff knows when it comes to finding a new job, it’s kind of like searching for that perfect home. You want it to be a good size, in a prime location and have all the right features. That’s why researching potential employers ahead of time is so important…. Read more »

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In theory, you know LinkedIn is a good place to network and find good candidates. But in practice, how do you actually do it? By following these 5 tips: #1: Get active in groups. Don’t just post a job opening and sit back to wait for the resumes to roll in. Rather, LinkedIn is all… Read more »

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As leading recruiters in Phoenix, PrideStaff knows that giving feedback to an employee is awkward. You don’t want to hurt feelings; at the same time, you need performance improved. So, you approach the situation carefully, frame your comments in just the right light, and stand back, waiting for your employee to nod their head. But… Read more »

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Regardless of your level of experience, or the kind of job you’re seeking, you need to know about a company’s culture before you sign on to any new opportunity. Why is culture so important? As one of the leading employment agencies in Tempe, PrideStaff knows if a culture is not a good fit for you,… Read more »

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Is your company struggling to hire? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, according to a 2016 SHRM report, 68% of HR professionals reported their organizations experienced recruiting difficulty for full-time regular positions in the last 12 months. As one of the leading staffing services in Phoenix, PrideStaff knows not only is this a frustrating… Read more »