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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Conducting an effective job search in Tempe or elsewhere isn’t on the curriculum in most schools. As a result, when people graduate and get out into the workforce, they can often feel lost during the process. From resume writing to interviews and follow ups, it can certainly be an overwhelming experience. But as one of Tempe’s… Read more »

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Starting a new job is stressful, whether you’re an executive or entry level employee. As one of Phoenix’s leading employment agencies, PrideStaff knows those first few days, weeks and months are basically like an extension of the interview process. And how you perform can set the tone for years to come. That’s why it’s important… Read more »

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It’s one thing to get an occasional email or text from your boss after hours. Perhaps they forgot to communicate an important detail to you. Or they want you to get to work on an important project first thing in the morning. But when it’s a regular and constant situation, it can be hard to… Read more »

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For many years, the objective was a standard part of the resume. Listed front and center, it communicated to a potential employer why a candidate was applying. Fast forward to today and objectives aren’t always necessary. Here’s why: Hiring managers know why you’re applying for the job – because you want it. Objectives also waste… Read more »

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You’re experienced, capable and confident…that is, until you go to a job interview. Then you simply become a bundle of nerves. As one of Tempe’s top recruiting agencies, PrideStaff knows this can happen to even the best candidates. The question is: What can you do about it – so your butterflies don’t get the best… Read more »

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Whether you run a business or a department in a company, you’re focused on boosting revenues. And it’s no wonder. But are you also focused on those unseen costs that could be draining your profitability? As a leading Phoenix staffing agency, PrideStaff knows one of the simplest to overlook is the cost of a bad… Read more »

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If you don’t ask, you’ll never know what’s available to you. As one of Tempe’s top recruiting agencies, PrideStaff knows this is particularly true when you’re offered a new job and it comes time to negotiate the details. And despite what you might think there’s more to negotiate than just salary. Follow these tips so… Read more »

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As leading Phoenix recruiters, PrideStaff knows it happens to the best employers. You have one position you can’t seem to keep filled. Just when you think you found the ideal person, they hand in their two weeks notice. Is it the company culture? The job duties? Something else entirely? If you’re having a hard time… Read more »

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As one of Phoenix’s top recruiting agencies, PrideStaff knows that for most people, a promotion is cause for celebration. It means exciting challenges, expanded responsibilities, more money, and better benefits. However, for others, a promotion may come as a surprise – and not in a good way. If you’ve found yourself in this tricky situation,… Read more »

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It’s no secret that hiring is hard work. Not only that, but the stakes are high. As leading Tempe recruiters, PrideStaff knows that one bad hiring mistake can have a serious impact on productivity and profitability. So what should you do when you need to hire, but can’t find the right talent to bring on… Read more »