5 Keys to Choosing the Right Job References

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When you’ve passed the phone screen, aced the interview, and received the job offer, it can feel like a home run. However, many offers are contingent upon a reference check. So how can you ensure the contacts you give to a potential employer will sing your praises and help you to secure the position? The… Read more »

Getting Over Job Interview Nerves

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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 »

Employee Promotions: What to Do When You Have to Say ‘No’

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You have an employee who desperately wants to get promoted. They’re itching to take on more responsibility and fervently believe they’re ready for bigger projects. The trouble is – you know they’re not prepared to take on more. How can you handle the situation without bursting their confidence? On the one hand, you don’t want… Read more »

Recruit Your Next Great Hire Through a Professional Association

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When it comes to sourcing great candidates, there are so many options to choose from – social media, online job boards, networking…and the list goes on. As one of the top recruiting firms in Tempe, PrideStaff knows that one of the most effective – and often overlooked – is through a professional association. To help… Read more »

5 Ways Job Interviews are Like First Dates

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With Valentine’s Day almost here – and love in the air – it reminded us how true the analogy is between the first date and the job interview. Here are just a few traits the two situations share: 1. Arrival time matters. When you’re going on a date, arriving 30 minutes ahead of schedule makes… Read more »

How to Manage a Perfectionist – Without Tearing Your Hair Out

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When you think of a perfectionist, someone who has high standards and is detail oriented comes to mind. But as a top recruiting firm in Tempe, PrideStaff knows that despite these positive attributes, a perfectionist can also be incredibly difficult to manage. Why? There are a variety of reasons. But one of the main ones… Read more »

Should You Talk Politics at Work?

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With November 2012 just around the corner, election season is officially in full swing. And nowadays, it’s hard to go anywhere without being inundated with opinions on the candidates and their viewpoints. But what about when people start talking politics at work? Should you get in the game – or keep yourself on the sidelines?… Read more »