How to Reject a Job Candidate Without Burning Bridges

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Have a candidate with a great background, just not for the particular role you’re looking to fill? You’ll want to maintain a relationship going forward in case a better-fit opportunity opens up. But right now, you still have to reject them. How do you do that without burning bridges? Here are 3 tips to help… Read more »

6 Ways to Blow Your Next Phone Screen

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As one of Tempe’s leading employment agencies, PrideStaff knows that in today’s world, most employers require a phone screen before bringing you in for an interview. So how you can you go about making the best impression possible? Start by avoiding these common mistakes: Being too casual. Your phone screen is just as important as… Read more »

Resumes 101: Tips for Listing Multiple Jobs at One Company

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At your last employer, you worked your way up in your first department and have held a variety of different positions in other departments, as well. Your career shows great progress – that’s the good news. The bad news is you’re not sure how to properly illustrate it all on your resume without it getting… Read more »

5 Signs It’s Time for a New Job

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Do you constantly feel an unhealthy level of pressure at work? Do you dread Mondays? Do regularly butt heads with your boss? As one of the top employment firms in Phoenix, PrideStaff knows these are some clear signs that it’s time to initiate your job search and look for new opportunities. But what about when… Read more »

How Retention & Recognition Go Hand-in-Hand at Work

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83%. That’s how many workers surveyed in a poll by Right Management said they would “actively seek a new position” in 2014. That’s a frightening statistic considering the amount of resources it takes to replace employees. But there is good news. The more connected employees feel to their employers, the more likely they are to… Read more »

Does Your Talent Acquisition Plan Enrage or Engage Top Talent?

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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 »

Four Misconceptions Most Companies Still Believe

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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 »

10 Teambuilding Exercises

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Given the varied personalities, communication skills and personal agendas everyone brings with them, getting your team to work cooperatively can be a challenge. Experiential team building was hot awhile back. The team would travel off-site for a “fun” day of rope games and unusual problem solving, typically at an outdoor education center. But there was… Read more »