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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If you’ve made it to the final round in your interviews for a job that interests you, it means you’re legitimately very close to receiving an offer. You’ve already met the company’s basic requirements, having achieved this during round one. The purpose of this meeting is generally either to confirm your cultural fit with the… Read more »

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Employment gaps or other spotty information on your resume can make finding a new job more challenging. In an interview, a potential employer is trying to determine whether you would add value to their company if hired. If your work history is less than stellar, this may be cause for concern. But fortunately, there are… Read more »

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Regardless of your chosen career field, having certain professional skills makes you a valuable entity in today’s job market. You need to demonstrate to potential future employers you have what it takes to keep them competitive given the complex technological, economic and social forces that impact their business. It all boils down to developing a… Read more »

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Need a great job in Fresno, CA? Not being paid what you’re worth? Just looking for a better opportunity? We’re hiring – and we want to meet you! PrideStaff Fresno is holding a Career Fair where you can find an amazing new job opportunity: When: Saturday, July 28, 2018 9am – 1pm Where: 585 W…. Read more »

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Being out of work is scary and even demoralizing. The loss of stability that comes with the end of a job can cause you to sink into despair if you’re not careful. Don’t lose hope! This may actually be a blessing in disguise. You could emerge with a better position and a higher chance of… Read more »

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What does your job posting say about your company? The words you use matter and can make a big impact in terms of who responds. Crafting a compelling posting is like writing any other good advertisement: You need to know your audience, address them in a language they understand, and offer them what they want…. Read more »

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As noted in a recent report by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, “businesses where employees have a positive service climate have customers who are more satisfied,” contributing toward “increased competitive financial performance for the company, often including a stronger market value.” So when employers hire… Read more »

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Any employee – in any department and at any level of an organization – can be indispensable. It’s not about power, title or position. It’s about being essential to the overall success of your team and your company. Being indispensable means your supervisor and co-workers count on you so much that, without you, productivity would… Read more »

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Strategic staffing is an ongoing process. And you’re so busy each day that you may find yourself filling positions on a “must-have” basis, rather than stepping back to evaluate whether or not your company’s true hiring needs are being met. It happens to the best of HR pros. If you miscalculate staffing, you run the… Read more »

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There are lots of agencies out there, and all are in the business of helping people find jobs. How do you decide which one to pick? A niche agency is one that knows your industry and has a robust client base in that field. If you’re searching for an administrative, customer service, IT, finance, legal… Read more »