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 average time it takes to fill an open position is about 42 days – up from just 25 days a few years ago. Due to the ease with which anyone can now apply for a job, the volume of potential candidates for most roles has increased substantially – and with this increase has come… Read more »

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It should come as no surprise that happy employees are more productive. Research continues to support this fact, including a study of more than 700 workers conducted by the University of Warwick. It showed that happy employees were 12 percent more productive than their counterparts, while unhappy employees were 10 percent less productive. In other… Read more »

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As a manager, it’s part of your job to identify and groom the next generation of leaders within your company. You may have a good idea of what an employee’s next step should be, but how do you determine exactly when to promote them? If you act too soon, an individual may be overwhelmed by… Read more »

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Skilled receptionists are in high demand, and the best candidates don’t stay in the job market for long.  And because they are often the first point of contact with your customers, you don’t want to settle when it comes to filling this position. Follow these tips to ensure you find the right combination of experience… Read more »

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Deciding whether to accept a job offer, or proceed to the next level of a company’s hiring process, is up to you. During an interview, remember: You are evaluating an employer just as much as they are evaluating you. Keep Your Eyes Open Pay close attention during your interview, not just to the verbal messages… Read more »

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Companies use phone interviews as their initial screen of candidates, so they can determine which ones will be invited in for a face-to-face meeting. Often, phone interviews are prearranged, but it’s possible you may receive a surprise call. Either way, the key to success is being prepared. Helpful Tips Preparation for a phone interview is… Read more »

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As a call center job candidate, an effective resume ensures your search process reaches the next level of success: being contacted for an interview with a prospective employer. Your resume must illustrate your skills in customer service at the highest level. It should demonstrate your strong working knowledge of relevant practices, policies and procedures, as… Read more »

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Effective training should start on day one of an employee’s tenure at your company and become successive as a person grows within the organization. The short-term expense is well worth the long-term gains, as you develop satisfied, qualified, productive workers. Recent research showed that 40 percent of employees who received poor training left their jobs… Read more »

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Creating a Top Tier Resume in Fresno

A job candidate’s resume is their first introduction to you, the hiring manager responsible for matching the best talent with the right roles. Hiring mistakes are devastatingly costly to everyone involved – starting with you, your HR team and your organization. They hurt candidates, too, so you want to avoid them at all cost. It’s… Read more »

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Companies use phone interviews as their initial screen of candidates, so they can determine which ones will be invited in for a face-to-face meeting. Often, phone interviews are pre-arranged, but it’s possible you may receive a surprise call. Either way, the key to success is being prepared. Helpful Tips Preparation for a phone interview is… Read more »