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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Partnering with an Employment Agency in Modesto | PrideStaff Modesto

As spelled out in a recent Washington Post headline, “Study Finds That Basically Every Single Person Hates Performance Reviews.” Yikes! But it doesn’t have to be that way. No one should walk into a performance review without already knowing about their performance. Managers should be providing regular, ongoing feedback and listening to input from employees… Read more »

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Social recruiting is no longer a novelty or a fad. Fifty-nine percent of employees in one recent study said that a company’s social media presence was a significant factor in why they chose their workplace. It’s time to acknowledge that social recruiting is a key requirement for your talent management strategy. Step Up Your Game… Read more »

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Top Articles for Modesto Job Seekers in 2014 | PrideStaff Modesto

The cost of a hiring mistake can be staggering – both financially and in terms of its impact on morale and productivity. And while every step in your hiring process is important, the rubber really meets the road during candidate interviews. This is where you get to know prospective hires and narrow down the field… Read more »

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When things get hectic – an unusual customer demand arises, staffing is tight or an unexpected problem demands your attention – it’s tempting to let your regularly scheduled staff meeting fall by the wayside. Don’t do it. Even if a major crisis occurs, try to have at least a short, well-organized meeting. In some ways,… Read more »

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What happens after your job interview is just as critical as your advance preparations when it comes to the overall success of your search. Following up can have a significant impact on whether or not an offer is extended. Post-interview follow-up addresses a key employer concern: your interest level in the position. It also gives… Read more »

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There is no one who doesn’t like being recognized for a job well done – even your most introverted, laid-back team members. On an ongoing basis, employee recognition may be simply a few short words of praise and encouragement to maintain a positive flow in the workplace environment. Your more formal program will likely include… Read more »

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Social Media and Hiring Opportunities in Modesto

Companies in the United States hire more than 14 million temporary and contract employees every year. The temporary employment industry grew by 57 percent between 2009 and 2014. And in today’s workforce environment, employers continue to look for ways to quickly adapt to market dynamics. Often, temporary workers are their answer. A temporary position can… Read more »

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The best interview questions tell you about the person behind the resume, revealing their true personality and passions, strengths and shortfalls. By asking the right things, you can hire superstars who will get behind you in your business vision and help make it a reality. Here are some unique questions to help you set the… Read more »

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There are many variables in determining what a bad hire may cost your company. But no matter which expert analyses you consider, you can’t afford to make such a mistake very often. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the cost of a failed hire is at least 30 percent of an employee’s first-year earnings. Half… Read more »