Top HR Posts of 2015

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Employee retention was among the most critical issues facing employers in 2015, as indicated by posts of top interest to PrideStaff Modesto clients. With the cost of turnover estimated at between 1.5 and 2 times an employee’s annual salary, plus such related costs as plummeting productivity and morale, it’s a serious threat that can hurt… Read more »

Start Focusing on 2016: Setting New HR Goals & Records

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Failing to plan = planning to fail. Of all your myriad HR functions, annual and long-term planning – including the establishment of updated goals and objectives – is the most important. Recent studies show that HR has taken a bigger role in strategic business planning. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently noted that… Read more »

Top Job Seeker Posts of 2015

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The U.S. and global labor markets continue to get back on track as 2015 winds down. It has been a year of cautious optimism following the crippling recession years of recent history. In October, 271,000 net new jobs were added across all U.S. industries. Notable in recent months was a rise in wages in an… Read more »

Solving & Overcoming Income Inequality

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As reported by the White House, full-time working women receive 77 percent of their male counterparts’ salaries. April 20 was “equal pay payday,” representing how far a woman needed to work into 2015 to earn as much as a man did in 2014. And as cited by 77 percent of females and 63 percent of… Read more »

Declining a Job Offer When It’s Not the Right Fit for You

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Declining a job offer – even if you’re sure you don’t want it – is never easy. But it may be inevitable in order to land the position of your dreams. Knowing how to decline graciously ensures that you gain respect and protect your professional reputation and relationships. Whether you’re faced with an offer you’d… Read more »

A New Year Brings New Job Search Trends

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If you’re job searching in 2014, you are not alone. An astounding 83 percent of the North American working population is on the alert for new career opportunities this year, according to a recent report by industry experts at Right Management. To land your dream job, be sure you stay ahead of current search trends… Read more »