PrideStaff Modesto

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While it’s impossible to predict exactly what you may be asked in a job interview, there are some common questions that are likely to crop up, regardless of the specific company or position. As part of your interview prep, it’s a good idea to be familiar with them and write out your responses in advance…. Read more »

How a Slow Hiring Process Can Damage Your Company

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Why is efficient hiring so critical to your business? In the race for top talent, you’re not only running against your competition, you’re also running against time: the speed of the market; the speed of candidates’ expectations; and the ever-increasing speed of change. As of August – the most recent month for which Bureau of… Read more »

Strategies to Help Increase Employee Productivity

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Every good business leader knows the success of their company depends on productivity. Employees who put forth extra effort make a big difference in safety, quality and profitability. And it’s up to you to motivate each one of them to achieve their full potential. Engage Your Workforce Just as your business success begins with productivity,… Read more »

Tips for Reducing Turnover Among Millennial Employees

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According to a recent Forbes study, 60 percent of millennial employees – those born after 1980 – leave their jobs within three years. And, it costs a company $15,000 to $20,000 or more to replace each one. How can you make the necessary changes to ensure your company is not only attracting millennials, but also… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Having an Infographic Resume

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Is an infographic resume – where graphic visual representations of information are used to present your content – a good idea? The answer is a definite maybe. While there’s usually room for an infographic resume in your job search, some people will always prefer to read text. In some fields and as technology continues to… Read more »

How to Create a Company Culture That Supports Business Goals

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“Culture” has been a corporate buzzword for a long time; but what does it really mean for you and for the ongoing success of your business? And, how can you build a culture of engagement, productivity and success as you move forward in 2018? In a word, culture is the personality of your organization. Entrepreneur.com… Read more »

5 Reasons Why They’re Not Looking at Your Resume

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Your resume is a critical element in your successful job-search strategy. Of course, your resume alone won’t get you hired – but, it is the key to whether or not a prospective employer calls you in for an interview. So … what is it about your resume that isn’t doing the trick? The leading reasons… Read more »

How to Resolve Conflict in the Workplace

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Workplace conflict is inevitable. In some cases, conflict is actually normal and healthy. Experts have found that the most effective teams are those in which members feel safe enough to “agree to disagree” with one another. But, as noted by organizational psychologist Michael Woodward, “Unhealthy conflict is when it becomes personal and emotional. Then, your… Read more »

Why Frequent Employee Reviews are Critical

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The best employees are constantly looking to better themselves and improve their performance. As a result, they crave specific, timely feedback. The traditional practice of conducting performance reviews annually – or even on a six-month or quarterly basis – is no longer sufficient to meet employee demands or the changing pace of business. As noted… Read more »