Top Job Seeker Posts of 2015


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 »

Email is Killing Your Productivity: Staying Productive amid Distraction


PrideStaff Modesto | Intensify Your Job Search

With ongoing onslaughts of work emails, personal emails and multiple open browser windows, the workplace is becoming increasingly distracting. We’ve all experienced a colleague’s phone buzzing during a meeting or conversation,  and it’s tough to get back on track following these digital distractions. According to a recent University of California study, there are typically only… Read more »

Ask for an Interview in Your Cover Letter


PrideStaff Modesto | Resume Tips to Help You Land the Job

Your cover letter is your introduction to your resume …  and to you as a candidate. It shows your interest in a position and makes a personal connection between who you are and why you’re the right person for the job. Use the following tips to strengthen your cover letter and land an interview. The… Read more »

Start Showing Your Co-workers That You’re Thankful for Their Help


Declining a Modesto Job Offer

The holidays are just around the corner, so it’s a great time to show appreciation to your co-workers for what they do for you all year round. You may even want to set your first New Year’s resolution – and make acknowledging your peers at work a regular practice, regardless of the season. Some of… Read more »

73 Percent of Professionals Don’t Love their Current Jobs: Are You One of Them?


PrideStaff Modesto | Improving Team Productivity

It’s tough to go to work every day when the thrill of the job is gone. Or maybe it was never there to begin with. According to one recent industry survey, this is the case for close to three quarters of professionals. Among more than 1,000 respondents, 38 percent said their work was “okay, I… Read more »

Solving & Overcoming Income Inequality


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 »

BREATHE … Overcome Job Search Stress!


A long job search can wear on your attitude, outlook, self-esteem, and even your physical health. Keep in mind that fear, stress and frustration are common side effects for job hunters – and you are not alone. But if the search is taking significantly longer than you anticipated, a few practical tips can help. Have… Read more »

Encouraging and Promoting the Growth and Development of Your Workforce


Encouraging their personal and professional growth shows your employees that you care about their progress and their future – and it inspires lasting loyalty. Here are some tips for offering learning and development to help all your team members improve: Do … Serve as a role model. Take an active part in your own professional… Read more »

Get Ahead … But Don’t Become a Workaholic!


Social Media and Hiring Opportunities in Modesto

  Hard work pays off. But overly long hours can throw off your delicate work-life balance and be harmful to your health and well-being. Being a hard worker is not the same as being a workaholic. Workaholism, like all addictions, becomes a recurring obsession as you practice repeated destructive behavior, despite knowing how harmful it… Read more »

How to Develop a Policy on Wearable Technology in the Workplace


Top HR Articles of 2014 | PrideStaff Modesto

Welcome to a new world of person-to-person surveillance where rules, boundaries and etiquette have yet to be established. Your HR team needs to upgrade its policy manual to address the opportunities and threats of wearable technologies, especially covert recording devices. For instance, two of the most touted wearable devices are smart glasses, with 100 million… Read more »