5 Things to Look For in Every Resume

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When you have a job opening to fill, you typically have to sort through resumes. Lots of resumes. You can save yourself and your team a lot of time and energy by knowing what to look for – right up front. You need to ensure that the candidates you consider are exactly who they say… Read more »

Want to Hire Better Employees? Watch Out for These Warning Signs!

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When you’re interviewing job candidates, your goal is to find the right person for the job. This means finding and weeding out the weakest applicants as you narrow down your list and ultimately make the right match. Watch for these warning signs in candidates. Often, they are harbingers of bigger, long-term issues. Punctuality Problems Unless… Read more »

Bye Bye Boomers, Hello Millennials. Is Your Workforce Ready?

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Tips on Landing a Job After Graduating Near Modesto California

Forbes recently reported that the average workplace houses up to four generations: veterans, who were born before 1946; Baby Boomers, who were born between 1946 and 1964; members of Generation X, who were born between 1965 and 1979, and Millennials, who were born between 1980 and 2000. Of these groups, there are approximately 66 million… Read more »

Remove These Obstacles So Your Team Can Succeed

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As a leader, your most important role is to set the direction for your team. But what happens when you’ve done this to the best of your ability, and things still aren’t working? You have a good sense of what your team needs to do – and everyone is skilled and appears motivated. Yet, you’re… Read more »

Becoming an Effective Decision Maker is Easier than You Think

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“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” With these words, President Teddy Roosevelt wisely summarized the core of effective decision making. Like all skills, being a good… Read more »

Stumped on Your Hiring Goals? Ask Your Staff!

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Research has consistently shown that the more involved employees are in decision-making at their companies, the better it is for morale, motivation, engagement, and overall levels of job satisfaction. So it’s not surprising that involving current team members in your hiring process can yield numerous positive results for them and for you. Firms including Google,… Read more »

Should You Include Staff in Interviews?

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Successful talent acquisition has a powerful impact on your employer brand and ultimately, on your company’s bottom line. Each new hire is an opportunity to find the next superstar that will take your organization to the next level and help outshine your completion. It is crucial that your interview process – and those who take… Read more »

Did Your Top Performers Plateau?

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What do you do when your previously high-performing employees hit a plateau? This is not an uncommon occurrence – and it could be due to any number of contributing factors. But it is a problem. As a business leader, you work constantly to exceed previous results, and you need everyone pulling in the same direction… Read more »

Use Your Social Media Pages to Attract Candidates

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To attract the best talent on the market, you need to sell your company. And recruitment is a two-way street. As A-list candidates check out your employer brand, social media typically is their first point of contact. In a recent Jobvite survey of 1,800 recruiting and HR pros, 93 percent of respondents said they use… Read more »

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 »