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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How to Make Your Workplace Healthier

Your experience as a hiring manager – or your gut feeling – may warn you to steer clear of overqualified candidates. And you may be right. However, don’t automatically eliminate this talent either. Carefully consider the pros and cons before making a final decision. What to Look For In a recent study of sales associates,… Read more »

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There are approximately 40 million students and recent college graduates on LinkedIn – representing the platform’s fastest-growing demographic. While hiring a new grad may come with some initial drawbacks, such as longer onboarding and extra hand-holding, the pros often far outweigh the cons. If you engage with them early on, you can ensure these future… Read more »

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Temporary work can be an excellent step to a permanent employment opportunity – or an ongoing option that fits your lifestyle. Either way, it pays to be the best temp you can be while you’re on the job. Working as a temp, you’re a member of a three-sided partnership: the client company where you’re placed;… Read more »

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Creating a positive company culture begins with fostering happy employees. Recent research shows that happy workers are 85 percent more efficient, experience a 60 percent drop in absenteeism and stay twice as long in their jobs as their less satisfied colleagues. This results in measurable improvements in safety, wellness, engagement, retention, employer brand and ultimately,… Read more »

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PrideStaff Modesto | Employment Firms in Modesto California

How do you set yourself apart from the competition when applying for your next job? The best strategy is to take whatever steps are necessary to bring your skills up to date and demonstrate you’re committed to continuous learning and self-improvement. According to the results of a recent study, 63 percent of employers are concerned… Read more »

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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 »