How Do You Measure Quality of Hire?

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Building a dynamic, productive team starts at the hiring process. That makes fine-tuning your recruiting procedures a key to long-term success. But what metrics should you use? How should you go about measuring the quality of hires you get from your recruiting efforts? These questions may seem like they have simple answers. If you get… Read more »

What Do I Need to Do to Bring Back Furloughed Employees?

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While COVID-19 continues to cause massive disruptions both to our personal lives and to the general economic environment, recent months have seen some return to the pre-pandemic days. Businesses are starting to open up again, and people are beginning to return to work. Giving these hopeful signs, it’s time to figure out what you need… Read more »

How to Get Through a Day of Customer Service When You’re in a Bad Mood

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In many jobs, bad moods don’t matter much. Factory workers and back-office staffers can just put their heads down and make it through the day. However, in customer service, you don’t have that option. You have to find a way to deal with customers even when you don’t feel much like communicating. After all, success… Read more »

How to Incorporate High-Tech Training at Your Warehouse

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Your typical warehouse seems a long way from the glass offices of Silicon Valley. However, technology lives everywhere. It’s right at home in the back area of any facility. In fact, with product tracking, just-in-time inventory, and a focus on short delivery times, the warehouse has become a hive of tech innovation. A new high-tech… Read more »

5 Activities Your Team Can Do to Celebrate Independence Day

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Ah, summer. Longer days. A flood of vacation requests. Waiting a week for customers to respond to your emails. And the big chance to show off your patriotic spirit. Depending on your business, you might already give your employees a holiday on Independence Day. But you can go further in setting the mood. Here are… Read more »

Bend Staffing Firm Recognized as Winner of PrideStaff’s Office of the Year Award

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After an amazingly successful start, Owner/Strategic-Partner Matt Ertle is pleased to announce that his Bend office has sustained that momentum and was recently named the recipient of the George A. Rogers Award. For nineteen years, the national, franchised staffing organization has bestowed this annual honor upon the PrideStaff office that has achieved the strongest results… Read more »

Become The “Go-To” Person In Your Office With These 6 Tips!

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Developing a reputation as the “go-to” person in your office comes with a lot of benefits. It can also mean a lot of extra work, but the added assignments represent an investment in your career development. The “go-to” status means you have a high profile among your colleagues. It can mean additional respect. It also… Read more »

3 Social Media Red Flags That Could Cost Your Job

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More and more, people think of themselves as brands. What in the long-ago past used to concern only large corporations, has trickled down, through athletes and celebrities and influencers, to become a day-to-day consideration of everyday folk. The rise of social media has given everyone their own internal PR shops. Not that everyone uses it… Read more »

PrideStaff Live: Winning the Talent Wars

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At PrideStaff, we’re always looking for new ways to help you overcome your toughest business challenges. Through our Innovations LIVE webinar series, we’ve partnered with some of the world’s leading experts to tackle your biggest HR, recruiting and talent management issues. Our next free Innovations LIVE webinar, “Winning the Talent Wars,” is coming up on Wednesday,… Read more »

2018 SAGE // Small Business of the Year Nominees

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The Bend Chamber’s 29th Annual SAGE Business Awards celebrates and honors the achievements and collaborative spirit of our region’s most innovative citizens. Local businesses and organizations are the force behind our growing economy. Working together, driving growth and delivering jobs.  Here at the Bend Chamber, we understand challenges and the continued commitment of our members to reach goals… Read more »