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The end of the year represents a time of optimism and a time of reflection. Optimism for the year ahead (hey, at least 2019 isn’t an election year). And reflection to the year gone by (bright spots: Avengers: Infinity Wars; the Olympics…dark spots: well, no need to bring up those). In looking back, it’s important… Read more »

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Go to the gym. Eat fewer carbs. Spend more time with family. Oh, and make more money and finally get your career on track. All of it falls into the classic easier-said-than-done category. The key is to avoid general resolutions and map out specific actions you can take to get going in the right direction…. Read more »

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It can be a strange and awkward relationship. You see each other every day. You know almost everything about each other’s hobbies and personality quirks, but you’re not really friends. Sometimes your adversaries and you almost never have a meaningful two-way dialogue. It can be even harder in an industry like biotech. It’s a highly… Read more »

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A lot of families have the same Thanksgiving tradition. They go around the table and everyone lists at least one thing they are thankful for. For you, the phrase “good employees” could get mentioned every year. Efficient and reliable workers make everything easier. When you complete a project or beat your production quotas, it’s because… Read more »

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The holidays are coming. Along with the traditional seasonal pressures of picking out the perfect present for your spouse and dealing with distant relatives with unorthodox political views, this time of year comes with a lot of business stress. For managers, this includes holiday schedules. Everyone wants time off. And they all want the same… Read more »

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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 »

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Turning to a staffing agency often represents a job seeker’s last resort. They hold out as long as they can. They run through all the dead ends and disappointments; then, in desperation, turn to a professional to help them find a position. Why do they wait so long? Usually, it’s the result of some misconceptions…. Read more »

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Given how much thought and effort goes into a job search, it’s amazing how uncertain the outcome can seem. You and your team earnestly review dozens and dozens of resumes (often with some cutting-edge computer help). You use best-practice interview techniques in order to uncover all the hidden personality traps and potential buried conflicts. You… Read more »

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LinkedIn exists as a networking platform. It’s one big, digital industry conference. Just instead of shaking hands and handing out business cards, you send each other invites. But any social media platform comes with privacy and reputational concerns. Along with being a networking platform, LinkedIn serves as your public face. Any new client, any prospective… Read more »

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Projects miss deadlines. People show up late (or not at all). Customer complaints keep coming in. You try to fix the problems, but every time you talk to your employees, you get the same type of response – excuses. Not reasons, not explanations. Just lists of justifications for why what happened was no one’s fault…. Read more »