How to Promote Your Business in Your Community

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PrideStaff Akron

How many of you have wanted to start a business but didn’t quite know how to go about it? Should you take out an advertisement? If so, where? And how do you get others to work with you when you’re a relative unknown? It plays on the old question: How do you promote your business… Read more »

What Makes an Employee Leave a Great Company?

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PrideStaff Akron

It happens from time to time: You have a successful company, people seem happy and content to stay, and then seemingly out of the blue, one of your top employees comes to tell you that she’s leaving. What could make her want to move on? Does it involve the manager (as the saying goes)? The… Read more »

What’s Next for Staffing Agencies in 2018?

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PrideStaff Akron

Every year brings about changes, and quality staffing agencies know to adjust with the growing needs of their clients and candidates, as well as the ever-shifting hiring landscape, especially the lowered unemployment rates. So, what might you see this year in terms of the staffing agency you work with?   High demand and tight labor… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions to Break Bad Management Habits

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As 2018 begins, it’s a good idea to look at how you want to set up the year, including breaking some old and bad habits that may have somehow crept their way into your management style. To act as the most effective manager, you want to avoid some of these common pitfalls.   Micromanaging Have… Read more »

10 Ways to Make Performance Reviews More Meaningful

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Too many of us dread performance reviews – both giving and receiving. But, if done right, they’ll do so much more than simply take up time asking questions and giving answers that simply check off a box and truly help make each employee better.   Prepare. Before jumping in, think about what you want to… Read more »

How to Seek Out a Team Player from a Pool of Candidates

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One of the most requested qualities in a candidate to the point that it sounds cliché is “team player”. Yet unless your company entails all employees working silently and independently, you truly do need to find those who work well with others, who understand the importance of give-and-take. So how do you find them in… Read more »

Focus on Energy Management Rather Than Time Management

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PrideStaff Akron

We all hear the talk about time management, how if we could figure it out, we’d have (obviously) more time, less stress, get more done … But we don’t talk about managing our energy, which allows us to manage all of that time and use it to its best capacity. Sometimes working more hours just… Read more »

Why Negative Feedback Doesn’t Have to be Personal

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At a time when the younger generation of workers grew up used to praise for their efforts, it sometimes comes about that today’s employees have trouble with constructive criticism, seeing as a personal attack. However, one doesn’t always mean the other. Sometimes receiving that negative feedback just takes some practice.   Remember that we all… Read more »

How Does Employment in Akron Compare to the Rest of Ohio?

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While many places in the state have come back from the recession of nearly a decade ago, not all cities have bounced back in the same way. When looking at Akron’s unemployment rates specifically, it does about the same or a little higher than Ohio’s rates in general but surpasses some of the major cities…. Read more »

Interview Tips: When to Keep Your Answers Short

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You may feel a need to tell an interviewer everything possible so they can get the best measure of you in the time you have, but that can lead to wordy answers that actually hurt your chances rather than helping you. For some questions in particular, you’ll do best keeping your responses succinct.   When… Read more »