What’s the Best Time of Day to Apply for a Job in Akron?

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You may have heard about the best time of year or even day of the week to apply for a job – but did you know you can apply at a certain time of day to get the edge as well? The employment platform TalentWorks did some research to see if time of day corresponded… 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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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 »

How to Win the Holiday Job Search!

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PrideStaff Akron

Looking for work between now and the end of the year may seem daunting, especially when you have to contend with the business of the holiday season (relatives, travel, gifts, food, more food…). So how do you both fend off questions from well-meaning but stressful inquiries, and how do you manage to find a quiet… 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 »

How a Mock Interview Can Get You Your Next Job

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If you want to do well on your next interview, go with the tried-and-true motto, “Be prepared.” And what better way to prepare than by doing a mock interview beforehand? The more you can make it like the real thing, the better you’ll do when the time comes. In order to best prepare, take these… 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 »

The Scientific Way to Get Your Boss to Say “Yes” to Your Ideas

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand and have your boss not only listen to your ideas, but also agree with them? Magic may not work, but science can actually help this happen. It’s all about the scientific art of persuasion…   Get out your pen. Want to make something convincing?… Read more »