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The best jobs in San Antonio North, TX are right here.

Owner/Strategic-Partner Therese Troyer serves the San Antonio market by connecting top talent with top companies. She believes that when you enjoy what you're doing, it doesn't feel like work. Together with her team of San Antonio recruiters, Therese strives to provide meaningful employment opportunities that individuals enjoy as much as she does her own career.

If you're looking for jobs in San Antonio North, here are two hot opportunities:

 

Accounts Receivable Specialist in San Antonio North, TX

Salary: $16.00 to $18.00/hr.

Job Type: Temporary to Hire

Job ID: 352054

 

Job Description

Ready for a new accounts receivable opportunity to apply your skills – and learn new ones? Several clients throughout northern San Antonio seek detail-oriented A/R specialists for a wide range of assignments. A successful candidate will be experienced at: entering, posting and reconciling batches; researching and resolving customer A/R issues; preparing aging reports; placing billing and collections calls; maintaining cash receipt journals; and updating and reconciling a sub-ledger to the general ledger.

Apply for the San Antonio Accounts Receivable Specialist job>

 

Customer Service (Lawn Care) in San Antonio, TX

Salary: $12.00 to $13.00/hr.

Job Type: Temporary to Hire

Job ID: 351963

Job Description

Family-owned services company near the airport has an immediate need for a customer service professional to handle inbound and outbound calls on a 12-line system: scheduling services, confirming appointments and making follow-up calls to customers. If you're dependable, have great phone skills and a positive attitude, this might be the perfect job for you! $12.00/hr. to start with a raise to $13.00 once hired directly, plus paid holidays, major medical and vision insurance.

Apply for the San Antonio Customer Service (Lawn Care) job>

Looking for work in San Antonio North?

PrideStaff offers a variety of different opportunities throughout San Antonio North and beyond. Be sure to visit our full job listings, using the links below:

Things to know about working with PrideStaff:


  • The PrideStaff San Antonio North office is located at 15116 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio.
  • We offer temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire employment opportunities.
  • When you apply, your staffing specialist will conduct a one-on-one interview to assess your interests, experience, career goals and work preferences. During the interview, they will review your work history and identify assignments or positions that may be right for you.
  • You can find answers to commonly asked questions about working with PrideStaff here.
  • PrideStaff is a staffing company that has been helping job seekers find meaningful and fulfilling work in their desired field since 1978. We'll help ensure that you don't just search, but succeed.

Learn more about PrideStaff’s San Antonio North, TX staffing and employment agency and City of San Antonio North, TX Jobs.



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The best jobs in Houston Southwest, TX are right here.

Houston native and Strategic-Partner Jonathan Smith is proud to leverage his local market connections to align job seekers with ideal job opportunities throughout Southwest Houston. Jonathan and his team of Houston Southwest employment experts truly enjoy staffing, listen to candidates' needs, and live by the motto of "consistently helping others."

If you're looking for jobs in Houston Southwest, here are two hot opportunities:

 

Accounting and Records Clerk in Houston Southwest, TX

Salary: $14.00 to $16.00/hr.

Job Type: Temporary to Hire

Job ID: 350090

 

Job Description

Looking to deepen your experience in accounting and collections? Our client in the Southwest Houston area seeks an accounting and records clerk for reporting, reviewing and reconciling duties, including reviewing reconciliation exception reports, possible account balance issues, overpayments and other discrepancies; preparing and submitting corrections spreadsheets when needed; serving as backup to correspondence clerk and administrative assistance; processing received checks and preparing monthly invoices as needed; and more.

Apply for the Houston Southwest Accounting and Records Clerk job>

 

CDL Service Porter in Houston Southwest, TX

Salary: $16.00 to $18.00/hr.

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job ID: 350768

Job Description

Have general labor and hand tool experience? Immediate opportunity available for a CDL service porter with a clean background and valid CDL driver's license. This is a direct-hire position with job duties that include light shop maintenance in the service area, transporting customer vehicles and other duties as assigned by management.

Apply for the Houston Southwest CDL Service Porter job>

Looking for work in Houston Southwest?

PrideStaff offers a variety of different opportunities throughout Houston Southwest and beyond. Be sure to visit our full job listings, using the links below:

Things to know about working with PrideStaff:


  • The PrideStaff Houston Southwest office is located at 2400 Augusta, Suite 103, Houston.
  • We offer temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire employment opportunities.
  • When you apply, your staffing specialist will conduct a one-on-one interview to assess your interests, experience, career goals and work preferences. During the interview, they will review your work history and identify assignments or positions that may be right for you.
  • You can find answers to commonly asked questions about working with PrideStaff here.
  • PrideStaff is a staffing company that has been helping job seekers find meaningful and fulfilling work in their desired field since 1978. We'll help ensure that you don't just search, but succeed.

Learn more about PrideStaff’s Houston Southwest, TX staffing and employment agency and City of Houston Southwest, TX Jobs.



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A whoopie cushion on your seat? That's a harmless April Fool's prank.

But a lie on a candidate's resume? That's no joke.

Opportunities may be plentiful, but that doesn't stop unscrupulous job applicants from embellishing, exaggerating or flat-out fibbing to land an interview. And the practice is commonplace: as many as 85% of job applicants lie on their resume!

So, if you're hiring, how can you keep lying candidates from fooling you this April? Today, our national staffing and placement agency shares smart tips for spotting resume lies – and making better hires:

  • Check each job application against the corresponding resume. Weed out dishonest candidates early in the screening process. Look for inconsistencies in areas like dates of employment, job titles and work responsibilities.
  • Confirm degrees before you schedule interviews. "Diploma mills" are a billion-dollar industry. If education is a key requirement for the job in question, taking the time to verify academic credentials before you get to the interview phase can save you from wasting time on unqualified candidates.
  • Ask behavioral interview questions. Operating on the principle that past behavior is the best indicator of future success, behavioral questions require candidates to provide specific examples from their work experience to support claims on their resume. Honest candidates are able to readily provide in-depth stories detailing their work experience; the quality of their responses indicates whether the experience is real.
  • Spend more time listening than talking. Candidates who lie on their resume will frequently reveal themselves if you just give them enough time to talk:
    • Ask open-ended questions to encourage candidates to speak freely.
    • Take notes of important details, keeping an eye out for missing or conflicting information.
    • Follow up with probing questions to clarify discrepancies and get more detail when warranted.
  • Pay attention to verbal and nonverbal cues. Subtle behavioral cues can indicate when a candidate is being dishonest. Examples include:
    • Maintaining eye contact for too long (honest people typically make eye contact about 60% of the time).
    • Repeating questions before answering them (to stall for time).
    • Using "convincing" statements (e.g., "I'm an ethical person.") to try and influence your opinion without actually answering your question.

Ensure great hires and minimize risks with PrideStaff.

To get the honest candidates you want, without the headaches and hassles, partner with our national staffing organization. PrideStaff's On Target fulfillment process eliminates the guesswork, chance and inconsistency in hiring – and ensures you receive better quality candidates, every time. Contact your local PrideStaff office to learn more.

Human Resources Tags: How to Spot Lies on a Resume, How to Spot a Fake Resume, Resume Lies, Spotting Dishonest Candidates, Lies On A Resume, Resume Red Flags
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Comfortable. Durable. Affordable.

Is that too much to ask from a work boot?

If you work in any type of industrial environment on your feet all day, great footwear is critical to your success. You need work boots that fit right, protect your feet and won't blow your budget.

Need help sorting through your options?

Factors to consider:

  • Type of safety toe. Do you need steel toes, aluminum toes or composite toes? Each offers unique advantages in terms of protection against electrocution, impact, temperature and more. Know what the job requires before you shop for work boots.
  • Construction materials and process. A boot's durability and comfort are largely determined by how it's made – and what it's made of. Evaluate the upper material, the quality of the insole, the tread thickness and how the upper is attached to the sole when weighing your options.
  • Proper support. Great work boots should provide adequate foot and arch support, reduce stress on your legs and back and minimize your risk for injury. Consider what special needs you have or that the job may require before deciding which boots to buy.
  • Comfort. The best-made work boots in the world won't benefit you on the job if they don't fit right. Always try work boots on before buying them. And if you're purchasing online, make sure the site has an iron-clad exchange/return policy – to avoid extra charges if the pair you order isn't a great fit.

Ready to shop?

High-quality work boots that won't break the bank:

Irish Setter 83608 Steel Toe Work Boot: $100 to $162 (electrical hazard safety)

Timberland PRO Ascender Alloy Safety Toe: $100 to $130 (alloy safety toe)

Wolverine Overman Waterproof CarbonMax: $117 to $180 (slip-resistant)

Carhartt Men's CMF6366 Composite Toe Boot: $106 to $173 (oil, slip and chemical resistant)

EVER BOOTS "Ultra Dry" Premium Leather Work Boots: $66.95 (waterproof)

Options for women:

Timberland PRO Women's Titan Waterproof Boot: 105 to $194 (slip resistant rubber outsole)

KEEN Utility Women's Detroit Mid Steel Toe Work Boot: $75 to $157 (waterproof and slip resistant)

Avenger Women's 7124 Leather Waterproof EH Work Boot: $90 to $107 (removable dual-density insole)

Looking for a great new job to go along with those great new work boots?

PrideStaff places people in a wide range of light industrial, skilled trades, production and manufacturing positions across the country. We work with employers to ensure each opportunity offers the challenge, opportunity and great pay you need. From welders to machinists, forklift operators to picker/packers, find the best light industrial jobs here!

Career Best Practices Tags: 2019 Best Work Boots, Affordable Work Boots, What Are The Best Work Boots, Manufacturing Jobs, Production Jobs, Industrial Jobs, National Employment Agencies, Light Industrial Employment Agencies, national staffing services
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The best jobs in Atlanta South, GA are right here.

Owners/Strategic-Partners Erica and Randy Walker strive to match the best person with the best position – building success for employers and job seekers throughout the south Atlanta area. Leveraging in-depth interviews and local business connections, Erica and Randy can identify and present career-building opportunities that get people like you to work, quickly.

If you're looking for jobs in Atlanta South, here are two hot opportunities:

 

Warehouse Personnel/Forklift Operator in Forest Park, GA

Salary: $11.75/hr.

Job Type: Temporary to Hire

Job ID: 351170

 

Job Description

Have a stable work history and enjoy physical work that requires attention to detail? Our Forest Park client has a 1st shift (5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) opportunity for a warehouse associate to pick and pack orders; load and unload delivery trucks; stock inventory when shipments arrive; perform accurate inventory cycle counts; operate a forklift (experience required); and more.

Apply for the Forest Park Warehouse Personnel / Forklift Operator job>

 

Entry Level Fabrication Technician in Atlanta, GA

Salary: $13.00/hr.

Job Type: Temporary to Hire

Job ID: 349419

Job Description

Looking to break into fabrication? A Facility in the Six Flags area has an entry level position with room to grow! In this role, you will: prep and cut fabricated pipe and fittings to proper size and/or length; drill and grind metal parts according to order selections; ensure tools and equipment are calibrated and in good working order; and more.

Apply for the Atlanta Entry Level Fabrication Technician job>

Looking for work in Atlanta South?

PrideStaff offers a variety of different opportunities throughout Atlanta South and beyond. Be sure to visit our full job listings, using the links below:

Things to know about working with PrideStaff:


  • The PrideStaff Atlanta South office is located at 1240 Highway 54 West, Suite 303, Fayetteville.
  • We offer temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire employment opportunities.
  • When you apply, your staffing specialist will conduct a one-on-one interview to assess your interests, experience, career goals and work preferences. During the interview, they will review your work history and identify assignments or positions that may be right for you.
  • You can find answers to commonly asked questions about working with PrideStaff here.
  • PrideStaff is a staffing company that has been helping job seekers find meaningful and fulfilling work in their desired field since 1978. We'll help ensure that you don't just search, but succeed.

Learn more about PrideStaff’s Atlanta South, GA staffing and employment agency and City of Atlanta South, GA Jobs.



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Want to stay ahead of the trends shaping the field of human resources?

Ready to unlock your leadership potential and level up in your HR career?

Just looking for a little inspiration?

Then ask yourself this question:

What are you reading?


Success in HR starts by staying at the leading edge of your field – and that requires continual learning. In addition to taking the classes required to maintain your HR certification, you should also read industry journals, thought-leaders' blogs and yes – books.

Which titles should be on your reading list? Here are five HR books you should read to make 2019 a great year for your career and organization:

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

By Patrick Lencioni

Looking for ways to improve team function, cohesion and results? In this book, leading organizational health expert Patrick Lencioni explores the underlying causes of politics and dysfunction that plague work teams – and offers practical solutions to overcoming them.

The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation

By Darrell M. West

How will your organization weather the transition to a digital economy? West's book presents a compelling case for why our nation and the world at large have reached a "major inflection point," forcing us to address the impact of rapid technological advancement and increasing automation. The author's insights address the future of work, education and public policy, making this an important read for both managers and employees.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't

By Jim Collins

After researching and studying successful organizations for 30 years, Collins' efforts culminated in this book, which explores evergreen lessons and practices every HR professional can use (and has sold over 3 million copies!). Topics include how to manage talent, how to create a unifying purpose; and why humility and unwavering commitment are important to a company's success.

Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work

By Sarah Kessler

With deep reporting and powerful storytelling, Gigged moves beyond hype, examining the evolving "psychological contract" between organizations and workers in the advent of the gig economy's rise. Kessler's book is important for anyone interested in the future of work; in it she carefully analyzes the shift from traditional employment models to part-time work and contingent employment arrangements.

The Healthy Workplace: How to Improve the Well-Being of your Employees – and Boost Your Company's Bottom Line

By Leigh Stringer

Does your workplace support your employees' well-being – or are unhealthy habits taking a toll and contributing to increased absenteeism, diminished productivity and higher insurance costs? In this book, Stringer examines the strategies, policies and innovative techniques leading employers use to create a healthier, more energized work environment – and build a better bottom line.

Prefer to learn by listening?


As we mentioned in this earlier post, podcasts are rapidly gaining momentum among busy HR professionals like you. If you're an auditory learner who wants to listen to the go, this post shares 5 leadership and management podcasts to make you a more dynamic HR professional.

Another smart way to excel in HR?


Assemble a great team to lead. Temporary or direct, PrideStaff can quickly provide the right people who complement your management style and make every work day more successful. Contact your local PrideStaff office today to learn more.

 

Human Resources Tags: Best HR Books, 2019 Top Reads For HR Professionals, Books Every HR Professional Should Read, HR Career Management Advice, Leading National Temporary Staffing Agencies, Recruiting Staffing Agencies
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The best jobs in Las Vegas, NV are right here.

Bob Daniel, Owner/Strategic-Partner for PrideStaff's Las Vegas office, takes great pride in mentoring individuals in their career development. He and his team of Las Vegas employment experts consistently create the best matches by putting the right people in the right positions.

If you're looking for jobs in Las Vegas, here are two hot opportunities:

 

Customer Service Representative in North Las Vegas, NV

Salary: $15.00/hr.

Job Type: Temporary to Hire

Job ID: 347828

 

Job Description


Enjoy variety in your job? Looking to get your foot in the door with a great new employer? Our clients seek experienced candidates to serve as an internal resource and liaison to their customers. As a customer service representative, you will perform a wide range of administrative, clerical customer service and support tasks. If you are a great communicator with solid computer skills who enjoys helping others, check out the full job listing on our website.

Apply for the North Las Vegas Customer Service Representative job>

 

Administrative – Data Entry in North Las Vegas, NV

Salary: $15.00/hr.

Job Type: Temporary to Hire

Job ID: 347792

Job Description


Long-term assignment (expected to last through 2019) for an ethical, meticulous, independent worker who is comfortable working in a large, fast-paced environment. In this role, you will be responsible for entering and extracting payment information using the client's proprietary system. Ready to learn more? Get the full details by clicking on the link below.

Apply for the North Las Vegas Administrative - Data Entry job>

Looking for work in Las Vegas?


PrideStaff offers a variety of different opportunities throughout Las Vegas and beyond.  Be sure to visit our full job listings, using the links below:

Things to know about working with PrideStaff:


  • The PrideStaff Las Vegas office is located at 3110 West Cheyenne Avenue, Suite 300, North Las Vegas.
  • We offer temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire employment opportunities.
  • When you apply, your staffing specialist will conduct a one-on-one interview to assess your interests, experience, career goals and work preferences.  During the interview, they will review your work history and identify assignments or positions that may be right for you.
  • You can find answers to commonly asked questions about working with PrideStaff here.
  • PrideStaff is a staffing company that has been helping job seekers find meaningful and fulfilling work in their desired field since 1978.  We'll help ensure that you don't just search, but succeed.

Learn more about PrideStaff’s Las Vegas, NV staffing and employment agency and City of Las Vegas, NV Jobs.

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"Mind the gap!"

Even if you've never used the London Underground, you've probably heard this phrase reminding you to be mindful of the dangerous gap between the train and platform. If you fall through, you may never be heard from again (pleasant thought, right?).

A gap in your employment history can be just as intimidating:

  • If you've been out of work for a while, it's natural to doubt your abilities. You may feel as though you'll never find another great job.
  • Gaps in your resume can be viewed as a red flag. With little other compensating information to offset spotty employment, recruiters could potentially assume the worst about your job performance and/or reliability.

Should you fear an employment gap?


Absolutely not! There's no more reason to let employment inconsistency knock you out of contention for a job than there is to fall under a train. If you're mindful and address your employment gap effectively, you can successfully bridge to a fantastic new opportunity. Here's how:          

How should you address your employment gap when applying?


  • Don't panic. Employers realize there are several valid reasons for resume gaps: maternity/paternity leave, career change, illness, a layoff, caring for an ailing relative, for example. The key is to create an ironclad plan for proactively explaining it, so you stay in the running for a job you really deserve.
  • Use a functional resume. If you have a lengthy or multiple employment gap(s), switch to a functional resume format. Unlike the traditional reverse chronological resume, a functional format focuses on your skills and accomplishments, as opposed to your dates of employment.  Whichever format you decide to use, however, always be honest. If you fudge dates, it may come back to haunt you.
  • Take the bull by the horns. In your cover letter, briefly describe the reason for your period of unemployment. Don't get bogged down in a lot of detail; you can explain further during the interview.

How should you address an employment gap in the interview?


  • Be brief and professional. If you are asked about your employment gap, cut to the chase. The interviewer doesn’t need to know the details of health issues or personal circumstances. Stick to the facts, concisely state the cause of your absence from the workforce, and move on.
  • Don't blame or apologize. Whatever the reason for your lapse in employment, don’t seek out sympathy, express bitterness or make apologies. Stay upbeat. Show you are eager to move forward and ready to work NOW.
  • Explain the upsides of your downtime. Did you attend classes? Volunteer? Read business books? Teach yourself a new skill? Tackle a big project you wouldn't otherwise have time for? Overcome some sort of adversity? These experiences show that you took control of a tough situation, and they also demonstrate your work ethic, motivation and personal character.

Out of work?


Get back in the game with PrideStaff. With offices nationwide, we offer a wide range of temporary, temp-to-hire and other transitional opportunities to:

  • End your resume gap
  • Gain experience and sharpen your job skills
  • Stay motivated and positive
  • Get your foot in the door with your dream employer
  • Earn money while you search for your next full-time job. 

Contact the PrideStaff office in your area to find out more about great local job opportunities.

Career Best Practices Tags: How Do I Explain A Resume Gap, Employment Gap Advice, transitional jobs, temporary jobs, find a job, Quick Jobs, Need A Job, Who's Hiring, national staffing agencies, National Employment Agencies, National Recruiting Agencies
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The best jobs in Las Colinas, TX are right here.

Strategic-Partners Amy Linn and Julie Vicic are dedicated to the professional growth and development of those they serve. They strive to create lasting, mutually beneficial business relationships with hard-working, talented people just like you – presenting job opportunities that suit your experience, interests and career goals.

If you're looking for jobs in Las Colinas, here are two hot opportunities:

 

Executive Assistant to the CEO in Addison, TX

Salary: $60,000 to $75,00/yr., DOE

Job Type: Temporary to Hire

Job ID: 345873

 

Job Description


Want to work in a fun environment, with a fast-growing company – one you can truly call your professional home for years to come? Our client seeks an energetic executive assistant with 5 years of experience who is willing to travel. In this role, you will: coordinate complex domestic and internal travel arrangements; manage the CEO's calendar; compose, proofread, organize and maintain confidential correspondence and other documents; answer, screen and route incoming calls; and provide administrative assistance.

Apply for the Addison Executive Assistant to the CEO job>

 

AP Specialist in Dallas, TX

Salary: $20.00 to $21.00/hr.

Job Type: Temporary to Hire

Job ID: 344107

Job Description


Great company, great opportunity! North Dallas client seeks a professional, team-oriented accounts payable specialist to: handle full-cycle processing; key invoices into system; manage vendor relations and research; calculate extensions and totals on invoices; clarify questionable invoice items; verify general ledger coding; and more.

Apply for the Dallas Accounts Payable Specialist job>

Looking for work in Las Colinas?


PrideStaff offers a variety of different opportunities throughout Las Colinas and beyond.  Be sure to visit our full job listings, using the links below:

Things to know about working with PrideStaff:


  • The PrideStaff Las Colinas office is located at 420 Decker Drive, Suite #120, Irving.
  • We offer temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire employment opportunities.
  • When you apply, your staffing specialist will conduct a one-on-one interview to assess your interests, experience, career goals and work preferences.  During the interview, they will review your work history and identify assignments or positions that may be right for you.
  • You can find answers to commonly asked questions about working with PrideStaff here.
  • PrideStaff is a staffing company that has been helping job seekers find meaningful and fulfilling work in their desired field since 1978.  We'll help ensure that you don't just search, but succeed.

Learn more about PrideStaff’s Las Colinas, TX staffing and employment agency and City of Las Colinas, TX Jobs.




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They're unhelpful. Contrary.  And they always focus on problems.

But if you have a "Negative Nancy" or a "Donnie Downer" in your company, they can do more than just irritate coworkers and managers – they can damage your bottom line, too. According to this CCP Inc. study on workplace conflict, U.S. employees spend as much as 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict and other negativity in the workplace. This amounts to 385 million work hours per year, or approximately $359 billion in paid hours – wasted on things like personality clashes and pointless disputes.

Who has the time – or money – for that?

How to Neutralize Negative Nancy – Before She Sinks the Company Ship

The best way to neutralize a negative coworker is with a healthy dose of positivity. Here are five productive ways you and your employees can counteract downbeat, pessimistic or just-plain-depressing people in the workplace:

Address conflict more constructively.

Instead of trying to sweep disagreements under the proverbial carpet, try channeling them in a healthier way. Teach your team that conflict is not something to be feared or avoided. Encourage them to view disagreements differently by practicing empathy and focusing on developing solutions. And when Negative Nancy gets on a roll, don't just gloss over her dissenting opinion; invite her to explore it further. In doing so, you'll model receptiveness and tolerance for your team – and you might learn something helpful in the process.

Be a duck.

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, sometimes treating a Donnie Downer's contrary remarks like "water off a duck's back" is the best way to insulate yourself from the effects of their negativity. When you or your employees can't escape the complaining, consider the source – and put up a mental shield before it ruins your mood.

Be proactively positive.

Front-load conversations with upbeat statements. Put a smile in your voice when you speak. Offer genuine compliments and heartfelt thanks. Share positive work stories in meetings, emails and other communication channels. Take steps every day to beat a negative employee to the punch, so the discord they try to create can't take hold in your environment.  

Have a meaningful, private conversation.

Sometimes, even Negative Nancies and Donny Downers have legitimate complaints or real problems which fuel their intolerable behavior. If this could be the case, schedule a private meeting to hear the individual out and see if you can uncover the underlying reasons they're so miserable. Sometimes, just allowing someone to vent and then helping them work through an issue is all that's needed to turn things around. But regardless of whether you find a solution, explain the impact their behavior has on the entire organization and document your discussion.

 

Hire more positive people.

If positivity, genuine concern and performance management don't help, you may have to cut bad apples loose. Moving forward, make it a goal to release chronically negative employees and systematically replace them with optimistic, upbeat new hires. Look for individuals who can engage in healthy conflict with a respectful attitude and are positive even in tough circumstances.

 

Need to replace a Negative Nancy?


PrideStaff's On Target process eliminates chance and inconsistency in the hiring process, to ensure candidates have the experience, job skills and personality traits to thrive in your organization. Contact your local PrideStaff office today to learn more.

Management Best Practices Tags: Negative Employees, How To Deal With A Negative Employee, Improve Corporate Culture, Neutralize Negative Employee, Toxic Workplace, National Employment Agencies, Hire Positive Employees, Hr Issues, National Recruitment Agencies
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