September 11, 2001 – My Memories

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In 2001, within days of President George W. Bush being inaugurated, I joined his administration as an appointee at the U.S. Department of Labor. In the months before September 11th, new staff from the Administration was joining and we were beginning to implement the President’s agenda. Business was normal on September 10th and we had… Read more »

The People Have Spoken!

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Proof of the positive impact they make in the communities they serve, PrideStaff, a national, franchised organization, is pleased to announce that their St. Pete Clearwater office won the Bronze Award in the Tampa Bay Times’ 2021 Best of the Best award in the Employment Staffing category. Celebrating leading businesses that people in the area trust and rely on, the… Read more »

PrideStaff St. Pete, Clearwater is growing!

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PrideStaff St. Pete, Clearwater is GROWING! Meet the newest member of our team!! PrideStaff St. Pete, Clearwater is excited to announce the newest addition to our team! Please welcome our Recruiting Assistant Kaitlin to the PrideStaff St. Pete, Clearwater team!  We are so excited to have her join us! Recruiting Assistant – Kaitlin Kaitlin comes… Read more »

PrideStaff St. Pete- Clearwater Interview w/ Schooley Mitchell

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   In light of the most recent jobs report that disappointed many analysts, I sat down with William McKissock with Schooley Mitchell to talk about staffing and the Tampa Bay market. We had a great conversation about our respective franchises, but also what it is like in the employment market today, specifically here in… Read more »

Where Are The Job Candidates?

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Where are the job candidates? What is going on? I can’t tell you how many times I have had this conversation with business owners in Tampa Bay recently. Depending on your political persuasion, you may have very definitive ideas on what the “correct” answer to that question may be. I have seen suggestions all over… Read more »

The Importance of Prioritizing Inclusion In Your Company

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Diversity and inclusion have been popular human resources topics for several years now. Most organizations are looking for ways to create a more diverse team and be more inclusive in their business. Having an inclusive company culture can impact your employee and customer experience in a huge way. Prioritizing Inclusion Improves Retention When your employees… Read more »

5 Tips For Motivating Employees in 2021

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Effective management teams know how to motivate their employees. Typically, those are the things that will keep them motivated will change over time. To continue to motivate your employees, you may consider offering flexible scheduling, team-building exercises, and other methods. Here are five sure-fire ways to help motivate your employees in 2021. Create a Pleasant… Read more »

2021 – The Year Of The Small Business!!

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I’m calling it now! Get on the bandwagon! 2021 must be the year of the American small business!! Collectively our small business community is critical to our employment base, tax base, and non-profit communities. While so much focus has been on the pandemic, I believe we have lost sight of the critical value small businesses… Read more »

Giving Thanks…Even In 2020!

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I am going to make a confession, I am absolutely exhausted from the emotional turmoil of 2020. I have a sneaking suspicion I am not alone with that feeling, many of you probably agree with me. For Thanksgiving though, I wanted to reflect on 2020 in a positive way. In today’s social media world, we… Read more »

Personality Testing Does Not Identify A Great Hire

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This is going to be a cathartic post for me. There are few things, in my opinion, more useless and misleading than personality testing in the hiring process. Yet, inexplicably, we are seeing more and more clients trying to turn a mystic exercise into a scientific one. They…do…not…work. All you are doing is wasting your… Read more »