Everyone Needs a Cheerleader!

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Let’s be real for a second, for most people, the last two years have been challenging and traumatic. Between the pandemic itself and the economic disaster it created, our lives have had more drama and stress than is normal. As I write this today, our future is no less cloudy than it was 6 months… Read more »

How Should You Prepare For the Approaching Sansdemic?

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The sansdemic refers to what many employers are facing right now. There are not enough employees available in the workforce to meet demand. The number of people looking for new jobs is steadily decreasing while industries are facing labor shortages like never before. It is affecting businesses throughout the United States. So, how should employers… Read more »

It is A Fantastic Time To Find A Job in Tampa Bay – Here’s Why

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Record-breaking numbers of people decided to quit their jobs last year. More than 4 million people in the United States left their jobs, over 250,000 of them were Floridians. For people looking for work, this can actually be great news. It’s actually a fantastic time to find a job in Tampa Bay. Here are some… Read more »

PrideStaff Tampa West Is Now Open!

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PrideStaff, a nationally franchised staffing organization, is pleased to announce that Matt and Amanda Becker, Owners/Strategic-Partners of the award-winning St. Pete Clearwater office are expanding their service area by opening a second staffing and employment agency in West Tampa, Florida. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional,… Read more »

Supply vs Demand For Employees in Tampa Bay

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Sometimes economics can be fairly simple. When demand is higher than the supply of an item, prices rise. It’s a pretty simple formula. For the past year I have seen this type of scenario playing out both nationally and in the Tampa Bay region when it comes to filling new jobs. Accordingly, I have watched… Read more »

Fourth Quarter Hiring Challenges

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I made the mistake of going to Costco during the Labor Day weekend. While there, I noticed they have already started selling nativity scenes for Christmas. Personally, Christmas in September, is way to early for me, but it is a great reminder that we are moving into the 4th quarter. As a matter of fact,… Read more »

Lessons Learned From Owning My Own Business

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How to work with temp services

Six years ago today, my wife and I took a leap of faith into the unknown by opening our doors as Strategic-Partners/franchise owners with the national staffing firm PrideStaff.  To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect when we opened. We were excited and worried at the same time.  Now 6 years later there… Read more »

A Sports Team and Your Workforce Aren’t Very Different!

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“People want to be on a team. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good.” – Mike Krzyzewski, Head Basketball Coach, Duke University Now if you know me, you know that quoting Mike Krzyzewski is… Read more »

Candidates – Keep Your Options Open!

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A couple of months ago, I met with a candidate and was able to secure an interview with our client to take place two days later. The morning of the interview, I get an email from the candidate telling me they have to cancel because they had secured a different interview, at a later date,… Read more »

How Can You Find a Rewarding Career You’ll Love?

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Job satisfaction is important in life. While a job should never define your life, it’s too easy for discontent to spill over into your relationships, your extracurricular time, and even your physical health. In fact, when you’re happy with your job, you’re more likely to tackle other pursuits more vigorously. You’ll be more altruistic and… Read more »