The Watercooler is PrideStaff’s blog covering trends and tips for successfully managing issues in the workplace, such as: retention, employee engagement, and interviewing.

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The COVID-19 pandemic not only had a huge impact on healthcare but is currently causing chaos in the economy with limited access to workers. There’s simply not enough available right now, meaning you have to do more with less. While the future is still uncertain as to when the economy will fully bounce back, and… Read more »

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Your job search is stressful enough. When you don’t hear back after applying, it can be downright confounding. Is there a reason employers aren’t responding to your resume or application? Could you be doing something wrong? It depends on the situation. Keep in mind, though; it’s a common occurrence for many job candidates. And when… Read more »

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When you’re hiring, you have a lot of possibilities that come your way. What happens if a candidate seems like a great fit and has a lot of potential, but doesn’t have all the experience you want? This can certainly be a tricky situation. After all, hiring is a risky business and one wrong move… Read more »

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You’ve been applying to job after job, anxiously awaiting an email or a phone call. As time goes on, and you hear nothing but crickets, you’re left to wonder: am I underqualified? If you’re applying for jobs that are a good fit for your background, then probably not. It likely has more to do with… Read more »

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Fall is here, and the holidays are just around the corner. It’s a busy time of year, and you need your people performing optimally. How can you set them up for success and keep them motivated yet happy and satisfied during the autumn and winter season ahead? Here are some tips: Tip #1: Make sure… Read more »

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If you’ve been unhappy at work for a while and can’t seem to turn the situation around, it’s a good time to launch your search. Many employers are having a difficult time finding talented candidates, and you can land a rewarding opportunity faster; that’s a better fit for you. What are some ways to stand… Read more »

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When it comes to your job search, you need to do more than create a strong resume and polish your interview skills. Before you launch it, it’s vital to review your social media profiles and ensure you’re not making a negative impression on potential employers. This is more important than you might think, considering the… Read more »

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Many companies are struggling to find and hire the quality candidate they need. If you’re one of them, how can you gain access to workers quickly and affordably? The answer: you might already have them under your roof. In other words, by reassigning and training your existing staff, you can fill a critical skill gap… Read more »

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With summer nearly over, you might be thinking about starting up a job search this fall. Before you do, you need to have a strong resume ready to go. To ensure you get called for interviews, it must showcase your strengths and abilities. In today’s world, it also has to be optimized for Applicant Tracking… Read more »