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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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 »

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These days, it seems like everyone is more stressed, leading to conflict and strife. When you’re noticing it in the workplace, it’s not only a hassle to deal with, but could infect your whole team if you don’t take the right approach. So how do you tackle any rising tension at work and handle these… Read more »

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If you’re not happy on the job, it could be due to many issues. However, if the relationship you have with your boss is the source of the strain, how can you approach the situation and improve it? Whether it’s due to a lack of chemistry or different work styles, here are some tips for… Read more »

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As the pandemic has eased, life was supposed to get easier. However, if you’re the owner or manager of a company, then you’re likely experiencing difficulty finding new recruits. You’re not alone. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are millions of unemployed workers and endless job opportunities available. Yet, companies are still having… Read more »

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In today’s tech-driven world, one of the first places recruiters and hiring managers go to when screening you for a position is Google. They want to see what pops up in search engine results, as well as access any social media profiles you have made public. The most popular site is LinkedIn, with Facebook and… Read more »

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As temperatures continue to rise, you might be noticing employee productivity dropping off. This often happens once the summer season hits. However, you need your team to stay on track and perform consistently. How can you be flexible but still maximize productivity in the months ahead? Here are some tips to keep in mind: Tip… Read more »

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In today’s tech-driven world, you need a LinkedIn profile to find a new job. However, this requires more than just posting one and hoping for the best. You must be strategic about it, including making sure it’s optimized with the right keywords. This is how hiring managers and recruiters will find you. Without keywords, you’re… Read more »

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In the best of circumstances, job interviews can feel stressful. However, when you have to explain a lay-off, it can be even more nerve-wracking. How do you approach this sensitive topic in a way that won’t impact a potential offer? Here are some tips to help you: Be honest about the situation. Trying to avoid… Read more »