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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With the New Year officially here, it’s prime time to assess your career and start setting goals for the year ahead. If you have some professional targets insight but aren’t quite sure how to hit them, where do you begin? While the past couple of years have been challenging, the good news is there are… Read more »

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The New Year ahead is a great time for a fresh start. If someone on your team is struggling, it’s an ideal point to hit the reset button and try to get them on track. Where do you begin? Here are some tips for helping them improve their performance in the New Year: Set up… Read more »

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Want a more fulfilling job? Ready for higher pay or better benefits? Are you interested in switching out of your industry completely? Whatever your specific situation, a New Year is a great time to reflect and think about making a change. If a new job is in order, then it’s also the ideal time to… Read more »

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The last couple of years have been incredibly difficult for everyone. No matter the personal situations of those on your staff, you can assume they are suffering from pandemic fatigue, stress from worker shortages, and the myriad other issues coming their way. This constant and high level of stress can lead to mistakes on the… Read more »

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If you’ve just landed your first seasonal job, you might be both nervous and excited. You might also be wondering what it’s going to take to get up and running and make a great impression. It’s not much different than a full-time job. To help you shine, here are some tips to remember: Prepare before… Read more »

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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 »