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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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but can also be one of the least productive. You have year-end goals to hit. Yet, your team might be putting in less effort. How do you keep them on track, so you can all finish strong, while still being reasonable? Here are some tips to keep… Read more »

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If you’re dealing with unemployment, it’s a stressful situation. One way to ease the burden is to apply for unemployment. This can help to lessen some of the financial strain while you search for a new job. Where do you begin with the process, you can collect? Here’s what to know. Find out whether you’re… Read more »

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Remote meetings are a way of life at work now. While they are certainly convenient, they can be hard to manage since they are so different from in-person conversations. How can you keep your team engaged during an off-site meeting – and make the most of your time? Here are a few tips to get… Read more »

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While your resume and interview answers play a key part in whether you’ll get the job, so do references. Employers use these to verify details, ensure there are no discrepancies, and fill in any gaps of information. The right references can secure the offer, while the wrong ones can sabotage it. To help you choose… Read more »

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The economy is unstable and as a business leader, it’s up to you to plan for best, worst-case, and most likely scenarios. Temporary staffing can help you to increase the flexibility of your team, without adding to your permanent overhead, so your business is more agile during uncertain times. In fact, here are four unique… Read more »

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The past few years have been challenging for every business. However, those with a cognitively diverse workforce are weathering these storms and thriving. If you’re thinking about the potential obstacles ahead, make sure you’re facing them with a diverse workforce. Here’s what you need to know. What is Cognitive Diversity? Cognitive diversity means diversity in… Read more »

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One wrong move can cost you when it comes to hiring. A poor-fit employee can impact morale, productivity, customer retention, and more. It can also be a headache and a hassle. Instead, hire the right person from the start. Here are 6 ways to avoid a scary hiring mistake this Halloween season and all year… Read more »

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When you need to hire, you want people who have strong technical skills and the right temperament for the job. However, finding them during a worker shortage is especially challenging. If you’ve been frustrated with the process, take a look at your job posting to ensure it’s actually appealing to top candidates. If, on the other… Read more »

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Job interviews are stressful, even for seasoned professionals. However, if you’re a new job seeker, you might be unsure as to what to expect in your first one. How can you prepare, so you impress and get the offer? Here are a few tips to keep in mind: #1: Plan ahead. Well before your job… Read more »