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 resumes come across your desk, you’re on the lookout for certain skills and qualifications. However, are you also taking into account cultural fit? Once you decide on a few top candidates to interview, you must assess them for your company’s culture. Otherwise, if you make a hiring mistake, it will impact their job satisfaction… Read more »

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Searching for a new job is stressful enough. However, when you find out you didn’t land the position you really wanted, it can be downright depressing. This is certainly a normal reaction, yet one you don’t want to dwell on for too long. Here’s how to learn from it and move on instead:   Don’t… Read more »

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Today’s work environment is filled with pressure and performance woes. After a year of dealing with a global pandemic and the ensuing fatigue, many employees feel burned out and exhausted. This can impact your company’s culture and even lead to turnover if they’re not happy or feeling supported. What are some common issues with the… Read more »

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When you’re searching for a job, you might apply to a position that’s being advertised by a recruiter. If you get called in for an interview, is the process any different than if you were talking to a direct employer? The simple answer is no; however, there are few considerations to keep in mind. Here’s… Read more »

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You need to hire the right-fit people for your team. It all starts with the job posting. However, too many times, employers use a boilerplate one that’s generic and doesn’t attract the best talent. Likewise, they focus on their extensive hiring needs without promoting the company culture and perks of working there. Instead, think outside… Read more »

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If you have a job interview coming up, you’re likely busy preparing your answers. However, are you thinking beyond what you’re saying – to how you’re saying it? Body language is the process of communicating non-verbally through conscious or unconscious gestures and movements. If you make the wrong move with your body language, like twirling… Read more »

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Getting a new job means the search is over. However, the work continues as you start your new position. You must take the right steps to make a great impression. Those first few weeks and months will shape how your boss and peers perceive you, so it’s important to approach them with care. To help… Read more »

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As a hiring manager, you invest a lot into finding candidates, reviewing resumes, and conducting interviews. This all leads up to decision time and making your final pick. If you’re lucky, one particular candidate stands out above the rest. However, in most cases, it takes some assessing and consideration of multiple candidates. And if you… Read more »

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The past year was a difficult one for everyone. However, it’s a New Year and a good time to assess your career. Where do you want to go and how are you going to get there? Now’s a good season to start asking yourself these questions, so as the year progresses, you’re able to make… Read more »

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In a time when nothing is certain, and there’s turmoil everywhere, it can lead to a high level of stress on your team. However, you still need your people to meet performance expectations and goals. How can you set them up for success? Here are some tips to help:   Look for signs of burnout…. Read more »