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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Work Safety

Worker safety is a top priority. If your business or facility isn’t safe, it can lead to trips, slips, falls, and accidents that are expensive. Not only will this cost you financially, but also hit worker morale, productivity, and even retention. In fact, according to OSHA, American employers pay nearly $1 billion each week for… Read more »

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New Hire

With today’s worker shortage, hiring is especially challenging. Once you hire someone new, you, therefore, want to get them off on the right track so they’re happy, engaged, and productive as soon as possible. To do that, it’s important to have an onboarding and training program that helps them feel like part of the team… Read more »

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Summer is a great time of the year to be looking for a job. Many candidates take time off, meaning there’s less competition for you for the best opportunities. However, before you assume you’re a shoo-in for your dream job, you need to write a great resume, one that persuades the hiring manager to call… Read more »

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With summer almost here, productivity can take a hit. How can you keep your team working hard and meeting goals while not pushing them toward burnout? Here are 7 tips to keep in mind in the week ahead. Tip #1: Communicate clear goals. Establish the goals and deadlines your people should be working toward, both… Read more »

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When you’re looking for a new job, you might be facing a lot of challenges. It’s hard to know which opportunities are really right for you or the employers that are the best fit. Plus, you have to spend countless hours on resume writing, cover letter customization, interview prep, and more. Then the waiting game… Read more »

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The past few years have been unprecedented, and the future is uncertain. From worker shortages to high inflation, supply chain issues, and more, companies and their employees are dealing with some major challenges. This, in turn, can impact worker performance and productivity. The good news is that by keeping a few tips in mind, you… Read more »

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In today’s job market, it’s hard to find mediocre candidates to hire, let alone your next star performer. The pandemic’s “Great Resignation” combined with the continued Baby Boomer exodus has created a perfect storm for employers looking to hire. What’s more is that if you bring a candidate on board who’s a bad fit, they… Read more »

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If you have an employee who’s underperforming, it’s a tricky situation. They’re not working out in their role, yet the thought of trying to find a new employee amidst a post-pandemic worker shortage is daunting. What can you do? One way to resolve the situation without having to resort to recruiting is to train employees… Read more »

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When a hiring manager asks: “Why should we hire you?” your brain might go in 100 different directions. How do you answer this question? Do you talk about what you love about the company, the unique skills you have, why your personality is a great fit or something else entirely? It’s a lot to think… Read more »