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 you’re hiring a new employee, referrals from someone you know are still the best source for talent. However, should you follow the same stringent screening protocol you do for other candidates or speed it up for a referral? Here’s what to know. You can often hire a referred candidate faster, but not because you’re… Read more »

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If you’re adding to your team on a temporary basis, you still need to onboard your workers. When temporary employees are onboarded and trained properly, they’re more likely to understand your expectations, work harder, and integrate with the team better. Yet, when it comes to onboarding these workers, what should your program look like? Whether… Read more »

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It’s a new year and a great time to start looking for a new job. If you’re stressed out about the prospect of going it alone, an employment agency can help. In fact, rather than taking a DIY approach to your job search, a professional recruiter can work with you to connect you with the… Read more »

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It’s been a difficult couple of years for everyone. If your team has stuck by your side and weathered the many ups and downs that have come along, you should be grateful for them and their resiliency. However, if you’re not expressing your appreciation, then you’re missing out on a key opportunity to build a… Read more »

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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 »