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 is busy, and you’re short-staffed. The last thing on your mind is employee training. However, it’s actually key to remaining competitive and keeping your employees happy. Here’s why. The Many Benefits of On-the-Job Training When you offer job training to your employees, you’ll give them a boost and your bottom line too because: Employees… Read more »

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When you’re starting a new job, your focus is on creating a strong resume, searching for leads, and networking. However, don’t forget about reworking your LinkedIn profile. Not only should it be updated so all the information is current and aligns with your resume, but it must be optimized, as well. This way, hiring managers… Read more »

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When demand increases and you can’t afford to add to your regular overhead, consider hiring temporary workers instead. These professionals can help you get orders out the door, complete projects, fill in gaps while a full-time team member is out on leave, and provide you with more flexibility. These are valuable benefits in today’s competitive… Read more »

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Work harder or work smarter? At this point, you just want your people to get the work done. Yet, after two years in a global pandemic and stress being a big factor in everyone’s life, how can you do this while maintaining healthy morale, too? Here are some steps to incorporate:   #1: Make goals… Read more »

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When you’re working on your resume, you’re likely doing so with the hiring manager in mind. But did you know many companies use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) first to screen resumes? These essentially help organizations use certain keywords and other parameters to filter out weak resumes and focus on the best-fit ones. Those are… Read more »

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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 »