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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In today’s uncertain times, a hiring mistake will cost you more than ever. It’s why you need to make sure you’re bringing people on board who are a fit in terms of their skills and personality. Otherwise, it will lead to a mismatch and potentially disastrous results. To avoid this, talk about your company’s culture… Read more »

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When you’re in the midst of hiring, the interview provides an invaluable opportunity to get more insight into each candidate. However, they’re also evaluating you in the process. That’s why it’s important to take steps to put them at ease, rather than stress them out. If you’re doing the following, though, you might be scaring… Read more »

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Fall is officially here and Halloween is just around the corner. However, just because it’s a spooky time of year, doesn’t mean you have to be scared off by job interview questions. When you’re on the hunt for a new opportunity, you can walk into your next conversation with a potential employer with confidence when… Read more »

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Employees are stressed. In fact, according to Human Resources Executive magazine, 69% of workers say the global pandemic we’re facing is the most stressful time of their entire professional career. However, when you’re running a company, you have to keep production on track. How can you help your employees face all the obstacles coming their… Read more »

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Finding the right job is a stressful experience. You want a position that will align with your skills and abilities. At the same time, the employer needs to be the right fit for your personality, career goals and other needs. How can you tell which opportunities are truly a match? The easy answer is with… Read more »

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Whether you’ve been promoted within your company, or secured a new management job outside of it, you’ve got some challenges to overcome. First, take a deep breathe. Every new manager faces a learning curve. Second, keep in mind, you need more than hard skills to get the job done. Make sure you’re following these tips… Read more »

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Today more than ever employers need people who add value to the team. It’s no longer acceptable to just show up and handle your to-do list. You have to make a conscious effort to demonstrate that you’re committed to your department and the company’s success as a whole. Where do you begin? Below are a… Read more »

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You know it’s important to give feedback to your employees. But what about getting it from them? When you find out about issues they’re facing, concerns they’re having, and ways they’re becoming disengaged, you can deal with a problem before it escalates into a disaster. Some other reasons employee feedback is so important include: It… Read more »