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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According to a recent Forbes study, 60 percent of millennial employees – those born after 1980 – leave their jobs within three years. And, it costs a company $15,000 to $20,000 or more to replace each one. How can you make the necessary changes to ensure your company is not only attracting millennials, but also… Read more »

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Is an infographic resume – where graphic visual representations of information are used to present your content – a good idea? The answer is a definite maybe. While there’s usually room for an infographic resume in your job search, some people will always prefer to read text. In some fields and as technology continues to… Read more »

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Job interviews come in many different forms. Not every one of them follows the traditional format, where you sit with a solo interviewer and answer a standard series of questions. In fact, hiring teams at the best companies will change things up purposely, as they seek to learn candidates’ unique personalities and strengths. Here are… Read more »

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You scan the resume of an individual who you’ve heard is a promising candidate for your current job opening. Do they meet your educational requirements? Check. What about their professional credentials? Again, check. So far, so good … but wait! What’s up with this gap on their resume? Did they just zone out of the… Read more »

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Unique personalities are what make your workforce so diverse – and every relationship interesting. As you interview candidates for an open position at your company, you may be surprised at the different types of people you meet, even though all of them are vying for the same job. It Takes All Kinds It’s crucial to… Read more »

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Once seen as a simple formality, candidate reference checks have taken on a much larger role in recent years, as businesses spend more time and effort on making sure they hire the right talent. Did you know that 20 percent of job applicants are knocked out of consideration based on information obtained during these checks?… Read more »

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What’s the best way to hold on to your leading employees? The answer is simple: Treat them right. This includes providing competitive wages and benefits. You never want to be in a counteroffer situation, where an employee comes to you with news of a better salary package presented to them by one of your competitors…. Read more »

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When writing your resume, think SEO. And when you think SEO, think keyword. Herein lies the secret to getting your resume past an initial screening and on to the next step in the hiring process. SEO is short for search engine optimization, and keywords are specific words that help people find what they’re looking for… Read more »

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To maintain a top-notch workforce, you have to attract top-notch talent. This can be challenging in today’s economy, as leading candidates can pick and choose where they work and what they do. As noted in Forbes, recruitment is selling. Your company is your product, your desired candidate is your sales lead, and every interview is… Read more »

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Employee appreciation doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate. But it does have to happen on a regular basis. And regardless of your budget for this purpose, if staff rewards and recognition are done right, you’ll find it’s money well spent. By incorporating recognition into your company culture and daily routine, your business will benefit… Read more »