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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As reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, manufacturing is among the top three most potentially dangerous occupations, with 395,300 workplace injuries and 35,000 workplace illnesses annually. Other highlights of the most recent BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, published in November 2019, include: Twenty-six percent of all non-fatal workplace injuries resulted from… Read more »

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Check out the various dictionary definitions of “passion,” and you’ll find words like “powerful, compelling, a strong fondness, liking or desire” and “an intense, driving feeling or conviction.” Passion is all of the above. And while it’s awesome to have passion for your work, it’s equally important to pursue your dreams away from the job. There… Read more »

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Remote work was already a growing trend when the Covid-19 pandemic struck earlier this year. Then it became the norm, virtually overnight. It may be a positive outcome of this surreal time for many employers as they realize the numerous benefits associated with team members working from home. Consider the following factors: Morale When it… Read more »

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Six months ago, you may have had some remote employees at your company – or not. But today, chances are, that picture looks very different. Where working from home was a growing trend before the coronavirus pandemic onset, it has now become the norm at many businesses. Do you plan to allow your employees to… Read more »

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There’s no place like home. And then, it also becomes your workplace. For many, this change was force-fed with the sudden onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. For others, working remotely has already been the norm. For a growing number of workers worldwide, it’s an increasingly desired option. Regardless of how you got there, what can… Read more »

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Despite all the uncertainty of 2020, you can still stay on track with your job search plan. Yes, you have to readjust your strategy a bit. But no, it’s not the best idea to move it to the back burner and spend your free time binge-watching TV and mastering video games. Continue to lay the… Read more »

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As you prepare to resume business operations following the COVID-19 pandemic, you may need to expand your workforce.  What considerations should you keep in mind at this unique time? About Interviewing Protection and consistency are the two key factors when it comes to interviewing at this time. Consider using video interviewing to keep applicants and… Read more »

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The global Covid-19 pandemic has brought personal protective equipment (PPE) to the forefront, not only for professional reasons but also to safeguard individuals in their own lives. But PPE has always been vital, as employee safety should be every company’s top priority. The National Safety Council reports this alarming fact: Every seven seconds in the… Read more »

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When a good employee leaves your company, it hurts. There’s nothing worse than that sinking feeling you get when that person enters your office and breaks the news. You’re happy for them, proud of what you’ve helped them to accomplish, but oh, so sorry to see them go … especially if they’re taking all their… Read more »

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Working in a warehouse involves a lot more than simply moving and stacking products. And in today’s world, tailoring your resume to a desired warehouse job is more critical than ever, as automation is replacing jobs in record numbers. As you craft your resume, you need to be spot-on in matching your skills and qualifications… Read more »