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 you assess your employees’ skills and growth potential, don’t overlook one of the most critical traits of all: confidence. No matter how smart, educated, or talented they are, people will perform below par if they lack self-confidence. Individuals with healthy levels of it can achieve more new goals and develop better ideas. Plus, they… Read more »

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Why should you invest in stress management for your employees? As noted by experts at Farleigh Dickinson University, the work impact that symptoms of stress can result in include higher absenteeism, turnover, workers compensation and medical insurance costs, lower morale and productivity, and damage to your employer brand, as word spreads quickly about a company… Read more »

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Although you may not know where to begin when asked, “Why should we hire you?” this is one of the most common questions raised during job interviews. Your response should be a concise sales pitch explaining the unique value you would bring to the position and the company if hired. Here are some tips to… Read more »

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Your successful talent recruitment process is a two-way street. You and your company are on trial, just as much as your job applicants. Though it takes time and effort, it’s well worth it to follow up with job seekers after their interview, as part of your overall positive candidate experience. Show your respect. Applying for… Read more »

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No matter how smart or skilled your employees are, if they lack confidence, they won’t perform up to their full potential. And they’re going to need your help, guidance, and ongoing support to keep that self-confidence at peak levels. Confidence and productivity go hand in hand. How employees see themselves is vital – and it… Read more »

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No matter how smart or skilled your employees are, if they lack confidence, they won’t perform up to their full potential. And they’re going to need your help, guidance, and ongoing support to keep that self-confidence at peak levels. Confidence and productivity go hand in hand. How employees see themselves is vital – and it… Read more »

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Your successful talent recruitment process is a two-way street. You and your company are on trial, just as much as your job applicants. Though it takes time and effort, it’s well worth it to follow up with job seekers after their interview, as part of your overall positive candidate experience. Show your respect. Applying for… Read more »

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Although you may not know where to begin when asked, “Why should we hire you?” this is one of the most common questions raised during job interviews. Your response should be a concise sales pitch explaining the unique value you would bring to the position and the company if hired. Here are some tips to… Read more »

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Starting a new job is exciting, but getting settled in during your first week can be challenging. It’s a new environment, new people, a new routine and a whole new team. Your success in these early days is about balance: You want to make the right first impressions, but you don’t want to be pushy…. Read more »

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It’s a good problem to have – but a problem nonetheless. You’re seeking to fill a business-critical job vacancy, and the field has been narrowed down to two final candidates. Both have sterling resumes and recommendations and have interviewed well. Everything in their backgrounds checks out, and they both have the right education and experience… Read more »