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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A candidate’s potential is determined by their ability and desire to grow within your company. You’re seeking employees who can not only do the job today, but eventually take on greater responsibilities and add more value to your organization. By looking for the right qualities and asking the right questions, you can ensure a good… Read more »

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Your receptionist is the face of your company. Every new and current client, job candidate and employee, vendor and visitor interacts with them. Because these impressions are so critical, it goes without saying that having the right person in the role of receptionist is a top priority. Questions to Ask When hiring a receptionist, you… Read more »

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It’s human nature to automatically move the resume of an unemployed job candidate to the bottom of the pile. But it may not be in your best interest to do so. Keep in mind your goal is to hire the best person for the job. More often than you think, this may be someone who… Read more »

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A successful job interview isn’t just about you, as the candidate, having the right answers. It’s just as much about you assessing the company as it is about them evaluating you. After all, it’s your life and your career, so you need to be absolutely sure the job will be a good fit for you,… Read more »

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If your goal is to build a more cohesive and productive workforce, then it’s worth your investment to develop a robust team-building program. Get creative! Take your team from good to great, and then from great to extraordinary. Use these tips to make your team-building initiative not only effective, but also enjoyable for everyone. The… Read more »

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Starting a new job is stressful for anyone. As a manager, you can make the experience a lot easier for your new hires – and at the same time, successful for your company. Because, the sooner an employee is comfortably on board, the more quickly they can ramp up to full productivity. Give a Tour… Read more »

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Your job interview is your opportunity to set yourself apart from equally qualified candidates and establish your personality and cultural fit with a company. Your resume has gotten you this far. Now, you need to step beyond the skills and qualifications outlined there and really shine. It all comes down to communication. According to one… Read more »

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The right strategy for employee rewards and recognition goes a long way toward building engagement and ultimately, strengthening your company’s bottom line. Studies have shown the ROI on a robust recognition program can equate to up to 50 percent higher productivity and 20 percent better business outcomes. Make It Meaningful Employee recognition can take many… Read more »

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While it’s impossible to predict exactly what you may be asked in a job interview, there are some common questions that are likely to crop up, regardless of the specific company or position. As part of your interview prep, it’s a good idea to be familiar with them and write out your responses in advance…. Read more »

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Why is efficient hiring so critical to your business? In the race for top talent, you’re not only running against your competition, you’re also running against time: the speed of the market; the speed of candidates’ expectations; and the ever-increasing speed of change. As of August – the most recent month for which Bureau of… Read more »