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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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 »

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Every good business leader knows the success of their company depends on productivity. Employees who put forth extra effort make a big difference in safety, quality and profitability. And it’s up to you to motivate each one of them to achieve their full potential. Engage Your Workforce Just as your business success begins with productivity,… Read more »

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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 »