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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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 »

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Creating a positive impression during your interview is key to getting a job offer. It’s not enough just to be qualified. To truly stand out from the competition, you need to show your excellence and sincere interest. Asking the right questions is the best way to emphasize you understand a company’s challenges and demonstrate how… Read more »

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Retaining your best employees is one of the primary measures of the health of your organization. It helps ensure customer satisfaction, sales and a satisfied, engaged workforce. Recent research has revealed that almost half of all employees are open to leaving their jobs, even if they’re satisfied there. In today’s career landscape, millennials are expected… Read more »

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Temporary hiring may be just what you need to deal with short-term staffing issues while planning a long-term solution. The use of contractors or temporary employees can lead to more confident permanent hiring, as both you and the candidate go through a “try before you buy” period to ensure the right fit. Temporary employees are… Read more »

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How can you stay productive – at work and at life – without getting burned out from having too much to do and too little time? The answer lies in making smart choices when it comes to optimizing your brain power and energy resolve. Master time management. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you may tend to… Read more »

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What does a leader – or a potential leader – look like? How can you spot one as you evaluate prospective hires and develop your current employees? You need a structured plan for leadership continuity. This means zeroing in on individuals who can play a transformational role in your company’s future and help maintain your… Read more »

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In any workplace, there are people who are indispensable. It’s not about power or position. It’s about taking charge of who you are and making a great name for yourself. To become indispensable, you must commit yourself to making a difference – to your team, to your company, and even to your community, family and… Read more »

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Accountability means having to answer for one’s actions. In the workplace, employees need to behave knowing in advance they will have to explain themselves and their actions will have either rewards or consequences. It may sound tough or even confrontational, but it doesn’t have to be. By and large, employees want to feel like they’re… Read more »

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You may know a candidate has the right skill set to fill your open position, but what about the right personality? Hiring someone who fails to fit your company culture can be a very costly mistake. You rely on your employees to uphold your culture, and you rely on your culture to uphold your employees…. Read more »

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According to recent research, the average American has more than 630 personal contacts. As a job hunter, you may have fewer, or more – and of course, not all of them will be relevant to your employment search. Be sure to find and maximize the potential of networking on the way to landing your dream… Read more »