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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Your warehouse is much more than just a storage facility. It plays a leading role in ensuring your entire supply chain system functions effectively. To make that happen, you need a strong, dedicated team of employees who understand your business goals and their own roles in meeting them. In other words, it’s their business, too… Read more »

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It’s right there in the job title: receptionist. The person you hire for this role literally receives people, as the first person they encounter when they enter your building, call on the phone or send an online inquiry. Since they are one of the most, if not the number-one, customer-facing employee on your team, you… Read more »

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Every time you hire someone, you want to select the perfect candidate for the job. Too bad there’s no such thing. Every job applicant has their pros and cons. It’s up to you to weigh all of them, and then make the selection that brings you the closest to perfection. And while they may not… Read more »

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In a recent survey, close to 70 percent of respondents said they would consider taking a temporary job as a smart career step. Working as a temp gives you the opportunity to test drive employers, try out new roles, develop new skills and build your resume, portfolio and professional network. Here are some tips for… Read more »

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With unemployment at a 17-year low, competition for top talent is fierce across the United States. The most desired candidates on the market have multiple job opportunities to choose from, so you have to be both creative and perceptive when seeking out high performers in interviews. Look for Leadership Potential Find candidates you can develop… Read more »

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Without a team of quality, effective employees in all areas, it’s impossible for your business to stand apart, build a brand or develop a unique customer experience. And it all starts with hiring success. Every employee is a significant investment in time, money, resources – and the future of your company. As per the title… Read more »

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An interview is your first face-to-face meeting with a prospective employer. First impressions are indelible, so you want to be sure you make a good one. Check that: a great one! With the right advance preparation, you can strike the perfect balance of self-confidence, poise and common courtesy – and ensure you leap this first,… Read more »

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When it comes to landing A-level job candidates, an interview is not just about you evaluating them. In today’s market, they have the upper hand, and you can bet they’re evaluating you and your company as well. And if they don’t like what they see, they won’t even skip a beat as they go elsewhere…. Read more »

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Do you feel like you’re dragging yourself to work every day, only to count the minutes until it’s time to go home? Boredom, lack of motivation or inspiration, feeling like you’re not doing your job to the best of your ability or adding value to your company … none of these are good feelings. The… Read more »

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Your employer brand is your company’s reputation as an employer and also its value proposition, or what it offers to potential employees. It should be authentic, sharing “what it’s really like to work here” and providing insight into your culture, as well as candidates’ opportunities for career advancement. Just as you would with your consumer-facing… Read more »