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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Unique personalities are what make your workforce so diverse – and every relationship interesting. As you interview candidates for an open position at your company, you may be surprised at the different types of people you meet, even though all of them are vying for the same job. It Takes All Kinds It’s crucial to… Read more »

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Once seen as a simple formality, candidate reference checks have taken on a much larger role in recent years, as businesses spend more time and effort on making sure they hire the right talent. Did you know that 20 percent of job applicants are knocked out of consideration based on information obtained during these checks?… Read more »

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What’s the best way to hold on to your leading employees? The answer is simple: Treat them right. This includes providing competitive wages and benefits. You never want to be in a counteroffer situation, where an employee comes to you with news of a better salary package presented to them by one of your competitors…. Read more »

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When writing your resume, think SEO. And when you think SEO, think keyword. Herein lies the secret to getting your resume past an initial screening and on to the next step in the hiring process. SEO is short for search engine optimization, and keywords are specific words that help people find what they’re looking for… Read more »

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To maintain a top-notch workforce, you have to attract top-notch talent. This can be challenging in today’s economy, as leading candidates can pick and choose where they work and what they do. As noted in Forbes, recruitment is selling. Your company is your product, your desired candidate is your sales lead, and every interview is… Read more »

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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 »