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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Using a job interview so you can find the absolute best candidate isn’t easy. Some people are just charming and interview well even though they might not have all the necessary skills and qualifications. And while good employees are valuable, a bad hire can be costly to your company—in time, money, and morale. Fortunately, there… Read more »

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It takes a lot of self-awareness and humility to ask for help. Self-sufficiency is always a valuable skill, but so is being able to identify when you’re in over your head, overworked, or in an impossible time crunch. When your employees ask for help, it’s not a sign of weakness—it’s a way for your employees to… Read more »

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Your first day of work is a big deal! It’s your chance to make a good first impression on the people you’ll be working with day in and day out. Years from now, they’ll probably still be able to recall that first time they met you. So make that first impression count! And be ready for anything that first… Read more »

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As a manager, you want your employees to be healthy. In fact, you need them to be healthy. Illnesses can affect your productivity, efficiency, and your whole company culture. Frequent absences mean that work doesn’t get finished while other employees grow frustrated. And if sick employees are actually coming to work, they’re probably not operating at full capacity and might be spreading germs around the office!… Read more »

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There’s a lot of pressure to be a hard worker in this country. While other countries are taking siestas and six-week summer holidays, we’re powering through illness and a limited amount of paid time off. But too much hard work can be dangerous, harming your employees’ physical and mental health. And diminished health will make… Read more »

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The job market is hot right now! There are plenty of openings, and companies are competing to hire you! So how can you make sure you weigh all your opportunities and make sure that you take advantage of this happening job market? The first thing to do is to prepare. Start with your resume, practicing… Read more »

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Unemployment is low, and today’s employees are fickle. They’re easily pulled away from stable employment by the promise of a higher salary and perks like flex scheduling and remote work. And if one person leaves your company, everyone else starts to look around and wonder if they should too. If you’re not careful, you could… Read more »