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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Facilitating a good interview is an art form in itself. You have to ask the right questions to see if your candidates have the right behaviors, skills, and experiences needed for the job you’re looking to fill. You need to assess for cultural fit as well as job fit. Plus, you want to simultaneously sell your company as… Read more »

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Here comes the hard part of your job: having a conversation with an employee about their poor work performance. But it’s a conversation you have to have. If you don’t tackle this issue as soon as you recognize it, the problem will only worsen, and the conversation will get more complicated. Here’s how you can address poor performance with… Read more »

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We are in a tight job market. There are tons of opportunities for job seekers which means that it’s up to recruiters and hiring managers to make their company appeal to the top candidates. And settling for a mediocre candidate can be a mistake. A bad hire can cost your company money, time, and morale,… Read more »

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Sleep! The importance of sleep is everywhere in the media yet why is it still so elusive? It seems like—and studies have shown—that many Americans, about one-third, don’t get the proper sleep they need. A lack of sleep costs roughly $2,300 in lost productivity per worker each year. Look around at the people around you. Someone is yawning, someone else has… Read more »

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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 »