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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A study from 2012 showed most workers bring the office home with them each week. It reported Americans were tacking on an extra day’s work by bringing work home. A more recent study from Payscale says the practice hasn’t changed much, particularly as the lines blur between work and home as more workers than ever are logging hours remotely. But is this healthy? How… Read more »

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Company culture has a more significant impact on the business than many people think. Keep reading for more information on how improving culture can improve your business.   Company culture matters. Businesses with strong, healthy corporate cultures end up attracting the best talent and keeping them longer. Today, millennials are shaping what’s important in the workforce; after all,… Read more »

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Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs,… Read more »

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Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close… Read more »

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Your resume is the most important document in your career. It’s the first thing hiring managers and recruiters see about you, so you have to make sure it’s perfect. It should tell a story about you and sell you as a candidate. If there’s something wrong with your resume, if it’s riddled with errors or doesn’t show what you… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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 »