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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The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that nearly one-half of Americans say they have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 quarantine. In addition to the worry of potential infection, there is the added stress of finances and isolation, which have left many of us reeling from the effects of the global pandemic. There are resources available to help… Read more »

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  The coronavirus has put pressure on everyone. Customer service representatives are bearing a lot of the burden of this pressure, handing the brunt of worried people during an unprecedented time of crisis. During these challenging days, companies must continue to keep up with customer service. This article will help you continue to communicate well with customers… Read more »

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The shortage of personal protective equipment (PPEs) is impacting healthcare workers in numerous ways. While companies have increased their production of this necessary medical equipment, there is a serious shortage that is negatively impacting patients and the healthcare workers serving them. The FDA recommends conservation strategies at healthcare organizations to conserve these precious resources.   But what about… Read more »

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By now, the novelty of working for home has worn off. The statistics suggest that working from home was a growing trend in the United States before the COVID-19 epidemic. But the realities of the virus are that many companies that hadn’t adopted a remote business model were forced to as a way to comply with… Read more »

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Our essential workers are not just in healthcare. They are the people that stock your groceries or deliver your mail. Since most nonessential businesses are closed, this leaves us with a cadre of people on the front lines in businesses working every day to meet the needs of the public. How do we keep these workers… Read more »

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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 »