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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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 »

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No one wants to hire someone who’s simply going turn around in a few months and leave for another job. Recruiting, hiring, and training is costly enough as it is. Plus, a departing employee messes with your company’s morale and destroys any hope you had of developing a good sense of teamwork. Here are some… Read more »

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So you made a mistake at work. It seems devastating. But it’s not, we’ve all been there. And sure, some mistakes are more noticeable and costly than others, but they’re all the same in that they’re all learning opportunities. Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, had a few wise quotes about… Read more »

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As a new generation of workers overtakes the workforce, companies need to keep up with changing needs and demands to attract new employees and maintain the loyalty of their old ones. When so many employees are quick to leave a job for a new opportunity, employee loyalty is more important than ever. Your best employees,… Read more »

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The retirement of baby boomers has been looming for years. How will it affect the economy? How will it affect social security? More and more retirement communities are being built, along with smaller, more manageable homes and properties. But how will it affect your company? Depending on the demographics of your company, it could have… Read more »

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There’s nothing more depressing than a gloomy coworker. Yes, we get it, work is hard and it’s Monday, but we don’t need constant reminders about it. Everyone has a bad day now and then and an occasional gripe session is perfectly acceptable, but those chronically unhappy coworkers can really start to weigh on you—you see… Read more »