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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Staffing agencies have become a popular method for securing top talent quickly and efficiently. However, there are still a lot of myths that surround recruitment firms, even as more companies use them to manage their hiring needs. Whether you have partnered with a staffing agency in the past or are considering it for the first… Read more »

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An effective hiring strategy is based on the answers to two key components. First, you need to understand exactly what you require. Second, you need to know where to find the right person for the job. Figuring out precisely what you need can feel daunting, especially if you need to fill positions outside your area… Read more »

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Your resume plays a crucial role in your job search. It serves as an introduction to what you have to offer, so you need to make sure it makes the best impression possible. Figuring out how to update your resume to maximize your job search potential can seem challenging, especially if you aren’t sure where… Read more »

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When you want to increase or maintain your team’s current level of productivity, engagement is often the key to success. But, now that summer is in full swing, some of your staff may be distracted by upcoming vacations or the simple desire to spend time out in the sun. Luckily, there are summer team-building activities… Read more »

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At some point during your working life, you’re going to leave an interview knowing you didn’t perform at your best. In fact, you may even feel like you bombed. Ultimately, there is only so much you can do to change how the hiring manager viewed your interview. However, that doesn’t mean the experience isn’t valuable… Read more »

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By making safety a company priority, you can prevent injuries and illnesses, enhance morale, and even improve productivity. While large-scale safety training and robust policies play a substantial role, ingraining safety tips into your workplace culture can help reinforce the concepts on a regular basis. This approach ensures safety is always at the forefront of… Read more »

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Hiring managers are tasked with one of the most important duties in the company: Selecting the right person for the job. To make things even more complex, you typically only have a limited number of interactions to determine which candidate is ideal for the role. Effective hiring managers often share a few characteristics that help… Read more »

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When you’re looking for a new job, you want to find one that suits your needs and preferences. But, figuring out what those points are isn’t always easy. If you find yourself wrestling with a job offer or conflicted about applying for a particular opportunity, here are five questions to help you determine whether the… Read more »

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When it comes down to it, it’s almost always more challenging to assess a candidate’s soft skills than their hard skills. Usually, you won’t find clear information about a job seeker’s interpersonal skills outlined on their resume, so you’ll need to dig deeper during the interview to get the information you need. Luckily, there are… Read more »

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For many college students, this month is an exciting time. Not only is graduation approaching, it also signals the point where many freshly minted graduates enter the workforce in their chosen fields. But, for some, preparing for a job hunt is foreign territory. Even if they’ve worked a variety of part-time positions or secured internships,… Read more »