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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At some point in your career as a manager, you are almost guaranteed to have an unhappy employee on your team. How you approach the situation can have a significant impact on the final result. If you handle things properly, an unhappy worker can turn it around and even become a star team member. But,… Read more »

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One thing is for certain; if you want to move up the career ladder, leadership skills are a necessity. Once you hit management levels, those you are leading are going to expect you to be able to walk in and get the job done, so ensuring you have the right skills now will only help… Read more »

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Part of the fun of relocating to a new city is seeing everything the area has to offer. Atlanta has become a mecca for foodies, particularly for its local cuisine featuring many of the favorite flavors commonly associated with the southern United States. Whether you are moving to Atlanta permanently or just making a stop… Read more »

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When it comes time to start an interview, many job seekers aren’t sure how much of their personalities they should share. While the process is somewhat formal by nature, it is still important to make sure you don’t hold everything back, particularly since determining whether you and the workplace are a cultural fit is crucial…. Read more »

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Without trust, many companies will struggle. Employees need to know they can count on their managers and the leadership team at all times. Otherwise, the damage to morale can be extreme. While building trust seems like an easy thing to do, it does require a substantial amount of effort. If you are looking to build… Read more »

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While most job seekers put a lot of time and attention into perfecting their resumes, not everyone is so careful with their cover letters, even when one is required as part of the application process. Writing a cover letter can be intimidating, particularly if you aren’t sure what to cover, and some candidates do make… Read more »

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It’s no surprise that hiring managers want to discover as much as possible about candidates during the interview process, leading them to ask probing questions to find out vital information about their skill, experience, and even behavior. But, certain questions should be strictly off limits, as there are legal ramifications for asking about certain topics…. Read more »

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One of the best things about relocating to a new city is the ability to experience everything the area has to offer. If you are coming to Atlanta for the first time, or haven’t been in the region for a while, you may be wondering where you should start as you get to know the… Read more »

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If you are having trouble finding great candidates for your vacancies, you may need to take a closer look at your job descriptions. Your job postings often serve as the first impression to potential applicants, and a poorly written listing isn’t going to entice them to apply. Luckily, updating your job descriptions to attract top… Read more »

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Graduating from college is an exciting time, but it can also lead to a lot of anxiety, particularly as you prepare for your first job search. Luckily, there are things you can do to use your new degree to your advantage, ensuring you have the best chance of landing an excellent position with a great… Read more »