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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As a recent college graduate, facing your first interview can be a challenge. Often, you haven’t had many opportunities to interview before, so you may question your competency or feel uncomfortable. Also, your experience in the field is generally limited, as you’ve just recently completed your education. To make things more difficult, entry-level jobs can… Read more »

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Providing feedback is an important part of being a manager; it gives employees the information they need to excel in their positions and make corrections as required. But, if your feedback is too harsh, it can be surprisingly ineffective. While being direct is great, the wrong tone or wording can be more discouraging to workers… Read more »

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When a new hire walks in for their first day, you may think the hardest part of your job is done. However, don’t stop putting out extra effort just yet. Taking the time to get to know your newest employee can help build trust and create a more comfortable work environment that gives them an… Read more »

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Many job seekers are surprised to hear that around half of employers screen candidates using social media, and one in three admits to rejecting an applicant based on what they found. Social media screening is likely here to stay, so cleaning up your profiles before you start looking for a new job is practically mandatory…. Read more »

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Most interviews are comprised of a series of relatively standard questions. Sure, you want to know about the candidate’s greatest accomplishments and why they are looking for a new job, but these inquiries only reveal so much. The majority of job seekers are familiar with common interview questions, so they have a chance to rehearse… Read more »

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At some point in most people’s careers, the idea of moving to a new city will likely come to mind. Whether it’s because you found an opportunity you are having a tough time ignoring or are simply interested in seeing what a city like Atlanta may have to offer, deciding to relocate is always a… Read more »

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While the idea of finding a new job can be exciting, most job searches aren’t the most fun. In fact, they can become downright frustrating rather quickly. But staying positive is often the key to success. Otherwise, you may see your motivation dwindling before you get results. To help you stay motivated during your job… Read more »

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Summer is officially upon us, and that means many workers are staring longingly out the window instead of being entirely dedicated to the task at hand, and the use of sick days may be oddly on the rise. Workplaces that aren’t completely temperature controlled may also become physically uncomfortable, leading the heat to serve as… Read more »

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At times, everyone gets distracted at work. Personal life issues can drift into work time, or a lack of motivation could cause them to use their time poorly or even ignore their obligations entirely. Dealing with employees who are constantly distracted can be a struggle, especially when the exact reason for the lack of attentiveness… Read more »

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Developing Workplace Leaders in Atlanta

The phone interview is a popular method for doing some initial candidate screening before scheduling in-person meetings. Often, these calls are easy for hiring managers to arrange, and they allow interviewers to gauge a candidate’s skills and level of interest before determining whether to proceed with a more comprehensive conversation. While certain portions of the… Read more »