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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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 »

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Whether you’ve just started a business or are a hiring manager at a large company, figuring out exactly when to hire new team members can be a challenge. Typically, keeping your staffing costs low is smart business; however, you also want to have all the talented professionals you need to keep operations functioning at an… Read more »

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With each new year, different job-search trends emerge, and 2018 will be no different. Certain activities will become more important than ever while old habits will fade into obscurity. By adjusting to the trends, you can increase your odds of landing a coveted position, so being aware of which ones will jump into the spotlight… Read more »

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Industry and trade organizations can be valuable tools for professionals interested in growing their networks or furthering their careers in the industry. By participating in organizational activities, you can meet others working in the field and gain valuable knowledge about the industry’s operations in the city. Further, you may even gain access to new job… Read more »

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Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it’s easy to become distracted. Many employees are juggling increased demands in their personal lives with their work obligations, and the momentum of seasonal revelry can certainly be carried into the office, potentially harming productivity. While you certainly want your workers to have a joyous holiday… Read more »

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With unemployment remaining low, many businesses are offering additional job perks as a way of attracting and retaining top talent. But not every perk is created equal in the eyes of professionals, and selecting the wrong ones could lead to less-than-desirable results. While tech companies made options like foosball tables trendy, they aren’t necessarily effective… Read more »

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Conducting a job search while you’re still employed can be tricky. You want to make sure your current employer isn’t aware of your intention to secure a new opportunity as it can put your livelihood at risk. This makes it important to be careful with how you proceed. If you want to keep your activities… Read more »

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  Many companies experience seasonal fluctuations in demand, especially around the holiday season. Others need to maintain standard production rates, even when employees are hoping to use vacation leave to spend time with family and friends. And, in some cases, organizations deal with all of the above. But there is a way to ensure you… Read more »

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  Let’s face facts; we all make mistakes. Often, it’s something small, like forgetting to add an attachment to an email, and can easily be recovered. But, from time to time, your error may be a bigger deal, and you may worry about the damage to your reputation or the cost to the business. When… Read more »

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Many companies shy away from panel interviews for numerous reasons. For example, some consider them too intimidating for candidates and are worried the extra pressure may turn them off of the company. Others have issues coordinating the schedules of several interviewers, making it seem as though multiple one-on-one interviews are the better option. In fact,… Read more »