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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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 »

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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 »