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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For many, “we need to talk” are four of the scariest words. When they come from your boss, getting nervous is just par for the course. While delivering constructive criticism is simply part of being a manager, that does not mean you need to strike fear into the hearts of your staff before that conversation… Read more »

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Everyone has expectations for their current role and, when the job doesn’t align with what is expected, it can create some unpleasant situations. Whether you set yours too high or too low, the fact they do not reflect reality can cause internal strife. Often, people give their expectations a lot of power, and that can… Read more »

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Work-life balance is something every professional hopes to find. However, it is incredibly elusive and certainly won’t happen by accident. This is especially true in today’s hyperconnected world, where work activities bleed over into your off-hours thanks to smartphones and other digital devices. If your work-life balance is disrupted over the long term, it is… Read more »

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When you head out on a temporary assignment, you are entering an unfamiliar environment. As a result, you typically won’t know about potential hazards, especially if you will be working in an industry or role that is new to you. Luckily, there are things you can do to make sure you are safe on your… Read more »

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It’s that time of year again. The days are getting noticeably longer, flower buds start to appear, and people turn their thoughts to spring cleaning to welcome the warmer, brighter season. While spring cleaning traditionally refers to one’s home, giving your social media accounts a good scrub can be a smart move too. After all,… Read more »

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Many managers believe that “always on” employees are ideal. Company leaders adhere to the notion that when they and their staff are perpetually available, everyone is ultimately more productive. However, the reality is usually different. Disconnecting from work during off-hours is incredibly beneficial, and can lead to increased productivity and higher-quality outputs. If you are… Read more »

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States are increasingly passing laws that bar companies from asking about a candidate’s salary history. The goal is to eliminate the gender pay gap and compensation bias based on gender, something that can be perpetuated when a business knows how much a job seeker makes. Even if a company believes in equality, most salary offers… Read more »

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When you first started your current role, it likely represented an exciting opportunity. You were given a chance to learn and grow as a professional, acquiring knowledge and skills that allowed you to excel in the position. However, once the newness wears off, you require more to stay interested at your job. If you are… Read more »

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When you need to find a new job, you have options for managing your search. Often, professionals begin by seeking out opportunities on their own, but that process can be cumbersome, particularly for job seekers who are already employed. Luckily, there is a better way. By working with a local staffing agency in Atlanta, you… Read more »

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Do you know where your ideal job candidate is right now? There’s a decent chance they are at work. Typically, the best and brightest in their fields don’t have much trouble remaining gainfully employed, and might not be seeking out opportunities if they are generally satisfied. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to pursue… Read more »