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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Most people find talking about money incredibly uncomfortable. When a person asks you how much you make, it is normal to feel a bit startled or even defensive, largely because people treat their salaries like private information. Figuring out how to respond to the person can feel like a challenge. This is especially true if… Read more »

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Lighting plays a big role in warehouse safety. Insufficient lighting can increase accident rates, creating potential blind spots or making it more difficult to notice certain hazards that could lead to slips, trips and falls. When you place lighting in a warehouse, you need to be strategic. If you want to improve warehouse safety through… Read more »

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There are many myths surrounding working with a staffing agency. While many of the misconceptions apply to job seekers, some of the falsehoods relate to client companies as well, causing businesses to be hesitant about partnering with a recruitment firm. Understanding the nature of the myths and the actual truth of the situation can make… Read more »

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When you are looking for a new job, partnering with a staffing agency can be a smart move. However, not all recruitment firms are created equal, and choosing the wrong one can cost you. Luckily, evaluating a staffing agency before you begin working together doesn’t have to be challenging. If you want to make sure… Read more »

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Nearly everyone struggles at some point in their career. Maybe the tasks aren’t particularly engaging or the environment isn’t a precise match to your needs. While few jobs are usually considered “perfect,” there is a substantial difference between having to deal with the normal challenges associated with being a professional and genuinely being treated unfairly…. Read more »

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When you need to fill a vacant position, it isn’t uncommon to encounter a tricky dilemma. Usually, it feels like you have to choose between hiring for quality or hiring fast. Holding out for the right candidate may mean you get a better fit. However, if you don’t find the ideal professional quickly, your company… Read more »

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Whether you are on a tight budget or just prefer not to splurge when eating out, Atlanta has plenty of affordable restaurant options. Many even serve full meals for less than $10, making them incredibly budget-friendly. If you want to grab a bite after work, here are 10 affordable restaurants in Atlanta that are worth… Read more »

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Thanks to collaboration technology, offering flexible work arrangements has never been easier. Plus, many millennial professionals prefer employers that provide at least some degree of flexibility, ensuring they can achieve greater work-life balance. However, many businesses are still hesitant to embrace flexibility in the workplace, fearing it will harm productivity. In reality, these arrangements can… Read more »

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When you work in a physically demanding job, working out after you end your shift usually doesn’t sound very appealing. After all, spending a day walking, lifting, climbing, carrying, dragging and pushing isn’t easy, so heading to the gym to squeeze in more may seem like too much. However, maintaining a workout routine is still… Read more »

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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 »