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 the holidays draw near, many companies are bolstering their workforces with seasonal hires. Even though seasonal needs happen on a regular schedule, and many businesses have hired short-term staff members before, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room to improve on the current process. If you want to make sure your seasonal hiring goes smoothly,… Read more »

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In today’s tight labor market, companies continually have to stay one step ahead of the competition. While many businesses focus on salary to assist with their retention goals, neglecting the benefits package can be detrimental. The majority of highly skilled professionals have expectations regarding their total compensation package. Without benefits that can actually keep them… Read more »

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Stress is a part of life. In the proper doses, it can actually be incredibly beneficial, helping a person focus and giving them the drive they need to succeed. However, when stress begins to mount, the pressure can easily become unmanageable. Over time, it is detrimental to motivation and productivity, making stress management a critical… Read more »

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Do you ever find yourself slumping over your desk, head in your hands, just wishing the workday would end? Does the thought of heading to work in the morning seem unbearable or are you unable to enjoy your Sundays because you know Monday is on the horizon? Have you ever caught yourself fantasizing about quitting… Read more »

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Many professionals would assume it would be easy to determine whether they are overworked. After all, they are experiencing the situation first-hand, so they should be fully aware of whether they are facing more than they can handle. In reality, people are surprisingly adept at adjusting to shifting work demands in the short term. A… Read more »

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While every manager is an individual, many of the best leaders in the world have certain traits in common. Whether these characteristics came naturally or if they were skills learned over time, honing these abilities can make any leader more effective. Often, the greatest leaders have a combination of traits, striking a balance between being… Read more »

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Being an effective leader often means being open to learning. After all, no one is perfect. Even highly skilled managers can benefit from introducing themselves to new concepts and perspectives. Plus, if you decide to involve your team in the learning experience, everyone can take advantage of the opportunity to improve. It can make your… Read more »

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Networking is often seen as a vital part of professional and business success. It allows you to forge meaningful connections with other professionals, something that can serve you well both in the short and long term. If you are a manager, squeezing networking into your day may feel like a challenge. However, if you follow… Read more »

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From time to time, nearly every professional feels bored at work. Maybe you have to take a deep dive into an area that doesn’t pique your interest or have to manage tasks that are somewhat tedious. While occasional boredom isn’t anything to be worried about, constantly feeling uninspired and unmotivated is a surefire sign that… Read more »

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At the core of every company is its policy manual. This document serves as an operational blueprint, outlining how aspects of the business should be managed as well as other details, including acceptable employee behavior, performance expectations and safety standards. Since your policies guide how the company runs, allowing them to become out of date… Read more »