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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North Atlanta clerical and light industrial job seekers can use these hard hitting resume tips for more impact.  These tips come from 10 years of working with hiring managers and business owners at top North Atlanta employers. 4 Changes You can Make Today for a Hard Hitting Resume These 4 hard hitting resume tips require… Read more »

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PrideStaff Atlanta North, a PrideStaff franchise is excited to announce the launch of their “Proud to Refer” campaign. The program focuses on helping companies find and hire great talent, while also supporting local charities in the Atlanta area.   PrideStaff clients, along with other business professionals, can refer organizations that are struggling with finding and… Read more »

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Outplacement – An Option to Get Back to Work SOONER Unless you are a George Clooney fan – Up in the Air (2009) – or your job was impacted by the 2008-2009 financial crisis, outplacement is probably not a job search term you are familiar with.  We recently went from one of the best economies… Read more »

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During an interview, most candidates hesitate to be forward about what they want. Often, they fear that being direct will come off as aggressive or may be off-putting to the hiring manager. In some cases, they may also worry that what they have to say will scare the hiring manager off, essentially guaranteeing that they… Read more »

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When a new employee comes in with confidence, it’s normally seen as a boon. However, if that self-confidence shifts to arrogance, you may find yourself stuck dealing with a classic know-it-all.   Most know-it-all employees give the distinct impression that they think they are always right. They might frequently interrupt their colleagues, offering their perspective as… Read more »

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Reduce Workplace Stress | Jobs in Atlanta

Let’s face facts; life can be challenging. At times, your personal life may be difficult to manage. You could have a sick family member, an unexpected financial hardship, or another incident that leaves you anxious, sad, or distracted.   However, if your personal life begins to affect your work life, you could be making a difficult… Read more »

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A new hire’s first day is an opportunity, and not just for the incoming employee. It’s a chance to start the relationship off on the right foot, and not all companies take advantage of this unique time. By handling the onboarding process correctly, you can improve retention and build loyalty.     Making the new hire’s… Read more »

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Vaping has become incredibly popular. E-cigarettes – the battery-powered devices that replicate smoking by vaporizing a liquid that contains nicotine – are not classified the same ways as traditional cigarettes and cigars. As a result, many company policies regarding smoking don’t automatically apply to e-cigarette use.  Plus, there is still a lot of confusion regarding the… Read more »

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Over time, it’s common to become at least somewhat close with your coworkers. As the relationships strengthen, it may feel as if no topic of conversation is off-limits. However, in reality, you still need to consider proper workplace etiquette.  Certain topics are usually very inappropriate in the workplace, or at least carry with them a level… Read more »

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Drones are becoming increasingly popular. Beyond the recreational and military applications, drones are beginning to make waves in the business world as well, and not just as possible vehicles for delivering orders to customers. These Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are also showing up in warehouses, serving as technology-based co–workers that can enhance productivity.  Precisely how drones… Read more »