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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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 »

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When you need to find a new job, networking might be your key to success. However, that doesn’t mean you should stay chained to your computer or smartphone. In fact, networking locally can be incredibly effective, particularly if you want to make connections in the city of Atlanta. Many professionals find the idea of in-person… Read more »

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Sometimes, a unique opportunity has more potential than originally appears on the surface. Maybe you took on a work project and enjoyed it so much you wish you could focus on it every day. Maybe you spent some time volunteering or in a short-term job and acquired a new skill or had an experience that… Read more »

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With the winter holidays approaching, most employees are planning to take time off from work. However, juggling the requests and maintaining suitable coverage amounts can be challenging, especially for popular days, like Christmas Eve, where numerous workers would likely rather be home. To prevent any issues this holiday season, here are some tips for scheduling… Read more »

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If you are always late, you are hurting your career. Constant tardiness isn’t going to be appreciated by your employer and leaves you open to disciplinary action, including being fired. If you are late to an interview, your odds of getting the job diminish greatly. Luckily, there are easy ways to ensure you show up… Read more »

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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 »