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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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 »

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When it comes to conversational skills, the ability to make small talk is essential. These casual conversations may seem inane, but they actually serve a very important purpose: the ability to bond with those around you.  In the workplace, small talk can help you forge stronger bonds with your co–workers and managers. Through conversation, you can… Read more »

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Reduce Workplace Stress | Jobs in Atlanta

A tough day at work can be incredibly draining. While you may just want to kick back and relax, if you have children, that might not be an option. You can’t always expect kids to know how to entertain themselves, so you need to have options available to ensure you can give their energy some… Read more »

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While designing the layout of a warehouse seems like a simple task, it usually isn’t. The choices you make can have a substantial impact on overall productivity, either enhancing operations or harming them. Plus, poor traffic flow can do more than stymy the efficiency of the warehouse; it can even create safety issues. Luckily, there… Read more »