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 it comes down to it, working with a staffing agency simply means teaming up with a group of trained recruitment experts to strengthen your workforce. Here are just a few of the many benefits to working with a staffing partner. Save time.Staffing agencies are human resources experts. What might take you weeks using your… Read more »

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Each year brings new areas of growth and decline in the job market. A number of noteworthy shifts occurred over the past year in Atlanta, including a 1.5% increase in overall non-farm employment. Here are a few of the key areas that job seekers and employers should pay attention to: Hot Industries: In the Atlanta… Read more »

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FRESNO, CA – PrideStaff, a leading national staffing franchise organization, today announced they have each been named to Inavero’s 2013 Best of Staffing™ Client and Talent List. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the fourth annual Best of Staffing list provides the only statistically valid, objective, service quality benchmarks in the industry and reveals which staffing… Read more »

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Does this sound familiar? At work, you’re going full steam ahead all morning, crossing things off your to-do list and feeling productive. You take a quick break for lunch and figure you’ll dive right back into your work and power through the afternoon. But somewhere between 2 and 3 p.m. you find your attention wandering… Read more »

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Most companies allow their employees to bring their own smartphones and even their tablets to the office. But does that mean you can–and should–use them whenever you like? Obviously, each office should have its own policy for appropriate use, but there are several simple rules that all users should follow. Mobile devices should be used… Read more »

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Most everyone dreads dealing with performance appraisals. Let’s be honest: performance reviews are a pain in the you-know-what. Employees don’t like them and HR aren’t fans either–45 percent of HR leaders didn’t think reviews were good gauges of a worker’s performance, compared to last year’s 39 percent, according to a poll by the Society of… Read more »

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Lots of companies are adding an executive-level position of culture chief. Seems like a good idea, right? NOT SO! When done right, a culture exec can be a powerful role to marshal resources, but it runs a HUGE risk of communicating a top-down approach to culture–and that’s not the way to go. What works better?… Read more »

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Want to make a big impact on your company–and your career–in 2013? Then it’s time to put your human resources to the test. It’s time to challenge your organization to do more, do it better, and really make the most of your human resources function. Are you ready? Here are 30 HR challenges for you…. Read more »