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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While most job seekers put a lot of time and attention into perfecting their resumes, not everyone is so careful with their cover letters, even when one is required as part of the application process. Writing a cover letter can be intimidating, particularly if you aren’t sure what to cover, and some candidates do make… Read more »

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It’s no surprise that hiring managers want to discover as much as possible about candidates during the interview process, leading them to ask probing questions to find out vital information about their skill, experience, and even behavior. But, certain questions should be strictly off limits, as there are legal ramifications for asking about certain topics…. Read more »

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One of the best things about relocating to a new city is the ability to experience everything the area has to offer. If you are coming to Atlanta for the first time, or haven’t been in the region for a while, you may be wondering where you should start as you get to know the… Read more »

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If you are having trouble finding great candidates for your vacancies, you may need to take a closer look at your job descriptions. Your job postings often serve as the first impression to potential applicants, and a poorly written listing isn’t going to entice them to apply. Luckily, updating your job descriptions to attract top… Read more »

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Graduating from college is an exciting time, but it can also lead to a lot of anxiety, particularly as you prepare for your first job search. Luckily, there are things you can do to use your new degree to your advantage, ensuring you have the best chance of landing an excellent position with a great… Read more »

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Whether you’ve just started a business or are a hiring manager at a large company, figuring out exactly when to hire new team members can be a challenge. Typically, keeping your staffing costs low is smart business; however, you also want to have all the talented professionals you need to keep operations functioning at an… Read more »

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With each new year, different job-search trends emerge, and 2018 will be no different. Certain activities will become more important than ever while old habits will fade into obscurity. By adjusting to the trends, you can increase your odds of landing a coveted position, so being aware of which ones will jump into the spotlight… Read more »

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Industry and trade organizations can be valuable tools for professionals interested in growing their networks or furthering their careers in the industry. By participating in organizational activities, you can meet others working in the field and gain valuable knowledge about the industry’s operations in the city. Further, you may even gain access to new job… Read more »

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Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it’s easy to become distracted. Many employees are juggling increased demands in their personal lives with their work obligations, and the momentum of seasonal revelry can certainly be carried into the office, potentially harming productivity. While you certainly want your workers to have a joyous holiday… Read more »

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With unemployment remaining low, many businesses are offering additional job perks as a way of attracting and retaining top talent. But not every perk is created equal in the eyes of professionals, and selecting the wrong ones could lead to less-than-desirable results. While tech companies made options like foosball tables trendy, they aren’t necessarily effective… Read more »