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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You could argue that the success of your company ultimately relies on the caliber of your workforce. Hiring great candidates plays a huge role in your productivity, profitability and culture. So, of course you’ll want to attract the right people. Here are some effective strategies for doing just that. Tap Into Employee Networks Acquiring new… Read more »

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Resumes have evolved a lot over the years. One of the more recent trends is for candidates to create an infographic resume, which incorporates visual elements like icons, charts and graphics. But is this the right type of resume for you? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons to find out. The Pros… Read more »

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Many employees are valued and are considerable assets to the company they work for. But very few are indispensable, which according to the Cambridge Dictionary means, “Someone that is so good or important that you could not manage without him or her.” Getting to this level not only means great job security, it can be… Read more »

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What’s the number one reason employees quit their jobs? According to a 2015 Gallup study, it’s because of their manager. Of the 7,272 U.S. adults who participated in the study, “One in two had left their job to get away from their manager to improve their overall life at some point in their career.” Here… Read more »

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Employee recognition plays a key role in improving company culture and reducing turnover. Therefore, it’s something you’ll want to prioritize. But according to research from Gallup, “Only one in three workers in the U.S. strongly agree they received recognition or praise for doing good work in the past seven days. Furthermore, employees who do not… Read more »

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The methods employers use to manage employees have changed dramatically in the 21st century. Many traditional techniques have been replaced by more efficient, technology-driven methods. Here are some specific management trends for 2018 that you should be aware of. Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) is spreading its tentacles to nearly every industry, including HR. Besides… Read more »

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A high employee turnover rate can be crippling to your company. Not only does it put a damper on morale and culture, it can be incredibly costly from a financial standpoint. Let’s take a closer look at this issue to see just how much it can cost your business.  The Full Extent of the Cost… Read more »

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More employers than ever are screening job candidates by looking at their online presence. According to Business News Daily, “70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring them, and nearly 70 percent of hiring managers are using online search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing to research candidates as well.”… Read more »

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Interviewing for a job can be anxiety inducing for even the most confident and accomplished of candidates. Therefore, it’s common for most individuals to be at least a little nervous. But this is problematic because you may not always get a person’s best effort and can end up missing out on great employees. Here are… Read more »

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Anxiety is a common issue that countless people deal with both in their personal lives and at work. In fact, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports, “Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults, or 18.1 percent of the population every year. If you are experiencing… Read more »