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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The way that companies go about hiring has evolved significantly in the 21st century. Primarily fueled by technology, newer, more cutting-edge strategies are adopted each and every year. 2018 promises to be especially interesting, and the following hiring trends should be on your radar. Developing a Successful Employee Value Proposition Although the overall candidate pool… Read more »

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Having a creative workplace offers some major benefits. Employees are better able to work through complex problems, come up with out-of-the-box solutions and tend to be more inspired. As a leader, it’s important to be able to foster creativity among your employees. Here are some effective ways to do so. Allow Flexible Work Schedules Fatigue… Read more »

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Like most job interviews, a big part of succeeding at a warehouse interview is properly preparing. This should ensure you make a positive impression on your interviewer and you’re ready for whatever comes your way. Here are few specific things you should do when preparing for a warehouse interview. Research the Company The first thing… Read more »

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Post-interview team review

Micromanaging employees can be detrimental to your business in many ways. It often hurts morale, reduces productivity and can ultimately drive a wedge between you and your employees. In the long run, this can be disastrous to your company culture. If you find yourself micromanaging, here are some tips for stopping. Hire the Right People… Read more »

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You could think of a receptionist as being “the face” of your company. They’re often the first person that customers, clients and vendors will interact with on the phone or in person. Therefore, they need to possess the right set of qualities and characteristics, including the following. Great Communication Skills Communication is hands-down the most… Read more »

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It’s incredibly important to make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete and up-to-date. This starts by adding a professional headshot, because profiles with a professional headshot receive 14 times more views than those without. When filling out the various sections of your profile such as experience, interests, skills and endorsements, be as thorough as possible… Read more »

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Recruiting is an uphill battle for many employers. Many find it to be costly and time-consuming and they still have to deal with the never-ending issue of turnover. That’s where an employee referral program comes in. It can be incredibly helpful for streamlining recruiting and offers several distinct benefits. Reduce Hiring Time Research has found… Read more »

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As soon as a recruiter looks at your resume, you literally have seconds to impress them and capture their attention. Six seconds to be exact. That’s the average length of time a recruiter looks at a resume. Here are some actionable tips to ensure that your resume stands out from the rest. What the Data… Read more »

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Effective communication between employers and employees is critical. It’s important you’re on the same page, especially when it comes to matters such as policies, procedures, work scheduling, etc. Although it’s not legally required, an employee handbook can be an invaluable resource for your company and serves multiple purposes. Introduces Employees to Your Culture Each company… Read more »