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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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 »

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You can learn a lot of information about a job candidate during an interview. Besides learning about their work history and qualifications, it’s an opportunity to gauge their overall behavior – both the good and the bad. Here are some specific red flags to look out for when interviewing candidates to avoid making the wrong… Read more »

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One of your biggest goals after landing a temporary position is to stand out. You want to make a great impression and prove you’re an asset in hopes of being brought on permanently. Here are some ways to accomplish this and land long-term jobs with the most desirable employers. Research the Company  You can start… Read more »

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No matter how much technology becomes infused with the workplace, relationships are still at the heart of a company’s success. How well you get along with your employees impacts multiple elements of daily operations as well as the long-term success of your business. Here are some key benefits of having strong relationships with your employees… Read more »

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Great teamwork is vital to the success of most companies, especially smaller ones where employees work in a communal setting. While relationships will inevitably form organically, a tight-knit team doesn’t necessarily occur on its own. It needs some coaxing. That’s where team-building exercises come in. Here are some reasons why these exercises work and how… Read more »

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There’s seldom a lack of competition for most job openings. Recruiters may easily receive hundreds of resumes a day, so capturing their attention should be your utmost priority. An effective way to do that is by customizing your resume to the position you’re applying for. Customization will be an important differentiator for a few key… Read more »

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When you think of questioning during interview, you probably think of a recruiter asking you questions. But it’s actually a two-way street, and you’ll want to ask a few key questions as well. Doing so proves you have a genuine interest and you’ve given the interview plenty of thought. It will also clarify anything that… Read more »