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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Although you may have hundreds of candidates apply for a position, only one person will ultimately get the job. Unfortunately, that means you need to let everyone else who didn’t get the job know. And this can be difficult and something that requires a lot of tact. Here are some tips for letting candidates down… Read more »

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You have a very small window to impress a recruiter with your resume. In fact, the average hiring manager spends only six seconds reading a resume before moving onto the next one. Here are some practical ways to enhance your resume so that you get more attention. Mimic the Wording of the Job Description Many… Read more »

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You don’t want to be impulsive when hiring new employees because that can lead to bad decisions. But at the same time, you don’t want to be too slow because that can hurt your company as well. Here are some of the main consequences of a slow hiring process. Economic Costs A 2016 SHRM study… Read more »

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As a company leader, it’s important a manager performs their job well and sets the right tone. Otherwise, making critical mistakes can adversely affect the entire workplace and bring everyone down. Here are some of the most common mistakes managers make, and how to correct them.   Not Getting to Know Employees as People Relationships are… Read more »

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Recruiters are often flooded with resumes when they list a job posting. Many of them sort through those resumes with an applicant tracking system (ATS). Jobscan explains, “An ATS is a type of software application that handles the recruitment process, namely by sorting through thousands of resumes to determine which ones are the best fit… Read more »

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Having great customer service is vitally important. One study even found, “33 percent of Americans say they’ll consider switching companies after just a single instance of poor service.” As an employer, there’s a lot you can do to improve your team’s customer service skills. Start with the following tips. Employee Engagement  You could argue having… Read more »

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When it comes to the workplace, millennials aren’t exactly known for remaining with one company long-term. Gallup explains, “21 percent of millennials say they’ve changed jobs within the past year—more than three times the number of non-millennials.” Here are some tips for helping you reduce turnover among this group of workers. Be a Coach, Not… Read more »

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To succeed, you need to be prepared for whatever comes your way. Let’s now take a look at some of the more common types of interviews and how to prepare for them. Conventional Interview This is your traditional, face-to-face interview. Typically done one-on-one, you’ll sit down with a hiring manager to discuss your skills and… Read more »

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Human resources plays a vital role within your company. As BambooHR points out, these individuals are responsible for everything from recruiting/hiring and training employees to resolving workplace conflicts. So you’ll want to be sure to select the right HR professional for the job. A big part of this is asking the right questions during the… Read more »

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In some cases, you may find yourself in a situation where you have someone who seems like a great candidate who’s applying for a position. They’ve got the right knowledge, skill set, qualifications, etc. The only issue is there’s an employment gap in their resume. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t automatically disqualify these… Read more »