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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Following up after submitting a resume is vital for a job seeker. “Once you have submitted your application for a job, unless the hiring manager tells you specifically not to follow up, you can’t just leave the application hanging out there and wait,” explains career coach Hallie Crawford. Here are three ways to effectively follow… Read more »

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Running a successful company largely depends on helping your employees achieve their career goals. After all, if they’re satisfied and able to advance in their careers, they’re more likely to be fully engaged and give it their all at work. With that said, here are some ways to help your employees get the most from… Read more »

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Congratulations! You’ve been given a position as first-time manager. That’s quite an accomplishment. However, getting acclimated can be difficult and takes some time to get used to. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you get started on the right foot and have long-term success. Lead by Example One of the reasons you were promoted… Read more »

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No matter how knowledgeable and skilled you are, there will be a time when you’ll encounter an issue at work you simply can’t handle on your own. You may be reluctant to ask for help because you may think others will perceive it as a weakness. “Asking for help makes many people feel vulnerable, and… Read more »

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Nearly every workplace will experience employee conflicts from time to time. It’s an inevitable part of running a business. But it isn’t something to take lightly, and proper steps need to be taken to resolve the situation. Here are five ways to handle employees who don’t get along. Get to the Root of the Issue… Read more »

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Temporary staffing is a popular option for many employers. And with 15.5 million people working this type of position in 2017, there’s plenty of talent to choose from. Going this route offers many benefits. Here are four of the biggest. Cost Savings “Hiring permanent employees often means having to pay for things like health insurance,… Read more »

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Being the new person at work comes with its challenges, and it’s easy to be overlooked. Here are some ways to stand out at your new job and earn the respect of your boss and co-workers. Be Confident The way you carry yourself will heavily impact the way others perceive you. If you’re confident, this… Read more »

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Etiquette is a two-way street with job interviewing. A candidate should be on time, be prepared, act professionally and so on. But it’s equally important for a hiring manager to be respectful and follow up with candidates afterward, regardless if they’re being hired or not. Here are some reasons why. It Provides Closure Sitting around… Read more »

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A big part of effective onboarding is getting new hires integrated into your company culture. Doing so puts employees in a position to fit in and thrive. Here are some techniques to streamline this process as much as possible. Begin Onboarding in Advance The more new hires know before showing up the first day, the… Read more »

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Attention to detail is an important trait for workers to have and is highly sought-after by many employers. After all, detail-oriented workers are more likely to be careful, thorough, identify small intricacies and make fewer mistakes. Here are some tips for becoming more detail oriented at work. Understand Your Role First of all, it’s vital… Read more »