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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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 »

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Employee burnout is becoming a major problem in the modern workplace. “A recent Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees found that 23 percent reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while an additional 44 percent reported feeling burned out sometimes.” Here are some common signs that indicate burnout and show it’s… Read more »

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Recruiting talented employees who not only possess the right skill set but fit into your company is absolutely critical. Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done. Entrepreneur, investor and author, Alan Hall came up with seven specific categories employers should focus on when recruiting, which he calls “the seven Cs.” Let’s take a look… Read more »

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A productive workplace offers several benefits including the ability to better meet deadlines, improve morale and increase revenue. Unfortunately, productivity has been on the decline in recent years, according to the US Bureau of Labor. Here are some tips to help you combat this problem and create a more productive work environment. Have Defined Values… Read more »

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Most candidates probably assume recruiters don’t spend a lot of time looking at individual resumes. But it’s even less than you may think, at just a mere 7.4 seconds on average. Here are some ways to immediately grab a recruiter’s attention and get them to read through your resume. Use a Clear, Logical Flow A… Read more »

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Job candidates run the gamut in terms of the qualities they possess. But some are more important to HR managers than others. Here are a few specific qualities HR managers look for in candidates, so you’ll know what to emphasize during your job search and interview. Patience/Endurance Turnover can be costly for employers. Studies have… Read more »

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Employee appreciation factors heavily into productivity, morale and retention. Unfortunately, it’s something many companies are lacking. Studies have found, “A remarkable 40 percent of employees, from a diverse range of fields and positions, stated that employee recognition was simply not a priority in their business, something that limited their motivation to truly excel.” Here are… Read more »

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Each employee has a different value in the eyes of an employer, whether they’re conscious of it or not. Those with a higher value are more likely to earn respect, have job security and receive promotions. One of the best ways to get ahead is to prove your value at work. Here are some ways… Read more »