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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Setting goals factors heavily in to an employee’s success. When they have something to work toward, they’re more likely to be motivated, give a strong effort and stay on track. But this doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Here are some ways to help your employees set goals. Set SMART Goals SMART is an acronym for:… Read more »

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Job interviews can be anxiety inducing for even the most confident of candidates. You’re being judged and evaluated by a person in power, and your career may even hang in the balance. So it’s natural to have some fear. Fortunately, this is something you can overcome by following these tips. Prepare You can eliminate a… Read more »

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The strength of your workforce usually depends on the level of talent you hire. So it’s vital you learn how to attract top candidates in 2019. Here are some proven hiring tips that will make your business more desirable. Show Why Your Company is a Great Place to Work A big part of getting top… Read more »

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A big part of finding a job is putting yourself out there. It’s all about getting in touch with the right people and making networking a habit. Research has found that doing so greatly increases your chances of getting hired. In fact, Willamette University reports, “70 percent of all jobs obtained in the last 10… Read more »

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Interviewing is a great way to assess different candidates, and lets you learn a lot about their experience, qualifications, working style, etc. But it’s not flawless. Just because a candidate is good at interviewing doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best fit for the job. Here are some ways to help you see the bigger picture… Read more »

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There’s an alarming statistic that states over half (53 percent) of Americans are unhappy with their job. And this is problematic because it can create discord within your workplace and result in a high turnover rate. Here are four common signs that your employees might be unhappy, so you can address them before it’s too… Read more »

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Current statistics paint a pretty grim picture of employee loyalty. Officevibe reports, “Only 13 percent of employees are engaged worldwide.” Even worse, “51 percent of workers are looking to leave their current jobs.” Fortunately, this is something your company can improve on. Here are some tips for increasing employee loyalty. Pay Employees Fairly Adequate compensation… Read more »

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Here’s the situation. You’ve been applying for jobs left and right and have put a lot of time and energy into the process. However, for some reason you still haven’t been getting called for any job interviews. This can be incredibly frustrating and leave you scratching your head as to what went wrong. Here are… Read more »

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Effective recruiting is critical to the success and longevity of your business. After all, finding the right candidates contributes to your productivity, retention rate and ultimately, profitability. With 67 percent of recruiters saying it’s harder than ever to find talent, many companies are now interested in learning about active and passive job seekers. The Key… Read more »

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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 »