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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Online degrees are becoming increasingly common these days. Due to the flexibility and convenience, more and more students are earning bachelors, masters and in some cases PhDs online. In fact, a 2011 survey by Pew Research found that “77 percent of colleges and universities reported offering courses for which the instruction takes place exclusively in an… Read more »

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Being laid off is seldom easy and can elicit a host of unsavory responses. But unfortunately, it’s a reality that many people will experience at some point in time. According to the Five O’clock Club, “the average job lasts only 4.5 years, and many employees will have to go through this passage at least once or… Read more »

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Getting the most from your employees and building strong relationships are critical components of running a successful business. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is through employee recognition, which is defined by HR Council as “the acknowledgement of an individual or team’s behavior, effort and accomplishments that support the organization’s goals and… Read more »

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Lower unemployment rates and higher candidate demand are making it more difficult to find truly skilled candidates.  This decrease in supply and increase in demand is also driving recruitment costs much higher. While costs continue to rise, there are several things that employers can do to help try to contain total cost-per-hire.  Here are some… Read more »

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Rewind to 2009. We were in the middle of a recession and many highly skilled professionals were searching for employment. For companies that were hiring at that time, they had their pick of the litter and could be very particular in who they finally decided to bring on board.  Not to mention, recruitment costs were… Read more »