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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Job candidates obviously want to make a positive impression on hiring managers. But it’s equally important for hiring manager to impress top candidates. This is key to sealing the deal and assembling a team of qualified professionals. Here are some ways to sell your company during job interviews. Write a Clear Job Description Any vagueness… Read more »

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Making a bad hire can be disastrous. The U.S. Department of Labor reports, “The price of a bad hire is at least 30 percent of the employee’s first-year earnings. For a small company, a five-figure investment in the wrong person is a threat to the business.” Here are some important skills to look for in… Read more »

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Job hopping has become increasingly common, especially among younger workers. Gallup says, “21 percent of millennials say they’ve changed jobs within the past year, which is more than three times the number of non-millennials who report the same.” If you’re what employers would consider a “job hopper,” there are a few resume tips you should… Read more »

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Interviewing job candidates is trickier than it looks. You need to know how to take control and move smoothly throughout the process. You also need to be able to elicit important information naturally when interviewing candidates. Here are some tips to improve your interviewing skills. Know What You’re Looking For The first step is to… Read more »

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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 »