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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To succeed, you need to be prepared for whatever comes your way. Let’s now take a look at some of the more common types of interviews and how to prepare for them. Conventional Interview This is your traditional, face-to-face interview. Typically done one-on-one, you’ll sit down with a hiring manager to discuss your skills and… Read more »

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Human resources plays a vital role within your company. As BambooHR points out, these individuals are responsible for everything from recruiting/hiring and training employees to resolving workplace conflicts. So you’ll want to be sure to select the right HR professional for the job. A big part of this is asking the right questions during the… Read more »

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In some cases, you may find yourself in a situation where you have someone who seems like a great candidate who’s applying for a position. They’ve got the right knowledge, skill set, qualifications, etc. The only issue is there’s an employment gap in their resume. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t automatically disqualify these… Read more »

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You could argue that the success of your company ultimately relies on the caliber of your workforce. Hiring great candidates plays a huge role in your productivity, profitability and culture. So, of course you’ll want to attract the right people. Here are some effective strategies for doing just that. Tap Into Employee Networks Acquiring new… Read more »

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Resumes have evolved a lot over the years. One of the more recent trends is for candidates to create an infographic resume, which incorporates visual elements like icons, charts and graphics. But is this the right type of resume for you? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons to find out. The Pros… Read more »

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Many employees are valued and are considerable assets to the company they work for. But very few are indispensable, which according to the Cambridge Dictionary means, “Someone that is so good or important that you could not manage without him or her.” Getting to this level not only means great job security, it can be… Read more »

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What’s the number one reason employees quit their jobs? According to a 2015 Gallup study, it’s because of their manager. Of the 7,272 U.S. adults who participated in the study, “One in two had left their job to get away from their manager to improve their overall life at some point in their career.” Here… Read more »

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Employee recognition plays a key role in improving company culture and reducing turnover. Therefore, it’s something you’ll want to prioritize. But according to research from Gallup, “Only one in three workers in the U.S. strongly agree they received recognition or praise for doing good work in the past seven days. Furthermore, employees who do not… Read more »

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The methods employers use to manage employees have changed dramatically in the 21st century. Many traditional techniques have been replaced by more efficient, technology-driven methods. Here are some specific management trends for 2018 that you should be aware of. Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) is spreading its tentacles to nearly every industry, including HR. Besides… Read more »

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A high employee turnover rate can be crippling to your company. Not only does it put a damper on morale and culture, it can be incredibly costly from a financial standpoint. Let’s take a closer look at this issue to see just how much it can cost your business.  The Full Extent of the Cost… Read more »