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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Finding a Career Mentor

Not all job hoppers are alike. When you first glance at the resume of a candidate who has changed jobs frequently in recent years, it may send up an automatic red flag that makes you want to toss it immediately into the “reject” pile. Not so fast. Be careful not to miss out on a… Read more »

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The right attitude toward work and the workplace is essential – whether you’re the employee or the boss. So if your manager displays hostility on more than just an occasional basis, you need to take the right steps to change the situation for the better. Research reported by the Journal of Applied Psychology has shown… Read more »

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Keeping your employees happy, focused and productive is vital to the success of your business. And today, people view benefits – including paid vacation – as being just as important as salary when it comes to where they work. It’s time that every employer got smart about the critical need to offer work/life balance to… Read more »

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Employees are often passed up for advancement simply because their managers failed to see their potential. Sure, you have to perform – and perform well – if you want to be considered for that next step up the company career ladder. But you also need to look, act and live the part. You’re not going… Read more »

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Hiring in Fresno | PrideStaff Fresno

Hiring the right employee, the first time around, is one of the most important things you do as a manager and a leader. Costly hiring mistakes can be devastating to your bottom line, morale and overall business success. As you interview candidates, you have two goals. The first is to assess their skills and ability… Read more »

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When you resign from a job, you should make every effort to notify your supervisor as soon as possible – and the general rule of thumb is to provide at least two weeks’ notice. But some circumstances dictate you leave sooner, or even immediately. If that happened to you and now you’re seeking a new… Read more »

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Asking questions is a normal part of everyone’s workday. In fact, you want employees who are naturally interested, inquisitive and curious. But, dealing with constant barrages of questions can make it difficult to get your own job done. A key part of your job as a manager is providing clear, direct feedback. But you wouldn’t… Read more »

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Social media can help – or hurt – your career. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ allow employers to get a glimpse of who you are outside the confines of your resume, cover letter and interview. Just remember, while social media is a prime communication vehicle, it’s all public. So, use your best judgment regarding… Read more »

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You invest a lot in your top talent. And in today’s workplace, company loyalty has changed dramatically. Millennial employees have a reputation for moving quickly from job to job, and the days of staying with a company long enough to earn that gold watch for 25 or more years of service are fast becoming ancient… Read more »

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Interviews judge not only your answers to the questions asked, but also your professionalism, organization and poise. This includes creating an overall look that says you’re the right hire. What you wear should accentuate the fact you’re a pro who’s ready to get to work at a new job. Let common sense be your guide…. Read more »