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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Your job search is over – and it ended well. You’ve landed the job. Congratulations! Now, it’s time to live up to expectations and hit the ground running.   It’s normal to have some anxiety as you anticipate Day One in your new role. But you can keep it at a healthy level and make… Read more »

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Today’s job market is great – if you’re a candidate. With unemployment at a near-record low, professionals in virtually every field can pick and choose their next opportunities.   This makes things interesting … okay, challenging, to say the least … for today’s employers. Not only do you have your work cut out for you… Read more »

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Starting a new job is a little bit like the first day of school all over again. Despite the newness and excitement of it all – or perhaps because of it – a person naturally feels stressed and anxious. Finding ways to ease this transition should be a top priority for you as an employer…. Read more »

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You may have doubts about listing temporary jobs on your resume, your LinkedIn profile or a job application. No worries: in fact, as long as you handle it correctly, this experience can be a real asset to your career. You may have been temping to try out a new role or industry, to balance working… Read more »

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You’ve reached the point of no return: You simply can’t get your work done without asking for help. It happens to everyone at some time. But, when and how should you ask without seeming incompetent or like you’re dumping a task on someone else? Too often, people feel that asking for help will be perceived… Read more »

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Wearing steel-toed boots and other personal protective equipment (PPE) on the job may seem uncomfortable and cumbersome at times. But, when you weigh this minor inconvenience against the pain and suffering of a serious injury, it takes on a whole new meaning. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports at least 60,000 foot injuries are… Read more »

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It can feel daunting to approach your boss with a workplace safety concern. But not doing so could be much worse, if the problem you’ve discovered leads to an injury – or worse. Maybe you noticed machine guards missing, poor housekeeping or a trip or fire hazard. Or, maybe you feel your training for doing… Read more »

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June is Workplace Safety Month. Although safety is a number-one priority 365 days a year, it’s a good time for a reminder about the best ways to keep your employees healthy and injury free. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers pay nearly $1 million each week in workers’ compensation costs. Above… Read more »

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Does your boss make you feel valued? As a result, are you excited about your future with your company? Or, do you work hard, try to always stay a step ahead and go above and beyond to meet expectations – and yet it doesn’t seem like your manager even notices? If so, are they just… Read more »

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After all the hard work and preparation leading up to a job interview, and making it through the actual experience, sending a thank-you note afterward can be easily overlooked. But, if you want to be a serious contender for a position, do not let this step slide. It’s About Relationship Building In one recent study,… Read more »