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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Congratulations! All your hard work has paid off, and you’ve been promoted to a management position. It’s a huge feather in your cap. But in the short term, it’s likely to be one of the most challenging transitions you’ll ever make, because you’re about to become your coworkers’ – many of whom may also be… Read more »

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Venting at work is virtually inevitable, due to the pressures that invariably arise from time to time. In fact, it can be a good way to blow off steam and bring those volatile emotions under control. Just be sure that when you do vent, it’s for a good reason and that you make it productive… Read more »

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Your resume is a bridge between you and your prospective employer. So if there’s a job on the line that piques your interest, make sure you build it, so it’s strong, sturdy, and impactful. In a nutshell, your resume should: Describe you as a professional. Convince a hiring manager that you’re the best candidate for… Read more »

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It may be 2020, but cover letters have not become a thing of the past when it comes to successful job searching. In fact, research continues to show that employers favor resumes accompanied by cover letters when the time comes to make final hiring decisions. Your cover letter is an added opportunity to showcase your… Read more »

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  “Leadership is the ability to facilitate movement in the needed direction and feel good about it.” Never have these words from New York Times best-selling author Tom Smith rung truer than as we enter this new decade. 2020 is a milestone in terms of millennials dominating the global workforce. But whether an employee is… Read more »

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Starting a job is a lot like your first day at a new school. It can be stressful and often, kind of scary. And if things go wrong at the start, it can be tough to recover. If a new employee gets off to a rocky start, it can significantly increase their time-to-productivity, as well… Read more »

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Are you going to a job fair? Not sure what to ask? You’ll have only a brief window of time with each recruiter – and your goal is to get the information you need to decide if a company or job is right for you and at the same time, make a good impression. How… Read more »

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The question “Where do you see yourself in five years?” is often asked during job interviews. It may sound cliché, but your response is important to employers as they seek to learn more about your career goals and whether or not they mesh with those of their organization. In other words, it can be a… Read more »

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Are you trying to fill a position at your company, but struggling to find the right candidates in today’s tight labor market? Direct-hire recruiting through a staffing firm may be the ideal solution. Your staffing firm will partner with you to craft your hiring strategy from start to finish, beginning with writing a job description… Read more »

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“So, tell us a little bit about yourself.” It’s a classic interview question – usually, the first one asked after the formalities of introductions have been completed. You should be prepared for it, as it can set the stage for the overall success or failure of the conversation to follow. It seems like an easy… Read more »