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 stay happy, productive, and anxiety-free, don’t let bad work habits bring you down. They don’t make you a terrible person; usually, they’re just small behaviors you fall into due to lapses in self-awareness. Or, they may be the result of pent-up stress or job dissatisfaction. Whatever the root cause, you can take steps to… Read more »

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Satisfied, dedicated employees make for a thriving company. And think about it for a moment: where would you be without your team? Of course, you care about them. But be sure to show it by helping them stay healthy, recognizing their needs both inside and outside of work, and keeping your door open, so communication… Read more »

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You spend a lot of time working – and a significant amount of that time is spent interacting with your boss. You get out of any relationship what you put into it, so when it comes to the one you have with your supervisor, you need to be firmly committed to it. After all, your… Read more »

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Crisis communication refers to the technologies, systems, and processes that enable your organization to convey messages back and forth to your workforce and other stakeholders in the event of an emergency. Earlier this year, the need for a robust crisis communication plan hit companies worldwide like a tidal wave, with the onset of COVID-19. To… Read more »

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Before a job interview, nervousness is normal, expected, and even beneficial – as long as it doesn’t spiral out of control. It’s your body’s way of preparing you to win. As noted by Dr. Sherry Benton, founder and chief science officer of the online behavioral health platform Tao Connect, when you experience anxiety, “the brain’s… Read more »

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These days, many more people are spending some or all their working hours at home. Whether this description fit you before the coronavirus lockdown occurred or was thrust upon you suddenly, as a result, rest assured that you can be productive and engaged in your work, even if your kitchen has become your breakroom and… Read more »

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Had you already started a job hunt when the global lockdown due to Covid-19 hit this spring? Or, had you simply been considering a career change and are now feeling daunted by the current economic uncertainty? Either way, here are some tips for your search strategy, circa the second half of 2020, and today’s “new… Read more »

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Effective employer branding helps your company stay competitive, as well as attract and retain the best talent. Always top priorities, these considerations have taken on even stronger meaning during the unprecedented – many would say cataclysmic – year that has been 2020. Employer branding is no longer just a marketing buzzword; it’s an essential business… Read more »

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According to research by Northeastern University, by the age of 50, the average person has held 12 different jobs, in an effort to find the right fit. In 2916 alone, 6.2 million workers changed roles and switched to completely different fields. It’s perfectly normal to go through periods where you’re dissatisfied or unhappy with your… Read more »

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The big day is almost here. You’re about to start your new job! And although you’ve obviously already made a good impression on your employer, you want to continue to do so on your very first day at work. Keep in mind that nobody expects you to be perfect. Starting a new job is stressful,… Read more »