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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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 »

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Engaged employees show up at work every day and get involved, not just because they’re being paid to do so, but because they are invested, emotionally and otherwise, in their work, their future, and the ongoing success of their company. An organization whose team members are actively engaged will benefit from higher productivity, enhanced customer… Read more »

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Burnout is more than just a bad day – or week, or even month – at work. As defined by the Mayo Clinic, it’s a specific type of job-related stress that results in a state of physical or emotional exhaustion. It also can manifest as a sense of lowered accomplishment or a loss of personal… Read more »

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The “People’s Choice” for More Than Half a Decade: PrideStaff Fresno Wins The Fresno Bee’s Best Employment Agency Award for Sixth Consecutive Year     For sixteen years, The Fresno Bee‘s People’s Choice Award has served as a way for Central Valley community members to recognize and thank area businesses for their hard work. What… Read more »

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As reported by the Associated Press, approximately 17 million people currently work as temporary workers, contract workers, consultants, freelancers, seasonal workers, and interns. Research also shows that nearly 50 percent of all companies use some form of temporary employees. Why might this be a good option for your company? Here are four ways hiring temporary… Read more »

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Are you ready to take the next step in your HR career? Maybe you’d like to be more visible within your organization or, you have your eye on a promotion. Or, maybe you’d like to explore opportunities elsewhere. What’s the best way to go about it? The answer lies in focusing on some key steps… Read more »

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It’s perfectly normal to be nervous before a job interview. In fact, interviewers expect it. But if you’re stammering, shaking or sweating throughout the conversation, they may conclude that you don’t perform well under pressure and wouldn’t be a good fit. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ward off the pre-interview jitters. They… Read more »

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IT professionals sometimes get a bad rap. They’re perceived as nerdy, socially awkward, and just, well, too techy! While this is totally unfair, you may need to remind yourself that when advancing your career or meeting performance goals, you do need to demonstrate strong soft, as well as hard skills. What are soft skills? Soft… Read more »