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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How are you coping with the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on your business? What are you doing to keep yourself and your employees safe? It’s a new world for the time being, and everyone is learning as they go. As you continue to protect your organization, here are some tips and ideas: Implement Your… Read more »

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It’s inevitable that employees – including those you value highly – will leave your company, whether it’s to take another position or make a total career or lifestyle change. But in most cases, key team members don’t just up and quit without warning. There are signs you can watch for, so that with the right… Read more »

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“It is through motivation that individuals are able to achieve great things in life.” King Kew, author of Motivation: Top Secrets Successful People Use to Achieve Greater Success, notes that people who are motivated “cultivate enthusiasm and have a greater zest for life” because they have an ongoing sense of purpose and are more focused,… Read more »

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You spend about one-third of your life at work. So, it’s important that you enjoy it. That doesn’t mean you have to be happy at your job every minute or even every day. But it needs to be something that, way more often than not, you look forward to doing when you wake up in… Read more »

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It’s impossible to predict exactly what you’ll be asked during your next job interview – but you can make a list of potential questions. Among them are those that are behavior-based. These questions help evaluate how you have handled certain situations in the past and what you would do if faced with similar ones in… Read more »

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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 »