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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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 »

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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 »