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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Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. FourSquare. Pintrest. Yelp. Tumblr. The average person views hundreds of social media posts daily. Trying to reach an audience in a vast sea of up-to-the-minute social media posts can be a challenge for any business. That said, there are a number of highly effective ways to reach a specific target audience simply… Read more »

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Networking is a polarizing topic. Some professionals swear by it for career advancement and important employment leads. Others only associate it with cold calls and awkward social events. But regardless of which side you’re on, we can all pretty much agree that networking is an important and unavoidable part of a professional life. Particularly in… Read more »

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It’s a common misconception that staffing firms are just for hiring temporary workers as “fill-ins”.  In today’s economic climate, however, there are many other excellent ways to utilize staffing firms. Countless businesses rely on staffing firms as strategic partners to keep their workforce as strong and efficient as possible. Here are just a few of… Read more »

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FRESNO, CA – PrideStaff, a leading national staffing franchise organization, today announced they have each been named to Inavero’s 2013 Best of Staffing™ Client and Talent List. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the fourth annual Best of Staffing list provides the only statistically valid, objective, service quality benchmarks in the industry and reveals which staffing… Read more »

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Does this sound familiar? At work, you’re going full steam ahead all morning, crossing things off your to-do list and feeling productive. You take a quick break for lunch and figure you’ll dive right back into your work and power through the afternoon. But somewhere between 2 and 3 p.m. you find your attention wandering… Read more »

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Most companies allow their employees to bring their own smartphones and even their tablets to the office. But does that mean you can–and should–use them whenever you like? Obviously, each office should have its own policy for appropriate use, but there are several simple rules that all users should follow. Mobile devices should be used… Read more »

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Most everyone dreads dealing with performance appraisals. Let’s be honest: performance reviews are a pain in the you-know-what. Employees don’t like them and HR aren’t fans either–45 percent of HR leaders didn’t think reviews were good gauges of a worker’s performance, compared to last year’s 39 percent, according to a poll by the Society of… Read more »

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Whether you’re happily employed or searching for a job, the new year is an ideal time to set or reset your career goals. The holidays provide some much needed time off to rejuvenate, refresh, and refocus, which can help you to hit the ground running, professionally, come the new year. Reflecting on 2012 Carve out… Read more »

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Lots of companies are adding an executive-level position of culture chief. Seems like a good idea, right? NOT SO! When done right, a culture exec can be a powerful role to marshal resources, but it runs a HUGE risk of communicating a top-down approach to culture–and that’s not the way to go. What works better?… Read more »