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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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Closing Out Your Work Day – The Right Way

Posted in Management Best Practices

What is the best way to get off to a productive start tomorrow? Pay it forward – by ending today's work day the right way. You can't argue with the...
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The Unexpected Qualities of a Toxic Employee

Posted in Management Best Practices, Human Resources

When it comes to negative employees, managers typically expect individuals who: Don't pull their weight Continually gripe about their work Get on peers' and supervisors' nerves These hallmarks make toxic...
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Bringing the Team Together

Posted in Management Best Practices

Diverse personalities. Specialized skill sets. Unique strengths. Varied perspectives, agendas and motivations. If you've ever managed a team, you can appreciate all the ways individual members are different. The question...
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Not sure why your culture stinks? Here's how to find out the unfiltered truth!

Posted in Management Best Practices, Human Resources

Productivity is down. Turnover is up. You're seeing more scowls than smiles at work. But when you ask your team what's wrong, all you hear is: "Nothing – everything's fine."...
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Drop the Boring Routine and Start Excelling!

Posted in Career Best Practices

What's another way to spell "boring"? R-O-U-T-I-N-E. When you work a typical 9-to-5 job, a certain amount of routine is necessary. After all, certain meetings must be attended. Things like...
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Coworker Driving You Nuts? Here's How to Handle it the Right Way

Posted in Career Best Practices

They take 20-minute "bathroom breaks." They take shortcuts with their work (and, surprise, more winds up on your plate). They think hitting deadlines is a "nice idea" – not a...
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