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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.


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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Drones. Self-Driving Cars. Robot Armies.

Posted in Human Resources, Management Best Practices

Take a look around your company. Are your employees inspired to greatness? Do you embrace calculated risk? Are teams and individuals incentivized for challenging the status quo? No? Then you're...
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Salary - You Get What You Pay For

Posted in Human Resources, Recruiting

Do your employees perform like they were plucked from a gleaming display at Nordstrom… …or more like they were dug out of the clearance bin at Walmart? Hiring is just...
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