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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.


5 Steps to Make Sure New Policies Get Implemented Not Disregarded

Posted in Human Resources, Management Best Practices

You've worked hard to create a new workplace policy that will benefit your company greatly. You deserve a pat on the back! But your work isn't done. Once that beautiful...
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What Does Your Staff Know, Anyway? Finding Your True Hiring Needs

Posted in , Recruiting

Hiring the wrong person for the job is a mistake. A really big, expensive mistake. One of the best ways to avoid making this costly mistake is by getting help...
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How to Properly Bait Your Hiring Hook

Posted in Recruiting

Regardless of the available job – or which side of the desk you sit on – every interview is about selling (not fishing – although the analogy certainly is appropriate)...
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Half of All Job Applications Contain Inaccuracies. Here's How to Protect Yourself.

Posted in Management Best Practices, Human Resources

Whether you're bringing on temporary, contract or direct staff, two things are clear: You must complete thorough background and reference checks to ensure worker quality and protect your company. Conducting...
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Are You Getting Burned? Time for some career sunscreen…

Posted in Career Best Practices

When your business heats up, make sure your employees don't get burned – burned out , that is. Burnout isn't just caused by heavy workloads (although that's often a prime...
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Let Me Get This Straight: Being Overqualified is a Bad Thing?

Posted in Career Best Practices

Hiring managers and HR professionals can be a lot like Goldilocks. They want candidates with a level of experience that's "just right." Fair or not, in their eyes, a candidate...
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