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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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How to Effectively Add Staff for a Busy Holiday Season

The holidays are just around the corner. For some, they conjure images of brightly wrapped gifts and nights spent with loved ones. But you? You're consumed with thoughts of backlogged...
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How to Hire for a Tough Job Opening

Posted in Management Best Practices

The hours are a bear. The location and working conditions are – ahem – less than ideal. Or maybe the technical skills required are virtually impossible to find. Regardless of...
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Do’s and Don’ts of Background Checks

Posted in Human Resources

Can you check a candidate’s credit? Verify the authenticity of their degrees? Scour their social media accounts looking for evidence of drug use or other criminal activities? The questions are...
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How to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

Posted in Management Best Practices

It's January, and you know what that means: tight waistbands, incoming credit card bills and piles of backlogged work. Not exactly a motivating scenario for your employees. The holidays are...
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Are People Yelling, "Put me in, coach!"?

Posted in Recruiting

How deep is your bench – your talent bench, that is? If you don't have a line of superstars ready to "step up to the plate" for your organization, your...
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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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