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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.


How to Make Your Company Attractive to Candidates

Posted in Human Resources

Hair gel, lipstick and bronzer may make a person more attractive. But they won’t do much for your company’s employment brand. With unemployment rates near historic lows, it’s tougher than...
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How to Get Your Team to Take Charge

Posted in Management Best Practices

What kind of employees do you have: motivated, self-directed individuals who get the job done, or a bunch of powerless drones? If it’s the latter, it’s time to look in...
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Why Your Culture Could be Make or Break

Posted in Recruiting

Culture shmulture. With so much "real" work to do, who has time to focus on building a great workplace culture? After all, what's the big deal? Your employees are treated...
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The Office Love Bug

"Yay!" or "Yikes!" Which will you be exclaiming? It all depends on how you handle that budding office romance of yours. For some, finding a love connection at work is...
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Maybe I Shouldn't – Questions You Should Never Ask at Your Interview

Posted in Job Search Tips

To ask, or not to ask? It's an important consideration when you're in the midst of a job interview. On the one hand, asking good questions just might land you...
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Are You Micromanaging to Death? How to Spot and Avoid It

Posted in Management Best Practices

Quick quiz: As a manager, are you: Frequently frustrated by the way employees approach tasks? Continually checking up on your team to see what they're working on? Always developing additional...
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