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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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Don't Become the Office Meme at Your Holiday Party!

Posted in Career Best Practices

HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK AT CHRISTMAS PARTY / GAVE BOSS "COME HITHER" LOOK DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID AT LAST NIGHT'S HOLIDAY PARTY / AND AT THIS POINT I'M...
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Recruiting in a Full Employment Market

Posted in Recruiting

Have you looked at a graph of the national unemployment rate recently? It looks like a ski slope – and we're currently at the bottom of the mountain. No matter...
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Taming the Job Board Beast

Posted in Career Best Practices

They call it "Monster" for a reason. If you're looking for work, it's natural to feel intimidated by the sheer size of massive job boards. And it's frustrating to scroll...
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"Why Do You Want This Job?" How to Answer the Right Way

Posted in Career Best Practices

There are dozens of wrong ways to answer the common interview question "Why do you want this job?" Among our favorites are: "Because I'm tired of watching Game of Thrones...
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Are Your Employees Telling the Truth?

Posted in Management Best Practices

To be an effective manager, you need to know the truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth. But if you try to get constructive feedback from your employees...
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There's No Excuse for Excuses at Work

Posted in Career Best Practices

"I just put a casserole in the oven." "My plastic surgery needed some 'tweaking' to get it just right." "I got stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery...
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