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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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Too Shy? Too Loud? Too Introspective? Too Opinionated?

Posted in Career Best Practices, Job Search Tips

The administrative assistant who gossips about EVERYONE. The forklift operator who won't even look co-workers in the eye. The billing clerk who second-guesses everything they do. The HR assistant who...
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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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Being Blue will Keep You from Seeing Green

Posted in Career Best Practices, Job Search Tips

Stuck in a job you hate? Keep getting passed over for promotions or raises? Unable to kick-start your stalled job search? Feeling blue about work-related troubles is certainly natural, but...
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Becoming a Billionaire

Posted in Career Best Practices, Management Best Practices

Want to join the ranks of the Zuckerbergs, Trumps and Winfreys of the world? Just start your own billion-dollar business. Simple, right? Well maybe not. Statistically speaking, you're way more...
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