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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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"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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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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The Deadliest Sins of Growth Companies

Posted in Management Best Practices

Sales are soaring. Revenue is ramping up. And you've crushed your growth projections for the last quarter. Congratulations – you're running a high-growth company! But before you uncork that bottle...
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Does Your Team Need to Go Back to the Classroom?

Posted in Management Best Practices

School is back in session – and across the country, parents are heaving a collective sigh of relief. Now that kids have returned to their studies, is it time your...
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The Unexpected Qualities of a Toxic Employee

Posted in Management Best Practices, Human Resources

When it comes to negative employees, managers typically expect individuals who: Don't pull their weight Continually gripe about their work Get on peers' and supervisors' nerves These hallmarks make toxic...
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Are You Earning What You're Worth?

Posted in Career Best Practices

"Is my pay rate competitive – or insulting?" "What's the average salary for someone with my job, in my industry, with my level of experience?" "Is it time to ask...
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