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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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Drop the Boring Routine and Start Excelling!

Posted in Career Best Practices

What's another way to spell "boring"? R-O-U-T-I-N-E. When you work a typical 9-to-5 job, a certain amount of routine is necessary. After all, certain meetings must be attended. Things like...
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Why Jugglers Don't Earn Much Money

Posted in Career Best Practices

Does your career feel more like a three-ring circus than a linear path of advancement? It might be time to give up the juggling act. We're not talking about the...
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Stop Trying to Overcome Weaknesses

Posted in Human Resources, Management Best Practices

Focused on "fixing" your employees? Whether it's due to human nature or ineffective practices, managers typically spend the majority of their time helping employees to overcome weaknesses: identifying areas of...
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Selling "Skilled Trades" to Millennials

Posted in Human Resources

Millennials not applying to your job postings for machinists, welders, carpenters or construction workers? It's no surprise. Skilled-trades positions are suffering from a bit of an "image problem" with younger...
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Becoming the CEO of You, Inc.

Posted in Career Best Practices

Want to climb the career ladder more quickly? Give yourself an executive position – as the CEO of You, Inc. Just like smart business owners build strategic plans for their...
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Eliminate the Complaining from Training

Posted in Career Best Practices

Hearing a lot of griping, moaning and whining from your employees? It must be mandatory training time. Everyone knows that training is essential to continual improvement. Whether it's for new-hire...
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