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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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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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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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