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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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How to Brag without Bragging (and Win Over the Interviewer)

Posted in Career Best Practices

Some candidates LOVE to brag about their accomplishments (a little too much, according to their interviewers). But if you're an introvert, just walking into the interview room can push you...
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Here's Why You Shouldn't Hire Me

Posted in Career Best Practices

I'm dishonest. I'm lazy. I'll rob you blind. Want to give an employer a great reason NOT to hire you? Say something like one of the phrases above. Want to...
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Safety Matters - Report It, Don't Ignore It

Posted in Career Best Practices

Improperly stacked items. Disorganized work stations. Insufficient lighting. Damaged safety gear. Seemingly innocuous things like these aren't just inconvenient; they can create hazardous working conditions that ultimately lead to accidents,...
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Shut UP – I have work to do!

Posted in Career Best Practices, Management Best Practices

More than likely, talking is a key part of your job – allowing you to communicate essential information, collaborate more effectively and strengthen work relationships. And most of the time,...
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Stop Making These Same Mistakes Every Day!

Posted in Career Best Practices, Management Best Practices

Today's going to be different. Instead of letting your work day take control of you, you're going to take the proverbial bull by the horns. Check off those to do's...
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Job Success Series: Top Non-Job-Specific Skills that Employers Want (Skill 5 of 5)

Posted in Career Best Practices

An administrative assistant needs strong PC skills. A computer programmer needs solid coding skills. A machinist needs exceptional CNC skills. Technical skills are undeniably important – and often unique to...
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