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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 Did You Leave Your Last Job?" Here's How to Answer This Interview Question

Posted in Career Best Practices

Standard interview questions? You've prepared answers for the most common ones. Behavioral interview questions? They don't intimidate you. Zinger questions? Bring 'em on. You've done your homework and feel ready...
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Don't Let the Hefty Holidays Hold You Down

Posted in Fun Stuff

The holidays are great. Festive parties, family gatherings, amazing hors d'oeuvres, meals and desserts... Yes, the holidays are great. But if you don't practice moderation, you might find yourself needing...
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Say Thanks: Employee Appreciation Tips

Posted in Management Best Practices

At PrideStaff, we make a year-round, concerted effort to recognize the contributions, hard work and integrity of both our internal staff and our field associates. Why? In addition to simply...
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Is Your Management Style Pushing People Out the Door?

Posted in Management Best Practices

Great employees quit good jobs for all kinds of reasons. Some turnover factors are easy to identify – and largely unavoidable (e.g., an employee moves out of town, or lands...
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Why Dedication Shouldn't Result in Workaholics

Posted in Human Resources, Management Best Practices

Every manager wants dedicated employees – people who always say "yes," take work home with them, and eat lunch right at their desk. But dedication to work is a slippery...
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How to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

Posted in Management Best Practices

It's January, and you know what that means: tight waistbands, incoming credit card bills and piles of backlogged work. Not exactly a motivating scenario for your employees. The holidays are...
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