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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Our Mission: Consistently provide client experiences focused on what they value most.   We have a culture that is truly unique in that whether you are looking at our Mission Statement or Core Values, they are so much more to us than slogans on a website. Our focus is 100% on the client experience we… Read more »

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Improve Your Job Listings in 2016

Finding the best candidate for the job is seldom easy, but sometimes the clues are right between the lines. If you know what to look for, you’ll realize many interviewees make the task easy by putting themselves out of the running. Keep a look out for these four interview behaviors, because they often signify the… Read more »

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Every year, you meet with each member of your team individually to give them a performance review. During the meeting, you discuss things they’re doing well and areas they need to work on in the year to come. These meetings are a fantastic learning experience, as they foster employee growth. You’re used to being on… Read more »

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We are most thankful to receive report that our Houston teams are safe, though many are displaced. Many of the associates who have not been evacuated have lost the ability to travel due to flooded vehicles and streets. Loss of electricity is also a major challenge across the city.   While the Uhaul we rented… Read more »

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Utilizing Thursdays to thank our colleagues and friends.   Last month marked the introduction of our latest program, “Thankful Thursday.” Each week we will select employees, clients, referrals, or even our own teammates to show our appreciation. Thankful Thursday gratitude may include an invitation to the office for breakfast, flowers, candy, ice cream… You get… Read more »

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The best jobs receive a high volume of applications, so employers often screen candidates using a first-round phone interview. Cost-efficient and easy, this approach helps companies quickly weed out those not right for the job. Many candidates make the mistake of taking a relaxed approach to the phone screening, causing them to fall flat. Anything… Read more »

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If you’ve been a manager for a while now, you’re probably quite comfortable in your role. Being confident in your abilities is great, but that doesn’t mean you can stop learning and growing. The workforce is constantly evolving, so the most effective bosses realize the need to adjust their management style accordingly. You won’t resonate… Read more »

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You’ve stuck with the same employer for several years, but now you’re ready for a change. The idea of leaving your comfort zone probably feels both exciting and nerve-wracking, but that’s only natural. The job search landscape is quite a bit different than the last time you were a free agent, so follow these tips… Read more »

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If you hate your job, you’re not alone. The first step towards finding career satisfaction is admitting you need to make a change. You’ve been in a funk for a while now, so do yourself a favor and acknowledge what’s blatantly obvious to everyone around you. 7 Signs You Don’t Like Your Job        You Spend… Read more »

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Summer is here, and your employees want to be anywhere but the office. It’s the most popular vacation season of the year, so your team is eager to get out of town with family and friends. As a kind and caring employer, you want them to have fun and enjoy life, but you also need… Read more »