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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Job fairs can be a great place to connect with several potential employers at once. The only problem is, these events often attract several hundred — or even thousands — of other job seekers with the same end goal as you. Since competition can be intense, it’s important to follow up properly, so you can… Read more »

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We had a great month of November and we would love to share a few of the highlights we are most thankful for!   To start, we had numerous employees start new positions and there are more to come in December! We truly love doing orientations. It is what our job is all about! Being… Read more »

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Everyday Heroes consistently go above and beyond what is expected to work hard, serve others, and make a difference. We believe it is Our Mission to “consistently provide client experiences focused on what they value most.” Our outstanding Field Associates carry this Mission with them every day to dive in with both hands and feet… Read more »

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As the boss, your employees look to you for guidance. It’s important to have their trust because, without it, job satisfaction levels plummet. Disengaged employees aren’t inclined to offer feedback that can help the team grow — or stay with the company for too long — which will negatively impact your bottom line. Whether you’re… Read more »

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You’ve just stepped into your first managerial role, and you’re equally excited and terrified. Leading a team of people is something you’ve always wanted to do, but getting started can be intimidating. Finding your way at the helm takes time, so give yourself a break. You’re going to make plenty of mistakes — and that’s… Read more »

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WE LOVE REFERRALS, and last week we were able to donate to a great cause through our Proud to Refer program! This program truly does make our clients “Proud to Refer” other clients and employees to us, because PrideStaff makes a $100 charitable donation on behalf of any individual who submits a qualifying client referral,… Read more »

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What a fun time we had sponsoring the HR Southwest Conference last week!!! From the puppy cuddling booth to the valuable information we learned in the classes, it was a true success! Julie, Marissa, Victoria, Stephanie and Gabrielle represented our PrideStaff North Dallas office and made some amazing connections with HR professionals! We gave out… Read more »

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Job interviews are a chance for you and the employer to become acquainted, and decide if you’re a good fit for one another. This means they’re going to ask some hard questions, including having you describe your strengths and weaknesses. Offering insights on the former might make you feel boastful while sharing your weaknesses can… Read more »

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As the boss, you can make a profound impact on your team. These people look up to you and count on you for guidance and support. Job satisfaction levels rise when employees feel like management cares about them. Getting to know them on a personal level and taking the time to make sure they’re happy… Read more »

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Hiring is hard work — at least when you do it right. It’s also not one of your primary job duties, so trying to steer a hiring process while keeping up with your standard responsibilities isn’t easy. Taking on a staffing partner is a great way to find the right person for the job. Many… Read more »