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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Choosing the right person for the job isn’t easy. No doubt, you receive plenty of applications from seemingly qualified candidates for every position you post. However, you have to scratch the surface and dig deep to find the right fit. The best person for the job isn’t always the most obvious choice on paper. Here… Read more »

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Shifting economic and employment conditions. Advancing technology. Dramatic evolutions in the way we staff organizations and get work done. Over the past two decades, so much about our businesses and lives have changed; we’ve gained so much experience and wisdom along the way. As we prepare to celebrate our 20th anniversary, my team and I… Read more »

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All the way from our PrideStaff office in California to our North Dallas office, this month’s Everyday Hero is someone that is very worthy of honor for her hard work and dedication to her job! We are so happy to be able to award our employees that go above and beyond everyday!   We believe… Read more »

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As you may already know, we LOVE employee referrals! It truly warms our hearts to hear the amazing mission stories of friends helping each other find employment and we want to make sure to reward them for that! Below is one of our favorite employee referral story from 2019!   Taniyah Carter is a long-time… Read more »

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Interviewing for a new job is a process — and often, it starts with a phone screening. While this type of interview is more informal than a traditional one held in person, it’s still a very big deal. If you don’t make a great impression in this round, you won’t be invited back, so it’s… Read more »

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As we are wrapping up the year, it is truly wonderful and rewarding to not only look at our accomplishments and our milestones, but also to look back at the amazing things our employees have done this past year. Whether that’s being an Everyday Hero, getting permanent job offers, or celebrating anniversaries in their roles,… Read more »

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Cathy is a true PrideStaff employee and we are honored to have known her since 2008.  Given Cathy’s unconditional love of people and the years of knowing her, each internal team member at PrideStaff can claim Cathy as their friend. Cathy has a natural ability to personally build relationships and she truly never meets a… Read more »

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As the boss, it’s your job to help your employees learn and grow. This means providing feedback on things they’re doing well and areas for improvement. The thing is, all feedback isn’t useful. For it to really resonate, you need to get your delivery just right. Here are a few tips to help you critique… 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 and we love honoring our Everyday Heroes! 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… Read more »

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After searching for the right fit for a while, you’ve just hired a new employee. Adding a new person to the team is a very big deal for your company, but it’s also life-changing for your chosen candidate. Starting a new job typically feels both exciting and intimidating, so do everything you can to make… Read more »