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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Are you in need of some motivation today? As part of our continued effort to position PrideStaff as a leader in staffing and workforce management, we have partnered with Motivational Speaker and Best Selling Author, John O’Leary, to conduct our latest Innovations Live webinar. This online presentation, Pivoting Into Adversity, will offer you information on navigating the uncharted… Read more »

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Across the country, machines are rumbling. Computers are booting. Light switches are flipping. It’s time to get back to work!!! To help you reopen your business safely and rebound faster, our experts have created a new whitepaper, “Turning On the Lights.” This comprehensive guide shares considerations for: Building your response team and reopening plan Addressing operational, safety,… Read more »

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During your time as a manager, you’ve faced a lot of challenges. However, nothing compares to leading your team through the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the 1918 Spanish Flu was the most severe pandemic in recent history, there’s little-to-no precedent to follow. This means leaders like you have to forge your own path, figuring it out… Read more »

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The arrival of COVID-19 turned millions of people into remote employees essentially overnight. You’re grateful to be still able to earn a paycheck during the pandemic, but working from home has made you feel lonely. You like your co-workers and genuinely enjoy the buzz of working in an office, so this is something you’re struggling… Read more »

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If you’ve lost your job due to COVID-19, you’re probably feeling scared and frustrated. However, millions of other people are in the same situation, so you’re not alone. Times are tough right now, but you’re going to get through this. Here’s some advice to help you tighten up your budget until you’re able to find… Read more »

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Schools are closed due to COVID-19, and right now, it’s unknown when they’ll be opening again. If you’re like most parents, this has given you a newfound appreciation for teachers. No matter what your kids’ ages, you want them to stay happy and entertained during quarantine while continuing to learn and grow. Here’s a look… Read more »

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PrideStaff North Dallas is celebrating our 20th anniversary! A lot has happened since we opened our doors 20 years ago; our economy, employment market, workforce models, technology, and industry have changed dramatically. Through it all, we’ve gained invaluable experience and wisdom – and we’re sharing those business lessons in a series of 12 posts to… Read more »

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Are you looking for local COVID-19 resources? We have listed a few that might be just what you are looking for. Stay safe and healthy out there and remember to wash your hands!   Unemployment Benefits  HERE is a tutorial on how to apply for unemployment benefits and HERE is a list of unemployment services… Read more »

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Almost overnight, COVID-19 changed the way we live. Whether you’re practicing social distancing at home or an essential worker scared to do your job, living in a pandemic isn’t easy. Please know you’re not alone. Most people have never experienced a pandemic, so everyone is trying to figure out how to navigate this — temporary… Read more »

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Being the boss is hard work. The job doesn’t come with an instruction manual, so you have to figure it out as you go. You want to be the best possible leader for your team, but you’re only human, so you’re going to make mistakes. Here’s a look at four common missteps managers make. If… Read more »