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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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 »

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During this time, you may feel scared and isolated, but you are not alone. We are all in this together. We are here for you if you have questions, concerns, or would just like to talk. We are currently still working, we are just doing so remotely. So, if you or someone you know is… Read more »

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With all that is going on in the world right now, it is a great time to take a second and recognize those you are thankful for! We want to recognize one of our Strategic Partners, Julie Vicic, that is not only fabulous, but also extremely innovative!   Julie was recognized at our PrideStaff Annual… Read more »

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We love celebrating our employees and we love recognizing them for the hard work they do! We especially love celebrating our Everyday Heroes that go above and beyond in the workplace! We believe it is Our Mission to “consistently provide client experiences focused on what they value most.” Our outstanding Field Associates carry this Mission… Read more »

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In recognition of her work ethic and embodiment of our corporate mission, we are pleased to name Michelle Sutherland our National Temporary of the Year. This award, presented at our recent Annual Conference, was given to the most outstanding field associate working on assignment through PrideStaff between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.   … Read more »

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Everyone gets stressed sometimes, but one of your employees seems to be weighed down. Instead of behaving like their cheery, enthusiastic self, they’ve been easily flustered and notably moody. You’re not sure if something is going on at work or home, but you’re concerned. Not only are they an important part of your team —… Read more »

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You’re a fantastic worker, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have bad habits to break. These behaviors have a way of creeping up on you — first, it’s something you do once or twice, then before you know it, it’s become a pattern. It’s often hard to break habits that have become commonplace because when… Read more »