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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Every company wants to hire the best and brightest workers, but unfortunately everyone doesn’t have what it takes to attract these candidates. If you’re reaching for the stars, but coming up a bit short, your hiring process may be to blame. These people have their choice of employers, so it’s important to impress them with… Read more »

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It’s certainly no secret that your employees are your greatest asset. Taking the time to hire the right people ─ instead of simply the first candidates that submit an application ─ can make or break your company. If you’re wondering how to determine the right time to begin planning your hiring strategy, the answer is… Read more »

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You probably spend at least 40 per week with your coworkers, but do you really know them? Maintaining a strong relationship with the people you work with can have a positive impact on both your professional life and your emotional well-being. Going to work is a lot more pleasant when you’re spending each day around… Read more »

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These days, submitting a cover letter with your resume is no longer an option ─ it’s a requirement. This is a great way to introduce yourself to the hiring manager and make them want to read your resume. However, sending a standard, generic cover letter will do nothing but secure your spot in the discard… Read more »

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If you think you’re the only one with a big decision to make during a job interview, you’ve got it all wrong. Leading candidates have their choice of companies to work for, so it’s important to convince them that your organization is the best place for them. Not only is the job interview your chance… Read more »

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Is your organization missing out on top candidates because of your hiring process?  One thing is certain: every company wants to hire top talent, but not every organization has the capacity or processes to attract or even capture the best and brightest.    Video Transcription Are you missing top talent because of your hiring process?… Read more »

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It’s certainly no secret that there’s a lot of competition in today’s job market. When you submit your resume, you’re likely vying for the position against a large number of other highly qualified candidates. Your resume needs to shine brighter now than ever before, to ensure it stands out from the stack of others sitting… Read more »

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In a modern job search, it is important to incorporate leading social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+ into your job search strategy. In this video presented by PrideStaff Dallas, we discuss ways to use social media in your job search.  Video Transcription Has your job hunt stalled because employers are not… Read more »

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Every company wants to hire top talent, but not every organization has the capacity to attract the best and brightest. If your company is having trouble bringing in high-quality candidates, you may have no one to blame but yourself. Your hiring process is the first impression you make on candidates. If you present them with… Read more »

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More than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants are employed in the United States, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Another 8.9 million are employed in various administrative support roles. Your administrative staff is the backbone of your organization. These hardworking, multi-tasking professionals keep the day-to-day operations at your company running smoothly,… Read more »