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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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There's No Excuse for Excuses at Work

Posted in Career Best Practices

"I just put a casserole in the oven." "My plastic surgery needed some 'tweaking' to get it just right." "I got stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery...
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The Deadliest Sins of Growth Companies

Posted in Management Best Practices

Sales are soaring. Revenue is ramping up. And you've crushed your growth projections for the last quarter. Congratulations – you're running a high-growth company! But before you uncork that bottle...
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Does Your Team Need to Go Back to the Classroom?

Posted in Management Best Practices

School is back in session – and across the country, parents are heaving a collective sigh of relief. Now that kids have returned to their studies, is it time your...
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The Unexpected Qualities of a Toxic Employee

Posted in Management Best Practices, Human Resources

When it comes to negative employees, managers typically expect individuals who: Don't pull their weight Continually gripe about their work Get on peers' and supervisors' nerves These hallmarks make toxic...
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Are You Earning What You're Worth?

Posted in Career Best Practices

"Is my pay rate competitive – or insulting?" "What's the average salary for someone with my job, in my industry, with my level of experience?" "Is it time to ask...
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Drop the Boring Routine and Start Excelling!

Posted in Career Best Practices

What's another way to spell "boring"? R-O-U-T-I-N-E. When you work a typical 9-to-5 job, a certain amount of routine is necessary. After all, certain meetings must be attended. Things like...
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