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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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Coworker Driving You Nuts? Here's How to Handle it the Right Way

Posted in Career Best Practices

They take 20-minute "bathroom breaks." They take shortcuts with their work (and, surprise, more winds up on your plate). They think hitting deadlines is a "nice idea" – not a...
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Here's Why You Shouldn't Hire Me

Posted in Career Best Practices

I'm dishonest. I'm lazy. I'll rob you blind. Want to give an employer a great reason NOT to hire you? Say something like one of the phrases above. Want to...
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Becoming the CEO of You, Inc.

Posted in Career Best Practices

Want to climb the career ladder more quickly? Give yourself an executive position – as the CEO of You, Inc. Just like smart business owners build strategic plans for their...
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Safety Matters - Report It, Don't Ignore It

Posted in Career Best Practices

Improperly stacked items. Disorganized work stations. Insufficient lighting. Damaged safety gear. Seemingly innocuous things like these aren't just inconvenient; they can create hazardous working conditions that ultimately lead to accidents,...
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Shut UP – I have work to do!

Posted in Career Best Practices, Management Best Practices

More than likely, talking is a key part of your job – allowing you to communicate essential information, collaborate more effectively and strengthen work relationships. And most of the time,...
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Job Success Series: Top Non-Job-Specific Skills that Employers Want (Skill 5 of 5)

Posted in Career Best Practices

An administrative assistant needs strong PC skills. A computer programmer needs solid coding skills. A machinist needs exceptional CNC skills. Technical skills are undeniably important – and often unique to...
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