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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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Dealing with Disengaged and Burned Out Workers

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How do American workers feel about their jobs these days? They’re burned out, stressed out and unhappy at work. According to ComPsych’s new national survey of 1,880 workers, even getting...
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Asking for Recommendations

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Although it may not be the most exciting part of your job search, gathering solid recommendations is critical. In fact, all other things being equal, a glowing reference may be the deciding factor that tips the scales in your favor. So get started now. Use these essential tips for gathering recommendations through LinkedIn and other sources...
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Be Careful with Interns!

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Thinking of hiring an intern? Proceed with caution. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is more closely scrutinizing how companies use and classify interns – including whether or not they should be paid. Here's what you need to know...
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Social Media and Your Job Search

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Still unsure if social media should be part of your job search strategy? Consider these 2011 Jobvite statistics and then take advantage of our social media job search tips!
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How is a high-performance automobile like a superstar employee?

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How is a high-performance automobile like a superstar employee? Both function best when given regular “tune-ups.” While we don’t suggest using socket wrenches to conduct performance appraisals, regular constructive feedback...
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Top 5 Résumé Mistakes

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Most job seekers understand that a résumé should be free from typos and be two pages in length, max. Beyond these basics, however, what should you do, and avoid doing, to ensure your résumé makes it into the “must call” pile? Refer to PrideStaff’s list of common résumé mistakes. By avoiding these key errors, you can create a top-notch résumé that will get a recruiter’s attention and put you in contention for the job:
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