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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.


Becoming a Billionaire

Posted in Career Best Practices, Management Best Practices

Want to join the ranks of the Zuckerbergs, Trumps and Winfreys of the world? Just start your own billion-dollar business. Simple, right? Well maybe not. Statistically speaking, you're way more...
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Stop Trying to Overcome Weaknesses

Posted in Human Resources, Management Best Practices

Focused on "fixing" your employees? Whether it's due to human nature or ineffective practices, managers typically spend the majority of their time helping employees to overcome weaknesses: identifying areas of...
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Selling "Skilled Trades" to Millennials

Posted in Human Resources

Millennials not applying to your job postings for machinists, welders, carpenters or construction workers? It's no surprise. Skilled-trades positions are suffering from a bit of an "image problem" with younger...
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Do You Purposely Try to Ruin Your Staff's Productivity?

Posted in Management Best Practices

Want employees to waste more time? Accomplish less – every day? Of course not. As a manager, it's your job to set up your staff for success – not ruin...
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Eliminate the Complaining from Training

Posted in Career Best Practices

Hearing a lot of griping, moaning and whining from your employees? It must be mandatory training time. Everyone knows that training is essential to continual improvement. Whether it's for new-hire...
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Are You Caught Up in the Resume Buzzword Hype?

Posted in Career Best Practices

Think your resume has to be filled with buzzwords and extreme language to cut through the clutter? You've been given some bad advice. When you're drafting a resume, space is...
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