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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.


Be Diverse, Not Divergent

Posted in Management Best Practices

Do you have a team of employees who all think and behave in exactly the same way? Of course you don't. Each employee brings his or her unique personality to...
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How to Make Performance Reviews a Little Less Painful

Posted in Management Best Practices, Human Resources

Oh, the agony. It's performance review time again, and you're already dreading the process: The endless meetings. The "deer in the headlights" look on employees' faces. The bad news you...
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Top Mistakes Employers Make in Job Offer Letters

Posted in Management Best Practices

Employers do lots of things that drive away top talent – from neglecting their employer brand to making candidates "jump through hoops" during the application process. One of the most...
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5 Steps to Make Sure New Policies Get Implemented Not Disregarded

Posted in Human Resources, Management Best Practices

You've worked hard to create a new workplace policy that will benefit your company greatly. You deserve a pat on the back! But your work isn't done. Once that beautiful...
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What Does Your Staff Know, Anyway? Finding Your True Hiring Needs

Posted in , Recruiting

Hiring the wrong person for the job is a mistake. A really big, expensive mistake. One of the best ways to avoid making this costly mistake is by getting help...
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How to Properly Bait Your Hiring Hook

Posted in Recruiting

Regardless of the available job – or which side of the desk you sit on – every interview is about selling (not fishing – although the analogy certainly is appropriate)...
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