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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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Show Your Staff Some Love – The Right Way

Posted in Management Best Practices

Valentine's cards, fancy chocolates and long-stemmed roses? They may be appropriate for romantic interests – but not your employees. We all realize the business benefits of showing employees your appreciation...
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Workplace Relationships – Should You Have a Formal Policy in Place?

Posted in Human Resources

Jim Halpert and Pam Beasley. Sam Malone and Diane Chambers. Don Draper and Megan Calvet. Bet you can guess where we’re going with this post… It’s February, and love is...
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Don't Let the Hefty Holidays Hold You Down

Posted in Fun Stuff

The holidays are great. Festive parties, family gatherings, amazing hors d'oeuvres, meals and desserts... Yes, the holidays are great. But if you don't practice moderation, you might find yourself needing...
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How to Effectively Add Staff for a Busy Holiday Season

The holidays are just around the corner. For some, they conjure images of brightly wrapped gifts and nights spent with loved ones. But you? You're consumed with thoughts of backlogged...
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How to Hire for a Tough Job Opening

Posted in Management Best Practices

The hours are a bear. The location and working conditions are – ahem – less than ideal. Or maybe the technical skills required are virtually impossible to find. Regardless of...
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Do’s and Don’ts of Background Checks

Posted in Human Resources

Can you check a candidate’s credit? Verify the authenticity of their degrees? Scour their social media accounts looking for evidence of drug use or other criminal activities? The questions are...
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