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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Social Media Red Flags to Avoid When Job Searching

Nowadays, the Internet seems to be our resource for anything and everything—including people. Using professional sites, blogs, and social media, it’s easy to find out just about everything about a person. Hiring managers use Google to collect more information about people who are applying to their companies and they’re often finding out things they didn’t… Read more »

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Writing a Thank You Note After Interviewing in Denver

Sending a thank-you note after a job interview is a simple step, but it’s consistently overlooked by job seekers across Denver. It takes only a few minutes, but it can make a huge difference. Do it the same day as the initial interview. An email is quick and easy, and you can be sure it’ll… Read more »

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Third Shift Employee Sleeping During the Day

The third shift, the nighttime shift, is necessary for millions of workers. Offering a competitive wage, it is often as desirable as a traditional work shift. But, those late hours can have a detrimental impact on your body, decreasing your energy and effectiveness. In worse cases, it can harm your immune system and make you… Read more »

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Actions After Firing an Employee

Terminating an employee is almost inevitable. It happens—someone’s not a good fit, they’re not as qualified as they seemed, or their performance just isn’t what it should be. Aside from assuaging morale and checking in with your remaining employees, there are a few other steps you need to take after you let someone go. Here… Read more »

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Generation Z in the Workplace

Generation Z is right around the corner! They comprise of individuals who were born between the years 1995 and 2010, so the oldest members of this generation are 22 years old and just entering the workforce. It’s time to prepare for these future employees, coworkers and employers. They’re similar to Millennials, but they’re also their… Read more »

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Congratulations on your new temporary assignment in Denver! While you prepare for your new opportunity and begin to think about how to make yourself indispensable, you should also consider critical ways to help position yourself as a leader on your team. Just because you’re employed on a temporary assignment, doesn’t mean you add any less… Read more »

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Pre-Employment Screening in Denver | PrideStaff Denver Northwest

Pre-employment tests are a good way for employers to immediately weed out people who might not fit their requirements or preferences for an ideal candidate. Using the screenings, they can predict personality, behaviors, cognitive ability, physical readiness and more. Here are eight different types of tests that you might want to use to ensure the… Read more »

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If you’re underpaid, you need to figure out why. If the work is your passion, then you might decide that not making much money is worth it. You have a sense of purpose and you go to work with positive energy every day knowing you’re changing the world! Or at least paying your dues getting… Read more »

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PrideStaff Denver Northwest | Certifications for Work

Certifications are time-consuming and expensive, but they can help you land a job and, in some cases, might even be required. If you’re young and not totally sure what you want to do, investing in a certification might not be worth it. In fact, some are and some aren’t. Here’s a breakdown on how to… Read more »

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It’s no secret that companies are making the hiring of women and other underrepresented minorities a priority.  According to research from Indeed, the amount of diversity and inclusion postings, as a segment of all postings, rose by 18% in February from last year and are 35% higher than in the previous two years. In fact, organizations that house… Read more »