The Watercooler is PrideStaff’s staffing and recruiting blog covering trends and tips for successful workforce management and career advice, such as retention, employee engagement, and interviewing.

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Hiring in Las Vegas

There’s a lot of talented candidates out there, but that doesn’t mean they’re all right for your team. Finding the best person for the job is about more than just skills. Instead, you need to dig deep to ensure your chosen candidate is a match for your company culture. When you partner with Las Vegas… Read more »

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The COVID-19 pandemic largely shut Las Vegas down for a few months, but businesses are slowly starting to reopen. You’re ready to be back in business, but first, you need to hire. Unfortunately, you had to let most—or all—of your employees go during the shutdown, so you need to rebuild your team. In the past,… Read more »

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Las Vegas Career Support

Due to the pandemic, you’ve been out of work for several months, but you’re ready to get back at it. Unfortunately, several thousand other Las Vegas residents are in the same position. You’re a talented professional, with an impressive resume, but you’re afraid your application will get lost in the shuffle. In the past, you’ve… Read more »

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It’s been a tough few months. Unfortunately, you were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which hasn’t been easy. Navigating life without a job—even for a little while—is challenging, but you decided to make the most of it. Instead of spending all day watching Netflix, you used your time away from the workforce to… Read more »

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Working on the Weekend to Improve Career

You work at least 40 hours per week, so weekends are sacred. Saturdays and Sundays are your time to relax, spend time with loved ones, and get things done around the house. Therefore, the thought of dedicating even two hours to career-focused learning might not be appealing.  However, it’s important to realize that the actions… Read more »

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Managing and Leading with Empathy

You might not realize it, but you have a profound impact on your team. In the short-term, the way you treat them affects their day, but your behavior also influences their long-term job satisfaction.  If empathy isn’t your strong point, you might be treating employees more sternly than intended. No one wants a boss who lacks compassion,… Read more »

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Helping a Coworker in Need

Life can be tough, and sometimes troubles bubble to the surface during work hours. Whether the issue is actually work-related or something of a personal nature, you want to step in and help.   As a compassionate person, you hate seeing others upset — especially colleagues you care about.  How to Help a Visibly Shaken Coworker … Read more »

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Communicating with Job Candidates in Las Vegas

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close… Read more »

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No doubt, if you’re able to work from home right now, you’re doing so. Thankfully, technology has made it possible for many companies to shift to remote work with minimal disruption.   Hopefully, your company is able to remain successful in the current environment. If so, you might need to hire new team members. When at… Read more »

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Communicating with Candidates

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close… Read more »