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10 Reasons Why Company Meetings Are Invaluable

Every six months, everyone at BambooHR gets together (even all our remote and out-of-state employees) for an all-hands-on-deck company meeting to motivate and recharge our team. This is a great time to get everyone on the same page about the progress we’re having and the direction we’re headed. There’s good food, fun and hard work. […]

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Recognition Is More than a Tool for Troubled Employees

When it comes to recognition, sometimes this old maxim holds true: The squeaky wheel gets the grease. When we’re busy, it’s easier to leave well enough alone and not fix things that aren’t broken. And as such, recognition is thought of as simply a tool to fix things like disengaged employees and declining performance. Unfortunately, if you’re […]

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9 Things Great Leaders Do

1. “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” —Tom Peters Great leaders should be looking for ways to inspire people to look deep inside and find ways they can contribute and lead within their roles. At the same time, they can also be actively mentoring employees and finding ways to give them opportunities for growth. […]

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Help BambooHR Be Even More Amazing!

We on the BambooHR Product Team strongly value customer research and feedback. Gaining a deep understanding of your toughest HR challenges is the way we create innovative solutions that set you free to do great work. We’re currently looking for customers who are willing to participate in our product research. This includes participating in surveys, […]

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The Bamboo Experience: What HR Really Needs [VIDEO]

Work is a big part of your life, so it’s important that it’s more than just a job. Work should be an outlet for passionate people to do really cool stuff. But you can’t do that if you’re being held back by a lack of organization or inefficient processes. Since 2008, we’ve worked with thousands of small and medium businesses, and we’ve found […]

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5 Things that Brighten a Work-From-Home Office

We may be a little biased, but we’re pretty convinced that we have the best work-from-home team on the planet. And a lot of them have great office spaces at home. Here are five things that brighten our team’s home offices and keep them motivated. 1. Awards: We all need a little reminder of how […]

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9 Compensation Mistakes that Will Hurt your Company

People care about pay. Regardless of what they say, they do. It’s probably not the most important part of their job or the deciding factor when choosing a company or deciding to quit, but it does matter. Pay also matters to your company. Because your people need to feel valued (and being paid fairly weighs […]

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3 Soft Skills CEOs Borrow from HR

Most HR pros don’t aspire to be CEO. However, we just may be qualified to do the job. In fact, one study compared leadership styles, thinking styles and emotional competencies and determined that besides the COO—who already has many of the same functions as CEOs—CHROs (chief human resource officers) shared the most leadership traits with […]

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Recruiting: Not Just an External Activity

A recruiting war is waging. And the victor will get your employees. Sounds dramatic, right? You might be surprised to find that it’s really not that far-fetched. After all, 71 percent of the U.S. labor force is in the job market. This means they are either actively seeking a job or are open to job […]

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7 HR lessons We Learn from Watching FRIENDS Reruns

Ahhhh, FRIENDS finally made it to Netflix. That means people all over the world have a second chance at watching all our favorite episodes. Of course I watched them the first time around (and realized I could always turn to Monica or Joey for a good laugh). But this time through, I realized just how […]

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