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A Culture of Transparency: Be Open, Be Happy

“What do you think?” “Be honest about how you really feel.” “What’s really going on?” “Let’s get real.” Sounds easy to open up, right? In reality, telling someone how you really feel can be difficult—especially at work. Offering up a new idea can feel scary. Sometimes being really open and honest about things means the […]

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How we stay close as a growing startup

We like to think of ourselves as a big family. In the early years at BambooHR, everyone knew a little bit about what was going on with each others’ jobs because everyone sat in the same room together. But over the past few years, things have changed a little (actually, a lot). As the company […]

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5 Unconventional Ways To Be Strategic in HR

By definition, strategic HR is managing HR in a way that supports the company’s long-term business goals and outcomes. This means going beyond the administrative duties HR has been known for and focusing on the overall business strategy. But did you know that everything an HR professional does can be strategic? Even those so-called administrative […]

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How Will Baby Boomer Brain Drain Impact Your Company? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The U.S. workforce is facing a loss of brainpower like never before. When the approximately 76 million people born between 1946 and 1964 retire, the Census Bureau says they’ll create the largest single-generation workforce exodus ever. These losses will lead to a significant gap in talent—and an enterprise scramble to compensate. To take a closer […]

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Bamboo Love: September’s Happy Customers

It’s that time of year again—when the air turns a little crisper and the leaves fall. I love autumn, almost as much as I love gathering quotes from Bamboo’s happy customers at the end of each month. We love basking in the words of these satisfied customers, so we love to share these success stories […]

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10 Tips for Great Video Interviews [VIDEO]

The way the world communicates has shifted significantly over the last thirty years. I remember the banana-yellow rotary phone sitting on my kitchen wall as a child. Then came beepers, car phones, email, mobile phones (or was it the other way around?). Video conferencing became easily available to us around then as well. It not only […]

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Work-Life Balance vs. Work-Life Integration

Semantics? Maybe. Or maybe not. There are certainly merits to both. Companies have success with both philosophies. But which is right for your people? Let’s dive in: A couple definitions In case you’re not familiar with the difference, here’s a basic definition of each philosophy: · Work-Life Balance is a workplace ideal that suggests employees […]

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For health’s sake, stop stressing out your employees

Last week on the way to work, I was flipping through radio stations and heard a DJ reading stories about employees getting sick from terrible jobs. And I got so excited! Not because toxic work environments make me happy, but because I’m glad people are paying attention to the real-life implications of employee stress—40 percent […]

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Carnegie’s 10 Basic Rules for Working with People

If there’s one thing I remember from reading “How To Win Friends and I Influence People” over ten years ago, it’s that you’ve got to be nice if you want someone else to help you in any way. When my 13-year-old daughter tries to argue with me to get her way, I hand her my […]

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