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Common Perceptions of Productivity

Perception is reality. Perception is everything. But is it? If you could choose, what would be more important? Productivity or the perception of being productive? In offices all around the world, people are doing things to make themselves seem more productive to their teams and managers. In fact, I Google’d “How to look productive at […]

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Having Communication Problems Across Departments?

I have childhood memories of sitting on the bench alone, my legs swinging back and forth as the rest of my softball team was playing the field. When I did get out there, right field was an expansive wonderland, ripe with day dreams, my choice of dandelions to pick and the softest grass that was […]

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Product Sneak Peek: Employee Profile Is Getting A New Look

BambooHR users spend a lot of time in employee profiles. That’s where you can see pretty much anything you need to know about an employee—including job history, personal information, time off information, notes, compensation and more. You probably know the employee profile layout like the back of your hand! That’s why you’ll notice some changes […]

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Using Emoticons in the Workplace

We’ve all had it happen before: You either send or receive a simple email, text or instant message but because of the lack of body language, the message is misinterpreted. This can be a major problem in workplaces where text communication is relied upon so much. Enter the emoticon. At BambooHR, our teams use different […]

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11 Ideas to Recognize Employees for FREE!

One of the most important parts of getting employee recognition just right is making sure to tailor it to each employee. Of course, this means you need to know your people and what motivates them (and what doesn’t). Some people don’t like to be singled out or publicly recognized, while others may thrive on it! […]

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Communication at Work: Two Ears, One Mouth [HR Hero Series #10]

Communication is vital to a “healthy” anything—whether it’s happening in a company, on a team, or even in more personal, everyday matters. If you’re not on the same page and aren’t able to communicate both directions, it can mean a lot of uphill battles and frustration. Constant, clear and consistent communication is vital at every […]

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When HR Battles the Data Monster [VIDEO]

Have you ever been dutifully working along—doing things the way you’ve always done them—and realized that a monster (we call it “Datasaurus” around here) was lurking in the shadows all along? It was easy not to think about it because you were so busy—until it grew out of control and became impossible to ignore. Kind […]

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