Bamboo Love: September’s Happy Customers

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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]

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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

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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

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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

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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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5 Ways HR Can Squash Employee Conflict

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Your employees spend at least 40 hours a week with their coworkers. So it’s only natural that they’re not always going to see eye to eye, and conflict will arise. All that time spent together is also the reason that it’s so vital for employee conflict to be constructively managed and preemptively planned for. Here […]

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Is It Time To Spice Up Your Employee Handbook?

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I love books! The smell of them. The art on the covers. The way I feel when I finally get a minute to myself and settle down with a good book. But do you know what book doesn’t make me happy? Those thick, dusty, cumbersome employee handbooks that your new hires don’t really want to […]

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5 Ways Employees Say Human Resources Could Improve [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Opinions of human resources departments are rarely lukewarm. In fact, they’re typically pretty polarizing. Love us or hate us, human resources has the ability to make a big difference at work and sometimes requires us to do difficult things. But everyone wants to be liked. An infographic created by by SAP illustrated the top 10 things […]

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5 Ways To Use the Time HR Software Saves You

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BambooHR was created in 2008 when our founders observed that HR professionals spend way too much time and effort dealing with cumbersome spreadsheets. The remedy was (is) to help HR professionals get away from spreadsheets—and other time-sucking distractions—so they can focus on performing more meaningful work. Since then, this pursuit (freeing people to do great […]

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