What the Galactic Empire Teaches Us about HR

Illustration of a space station

With all the talk around Star Wars this month, we wanted to add to our series of HR lessons in pop culture. (Check out our Harry Potter article in case you missed it!) A long time ago, in that galaxy far, far away, the Galactic Empire set out to rule the galaxy. Spoiler alert: they […]

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58 HR Statistics You Need to Know Right Now

HR statistics worth shining a light on

Like many, you may be keen to forget that 2017 ever happened. Perhaps you saw more political divisiveness among employees than in previous years. Maybe you had to handle more sexual harassment cases than ever before (and even though this reflects progress, dealing with sexual harassment is never fun). Regardless, as 2017 begins to flicker […]

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Announcing the BambooHR Hero Awards

BambooHR Hero Awards

We’ve entered awards season, and BambooHR wants in the on the game! Not just because it’s fun to say names into a microphone dramatically and give out hardware. To be clear, that is a delightful experience. However, we’ve decided to enter the awards game because we want to make sure HR is appreciated and celebrated. […]

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Employee Assistance For When The Holidays Aren’t So Jolly

Employee Assistance

The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. But for some of your employees, it might not be all holly and jolly. While this time of year provides plenty of excitement and joy for many, it can also be overwhelming or heartbreaking. Luckily, employee assistance is where HR can (or […]

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5 Ways Leaders Can Improve How They Give Feedback

Giving feedback is a balancing act. Be clear, but not rude. Be kind, but not confusing. Get your point across without making anyone cry or rage. As a leader, it’s essential you master this balancing act as soon as possible because your feedback is invaluable. Leaders have the opportunity to endorse and nurture good behavior, […]

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Managing Millennials: Killing Some Common Conceptions

If the title of this piece seems a little dramatic for a post on managing millennials, don’t worry; it’s mostly for SEO purposes. I thought I’d take advantage of the recent press about millennials killing various industries, as this helpful tweet shows: If I had to guess, I’d say this isn’t the first article you’ve […]

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Three Hard Conversations Every Manager Needs to Have – BambooHR Blog

Communication is key to being a good manager. When your responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling, directing, rewarding, and disciplining a team of people—your peers, if you were promoted internally—having difficult or challenging conversations can be a daily occurrence. Being able to connect with people and discuss important issues in a positive, constructive way is a […]

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