How to Deal with Stress at Work

How to Deal with Stress at Work

How are you feeling right now? Calm? Burned out? Somewhere in between? Unfortunately, many of us go through most of our day in a cloud of work-related stress. In fact, the American Institute of Stress found that 40 percent of employees said their jobs were very or extremely stressful. But it’s just been a busy […]

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The Many Purposes of the Onboarding Process

Many Purposes of Onboarding

Imagine boarding a plane, buckling your seatbelt, and listening to the in-flight announcements, only to hear a flight attendant go on and on about the food options onboard. No mention of emergency exits, bathrooms, safety rules and regulations, in-flight entertainment—just long ramblings on the chicken and fish dinner options, drink menu items, and types of […]

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Most Orgs Don’t Trust Their Managers to Talk Comp With Employees

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Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash This post originally appeared on Compensation Today by PayScale. Whether you’re a business leader or an HR professional, you know that the employee experience relies heavily on managers. You can’t create a top-notch employee experience without having stellar managers who can effectively train and coach employees, share sensitive information about compensation and performance […]

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GDPR Compliance: How BambooHR Protects Privacy

GDPR

BambooHR is pleased to announce that its systems and processes are compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  (GDPR is the new standard in the European Union (EU) governing the privacy and data protection of EU residents. This new standard goes into effect on May 25, 2018.) This means that, BambooHR stands ready […]

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How to Deal With an Angry Employee

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Handling an angry employee can be intimidating. Whether you’re nervous that they’ll lash out, concerned about how you’ll respond, or wondering what you can do to best protect the company, there are many things to consider. In a perfect world, angry employees would give you at least 24 hours of notice so you could review […]

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Finding the Formula to Fight Absenteeism

Formula to Fight Absenteeism

Absenteeism is an unavoidable challenge in the workplace. But by learning more about the definition and causes of absenteeism and by studying the numbers behind your company’s absenteeism issues, you can gain an understanding of how big of a problem it is for your organization and what you can do about it. What Is Employee […]

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5 Powerful Interview Questions and Why They Work

5 Powerful Interview Questions & Why They Work

Hiring managers often struggle with determining whether a candidate is a solid fit for the position, their team, and the company. How do you get your candidates to reveal who they truly are in one interview? What are the questions you should ask? What are the red flags you need to watch out for? We’ve […]

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8 Tips to Make Going Back to Work After Vacation Better

8 Tips for Going Back to Work After Vacation

Whether you’re dreaming of relaxing among palm trees, the peace of a quiet cabin in the woods, or soaking up the history of an old European city, the weeks leading up to a vacation can be full of excitement. Unfortunately, the nightmares about coming back to work after vacation can be enough to fill your […]

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Getting on the Same Page: Compensation and Performance Management

Getting on the same page: compensation and performance management

Miscommunications lead to trouble in every type of relationship. Take international relationships. In 1895, Italy and Ethiopia went to war because the wording in a treaty signed six years previously was confused in translation. According to their version of the treaty, the Ethiopians thought they could use the Italian embassy for their foreign affairs, while […]

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5 Ways an ATS Can Improve Your Hiring Process

5 Ways an ATS Can Improve Your Hiring Process

Last month, I shared five ideas for speeding up your hiring process that you can try for your organization right away—no special technology required. While those foundational principles are important, you can only optimize so much without the right applicant tracking system. It’s time to take the next step. Wait—What is an Applicant Tracking System? […]

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