Finding and Maintaining a Work-Life Balance

The challenge of achieving a nice work-life balance seems to be more and more difficult these days. The competitiveness of the work force drives many to work harder to ensure security in their job.  While it is important to work hard, it is more beneficial to find the right strike of work-life balance. It’ll improve […]

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I see your true colors

We recently launched a fun little feature and a very useful report.  Take a look! Color Scheme Now you can make BambooHR match your company colors.  Go to Mange > Color Scheme and play with the color palette to find something that works for your organization.  It’s easy and fun!  Note: The color scheme selected […]

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Focus on Strengths, Not Weaknesses

Many of us have had performance reviews that we’ve left feeling like we have a lot to improve on.  While we can – and should – be constantly improving, I think our time would be better spent on building our strengths.  If you’re too focused on fixing your weaknesses, you can become overwhelmed and discouraged. […]

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There’s a Leader in You!

What is the difference between a manager and a leader?  Changingminds.org says that the biggest difference is “the way they motivate the people who work or follow them.”  Let’s take a look at how dictionary.com defines them: Man∙ag∙er [man-i-jer] –noun 1. a person who has control or direction of an institution, business, etc., or of […]

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Exciting feature updates

We have a bundle of new features and updates for you! Lots of exciting things are on the way, but it’s always fun to get things into your hands as soon as they’re done (oh, the beauty of software-as-a-service!) Files Tab Once you are logged in, click on the Files tab to explore some neat […]

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Simple Ways to Boost Morale

Employee morale is a vital – but often overlooked – element of a successful work place.  High morale can improve efficiencies, create more pride in one’s work, strengthen teamwork through bonding and increase productivity.  Enhancing employee morale can be fairly easy and inexpensive, so why is it missing in so many offices across the world? […]

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Live Your Life Well

It’s Mental Health Month! (Did you know that this has been celebrated for the past 61 years? Wow!) This year’s theme is “Live Your Life Well.” It’s aimed to help you cope better with stress and promote health and wellness in all aspects of your life. Mental Health America has come up with some awesome tips […]

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Put on a happy face (in reports)

Last night, we launched a change in our report tool to allow employee photos as a field in reports.  This will make it easier to see who’s missing photos. Or you can create a report for your executives to put names with faces.  Or adding photos to reports might simply serve as a reminder that […]

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Update: Making custom reports is easier

The add/edit report page was due for an update.  We like making reports and we think there are others who like making reports too.  So what could be better than making it easier to make reports? There are four key areas that we changed to make report building simpler: Single click to add a field. […]

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Share employee-specific documents

Several months ago, we added the ability to share company files with employees via our employee self-service module.  Now we’ve extended sharing to employee-specific files.  For example, if want one of your employees (Charlotte Abbott) to have access to the Confidentiality Agreement she signed when she was first hired, it’s as simple as checking a […]

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