Articles by Brian Anderson

HR Insights 5 min
Even with a modern focus on strategic HR, compliance is still the main reason HR exists. There’s a dual protective purpose: compliance helps protect employees from harm at work while protecting the organization from the penalties attached to labor laws. Compliance is just the baseline, however.
HR Insights 5 min
HR isn’t easy work, and it can be unglamorous to the point of making scapegoats of the people in charge. But with the right tools and strategies, HR can overcome these stereotypes and prove the strength that comes from taking care of people’s needs while building and protecting a successful organization.
Developing a just-right combination of performance management software and strategy makes all the difference in your results.
Turnover is inevitable. Understand employee attrition vs. turnover so you can better develop your staffing strategy. Learn more here!
HR Insights 6 min
These three techniques help employees understand why talking politics in the workplace is such a bad idea—and how they can develop trust instead.
Benefits & Comp 5 min
These key payroll performance metrics will ensure your organization's payroll process allocates resources correctly while fully supporting your employees.
These 40 essential tools for working from home can help organizations maintain productivity and engagement even with a remote workforce.
Benefits & Comp 4 min
Keeping payroll records is an important step for any employer. But how long do you have to keep payroll records, and how can you keep them organized?
Benefits & Comp 4 min
Becoming or working with a certified payroll professional can support a great employee experience in your organization with timely, accurate payroll.
For many employees, changes in company culture can feel as intimidating as a fully operational Death Star. Here are some practical solutions from Star Wars.
HR Insights 6 min
To become a great HR manager, you need to master three foundational areas: hiring, onboarding, and employee satisfaction. Read this article to learn how.
HR Insights 3 min
A BambooHR survey asked 1112 small and medium-sized businesses about the impact HR has in supporting their most important business goals.
Hiring 7 min
Asking the right questions can help current employees understand your focus & stay engaged. Read on for a list of strategic internal interview questions to ask.
Employee engagement is the key to your organization's success. We've created a guide of employee engagement strategies to help you start developing it.
Onboarding 5 min
Analyzing the cost of onboarding helps put your strategy in perspective and gives you context for better staffing decisions.
Onboarding 10 min
Does your organization value your employees’ full potential? Understanding offboarding's place in the employee lifecycle solidifies that.
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Hiring 5 min
What does it mean when recruiters say they'll keep your resume on file? Here are three reasons employers may choose to keep resumes on file for the future.
Hiring 7 min
Instead of covering long-term hiring uncertainty with a quick scaling win, spend time determining how your vision, values, & culture will operate on a new team.
Benefits & Comp 2 min
Implementing an employee assistance program is crucial for your employees. Check out these examples of employee assistance programs to learn more.
Adam Grant and Brenton Williamson discuss several ways that HR can encourage original thinking in their organizations and reap the benefits.
HR Insights 4 min
Cassie Whitlock of BambooHR, Stacey Klimek of PayScale, and Adrienn Hopkins of Prezi discuss the difference between administrative and strategic HR.
Hiring 3 min
Develop strong recruitment strategies and get your recruiters, HR, and leadership all on the same page to improve your recruiting process.
Benefits & Comp 4 min
Want to improve the accountability of your employees? Tracking their time can help employees improve their productivity. What is measured can be improved!
BambooHR News 2 min
BambooHR is proud to announce our latest offering - BambooHR Time Tracking! Our new feature eases time tracking, simplifies payroll, and improves accuracy.
Efficiency and culture are both long-term strategic concerns. Giving employees the right training and structure can increase efficiency in the workplace.
BambooHR News 5 min
BambooHR provides a platform for managing specialized HR services through integrations with our partners, giving you access to the people tools you use.
Hiring 4 min
Worried about what to wear to a job interview? Know the 3 types of interview attires & the most common misconceptions of what not to wear to an interview.
Improving employee performance takes more than threats. It takes aligning your organization's values, expectations, and employee experience.
BambooHR News 5 min
Concerned about GDPR compliance? GDPR will go into effect May 25,2018 and there are certain steps that you'll need to follow to be compliant. Is your data safe?
HR Insights 2 min
Whether you’re almost through your first week in HR or your first decade, there’s always more to learn. Here are seven tips to help advance your career.
A friendly workplace is more than a perk. Office camaraderie can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and improve employee engagement and retention.
Understand the source of defensive behavior and how your HR can set up effective feedback programs as an important part of managing personal performance.

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