HR and Finance: Keep the Lifeblood Flowing

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In biology, the centralized nervous system is one of the hallmarks of an advanced organism. It coordinates essential functions like heartbeat, reflex, and growth so effortlessly that we don’t even have to think about them. This frees us to succeed at more than just basic survival, giving us space to discover our purpose, forge relationships, […]

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First Impressions and Onboarding: Shaping Expectations – BambooHR Blog

First Impressions Lunch

As the HR pro, you have an accurate picture of your organization’s mission, values, goals, and culture. But your new hires don’t have this information. What they do have is a series of first impressions that shape their expectations for their experience at your organization. Effective employee onboarding practices will actively and accurately set these […]

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How to Handle Workplace Conflict (And Diffuse It) – BambooHR Blog

Employee Aggression

We all want smooth workplace experiences, where everyone has the information they need and works well with everyone else to get the job done. But real-life workplaces feature employees with conflicting personalities, imperfect communication skills, and external pressures from financial or medical issues. If left unchecked, these stressors can surface as employee aggression in the […]

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Buy-In: The First Step to Positive Change

As an HR professional, you have lots of ideas on how to make your organization better. From a shift in performance assessments to improving culture and engagement, you know that HR can make real, positive changes. But how do you get the buy-in to translate these ideas into real progress? I sat down with Jonny […]

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How to Create a Comfortable Workplace Setup – BambooHR Blog

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It’s a big weekend for BambooHR: we’re moving into a new office space starting tomorrow. We’ve grown a lot in the past few months, so we’re all looking forward to more elbow room and break room refrigerator real estate in our new workplace setup. As an HR representative, it’s your responsibility to ensure your employees […]

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3 Tips for Open Office Wellness

You know it’s February when the office tissue box runs out. With everyone in close quarters and sniffles making the rounds, it’s easy to dread the cold months where viruses run rampant. The dread intensifies when you work in an open office, where germs can circulate as easily as banter and ideas. But these three […]

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Working Hours Policies: Getting it Just Right – BambooHR Blog

As we enter a new year, HR departments everywhere are reflecting on their business strategies and making new goals for 2017. We’re finding the balance between working harder and working smarter, and tailoring our working hours policies to match these goals. Like the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, it’s important to get your working […]

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5 Tips to Prepare for the Holiday Break

The holidays are a magical time of the year, filled with good cheer, close friends, time with family, and time off work. With so much holiday fun, you might feel like you never want the season to end. Unfortunately, time marches on and December will eventually give way to 2017. Use these five tips to […]

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How to Deal with Post-Traumatic-Job Disorder

Post-Dramatic-Job Disorder

Even the most passionate employee will have a bad day on the job now and then. But when workplace problems continue day in and day out, it starts to have lasting effects on workers, the companies they work for, and the workforce as a whole. Every year, millions of people worldwide struggle with post-traumatic-job disorder […]

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9 Steps to Planning a Fun Holiday Party

Great Company Parties Start with Planning

As the weather changes and you head into the cold winter months, it’s time to start planning out your company holiday parties. Getting a head start can help take your holiday parties from pie in the break room to fun, camaraderie-building events. So break out the cider and unpack your ugly sweater, because this holiday […]

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