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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HR by the Numbers

HR by the numbers

[Editor’s Note: Since Bryson started at BambooHR over two years ago, he’s wanted to write an Onion-type blog post. Today, as our readers are presumably drinking cider while dressed in their best Halloween costumes, we’ve finally decided to give him what he wants. Please keep in mind this article is intended to be a joke […]

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Underpromise and Overdeliver for Improved Employee Experiences

Kids enjoying ice cream

Generally speaking, I’m a slow learner. Which explains why I used to make promises to my kids. It took me far too long to realize that if I promise we’ll go for ice cream one day, and we don’t do it, disaster will ensue. Even minor expectations unfulfilled—like a cone-shaped cold treat—can bring about lasting […]

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Bad Boss Index: Are Men and Women Managed Differently?

Bad Boss Index

At the risk of coming across like I’m mansplaining something, let’s briefly talk about gender issues. As we discovered last year, there is a gender gap in rewards and recognition programs. Now, it turns out a similar divide exists when it comes to how men and women view their relationships with their bosses. At least […]

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Why the World of Harry Potter Needed More HR

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Summer is winding down in the Northern Hemisphere, and children everywhere are heading back to school. So, naturally, this gives us an opportunity to discuss Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and everything else Harry Potter-related. OK, truth be told, I’m always looking for a way to discuss Harry Potter, and it just happens to […]

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Experts Weigh in on 5 Alarming Employee Engagement Trends

Two engaged employees

Employee engagement. It’s probably always on your mind, whether in the front, back, or somewhere in the middle. If that’s true, rest assured you’re not alone. HR professionals and other business leaders everywhere wonder (sometimes obsessively) how to drive more engagement among their people. As ethereal as the concept can sometimes feel, there are real […]

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5 Useful Performance Management Takeaways From Sports

sports and business

I get it. Since men who love sports have run the business world for many decades, using sports analogies in the workplace has become a humongous cliché. You probably roll your eyes every time a colleague tells you whose “court” the “ball” is in, to keep your eye on that ball, or not to drop […]

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