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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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

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

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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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What Now: The Future of HR – Part 3: Technology

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*This blog is based on a presentation given by BambooHR CEO, Ben Peterson, at the 2017 Summit about the future of HR. In part three of this three-part series, we’ll discuss the future of HR technology, and why there’s no reason to fear it. In an always-expanding world of superheroes—where a new blockbuster superhero movie […]

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HR and Recruiting: Growing With Culture

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 new […]

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5 Proofs That Our Paid Paid Vacation Policy Works

You probably already knew that humble people don’t say that they’re humble. But did you know that humble companies say they’re humble? It’s true. Watch: BambooHR is humble. See? I can say it because this inborn humility doesn’t come from people like me; it comes from the founders of BambooHR and the countless examples of […]

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7 More Ways to Stay Positive at Work

Relatively speaking, is your workforce feeling down? Consider the general mood among your colleagues right now compared to, say, early December. What are the differences in their countenance, mood, and attitude? Do they have a little less pep in their step? Is their smile a little less pronounced? Are they a little less social? If […]

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