Ode to the Bamboo Blog

passionate work

A little over two years ago, I officially re-entered the workforce after my youngest child went to first grade. It felt weird at first, especially the first time I sat in a conference room with people all talking about business objectives and goals. I felt like an imposter. Like they were going to realize their […]

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Employees Doing the Right Thing . . . Just Because

company culture

As a child, your parents probably encouraged you to do the “right” thing. When you were smaller, they guided you in the right direction, encouraging you to “say thank you,” “ask nicely,” or “be kind.” As we grew, our parents expected us to still do the right thing, but they gave us more freedom to […]

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Getting the Most Out of your People [INFOGRAPHIC]

employee difficulties

More than anything, we in HR want to see our people succeed. We were probably involved when they were hired, and we are certainly involved in their retention. Sometimes we encounter employees when they feel like they’re not going anywhere. They want to know why they’re not being promoted or aren’t getting the raise they […]

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Bamboo Love: October’s Happy Customers

customer service

October isn’t all ghosts and goblins. There’s still work to do and customers to keep happy. Knowing that our product makes the lives of our customers better is what gives us purpose. That’s why we like to share stories around when we’ve made a customer’s day—or even a potential customer. Here are some things we heard from […]

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6 Scary Mistakes Recruiters Make

recruiter

In HR, we love to see the people we hire succeed at our companies. But we know that they won’t be perfect when they come on board. In fact, often the best employees are those who have made mistakes and then use them to learn and grow. We see it with our employees but also […]

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5 Vital Parts of an Exceptional Job Listing

jobs

Creating job listings is something we do a lot. We’ve got a job opening to fill and one of the first things we need to do is collect enough information to put that listing together. And not just any job listing—an exceptional job listing. Not one that will get you tons of applicants (that’s just […]

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Grow from boss to leader in 10 ways [INFOGRAPHIC]

bad bosses

We’ve all heard that people leave bosses, not jobs. And people love to count the different types of bad bosses there are, all of their bad characteristics and all the bad things bad bosses say. Then there’s a slew of experts who’ll tell people how to cope with those bad bosses and that bad bosses are the […]

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A culture of transparency: be open, be happy

be open

“What do you think?” “Be honest about how you really feel.” “What’s really going on?” “Let’s get real.” Sounds easy to open up, right? In reality, telling someone how you really feel can be difficult—especially at work. Offering up a new idea can feel scary. Sometimes being really open and honest about things means the […]

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