Interview Best Practices: How We Train Hiring Managers

Many companies, ours included, lean heavily on hiring managers to do late-round interviewing. And since hiring involves complicated legal protocol, using sound interviewing methods, and providing a consistently excellent experience, our recruiting team takes the time to train every hiring manager. Here’s how: Cover Legal Requirements Most hiring managers have enough common sense not to include, […]

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How (and why) we avoid committee hiring decisions.

Why We Avoice Committee Hiring

Getting a large group of people to agree on anything can be a task. Even if it’s just dinner, there are often strong opinions about what will be best. And when the stakes are high, like selecting a person to hire, opinions become much stronger—which can result in drawn-out interviewing processes and lukewarm hires. This […]

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December 2015’s Customer Quotes

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And we have the most wonderful customers. Here are some of our favorite customer quotes and compliments from December: “It gives me back the time that I was spending sorting through employee information in all of its different forms; I can now focus more on the actual […]

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Grow from Good to Great [Company Values Series]

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You might have really good employees. But wouldn’t you rather have great ones? We think all employees have the potential to do incredible work (which is why our company mission is to set people free to do just that). But it’s important that they have the support and drive to get there. That’s why one […]

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Assume the Best: Building a Culture of Positivity

Long gone are the days when we had to bring a note from home to prove we’re going to the dentist’s office during second period. No longer do we have to get in fights with our siblings because they’re shooting us weird looks. Now that we’re the adults, we just live our lives the best […]

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How we stay close as a growing startup

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We like to think of ourselves as a big family. In the early years at BambooHR, everyone knew a little bit about what was going on with each others’ jobs because everyone sat in the same room together. But over the past few years, things have changed a little (actually, a lot). As the company […]

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6 Ways HR Reports Inform Better Decisions

Alice: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” Cheshire Cat: “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” Alice: “I don’t much care where –” Cheshire Cat: “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Sometimes when making decisions, […]

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Bamboo Love: Introducing March’s Happiest Customers

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Just as we love seeing new buds blooming on trees in March, we love hearing about our happiest customers—those who love our software or service so much they shout it out!  And we share it so that everyone here at BambooHR knows about it.  We believe this encourages them to keep up the great work! Here are […]

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Internal Hires Need Onboarding Too

“Hire and promote internally!” You hear it all the time because it’s a really, really great idea to use the talent you’ve been fostering within your company. Plus, you don’t have to onboard them again, right? WRONG! Okay, well sort of. It’s true: You can get away with not teaching your employee about the company […]

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