The Critical Difference Between a Boss and a Leader

While crafting a welcome packet for our annual virtual convention, HR Virtual Summit, we realized we were missing an official description for one of the BambooHR company values, “Lead from Where You Are.” That came as a surprise, especially considering how critical we feel this value is to our growth, our culture of shared responsibility, […]

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health awareness has exploded over the last five years. Online digital media publications have dedicated a lot of content—and rightfully so—to this once-taboo subject because of the large appetite from readers wishing to overcome the barriers that really affect how we live. One area, however, that has stayed behind the curve regarding these important […]

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How to Use Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Understanding what emotional intelligence is and why it’s so important in the workplace is crucial in today’s increasingly competitive world. Dale Carnegie once said, “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.” People are by nature emotional creatures, but only the emotionally intelligent can recognize […]

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5 Ways Employers Can Encourage Better Work-Life Balance

5 ways employers can encourage better work-life balance

The lines between work life and personal life are continuing to blur. According to a 2018 MetLife study, employees are more committed to companies that enable enrichment not only at work but in their personal lives as well. When companies invest in their employees as a whole person, those employees are more satisfied and more […]

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What Is Company Culture (And Why Is It Important)?

Company culture is a hot topic in the corporate world. You could spend months comparing great culture-building techniques, studying culture surveys, and reading opinion pieces on culture like the Netflix Culture Deck or BambooHR CEO Ben Peterson’s take on the future of HR. What is Company Culture? Company culture is the summation of how people […]

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How to Improve a Department (With or Without Executive Support)

Improving your HR department

When considering how to improve a department, think big. Like, really big. Because whether we’re talking about the entire human species or a single company, we find the same solution: innovators. History books are replete with stories of innovators who, through their own ingenuity, changed how the human species operates. In the business world, innovative […]

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11 Poor-Management Offenses You May Not Know You’re Committing

Poor Management Offenses

It’s difficult to be a boss. Let’s say you’ve been managing a team now for a while, and you think things are going well. Work is getting done on time, your people seem reasonably content, and nobody is flagrantly shirking their responsibilities. You’re working hard, your people are working hard, and that’s all you have […]

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6 Tips on Creating an HR Vision Statement

Team in a boardroom deciding on the HR Vision statement

When it comes to vision statements, nobody beats ophthalmologists. “You have 20/15 vision. That means you can see at 20 feet what most people would have to stand at 15 feet to see.” While this kind of vision statement can be useful in deciding whether you need glasses, or how far you can sit from […]

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Improving Underperforming Employees: How Your Values Can Help

Underperforming Employees: How your values can help them improve

Oh, how we fear the curse of the underperforming employee. On our teams, underperformers wreck the work balance and leave others to pick up the slack. Personally, we fear that we might become underperforming employees as our organizations leave us behind. And managers? Finding ways to improve work performance is part of our managers’ job […]

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