5 Things HR Should Not Do During The Holidays

The holiday season is officially upon us, and with it comes a flurry of activities, excitement, and a to-do list that intimidates even Kris Kringle. Chances are you’re juggling a hundred different things right now between your HR duties and your personal life. There’s just so much to do before the ball drops in Times […]

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5 Things To Consider When You Create Your Vision Statement

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What, exactly, is the value of a vision statement? After all, not every successful business has a great vision statement. Right? Well … Granted, Apple doesn’t have a very good vision statement and they do okay for themselves. But they’re Apple; their vision statement could be “We want to eventually bomb Mars” and we’d still […]

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Lead From Where You Are

Company Values

Titles haven’t ever been a huge deal at Bamboo. Sure, we have junior and senior positions. Yes, there are managers. But when it comes to leading, everyone is encouraged to step up to the plate. That’s why we added “lead from where you are” to our company values last year. We’d been living it for […]

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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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9 Things To Avoid at this Year’s Halloween Company Party

Halloween is fast approaching, and you know what that means: Scary things. Horror movies, haunted houses, that feeling in your stomach after you eat the tenth piece of candy. Among the many things that can cause fear during the Halloween season (and yes, there’s now a Halloween season), planning a Halloween company party can be […]

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How To Use Breaks To Your Advantage [INFOGRAPHIC]

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We are meant to take breaks. It’s in our DNA to recharge our batteries and get ready for our next pursuit. As a company leader, this can be a tough principle to fully embrace. Sometimes the distinction between breaks and distractions feels blurred, so we’d rather just not deal with breaks at all. Some managers […]

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How To Turn Fantasy Football Into A Competitive Advantage

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Did you know that $18.7 Billion worth of productivity is lost every year to fantasy football in America? Every year in late August and early September, more than 70 million people get together with friends and family for their fantasy football drafts. And that number—along with those productivity costs—is only increasing. But don’t fret just […]

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5 Ways HR Impacts Employee Engagement [QUIZ]

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Employee engagement is one of the biggest challenges we face in HR. We’re tasked with the job to hire, train and retain great people, but those employees will never be great if they’re not engaged. And currently, less than one-third of all employees feel they’re engaged in their work. Do you know how engaged your […]

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Onboarding: Want Brand Advocates? Start ’em Early

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Onboarding isn’t about paperwork and signatures. No, it’s so much more than that. (HR software can take care of a lot of that for you before a new hire even shows up on day one.) It’s about getting your new people comfortable and adjusted and, well, familiar with your company. But most importantly, your product […]

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