HR and Internal Branding: Sending the Right Signals

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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Leadership vs. Authority: The Critical Difference

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In creating a welcome packet for our upcoming 2017 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, considering how critical we feel that value statement is to us as an organization; it’s one of the reasons we […]

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How to Handle Workplace Conflict (And Diffuse It) – BambooHR Blog

Employee Aggression

We all want smooth workplace experiences, where everyone has the information they need and works well with everyone else to get the job done. But real-life workplaces feature employees with conflicting personalities, imperfect communication skills, and external pressures from financial or medical issues. If left unchecked, these stressors can surface as employee aggression in the […]

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Getting Big Recognition for Your Small Company

There’s been a lot of talk in the HR world about employee reward and recognition, with topics discussing how, when, and why you should recognize your employees. But employees aren’t the only ones accomplishing big things. Chances are, your organization as a whole has some noteworthy achievements too. When your organization gets recognized, your employees […]

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How to Create a Comfortable Workplace Setup – BambooHR Blog

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It’s a big weekend for BambooHR: we’re moving into a new office space starting tomorrow. We’ve grown a lot in the past few months, so we’re all looking forward to more elbow room and break room refrigerator real estate in our new workplace setup. As an HR representative, it’s your responsibility to ensure your employees […]

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3 Tips for Open Office Wellness

You know it’s February when the office tissue box runs out. With everyone in close quarters and sniffles making the rounds, it’s easy to dread the cold months where viruses run rampant. The dread intensifies when you work in an open office, where germs can circulate as easily as banter and ideas. But these three […]

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One Surprising Challenge That Comes with Great Culture

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Great culture. We all want it and its many positive side effects. But even great culture isn’t all sunshine and roses. The only thing we value as much as our award-winning HR software is our company culture. And we guard that culture vigilantly. Because we’ve learned just how wonderful it can be to work in […]

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Halloween + HR: Treats From Tricky In-Office Holidays – BambooHR Blog

In our industry, it’s sometimes too easy to see in-office holidays—especially those that involve costumes, like Halloween—as opportunities for trouble instead of fun. It can be hard for HR to encourage participation and a festive mood while simultaneously worrying about inappropriate behavior, offensive costume choices, or lost productivity. But when handled correctly, a holiday spent […]

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9 Steps to Planning a Fun Holiday Party

Great Company Parties Start with Planning

As the weather changes and you head into the cold winter months, it’s time to start planning out your company holiday parties. Getting a head start can help take your holiday parties from pie in the break room to fun, camaraderie-building events. So break out the cider and unpack your ugly sweater, because this holiday […]

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