The Critical Relationship between HR and Company Culture

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The relationship between HR and company culture is critical. So critical, in fact, that coming up with the proper analogy to drive the point home is challenging. How challenging? We might as well try to come up with the best analogy to explain how important love is in a marriage. Effective HR and company culture […]

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Workplace Love: Developing Effective Office Camaraderie

Workplace Love: Developing Effective Office Camaraderie

How do you write an HR blog post for Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, we’re not going into anything romantic. But that doesn’t mean we can’t discuss a more general kind of love in the workplace, namely, effective office camaraderie. Effective office camaraderie has many benefits: it increases individual employees’ happiness, It makes it easier for […]

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Hidden Ways to Empower Employees and Retain Top Talent

Hidden Opportunities to Empower Employees and Retain Top Talent

For managers, one of the biggest challenges is figuring out how to make team members stick around and keep performing at their peak. Fat salaries and endless perks don’t guarantee retention and performance; they’ll attract a steady stream of applicants, but they won’t make people work hard. To stay loyal and motivated, employees need to […]

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3 Ways Your HRMS Can Help You Optimize Performance Management

3 ways your HRMS can help you optimize performance management

In most organizations, managing employee performance falls into one of two camps: either it’s trapped in a cliché of once-a-year assessments by managers according to a system that hasn’t changed in years, or it is constantly tinkered with, changing every year or two as competency frameworks are adjusted, technology introduced or new feedback mechanisms trialled. […]

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Meet our Newest Partners on the BambooHR Marketplace

Meet Our Newest Partners on the BambooHR Marketplace

Superman is fantastic on his own, but there’s a reason he teams up with the Justice League: partnering with other top-notch heroes makes all of them better. Similarly, we like to partner with other best-in-class HR apps to provide our customers the best arsenal of HR tools to fit their unique needs. Recently, we’ve added […]

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5 Straightforward Ways to Make Recognition More Meaningful

5 Straightforward Ways to Make Recognition More Meaningful

Employee recognition isn’t a new idea, but as a practice, it’s experiencing a renaissance worldwide. Until recently, most employee recognition programs (87 percent, according to research from Bersin by Deloitte) focused primarily on tenure. A large number of those programs still do. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with recognizing someone for the years of service […]

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How to Give Feedback to Employees Who Can’t Handle Criticism

Giving feedback is important. It’s an essential part of effective communication and a key to helping employees improve. And most of the time, it’s well received: according to a study by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman published in Harvard Business Review, 57 percent of employees preferred corrective feedback over straight praise. I mention this statistic […]

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Why Is Human Resources Important?

Why is Human Resources Important?

There comes a point in every startup or fledgling business where you start to consider adding human resources to your structure. Many founders and business owners are experts in their industry; however, management skills don’t always come as second nature. As companies grow, it can become difficult to juggle things like employee benefits, payroll concerns, […]

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6 Effective Time Management Activities for Every HR Professional

Effective Time Management Activities

Three words: effective time management. If you’re an HR professional in today’s increasingly busy workplace, that phrase may strike you as fanciful. Is there really such a thing as effective time management anymore? Among the emails, texts, notifications, instant messages, shoulder-taps, and frequent meetings of a normal day, you’re lucky to find even a few […]

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