Payroll and Performance: a Surprising Connection

Worker Smoothing Foundation Concrete: Like Payroll for Your Organization

Two weeks ago, the blog team was discussing topics. “And we have . . . something on payroll. Can you take that one, Brian?” I was game, even though finding an interesting take on such a technical subject was going to be a challenge. But then I got an assist from my morning commute: NPR […]

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The Case for Keeping Performance Management

The Case for Keeping Performance Management

In the 1950s, the first fast food restaurants—as we know them today—entered the dining industry. These diners boasted delicious food for the whole family, all of it ready in just a few minutes. Speed and convenience were the name of the game, and people loved it. However, over time this emphasis on speed and convenience […]

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HR by the Numbers

HR by the numbers

[Editor’s Note: Since Bryson started at BambooHR over two years ago, he’s wanted to write an Onion-type blog post. Today, as our readers are presumably drinking cider while dressed in their best Halloween costumes, we’ve finally decided to give him what he wants. Please keep in mind this article is intended to be a joke […]

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Examining Employee Burnout: Cost, Cause, and Culture

Burnout

Turnover, disengagement, wasted time, exhaustion…many of the problems that keep HR leaders up at night can often be traced back to a single monster: employee burnout (also referred to as work burnout). According to an Accountemps survey, more than half of employees reported feeling stressed at work on a daily basis, and six out of […]

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12 HR Halloween Costumes You Will Love

Pudgy Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, but there’s still time to put together a clever,  HR-related costume to wear to work. We’ve rounded up 12 Halloween costumes that are not only HR appropriate, but perfect for any HR pro: 1. Firefighter. You probably put out fires pretty regularly anyway. A firefighter seems like a natural […]

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HR Horror Stories

HR Horror Stories

Sometimes, HR feels like a dream job. Other times, though, we have to deal with HR nightmares. As these submissions from HR professionals and their employees show, HR horror stories come in many forms. In fact, we’ve found HR horror stories that fit with all of our favorite types of horror films. Read on—if you […]

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Equifax and Employees: How HR Can Help

HR watchdog protecting employees

The recent (and seemingly ongoing) data breach at Equifax has a lot of people worried, and for good reason. In a crisis situation, the assumption is that people can rely on family, friends, and their local communities for support. But what if their coworkers are the majority of their friend network, and the organization they […]

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Underpromise and Overdeliver for Improved Employee Experiences

Kids enjoying ice cream

Generally speaking, I’m a slow learner. Which explains why I used to make promises to my kids. It took me far too long to realize that if I promise we’ll go for ice cream one day, and we don’t do it, disaster will ensue. Even minor expectations unfulfilled—like a cone-shaped cold treat—can bring about lasting […]

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How Employer Branding Affects Recruiting and Retention

Green Panda: Pudgy-BambooHR Mascot

You’ve been exposed to branding your whole life. From the cute, round face on the baby food jar to the senior citizen commercials that play during The Price is Right (“I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!”), countless organizations want you to remember who they are and how you can interact with them. When it […]

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10 Powerful Onboarding Activities You Need to Try

Giving a gift through the computer

You’ve spent weeks screening resumes, interviewing candidates, and negotiating an offer; the new hire is scheduled to start. Now what? Onboarding. As an HR smarty pants, you already know how important effective onboarding activities are to your organization. Here’s a few stats for you to chew on: –86% of new hires decide whether to stay […]

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