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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How to Find and Hire The Right Employees for Your Team

How to Find and Hire the Right Employees for Your Team

From tiny startups to international conglomerates, one of the age-old challenges in business is building a winning team. The three-fold challenge of finding, attracting, and retaining talented and productive employees has long vexed even the best of companies. No organization is exempt from the struggle to find quality employees, the difficulty of hiring the wrong […]

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6 Ways to Engage and Motivate Hourly Employees

6 Ways to Engage and Motivate Hourly Workers

When we talk about things like employee engagement or retention, many of us only consider salaried workers. After all, how often do you wonder if the cashier at your local grocery store feels motivated and engaged as they scan a bottle of dish soap and a bag of onions? As it turns out, keeping engagement […]

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How to Deal with Stress at Work

How to Deal with Stress at Work

How are you feeling right now? Calm? Burned out? Somewhere in between? Unfortunately, many of us go through most of our day in a cloud of work-related stress. In fact, the American Institute of Stress found that 40 percent of employees said their jobs were very or extremely stressful. But it’s just been a busy […]

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GDPR Compliance: How BambooHR Protects Privacy

GDPR

BambooHR is pleased to announce that its systems and processes are compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  (GDPR is the new standard in the European Union (EU) governing the privacy and data protection of EU residents. This new standard goes into effect on May 25, 2018.) This means that, BambooHR stands ready […]

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How to Deal With an Angry Employee

Angry employee hits computer with mallet

Handling an angry employee can be intimidating. Whether you’re nervous that they’ll lash out, concerned about how you’ll respond, or wondering what you can do to best protect the company, there are many things to consider. In a perfect world, angry employees would give you at least 24 hours of notice so you could review […]

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Finding the Formula to Fight Absenteeism

Formula to Fight Absenteeism

Absenteeism is an unavoidable challenge in the workplace. But by learning more about the definition and causes of absenteeism and by studying the numbers behind your company’s absenteeism issues, you can gain an understanding of how big of a problem it is for your organization and what you can do about it. What Is Employee […]

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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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