3 Tips for Onboarding Remote Employees

Two employees being onboarded.

You know effective onboarding can increase retention, performance, and job satisfaction. But is your onboarding program also effective for your remote employees? With 43 percent of Americans working remotely at least some of the time and 31 percent working remotely four to five days per week, it’s important to optimize your process for onboarding remote […]

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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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HR New Year’s Resolutions: Focused Goals, Lasting Results

New Year's HR Resolutions: Focused Goals, Lasting Results

On behalf of everyone at BambooHR, welcome back to work for the new year! Today is a great day to work in HR because many of your employees are coming into work with resolutions to improve both their personal and professional lives. Matching these resolutions with your own HR resolutions can help improve their chances […]

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What the Galactic Empire Teaches Us about HR

Illustration of a space station

With all the talk around Star Wars this month, we wanted to add to our series of HR lessons in pop culture. (Check out our Harry Potter article in case you missed it!) A long time ago, in that galaxy far, far away, the Galactic Empire set out to rule the galaxy. Spoiler alert: they […]

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58 HR Statistics You Need to Know Right Now

HR statistics worth shining a light on

Like many, you may be keen to forget that 2017 ever happened. Perhaps you saw more political divisiveness among employees than in previous years. Maybe you had to handle more sexual harassment cases than ever before (and even though this reflects progress, dealing with sexual harassment is never fun). Regardless, as 2017 begins to flicker […]

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Announcing the BambooHR Hero Awards

BambooHR Hero Awards

We’ve entered awards season, and BambooHR wants in the on the game! Not just because it’s fun to say names into a microphone dramatically and give out hardware. To be clear, that is a delightful experience. However, we’ve decided to enter the awards game because we want to make sure HR is appreciated and celebrated. […]

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Employee Assistance For When The Holidays Aren’t So Jolly

Employee Assistance

The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. But for some of your employees, it might not be all holly and jolly. While this time of year provides plenty of excitement and joy for many, it can also be overwhelming or heartbreaking. Luckily, employee assistance is where HR can (or […]

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5 Ways Leaders Can Improve How They Give Feedback

Colored feedback scale from sad face to happy face

Giving feedback is a balancing act. Be clear, but not rude. Be kind, but not confusing. Get your point across without making anyone cry or rage. As a leader, it’s essential you master this balancing act as soon as possible because your feedback is invaluable. Leaders have the opportunity to endorse and nurture good behavior, […]

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