5 Companies That Recognize The Value Of Volunteer Work

Values. It’s a word that gets thrown around a lot in corporate communications, so much so that it’s easy to associate it with mission statements, policies, and other business considerations. But for your employees, the word values encompasses everything that matters to them, from engagement with their job to time with their family to finding […]

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4 Reasons We’re Crushing on HubSpot’s Culture Code

There’s a reason houses on the beach in Southern California and bungalows in world-class ski towns cost a fortune. There’s a reason people would rather spend the evening with good friends than toxic relatives. It’s because people like to spend their time in enjoyable environments. Not really a novel observation, but, for some reason, not […]

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5 Things HR Should Not Do During The Holidays

The holiday season is officially upon us, and with it comes a flurry of activities, excitement, and a to-do list that intimidates even Kris Kringle. Chances are you’re juggling a hundred different things right now between your HR duties and your personal life. There’s just so much to do before the ball drops in Times […]

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Ode to the Bamboo Blog

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A little over two years ago, I officially re-entered the workforce after my youngest child went to first grade. It felt weird at first, especially the first time I sat in a conference room with people all talking about business objectives and goals. I felt like an imposter. Like they were going to realize their […]

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Employees Doing the Right Thing . . . Just Because

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As a child, your parents probably encouraged you to do the “right” thing. When you were smaller, they guided you in the right direction, encouraging you to “say thank you,” “ask nicely,” or “be kind.” As we grew, our parents expected us to still do the right thing, but they gave us more freedom to […]

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Assume the Best: Building a Culture of Positivity

Long gone are the days when we had to bring a note from home to prove we’re going to the dentist’s office during second period. No longer do we have to get in fights with our siblings because they’re shooting us weird looks. Now that we’re the adults, we just live our lives the best […]

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A culture of transparency: be open, be happy

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“What do you think?” “Be honest about how you really feel.” “What’s really going on?” “Let’s get real.” Sounds easy to open up, right? In reality, telling someone how you really feel can be difficult—especially at work. Offering up a new idea can feel scary. Sometimes being really open and honest about things means the […]

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5 Things To Avoid When Recruiting Millennials

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We’ve all heard the stories and seen the stats: The Millennials are coming. Actually, they’re already here. And while Millennials may seem like an enigma, they’re really not. There are things you can do to effectively recruit and keep Millennials, and more importantly, there are things you shouldn’t. Below are 5 things to avoid as you […]

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5 FAQs To Get Managers on Board with Employee Recognition

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You may have noticed that we’re huge advocates of employee recognition. Sometimes that includes rewarding them, but mainly we love the idea that you can motivate and inspire employees in a positive way. Not only is it great for the employee being recognized, but it’s a really fun place for HR or managers to be […]

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