Ode to the Bamboo Blog: A Writer’s Last Thoughts

passionate work

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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Grow from boss to leader in 10 ways [INFOGRAPHIC]

bad bosses

We’ve all heard that people leave bosses, not jobs. And people love to count the different types of bad bosses there are, all of their bad characteristics and all the bad things bad bosses say. Then there’s a slew of experts who’ll tell people how to cope with those bad bosses and that bad bosses are the […]

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5 Unconventional Ways To Be Strategic in HR

strategic HR

By definition, strategic HR is managing HR in a way that supports the company’s long-term business goals and outcomes. This means going beyond the administrative duties HR has been known for and focusing on the overall business strategy. But did you know that everything an HR professional does can be strategic? Even those so-called administrative […]

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Finding Gender Gaps in Performance Reviews

performance reviews

Men are from Mars, Women from Venus—yes, we’ve all heard. We’ve accepted men and women differ in many ways. Those differences don’t end when we walk through the office doors every morning (or log in for those of us who work remotely). That’s part of what makes us complimentary on teams and why it’s important […]

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5 Ways HR Impacts Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is one of the biggest challenges we face in HR. We’re tasked with the job to hire, train and retain great people, but those employees will never be great if they’re not engaged. And currently, less than one-third of all employees feel they’re engaged in their work. Because we’re not involved in the […]

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5 Effective Onboarding Must-Dos

new hire

Getting a new job is like being introduced into a new family. New hires have chosen your company and have committed to spending their days at your office, surrounded by the members of your team. Just as with any person they’ll be working with, they need to be introduced to the company. I think that […]

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15 Creative Benefit Ideas for Happy, Productive Employees

You’ve probably heard about some companies that offer their people pretty great benefits. From free food to multiple months of paid time off for new parents, companies are pulling out all the stops—and with good reason. Companies that effectively appreciate the value of employees enjoy a return on equity and assets more than three times […]

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