3 Top Companies Who Axed Traditional Performance Reviews (And What They Do Instead)

Many companies are axing traditional performance reviews in favor of alternatives.

Performance reviews have been the corporate whipping boy for a few years now. In reality, though, the top companies who have been praised for getting rid of reviews aren’t getting rid of them altogether. They’re simply using performance review alternatives — like performance management tools and strategies — to reduce costs and increase effectiveness. Here’s what a […]

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Small Business Starter Kit

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Looking to start HR from scratch? (Or drastically improve your existing HR practices?) Look no further! We’ve teamed up with industry experts like 99designs and Unbounce to create a Small Business Starter Kit. Included below are chapters to help HR get started. Use HR to create company culture: “If your startup is a game of […]

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You Want to be a BambooHR Marketer (Here’s Why)

If you’re going to give up 40 hours of your time each week, don’t you want to be spending them on something inspiring? Something fulfilling? And in an environment you enjoy and feel valued? BambooHR thinks so. Because of that, our marketing department (which happens to have some open marketing jobs) is full of opportunities […]

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4 Tips For Better Employee Exit Procedures

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When you graduated and all your friends moved on to bigger and better things, you were excited for them. But it was still sad. It’s the same in your organization. Even if you know an employee is moving on to better opportunities, it’s still not fun to have to go through exit procedures with them. […]

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Individualize Your Employee Engagement Approach

Employee Engagement

There is a problem within today’s workforce. Turnover is expensive and can run rampant, but perhaps more alarming is the cost of those employees who remain but are not engaged. Nationally, only about 30 percent of employees are engaged in their work, and worldwide, the number is just 13 percent. According to Gallup, the national […]

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December 2015’s Customer Quotes

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And we have the most wonderful customers. Here are some of our favorite customer quotes and compliments from December: “It gives me back the time that I was spending sorting through employee information in all of its different forms; I can now focus more on the actual […]

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Grow from Good to Great [Company Values Series]

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You might have really good employees. But wouldn’t you rather have great ones? We think all employees have the potential to do incredible work (which is why our company mission is to set people free to do just that). But it’s important that they have the support and drive to get there. That’s why one […]

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The State of Workplace Distractions [Infographic]

Workplace Distractions

Email notifications pop up. Your mother calls…again. Coworkers around you won’t stop talking. And the desire to check Instagram to see if you’ve hit 100 likes on your picture of lunch grows stronger as the day goes on. Workplace distractions are everywhere and can seriously affect employee performance. But you might be surprised by which […]

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November 2015 Customer Quotes

We’re so grateful for our awesome customers, and it’s always nice to know that they appreciate us too! Here are some of our favorite things customers said about BambooHR in November: “Every new person I talk to @bamboohr I fall in love with. Just such great people in every department.” “I cannot thank you enough. […]

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How Thanksgiving can Increase Workplace Success

Thanksgiving

This week kicks off the holiday season, and you may be concerned about the affect all the distractions will have on your and employees’ productivity (shopping, parties, cooking, decorating, traveling—there’s a lot of non-work stuff to coordinate). But actually, the holidays—Thanksgiving in particular—can positively influence the workplace. Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage and […]

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Lead From Where You Are

Company Values

Titles haven’t ever been a huge deal at Bamboo. Sure, we have junior and senior positions. Yes, there are managers. But when it comes to leading, everyone is encouraged to step up to the plate. That’s why we added “lead from where you are” to our company values last year. We’d been living it for […]

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