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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Perspectives on Performance Management [Infographic]

Genders

Whether it’s where to go to lunch, the quality of a project proposal, the best candidate for a job, or anything in between, differences of opinion aren’t uncommon in the workplace. When you bring together a bunch of people with varied backgrounds, it’s inevitable. Opinions on performance management are no exception. In fact, BambooHR performed […]

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12 HR Halloween Costumes You Will Love

Pudgy Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, but there’s still time to put together a clever,  HR-related costume to wear to work. We’ve rounded up 12 Halloween costumes that are not only HR appropriate, but perfect for any HR pro: 1. Firefighter. You probably put out fires pretty regularly anyway. A firefighter seems like a natural […]

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3 Ideas for Winning Talent in a Candidate-Driven Marketplace

With unemployment down and turnover up, it’s pretty clear that the current recruiting market is candidate-driven. Because attracting top talent never stops being a priority for businesses looking to thrive, it’s important for HR professionals and recruiters to optimize their offerings. Here are a few ways HR and recruiters can leverage and improve their organization’s […]

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Telecommuting and Company Culture: The Real Impact

Woman working at her desk

(Editor’s note: In keeping with our recent telecommuting theme, Jessica Halcom from TechnologyAdvice shares her thoughts on telecommuting’s impact on company culture.) Today’s employees work from a smorgasbord of cloud-based systems and take business calls on a native smartphone app, making it easy to work from any location. Throw a few team collaboration tools like […]

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3 Ways We Encourage Genuine Peer Feedback

Latino man talking with a coworker

When you want a food recommendation, you ask your server. Why? Because they work with the food every single day. They see which meals people rave about, and they know which items people send back.  Likewise, who knows an employee’s performance (good and bad) better than the people working with him or her every day? […]

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Why Bambooligans Don’t Work on Their Birthdays

Birthday PTO

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. You’re an adult now, So get back to work. That’s not how the song goes. And as much as you love your coworkers, there are probably people you’d rather be splitting your favorite cake with on your birthday. Instead of making them eat cake with coworkers, and […]

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Employee Engagement: Whose responsibility is it?

Employee engagement

It’s easy to point the finger when it comes to employee engagement. Employees look to the organization to provide meaningful work. The organization looks to employees to find meaning in their work. But like any mutually beneficial relationship, effective workplace engagement requires active participation from both parties. HR—who often handles organizational engagement—needs to create a […]

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Quick Tips for Improving Your Glassdoor Profile

Improve Your Glassdoor Profile

Pandas don’t usually like to brag, but we were pretty pumped to win a local award (#1 Utah Company from Deseret News) last week based on our Glassdoor reviews. It’s cool to work for an organization with such a rich company culture, and we’re glad so many Bambooligans appreciate our culture enough to write about […]

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4 Characteristics Great Business Leaders Embrace

Characteristics Great Business Leaders Embrace

Whether you call it company culture, work environment, or organizational atmosphere, it doesn’t just magically appear. It all starts as a reflection of the attitudes and characteristics of executives, managers, and really anyone in a leadership position. Their characteristics–good and bad–trickle down and are adopted by employees. And a company culture is born. So, if […]

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How (and why) we avoid committee hiring decisions

Why We Avoice Committee Hiring

Getting a large group of people to agree on anything can be a task. Even if it’s just dinner, there are often strong opinions about what will be best. And when the stakes are high, like selecting a person to hire, opinions become much stronger—which can result in drawn-out interviewing processes and lukewarm hires. This […]

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Creating Pay Transparency in the Workplace: Webinar Q&A

We just finished a webinar with PayScale about Creating Pay Transparency in the Workplace where we discussed different levels of pay transparency as well as the ways pay transparency increases employee performance. (Didn’t catch the live event? No worries. You can watch it here.) At the end of webinars, we do our best to answer as […]

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