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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10 Items to Add to Your Onboarding Agenda

Job changes are stressful for new hires, but they’re not simple for HR either. And sometimes during the whirlwind of paperwork, supplies to order, and concern for the happiness of your new employee, we forget to do the little things that make a HUGE difference. To help you help employees fall in love with your […]

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3 Application Barrier Mistakes That Cost You Top Candidates

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Like most people, I’m a fan of a good donut. But I rarely go to my favorite shop because it’s a one-hour drive, traffic is insane, and the seemingly-constant road construction makes me nervous. Instead, I buy slightly less delicious, but still great, donuts at a shop five minutes from my office. Applying for jobs […]

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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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Bamboo Love: Our Favorite Customer Quotes from March 2016

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It’s been another great month, and we’re excited that it’s finally spring! We’re also excited to share some of our favorite customer quotes from March: “Bamboo has been great for our company, easy to implement and use! I’ve definitely sent my fair share of questions to your support team, and they’ve been very helpful and […]

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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 annual reviews aren’t getting rid of them altogether. They’re simply using employee performance review alternatives — like performance management tools and strategies — to reduce costs and increase effectiveness. Here’s […]

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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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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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