How to Scale a Team: Vision, Values, and Culture

BambooHR How to Scale a Team

It’s one thing to recognize that your organization needs to do more—get more clients, spend more advertising dollars, fix more software bugs, create more ad campaigns. It’s another thing to organize the teams that make it possible to achieve these goals. If this seems like a lot for one person to figure out with a […]

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How to Recruit Like the Big Guys on a Small Business Budget

Like any human relationship, bringing on a new employee is part strategy, part serendipity. But for a small business, there’s a third challenge in the mix: your time and budget are both limited. Smaller organizations don’t always have an HR team like large companies do. Your recruiting strategies may be undefined (or scribbled on a […]

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6 Tips on Creating an HR Vision Statement

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When it comes to vision statements, nobody beats ophthalmologists. “You have 20/15 vision. That means you can see at 20 feet what most people would have to stand at 15 feet to see.” While this kind of vision statement can be useful in deciding whether you need glasses, or how far you can sit from […]

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12 HR Halloween Costumes You Will Love

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 […]

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Employers: Gender Bias and Salary Histories – Why It’s Best Not to Ask

This post originally appeared on PayScale’s blog Compensation Today. Several U.S. states or cities have recently introduced, or are considering, a ban on employers inquiring about the salary history of job applicants as part of more extensive equal pay legislation. The reasoning? Because women still face a pay gap in comparison to similarly qualified men – […]

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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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3 Incredibly Simple Tips To Help You Attract More Applicants

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The majority of today’s job seekers find all of their information on prospective employment opportunities online. They can find open positions that match their skill sets, research the companies hiring for them, and decide whether or not they’re interested—all with a few easy searches. This means that if you want to attract a large pool […]

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Interview Best Practices: How We Train Hiring Managers

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Many companies, ours included, lean heavily on hiring managers to do late-round interviewing. And since hiring involves complicated legal protocol, using sound interviewing methods, and providing a consistently excellent experience, our recruiting team takes the time to train every hiring manager. Here’s how: Cover Legal Requirements Most hiring managers have enough common sense not to include, […]

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5 Ways the Best Leaders Attract and Keep Top Talent

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A car with a flat or missing tire won’t get very far. Like any machine with missing or ineffective parts, it simply won’t operate properly. And the same is true of organizations. Organizations are only as successful as their employees are, so attracting and retaining top talent is vital to success. These five things will help […]

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3 Important Lessons We’ve Learned About Candidate Personas

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What’s your type? Not exactly an HR-appropriate question, is it? And yet … More and more organizations are developing candidate personas—fictional representations of an ideal job candidate. Just like in marketing, where they take the time to define target audience (through the use of buyer personas), recruiting teams use candidate personas to determine who is […]

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How Small Businesses Can Create Competitive Employee Benefits

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Recruiting battles often leave small organizations feeling like they showed up bare-knuckled to a tank fight. And since hiring top talent can make or break a small organization’s ability to succeed, winning the recruiting battle is vital. One of the largest factors candidates consider when accepting a job offer is total compensation, of which benefits […]

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5 Great Careers Pages (And What You Can Learn From Them)

For good reason, recruiting is often compared to dating: Recruiters try to make great impressions throughout the application process so they can attract high-quality suitors/applicants. And much like in modern dating, recruiting first impressions are often made online. Because of this, we’re in the process of redesigning our BambooHR careers page. Here are five of […]

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