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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Employers Should Stop Asking for Salary History, But Not for the Reason You Think

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 – 2.4 percent based on PayScale’s most recent gender equity […]

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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

applicants

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

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

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

candidate personas

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

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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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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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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