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

    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....

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  • How to Build a Successful Employee Referral Program

    How to Build a Successful Employee Referral Program

    When you see a movie that blows your mind or eat at a restaurant that leaves you craving more, what’s one of the first things you do afterward? If you’re like most of us, you tell your friends all...

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  • The Top HR Conferences in 2019 You Can’t Afford to Miss [Updated]

    The Top HR Conferences in 2019 You Can’t Afford to Miss [Updated]

    Which HR conferences are you interested in attending this year? It’s hard to overstate the value of a good conference.  The benefits of networking alone are worth the investment. The problem is...

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  • 19 Small Business Tools You Should Know About

    19 Small Business Tools You Should Know About

    Anyone who’s ever worked for or owned a small business knows that there’s no shortage of hurdles and hoops on the road to growth and success. You’ve seen firsthand the kinds of challenges that...

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  • Creative Ways to Keep Remote Employees Engaged

    Creative Ways to Keep Remote Employees Engaged

    You get it: You’re fully on board with all the reasons why telecommuting is a great thing, and that’s why you’ve hired and trained a solid team with the expectation they’d be working remotely. But...

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  • Employee Assistance Programs: What You Need To Know

    Employee Assistance Programs: What You Need To Know

    Your employees have mental and emotional health issues. This isn’t an insult, just a pure statement of fact. Whether they’re facing a chronic illness, experiencing the effects of addiction, or...

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  • 11 Holiday Gift Ideas for Employees

    11 Holiday Gift Ideas for Employees

    When it comes to gifts, it’s the thought that counts. That’s why it’s important to be deliberate when deciding between employee holiday gift ideas. In today’s ultra-competitive job market, you...

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  • How to Create a Paperless HR Department

    How to Create a Paperless HR Department

    If there were an award for the company department that uses the most paper, it would likely to go to Human Resources. All the forms, handbooks, onboarding materials, memos, and hiring checklists...

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  • Workplace Dress Codes: What Tech Companies Teach Us about Attire and Attitudes [Infographic]

    Workplace Dress Codes: What Tech Companies Teach Us about Attire and Attitudes [Infographic]

    Thanks to shows like HBO’s Silicon Valley (not to mention real-life business leaders like Mark Zuckerberg) portraying hooded sweatshirts and jeans as the standard uniform of the tech industry,...

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  • 4 Tips for Texting Candidates

    4 Tips for Texting Candidates

    We like to text. A lot. For Americans under the age of 50, texting is the dominant form of nonpersonal communication, with more than 6 billion texts sent a day (that’s 45 percent of the world’s...

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  • Adam Grant on Creativity, Culture, and Open Feedback: HR Virtual Summit Recap

    Adam Grant on Creativity, Culture, and Open Feedback: HR Virtual Summit Recap

    HR Virtual Summit 2018 was a resounding success, with more than 30,000 attendees participating in hours of training and thought leadership. As one of the keynotes for this record-breaking...

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  • The Pros & Cons of Unlimited PTO:  HR Expert Roundtable

    The Pros & Cons of Unlimited PTO: HR Expert Roundtable

    Table of Contents Learn from Kate Bischoff Learn from Tamara Rasberry Learn from Vadim Liberman Learn from Tammy Colson Learn from Jon Thurmond Learn from Katrina Kibben Learn from Sarah Morgan...

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  • HR Terms and Acronyms Everyone Should Know

    HR Terms and Acronyms Everyone Should Know

    If you’re not an HR professional, becoming a walking dictionary of HR terms probably isn’t high on your priority list. HR is evolving, too—and the latest HR jargon isn’t something you’re likely to...

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  • How to Build Employee Incentive Programs that Work

    How to Build Employee Incentive Programs that Work

    Why do your employees do what they do? It’s not an easy question to answer, sometimes not even for the employees in question. Yet understanding the many factors that motivate your employees is the...

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  • What Kind of Holiday Employee Are You?

    What Kind of Holiday Employee Are You?

    With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to temper all the end-of-year chaos with a bit of fun in the form of a holiday quiz. But before taking the quiz to determine what kind of holiday...

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  • The Best Practices of Giving Employee Feedback

    The Best Practices of Giving Employee Feedback

    Whether you’re tasked with giving employees positive feedback or negative, you need to get it right. Clear and accurate communication is one of the most important tools for any employee to master....

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  • Working Hours Around the World [Infographic]

    Working Hours Around the World [Infographic]

    Working hours around the world vary significantly, which leads to a world of questions. We looked at data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) showing the average...

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  • The Critical Difference Between a Boss and a Leader

    The Critical Difference Between a Boss and a Leader

    While crafting a welcome packet for our annual virtual convention, HR Virtual Summit, we realized we were missing an official description for one of the BambooHR company values, “Lead from Where...

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  • Introducing Our New ATS Mobile App: BambooHR Hiring

    Introducing Our New ATS Mobile App: BambooHR Hiring

    So, you’ve found the perfect candidate. Their resume ticks all the boxes. They blew everyone’s socks off in the interview, and their references rave about both their performance and interpersonal...

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  • What Is Strategic HR & How To Achieve It

    What Is Strategic HR & How To Achieve It

    The first step to learning any new concept is to define it. So, let’s define an important question that many organizations are now asking: what is strategic HR? what does it mean to shift from...

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