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  • How to Give Feedback to Employees Who Can’t Handle Criticism

    How to Give Feedback to Employees Who Can’t Handle Criticism

    Giving feedback is important. It’s an essential part of effective communication and a key to helping employees improve. And most of the time, it’s well received: according to a study by Jack...

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  • Why Is Human Resources Important?

    Why Is Human Resources Important?

    There comes a point in every startup or fledgling business where you start to consider adding human resources to your structure. Many founders and business owners are experts in their industry;...

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  • 6 Effective Time Management Activities for Every HR Professional

    6 Effective Time Management Activities for Every HR Professional

    Three words: effective time management. If you’re an HR professional in today’s increasingly busy workplace, that phrase may strike you as fanciful. Is there really such a thing as effective time...

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  • HR New Year’s Resolutions: Focused Goals, Lasting Results

    HR New Year’s Resolutions: Focused Goals, Lasting Results

    On behalf of everyone at BambooHR, welcome back to work for the new year! Today is a great day to work in HR because many of your employees are coming into work with resolutions to improve both...

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  • What the Galactic Empire Teaches Us about HR

    What the Galactic Empire Teaches Us about HR

    With all the talk around Star Wars this month, we wanted to add to our series of HR lessons in pop culture. (Check out our Harry Potter article in case you missed it!) A long time ago, in that...

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  • 58 HR Statistics You Need to Know Right Now

    58 HR Statistics You Need to Know Right Now

    Like many, you may be keen to forget that 2017 ever happened. Perhaps you saw more political divisiveness among employees than in previous years. Maybe you had to handle more sexual harassment...

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  • Announcing the BambooHR Hero Awards

    Announcing the BambooHR Hero Awards

    We’ve entered awards season, and BambooHR wants in the on the game! Not just because it’s fun to say names into a microphone dramatically and give out hardware. To be clear, that is a delightful...

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  • Employee Assistance For When The Holidays Aren’t So Jolly

    Employee Assistance For When The Holidays Aren’t So Jolly

    The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. But for some of your employees, it might not be all holly and jolly. While this time of year provides plenty of excitement and...

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  • 5 Ways Leaders Can Improve How They Give Feedback

    5 Ways Leaders Can Improve How They Give Feedback

    Giving feedback is a balancing act. Be clear, but not rude. Be kind, but not confusing. Get your point across without making anyone cry or rage. As a leader, it’s essential you master this...

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  • Managing Millennials: Killing Some Common Conceptions

    Managing Millennials: Killing Some Common Conceptions

    If the title of this piece seems a little dramatic for a post on managing millennials, don’t worry; it’s mostly for SEO purposes. I thought I’d take advantage of the recent press about millennials...

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  • Three Challenging Conversations Every Manager Will Need to Have

    Three Challenging Conversations Every Manager Will Need to Have

    Communication is key to being a good manager. When your responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling, directing, rewarding, and disciplining a team of people—your peers, if you were...

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  • Subjective Performance Reviews: If You Can’t Beat Them, Use Them

    Subjective Performance Reviews: If You Can’t Beat Them, Use Them

    Do you think you’re a good judge of people? Could you say which employees are top performers and which need some nudging in the right direction? Most of us would probably say yes, especially if...

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  • How to Deal with Workplace Smell Violations

    How to Deal with Workplace Smell Violations

      The holidays (yes, all of them) are upon us, and with them a host of associated phenomena: “Santa Baby,” “Christmas Shoes,” and “That Hula-Hoop Song (feat. Alvin & The Chipmunks)” are playing on...

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  • Salary Transparency: Reaping the Benefits Without Posting Salaries

    Salary Transparency: Reaping the Benefits Without Posting Salaries

    You may know from experience that you can have too much of a good thing. Whether it’s leftover Halloween candy, time spent with family on Thanksgiving, or salary transparency, every person (or...

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  • 3 Reasons Your Employees Want Frequent Feedback

    3 Reasons Your Employees Want Frequent Feedback

    If you’re an informed, strategic HR professional (which, if you’re here, then you must be) you’re well aware that traditional annual performance reviews are rapidly falling out of favor within...

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  • Perspectives on Performance Management [Infographic]

    Perspectives on Performance Management [Infographic]

    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...

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  • Payroll and Performance: a Surprising Connection

    Payroll and Performance: a Surprising Connection

    Two weeks ago, the blog team was discussing topics. “And we have . . . something on payroll. Can you take that one, Brian?” I was game, even though finding an interesting take on such a technical...

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  • The Case for Keeping Performance Management

    The Case for Keeping Performance Management

    In the 1950s, the first fast food restaurants—as we know them today—entered the dining industry. These diners boasted delicious food for the whole family, all of it ready in just a few minutes....

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  • HR by the Numbers

    HR by the Numbers

    [Editor’s Note: Since Bryson started at BambooHR over two years ago, he’s wanted to write an Onion-type blog post. Today, as our readers are presumably drinking cider while dressed in their best...

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  • Are You Properly Excited for Elevate Virtual Prizes?

    Are You Properly Excited for Elevate Virtual Prizes?

    Like us, you might be very excited about the upcoming Elevate Virtual 2017. What’s not to love? It’s a day of soaking in HR insights and inspiration, not to mention earning SHRM and HRCI credits...

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