The Bugle #16: Is Your Employee Handbook Illegal?

Hi Friend, Happy Friday! It’s time for another installment of the week’s best HR and policy management resources – we hope you enjoy them! Have an incredible weekend… see you next time!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted piece (look for the below) is describes a few ways in which the NLRB deems your Employee Handbook to be illegal. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to update it and push it out to employees instantly? Hmm, I wonder how you could do that…

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The Bugle #15: How to Manage Millennials

Happy Doce de Mayo! We have a special newsletter this week. Sometimes a piece of content is so valuable it deserves undivided attention. Today, we’re sharing a video from Simon Sinek about technology, millennials, and the importance of practicing empathy. Enjoy!

Become a Better You

Simon Sinek discusses the millennial generation, how they aren’t prepared for real life, and why it’s important that we help them instead of denigrate them.

Watch now

The Bugle #14: Discover Your Blind Spots

Happy Cinco de Mayo! May the 5th be with you! Did we do that right? No? It doesn’t matter – it’s time to read the week’s best HR, policy management, and self-improvement articles! We put ’em together just for you.

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Article of the Week: It’s self-improvement week here at Blissbook HQ. This week’s highlighted piece (look for the below) is about recognizing your blind spots. The key? Listening. Here’s to shutting our yappers!

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Need Help Writing Your Employee Handbook?

If you don’t already have an employee handbook, writing one can be difficult. What policies do you include?  How serious should it be? Should you include cultural information? If so, what? How do you make it not boring? How do you distribute it?

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Bugle #13: Unwritten Rules at Work

Happy Friday! It’s been quite a week. Before you give April 2017 a fond farewell this weekend, why not take a breather and check out one of the spectacular HR, policy management, or leadership articles we’ve curated below?

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Article of the Week: Let’s be honest, this week’s highlighted piece (look for the below) mentions the Red Sox, which means it had the red star in the bag before I was 2 sentences in. That said, the author raises some great points about unwritten rules at the office.

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Bugle #12: Harassment Policy Spring Cleaning

TGIF means The Grind Includes Friday. We’re cheering you on here at Blissbook to get those last things done this week. You’ve been working hard – why not take a quick break to check out one of the HR or policy management articles we’ve gathered for you this week?

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted piece (look for the below) is a policy related one. It’s springtime which means a little spring cleaning is in order. Why not start with your harassment policy? There’s a great tip in the article for getting yours in great shape.

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Bugle #11: Hockey Has Great Core Values

It’s Friday! The name Friday comes from the Old English Frīġedæġ, meaning the “day of Frige”, a result of an old convention associating the Old English goddess Frigg with the Roman goddess Venus, with whom the day is associated in many different cultures. Now that that’s out of the way, it’s time to check out the latest and greatest HR and policy management articles we found – just for you! Happy Easter and/or Passover!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted piece (look for the below) is about hockey players. We love hockey here at Blissbook. The core values that make you successful in hockey will make you successful at life. Courage. Teamwork. Humility. Toughness. Resilience. Selflessness. Business leaders could take a lesson from the sport.

Where else do you see your business’s core values in action?

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Bugle #10: Give Employees a Great Morning

Do you hear that? It’s the weekend calling. So kick back, relax, and check out the latest and greatest HR and policy management articles we found. See you next week!

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Article of the Week: We love this week’s highlighted piece (look for the below) because it’s so easy to do and it will make all (well, most) of your employees smile. This is what leadership is all about!

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Culture-First Employee Handbook Samples & Resources

We’ve been talking with a partner who’s hosting an employee handbook workshop later this month and the conversation quickly turned to company culture. In her words:

“Employee Handbooks are not just critical for mitigating risk, they introduce employees to company culture and how they fit in.”

In order to create our eBook, How to Write a Culture-First Employee Handbook, we compiled a list of references – samples, resources, and articles that helped shape our thinking on the topic.

We’d thought it might be nice to share them with you!

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Blissbook Bugle #9

Last day of March! Well hello there, friends. It’s Friday, and tomorrow is April 1st. While the other tech companies were thinking of “funny” pranks for April Fools Day, we were finding the latest and greatest HR and policy management articles to send to you. Gosh, aren’t we the best? Hope your weekend rocks – good luck staying prank-free tomorrow!

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Article of the Week: I’d hate to be this week’s highlighted piece (look for the below) because last week’s eBook is a tough act to follow. However, this week’s highlighted article stood out to me because my wife tried something just like it and it worked.

Got any secrets you use to make people happier at work?

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