Bugle #32: Stop Trying to Help Employees and Actually Help Them

October Friday! Aren’t those the best? We’re back on our new bi-weekly schedule with the best HR, leadership and policy management articles from the past 2 weeks. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) was eye-opening for us as it describes a situation where you might be making a mistake even though you have the best of intentions.

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Bugle #31: Helping You Figure Out What’s Real

Happy First Day of Fall! Did you know – the word “equinox” was formed by two Latin words: “Equi” is the Latin prefix for “equal” and “nox” is the Latin word for “night.” The equal refers to the fact that the amount of daylight and darkness on this day are nearly equal.

This week’s pumpkin-spiced newsletter is full of cinnamon, cloves, and the week’s best HR, leadership and policy management articles. Hope you enjoy it!

Starting today, we’ll be moving to a bi-weekly publishing schedule. We want to bring you only the very best articles, and choosing from a 2-week sample gives us a better opportunity for success.

Talk to you in October!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is packed with information about just how hard it is for humans to understand the complex and variable world around them. Enjoy!

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Bugle #30: Your Fall HR Reading List

Happy Friday Newsletter Friends! Did you know the reason why we organize our lives around a 7-day week is, quite literally, above our heads? Like many other calendars, today’s Gregorian calendar is ultimately based on the phases of the Moon. It takes the Moon around 29.5 days to cycle through all of its phases.

Now that that fun fact is out of the way, we’ll let you continue to the week’s best HR, leadership and policy management articles. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is inspired by the upcoming fall season. Just like the kids who are back in school, it’s learning season! Sharlyn Lauby, the HR Bartender, has some great recommendations for your fall reading list. Enjoy!

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Bugle #29: Help Employees Prevent Identity Theft

Friday already?! That was quick. Short week here in the states – hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! We’re back in the saddle with the week’s best HR, leadership and policy management articles for you. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is an oldie but a goodie. Given yesterday’s announcement of a data breach at Equifax affecting 140+ million consumers, it’s appropriate once again. The article describes what you can do in HR to help your employees, short of suggesting they change their name, SSN, and date of birth every few months. Enjoy!

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Bugle #28: Now With Management Advice!

Hello Friday! If you’re in the office, we hope you’re having a productive week. There were plenty of you NOT in the office based on the number of vacation replies we saw this week. Thankfully you won’t miss any of the week’s best HR, leadership and policy management articles because they’re all right here!

That all said, we’re going on break. We’ll be back with your regularly scheduled programming after the Labor Day weekend. Until then!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is a quick read that’ll make your heart beat faster. Make sure you watch the video. Enjoy!
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Bugle #27: On Confirmation Bias

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Friday Friday Friday! Here’s hoping your weekend has no plans and you’re just going to relax and recover. While you look forward to that, why not read the week’s best HR, leadership and policy management articles we compiled just for you? Have a great weekend!

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Article of the Week: This past week’s coverage of the Google “manifesto” situation was exasperating. With reactions like those you’d expect from people only reading the headlines, it seemed as if everyone’s opinion was rife with confirmation bias. So this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is about confirmation bias. Enjoy!

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Bugle #26: You Are Valued

Feliz Friday Fine Friends! Another week gone to the ether. We spent ours working on Blissbook’s not-so-top-secret new handbook editor, which we’ll continue in the weeks to come. A lot left to do but we’re making great progress!

Thankfully, we still had time to gather the best HR, leadership and policy management articles just for you. Happy weekend! 🎉

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Article of the Week: Whenever an article is a 100% match for the title of the category it’s in, it deserves to be the week’s highlighted article (look for the below). With that said, thank you, dear reader, for signing up for this newsletter. You are valued. Without you, we’d be talking to ourselves and even though that’s not a bad thing, it’s just not the purpose of writing a newsletter.

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Bugle #25: An Honest Cover Letter

Happy happy Friday! How about that healthcare thing, huh? Sorry, just seems like everyone stateside is talking about that today and we didn’t want to be left out. Anyway… as the day slowly turns into your weekend, why don’t you check out the best HR, leadership and policy management articles that we gathered. Have the best Saturday ever!

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Article of the Week: We thought this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) was funny and we think you will too. It’s as simple as that!

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Bugle #24: Being There For Others

Friday is Here! As you wind down the week, check out the best HR, leadership and policy management articles that we gathered just for you. Hope your weekend is relaxing and/or fun-filled!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) hit home because we’re problem solvers at heart and often find ourselves problem solving instead of just listening when “being there” for others. Hopefully the advice within helps you not take your work home with them after a long day of listening to employees and bosses!

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Bugle #23: Give Great Feedback

Today is Friday! It’s weird to say “Winter is Coming” in mid-July, but it’s the last Friday before Game of Thrones returns. We hope this week’s best HR, leadership and policy management articles will help you keep your company from turning into your own personal GoT episode. Have a super Saturday and a Splendid Sunday!

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Article of the Week: We found this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) to have very practical and applicable advice on a topic that afflicts relationships at every company. Read it and then be an expert the next time an employee comes to you for help with giving or receiving feedback.

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