All posts by Tom O'Dea

Bugle #55: Overlooked Essentials of Employee Wellbeing

Happy Friday! Hey, did you read last Bugle about how we just launched automated reminders? Blissbook can bug everyone who won’t sign their handbook so you don’t have to!

Anyhoo, the Bugle is here with the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last couple of weeks. There was a lot of activity at the state level over the last couple of weeks, so make sure you check that section out to see if anything pertains to you. Enjoy!

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Article of the Week: We love this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) because of its great advice on providing more autonomy and social support in the workplace. We need more of this!

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Bugle #54: Blissbook Now Has Automatic Reminders

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Happy October! We just had the second-hottest September on record here in Atlanta, so we’re hoping the calendar change will bring some shade.

That said, we’re staying hot at Blissbook, as we just launched automatic reminders! Now you can set up a cadence of reminders to be sent to all the slackers out there who won’t sign their handbook. Get in touch with us if you want to be one of the first to try it out.

As always, the Bugle is here with the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!

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Article of the Week: We love this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) because of the tenacity and experimentation. They kept trying things until they got it right! We hope you enjoy it and are inspired to do the same with your projects.

And a special shoutout to the “A Letter” article towards the end of the newsletter. Get some tissues ready!

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Bugle #53: The Employee Burnout Special

Happy Tuesday! The Bugle is back with the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last two weeks. We dug through all the crap out there to find you the good stuff. =)

We’ve got some really cool product updates in the pipeline. Automated Reminders is the next big update coming – within the next few weeks!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is getting the award because it’s the last article in a trilogy of Employee Burnout articles by Gallup. Think of it as the 3rd Lord of the Rings movie. We also have a couple other great reads on burnout at the bottom of this newsletter – make sure you check those out too!

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Bugle #52: Protect Lunches From Lunch-Thieves

Happy Tuesday! This is a special post-holiday break edition of the Bugle. We hope you had a great Labor Day. Big props to Labor Unions from the late 1800s for working to get us this holiday.

Now it’s time to put off the work you know you aren’t ready to start and read the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last two weeks. Enjoy and have a great week!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) has a bunch of great advice for a situation that wouldn’t happen if all employees had a smidgeon of empathy. We think that sums up HR pretty well. Hope you like it!

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Bugle #51: Your EE Handbook Should Be Like This Car Park

Happy Friday loyal Buglers! Your Bugle author was on paternity leave for a spell but he’s back now with plenty of rest. Ha! We have some catch up reading for you this week so let’s get right to the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last two four weeks. Enjoy and have a sensational weekend!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) hit home for us because of its similarity to our mission. A parking deck owner wanted to “uplift patrons shuffling in and out of a tiresome layer-cake of parking” and, in doing so, turned a drab, boring space into something that shows patrons that management cares about their human experience. High five!

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Bugle #50: MailChimp Recaps Radical Candor

Toot toot! Happy Friday people! And welcome to the 50th (!!!) edition of the Blissbook Bugle. We hope those of you in the US had a wonderful Independence Day full of hot dogs, fireworks, and friends. For those in the UK… sorry to rub it in, but hey, there’s always the World Cup!

Alright, let’s get back to the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last two weeks! Enjoy and have a sensational weekend!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is about radical candor and is brought to you via MailChimp‘s blog. Radical candor is about being honest and direct with people, even when it’s a difficult conversation. It’s what happens when you care about someone enough to challenge them with real feedback. Just remember to be hard on content and soft on the person. Enjoy!

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Bugle #49: These HR Policies Are Legal Again

Happy Friday! Here’s something heartwarming for everyone in the northern hemisphere: for the next 6 months, each day will be shorter than the one before it. Womp womp. That was a downer. Now let’s bring you back up with the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles from the last two weeks! Enjoy and have a terrific weekend!

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Article of the Week: Whaaaaat? This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is about HR policies??! That’s so surprising for a link article created by a company that makes policy management software. We’re as shocked as you are. Enjoy!

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Bugle #48: Your Org Needs Hockey Values

Happy Friday! As summer weather kicks into gear here in Atlanta, we’ve got another hot list of links for you. Below you can check out the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles from the last two weeks. We hope you enjoy and find these links useful.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Article of the Week: We chose this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) because the Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup Champions and our co-founder Sam is a Caps super-fan. The article is another example of how the values that hockey players hold are great values for your employees to emulate.

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Blissbook and GDPR

Hello there! Blissbook has updated its Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, effective May 28, 2018.

Although privacy and the safeguarding of your and your employees’ personal information has been and always will be important to us, these changes were made due to the EU’s new data privacy regulations, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Bugle #47: Picture a Leader. Is She a Woman?

It’s Friday! Here in the US, today is the kickoff to your Memorial Day weekend. While we’re here working on updating our privacy policy and terms for GDPR, you can check out the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we put together from the last couple of weeks.

Did you know? Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day due to the practice of decorating the graves of fallen soldiers.

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Article of the Week: We chose this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) because it’s topic is something so simple yet so profound! A little reminder that most of the time, we are just animals following our animal brains.

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