Company Culture

Bugle #57: Conquering Self-Created Obstacles

Happy NOvember! Or is it YESvember?

As you transition into holiday mode, we hope you’ll take some time to say yes to bettering yourself – starting with reading some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last couple of weeks. Good things happen to those who take chances!

By the way – you can now get help from your managers in Blissbook! Manager Participation means you can CC managers on reminder emails and give them access to their staff’s documentation status.

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Article of the Week: We love this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) because it outlines some of the reasons we second-guess ourselves. It’s okay to dream big!
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Bugle #56: Making Hard Decisions (with Science!)

Happy Friday-before-Halloween! Have you picked out your costume yet? Or at least eaten some of the candy you bought for trick-or-treaters? Regardless, we hope you enjoy this edition of the BOOgle – er, Bugle.

Below you’ll find some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last couple of weeks. They’re largely un-scary.

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Article of the Week: We love this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) because, with 35,000 decisions you’ll make today, we’re grateful you chose to open this email.

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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 #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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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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Bugle #42: Are You Becoming a Bad Manager?

Happy Friday, Everyone! 🍀🏀🍀🏀🍀🏀 March madness! St. Patrick’s Day! Hopefully you have enough time to fit in the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles from the last 2 weeks.

Oh, hey, guess what? Last week we launched a new feature: Version History! You can use this to see a diff of changes that have happened to a section’s content since your handbook was first published. Now you can see who’s been messing with your policies. =)

Have a happy safe weekend!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is a great summary of all the little things that can add up over time to turn you into a horrible manager. It’s easy to fall into bad habits when you’re asked to contribute AND manage. Hopefully this article will get you out of your rut (or email it anonymously to your manager!).

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Bugle #41: Detailed Policy Version History Coming to Blissbook

Happy Friday Monday, Everyone! Better late than never, we’re coming to you with the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles from the last 2 weeks + 3 days.

Before we get to those, a quick announcement about a new feature coming this week: Version History!

You’ll be able to click this for any section in your handbook and see a diff of changes that have happened to that section’s content since your handbook was first published.

We hope your week is productive and filled with laughter!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is about culture fit. For the reasons outlined therein, try to look for culture add instead of culture fit.

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Bugle #38: No Phones on Break!

Happy Friday Friend! 2018 – this is the year all your dreams come true! You got this. We spent the last couple of weeks polishing off everything that fell out of our new editor updates, and we also patched up some issues with handling rehired employees.

Of course we also put together the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles from the past 2 weeks. Enjoy!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is inspired by a recent 3-day spell sans smartphone. By the third day, I wasn’t instinctively reaching for it in those situations where you often do (like when you’re stopped at a red light that you know takes forever to turn green). It was nice to just look around instead and I promised myself I wouldn’t look at my phone at stoplights anymore. So far, so good.

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Bugle #36: Inside the Revolution at Etsy

Happy Hanukkah! And since we won’t be in touch again until the 29th, we’ll also wish you a Merry Christmas, Festivus, and any other holiday you celebrate! Whew.

Almost 2 weeks ago, we launched a whole new editing experience. This was a huge change, so we’ve spent the last couple of weeks cleaning things up and making tweaks. We’ve been using the new editor to help new customers import their handbook and man, is it nice. Please email us if you have any feedback or need help.

Lucky for you we still had time to compile the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles from the past 2 weeks. Enjoy and have a super weekend!

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