Company Culture

The Psych of Like: Workplace Persuasion

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “liking”? In the age of social media, your brain might have jumped to clicking on a thumbs-up or a heart. But liking dates back much earlier than Facebook and Twitter.

Envision you’re cruising down the highway, and a new song comes on the radio; it has a great beat and you enjoy the singer’s voice. A few days later, you hear the song and notice a lyric that really hits home, so you feel a connection – a similarity. By the fourth or fifth listen, you’re singing along with the chorus in your head because it’s familiar. It has now achieved Oooh-I-like-this-song! status.

Bugle #78: A Reciprocity Odyssey

Friday Fun Fact: Did you know that, 24 years ago today, Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken, Jr. played in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a 56-year-old record? Yes, that means you’re 24 years older than you were then.

Like Cal’s 431 home runs, we hope we knock it out of the park with some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: Remember how we included original content in a previous Bugle and said we were too humble to make it the Article of the Week? This time we’re not. The featured article reminds us that sometimes we’ve got to give before we get (look for the below).

Bugle #77: Try vs. Will

Whoa, August! Leaving so soon? It seems summer just started, yet suddenly we’re talking back-to-school, fantasy football drafts, and (hopefully) cooler weather

Finish your August with some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: Are you going to try to knock out that house project this weekend? Or will you knock it out? This week’s featured article shows us how simple word changes can impact our lives (look for the below).

Bugle #76: A pressing question for employers

Click it or ticket – and we’re not talking about seatbelts! Blissbook has produced some original content, and we’ve unabashedly put it at the top of the Bugle list. There’s no shame in our game, but we have *just* enough humility that it’s not the Article of the Week.

Browse below for some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: Exempt or nonexempt? That is the question. If you can’t answer the question in this week’s featured article, you better get to thinking (look for the below).

Your Ticket to Employee Engagement

To many, March Madness is more than just a basketball tournament. It promises bracket competitions, buzzer beaters, and the occasional Cinderella story. And when it comes to seeing the NCAA tournament in person, there’s madness indeed. At Duke, tickets to see the men’s Blue Devils are so highly demanded that fans can’t simply purchase tickets; instead, they must enter and win a lottery before being presented the opportunity to buy tickets. In other words, the stars must first align before the credit card can work its magic. So, what are these tickets worth? You’d be surprised.

Bugle #75: So Prepared

It’s Friday! And the last Friday in July, at that. Been doing any summer reading? There’s a new book out about anti-gravity. It’s so hard to put down.

Do some productive zoning out for a moment and read some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: Compliments are fun – not only on the receiving end, but the giving end, too. Consider spicing up your kudos (look for the below).

Bugle #74: War of Words

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the third quarter of 2019. The year is halfway over – or is it halfway started? *deep in thought*

Expand your knowledge by taking a look at some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: Let’s talk. Awkward conversations are, well, awkward – yet they can inspire progress. Find out why those uncomfortable moments are worth it (look for the below).

Bugle #73: Transformation Inspiration

Oh, you shouldn’t have. We’re flattered you noticed the Bugle’s design facelift. Take a look around the website to see even more.

If you’ve got a few minutes – or you don’t but you’re procrastinating – take a glimpse at some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: How do some people achieve the impossible? Get your transformation inspiration in this Bugle’s featured article (look for the below).

Bugle #72: New Year’s in July

Feeling cheeky this Friday? Did you know that joining the bone marrow registry is as simple as a swab of the cheek? A friend of Blissbook was recently diagnosed with leukemia, and many people fighting blood cancers and diseases rely on the registry for a life-saving transplant. Learn more about how to Be The Match.

Once you’ve learned more about joining the registry, take a moment to browse some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: June is halfway over, which means July will be here soon. This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) reminds us of the significance of July 1.

Bugle #71: An Automation Situation

Happy Macaroon Day to those who celebrate! If it exists, there’s a holiday for it. That’s just the way the cookie crumbles. If you’re not a macaroon mogul, then happy payday, perhaps?

Take a break from Fridaying to read some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: Technology makes our lives easier, right? This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) reminds us that automation isn’t necessarily the most fool-proof solution.