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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 #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 #46: You’re Awesome (Yeah You!)

A Happy Friday Tuesday Colors Day to You! OK, that isn’t a real holiday, but we’re celebrating anyways with a new update that allows you to customize all the colors in your handbook (without having us do it for you):

We apologize for the delay in getting you the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we could find from the last couple of weeks. We think it was worth it!

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Article of the Week: We chose this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) because you’re awesome. Yeah, you. Remember what you used to be like? As in, right out of college? Not quite as awesome I bet. You’ve come a long way! Keep it up!

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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 #33: Guard Against Gender Equality Fatigue

Hippity Happity Friday! It’s full-on PSL season here in Atlanta, GA, USA. Seems like it’s the time of year for everyone to get those projects done before the holidays come around. Take a break with the best HR, leadership and policy management articles from the past 2 weeks. Enjoy your weekend!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is from the Wall Street Journal, so it must be important. Don’t you love transparency?

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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 #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 #19: The Emotional Support Pig Edition

Friday is here! Time to wrap up all those things you were trying to finish up this week and then spend some time with The Bugle. We’ve gathered the week’s best HR, leadership and policy management articles for you to enjoy. Have a great weekend!

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Article of the Week: We chose this week’s highlight (look for the below) because, well, the headline is very clickable. That said, there is great advice throughout on how to handle the situation without getting in ADA trouble.

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