Employee Handbooks

Bugle #96: To-Do Ideas

The weekend is here! Ready for take-off? On this day in 1906, the Wright brothers received U.S. Patent No. 821,393 for their invention, “Flying Machine.” You can use your Internet Machine to learn more about it.

To help pass the rest of the day, take 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: Still sheltering in place? Check out the Article of the Week for some HR projects to tackle while time is on your side (look for the below). If #1 catches your eye, we’re here for you.

Bugle #95: Stop! Hammocktime.

Happy No Socks Day! Feeling restrained? Toes looking for fresh air? You’re in luck, folks, because it’s No Socks Day. Put on your favorite tunes and do some barefoot dancing, or maybe even feel the grass between your toes. At a time when the days blend into each other, we’ve got to put our best foot forward.

Check out 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: It can be difficult to keep up, but it’s also challenging to slow down. The Article of the Week reminds us what the virus-imposed speed limit can teach us — and it could be eye-opening (look for the below).

Bugle #93: Promoting Promotion

That’s bananas! Did you know that, on April 10, 1633, in London, a man by the name of Thomas Johnson first offered bananas for sale? “They hang with their heads down, but if you turn them up, they look like a boat. The husk is easily removed. The pulp is white, soft and tender and ate somewhat like a musk melon.” Thanks a bunch, Johnson!

Take some time to browse some of the most a-peel-ing HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: Most gadgets come with instructions or guidelines that enable us to use them optimally. So, what if you could offer employees a manual for development within your organization? It might be a good task to start on while your schedule is out of sorts (look for the below).

Bugle #92: Found Time

Surprise! It’s Friday. We know the days of the week are a little bit shaky right now, but it’s Friday nonetheless. Typically we’d be in the throes of March Madness, but it seems we’ve redefined that term. Still, while we’re on the topic…

We hope you’re safely at home, but if you’re restless and/or looking for a way to make today meaningful, please consider donating blood, platelets, or plasma. The need is urgent.

While you’re donating, you can 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: If only I had more time. There aren’t enough hours in the day. Since most of us have an overabundance of time, how can we make the most of it? This week’s highlighted article gives us ideas to move past our FOMO (look for the below).

Bugle #90: Pay It Forward

Happy Leap Day Eve! Are you spending Leap Day in Anthony, Texas, the Leap Year Capital of the World? Come on! There’s going to be live music and dancing.

Since you’ve got an extra day this year, spend a little time reading 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: What are you doing to help those who are following in your footsteps? This week’s highlighted article reminds us how to pay it forward professionally (look for the below).

Bugle #89: Work = Love

Happy Statehood Day to Oregon and Arizona! Oregon was admitted to the United States in 1859 (the 33rd state), while Arizona was a late arrival in 1912 (the 48th state). Who knew February 14th was so significant?

After you’re done celebrating Oregon and Arizona, take some time to peruse several of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: No, we didn’t forget what day it is. For all you lovers (and haters) out there, what better day to revisit your workplace relationship policy? You’ll be smitten with this week’s highlighted article (look for the below).

Bugle #88: A Quiet Mind

Happy last-day-in-January! On this day in 1930, Scotch tape was first marketed by 3M. At least that’s their story, and they’re sticking to it… Ahem.

Before you call it a week, take a few minutes to check out 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: You know that feeling when your brain simply won’t stop firing? This week’s highlighted article gives some tips for silencing the noise. Get a load of this monk-y business (look for the below).

Bugle #85: S-A-F-E-T-Y

Gone so soon? Or good riddance? As 2019 nears its end, you may be overcome with reflection — or relief. We’re feeling particularly contemplative after learning Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year. Whew.

Before you duck out of work at the earliest possible opportunity, 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: Better safe than sorry, right? Check out this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) to be sure you’re in the OSHA loop.

It’s Prime Time: Nudge Before You Message

Bingo. Florida. Wrinkle. Do those words prompt any specific mental images? Stubborn. Forgetful. Wise. We’re getting warmer. You may have quickly determined that these are terms often associated with elderly people. However, you might become skeptical if I told you that exposure to those words would cause you to walk s l o w e r.

Bugle #83: Lift Someone Up

Surprise, it’s Friday! Are you truly astonished, or have you been counting down since, well, Sunday? Our latest pop-psych article delves into surprise in the workplace. By mixing in unfamiliar or unexpected experiences, you can help employees develop positive, lasting memories.

Up your knowledge game by reading 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: Having just celebrated World Kindness Day, this week’s featured article reminds us that small gestures can create a big impact. There’s even a bulleted list of ways to lift others. Try knocking one or two items out this weekend (look for the below).