Engagement

Bugle #61: Using Emotional Intelligence

Welcome to 2019! We hope you enjoyed some rest and relaxation so you can kick off the new year with a renewed outlook.

If you’re not quite feeling it yet, maybe you’ll be re-energized by reading some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last couple of weeks.

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Article of the Week: This Bugle’s highlighted article (look for the below) teaches you how to evaluate change through the lens of emotion. Let it propel you into achieving this year’s goals!

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Bugle #59: A Matter of Degrees

Happy first-Friday-in-Decembrrrrr! We hope you (and your coffee) are staying warm!

Help speed your Friday along by reading some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last couple of weeks. The more you read, the sooner it will be quittin’ time!

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Article of the Week: Don’t miss this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) because it’s a good reminder that it doesn’t take much extra effort to show you care.

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Bugle #58: Making Kindness a Priority

Wait a second; it’s not Friday! We hope you enjoyed your weekend and are well on your way out of the tryptophan fog.

Though this is always a busy time of year, we hope you’ll take a few minutes to read some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last couple of weeks. You deserve a quick break!

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Article of the Week: We love this week’s highlighted article (look for the below)because, during a time of year in which life can get overwhelming, it’s important to remember that kindness is contagious.

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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 #35: How to Finish What You

Happy December! We’re back! Did you miss us? We’ve got all of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles from the past few weeks bundled into one tidy email. Have a wonderful weekend and we’ll see you in 2 weeks!

Big Launch Tomorrow. We’re launching a huge update to Blissbook that completely overhauls the handbook creation and editing experience. Everything should be wrapped up by noon so you can sign in after that to see the new hotness! Please email us if you have any feedback or need help.

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is funny, and with all of those hectic year-end activities stressing you out, you could use a laugh. Take a break, you deserve it.

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Bugle #34: Coaching Should Be The New Free Lunch

Friiiiiiiiiii-dayyyyyyyyyy! We hope your November has gotten off to a thrilling start and that your Halloween was all treats and no tricks. Take a break from your hectic end-of-year schedule with the best HR, leadership and policy management articles from the past 2 weeks. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is is about coaching and growth. Although the old saying, “people don’t quit their jobs, they quit their bosses” often rings true, the other major factor that causes people to leave their job is a lack of growth. Is your company committed to the personal growth of employees?

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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 #23: Give Great Feedback

Today is Friday! It’s weird to say “Winter is Coming” in mid-July, but it’s the last Friday before Game of Thrones returns. We hope this week’s best HR, leadership and policy management articles will help you keep your company from turning into your own personal GoT episode. Have a super Saturday and a Splendid Sunday!

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Article of the Week: We found this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) to have very practical and applicable advice on a topic that afflicts relationships at every company. Read it and then be an expert the next time an employee comes to you for help with giving or receiving feedback.

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