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Bugle #53: The Employee Burnout Special

Happy Tuesday! The Bugle is back with the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last two weeks. We dug through all the crap out there to find you the good stuff. =)

We’ve got some really cool product updates in the pipeline. Automated Reminders is the next big update coming – within the next few weeks!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is getting the award because it’s the last article in a trilogy of Employee Burnout articles by Gallup. Think of it as the 3rd Lord of the Rings movie. We also have a couple other great reads on burnout at the bottom of this newsletter – make sure you check those out too!

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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 #40: How to Hire

Happy Friday, Folks! Our February started off on a high note as our co-Founder Sam and his wife welcomed their second child into the world.

We made sure to set aside some time to put together the week’s best HR, leadership, and policy management articles for you. Lots of state lawmakers getting 2018 started with a bang – make sure you check those out so you can keep your company protected. Have a gratuitously fun weekend!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is a deep dive into some best practices around hiring. Hopefully it will help you and your company find the best fits for your job openings!

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Bugle #37: Getting Attention

Happy End of 2017! We can’t believe this year is over already. It’s been a marathon year for us at Blissbook. We spent most of it working on a new handbook editor, which was launched early this month to rave reviews. We’re looking forward to additions to this new foundation throughout 2018!

Are you ready for a new year’s celebration? Or will you be in bed at 9pm like we will be?

To close out the year, we compiled the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we’ve seen over the past 2 weeks. Enjoy and be safe out there!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is your inspiration to be a better you and “just do it” next year. It’s ok to not be perfect – putting yourself out there is half the effort!

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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 #22: Use Radical Candor to Be a Great Boss

Friday is today! You probably already knew that. I’m sure you’ve also been patiently awaiting this week’s Bugle. Well here it is – the week’s best HR, leadership and policy management articles just for you! Have a wonderful weekend.

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is a bit of an oldie but it’s more than a goodie – it’s a greatie. Did I just invent a new word? Anyways, if you read anything this weekend, READ THIS ARTICLE!!!

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The Bugle #16: Is Your Employee Handbook Illegal?

Hi Friend, Happy Friday! It’s time for another installment of the week’s best HR and policy management resources – we hope you enjoy them! Have an incredible weekend… see you next time!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted piece (look for the below) is describes a few ways in which the NLRB deems your Employee Handbook to be illegal. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to update it and push it out to employees instantly? Hmm, I wonder how you could do that…

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Need Help Writing Your Employee Handbook?

If you don’t already have an employee handbook, writing one can be difficult. What policies do you include?  How serious should it be? Should you include cultural information? If so, what? How do you make it not boring? How do you distribute it?

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Creating an Information and Data Security Policy

The importance of safeguarding your company’s and your company’s customers’ data is obvious. Since I wrote about data breaches a year ago in regards to how to place a security freeze to prevent identity theft, the list of prominent organizations who’ve suffered from data breaches is long. Disney, Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the Democratic National Committee, the University of Connecticut, hotel(s)… the list goes on – and that’s just in the last 45 days!

Your company can reduce the risk of a data breach by having strong data safeguards in place. A great way to disseminate these data safeguards with an Information and Data Security Policy in your employee handbook. This article covers an overview of all the different information that you may want to include in your data security policy.

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