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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).

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 #63: Sometimes We Need to Change

Guess what? Yes, tomorrow is Groundhog Day, but that’s not all! We recently added a major new feature to Blissbook: annotations!

You can now communicate policy and other content changes right within your handbook, when people are reading it. Employees see annotations any time they view or sign your handbook. Learn more in our help center!

After realizing the awesomeness of annotations, take a few minutes to check out 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: While Punxsutawney Phil looks for his shadow, you can do some self-reflection by reading this Bugle’s highlighted article (look for the below).

Bugle #55: Overlooked Essentials of Employee Wellbeing

Happy Friday! Hey, did you read last Bugle about how we just launched automated reminders? Blissbook can bug everyone who won’t sign their handbook so you don’t have to!

Anyhoo, the Bugle is here with the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last couple of weeks. There was a lot of activity at the state level over the last couple of weeks, so make sure you check that section out to see if anything pertains to you. Enjoy!

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Article of the Week: We love this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) because of its great advice on providing more autonomy and social support in the workplace. We need more of this!

Bugle #54: Blissbook Now Has Automatic Reminders

Happy October! We just had the second-hottest September on record here in Atlanta, so we’re hoping the calendar change will bring some shade.

That said, we’re staying hot at Blissbook, as we just launched automatic reminders! Now you can set up a cadence of reminders to be sent to all the slackers out there who won’t sign their handbook. Get in touch with us if you want to be one of the first to try it out.

As always, the Bugle is here with the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!

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Article of the Week: We love this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) because of the tenacity and experimentation. They kept trying things until they got it right! We hope you enjoy it and are inspired to do the same with your projects.

And a special shoutout to the “A Letter” article towards the end of the newsletter. Get some tissues ready!

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!

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!