Inspiration

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 #57: Conquering Self-Created Obstacles

Happy NOvember! Or is it YESvember?

As you transition into holiday mode, we hope you’ll take some time to say yes to bettering yourself – starting with reading some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last couple of weeks. Good things happen to those who take chances!

By the way – you can now get help from your managers in Blissbook! Manager Participation means you can CC managers on reminder emails and give them access to their staff’s documentation status.

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Article of the Week: We love this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) because it outlines some of the reasons we second-guess ourselves. It’s okay to dream big!
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Bugle #56: Making Hard Decisions (with Science!)

Happy Friday-before-Halloween! Have you picked out your costume yet? Or at least eaten some of the candy you bought for trick-or-treaters? Regardless, we hope you enjoy this edition of the BOOgle – er, Bugle.

Below you’ll find some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last couple of weeks. They’re largely un-scary.

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Article of the Week: We love this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) because, with 35,000 decisions you’ll make today, we’re grateful you chose to open this email.

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The Bugle #15: How to Manage Millennials

Happy Doce de Mayo! We have a special newsletter this week. Sometimes a piece of content is so valuable it deserves undivided attention. Today, we’re sharing a video from Simon Sinek about technology, millennials, and the importance of practicing empathy. Enjoy!

Become a Better You

Simon Sinek discusses the millennial generation, how they aren’t prepared for real life, and why it’s important that we help them instead of denigrate them.

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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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Art by Zen Pencils, advice by Bill Watterson. The advice hits home for us here at Blissbook. We are trying to make the world a better place to work by helping people find meaning and purpose at their current job. Or, if they can’t do that, find a new company whose values and beliefs match their own. Just because you don’t find fulfillment at your current company doesn’t mean you can’t find it anywhere!

And if that proves impossible, well, you should listen to Bill.

“If everyone had the luxury to pursue a life of exactly what they love, we would all be ranked as visionary and brilliant. … If you got to spend every day of your life doing what you love, you can’t help but be the best in the world at that. And you get to smile every day for doing so. And you’ll be working at it almost to the exclusion of personal hygiene, and your friends are knocking on your door, saying, “Don’t you need a vacation?!,” and you don’t even know what the word “vacation” means because what you’re doing is what you want to do and a vacation from that is anything but a vacation — that’s the state of mind of somebody who’s doing what others might call visionary and brilliant.”

“Company culture is like a balloon: each new employee breathes fresh life into it, but one prick can pop the whole thing.”

Our founder, Tom O’Dea, from our upcoming blog post on when to care about employee handbooks.