Leadership

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 #60: Harness Your Anxiety

Holy moly; it’s the end of December! That means you’re reading the last Bugle of the year. Wipe that tear from your eye!

Think you’ll get to head home early today? Kill some time by perusing a handful of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last couple of weeks. And we’ll see you in 2019!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is a good reminder that anxiety doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Channel it into something productive!

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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 #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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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 #39: Managers are Scared to Talk to Employees

Happy February Friday! January 2018 is gone forever. That sure happened fast. Hopefully your first month was productive!

We made a few upgrades to Blissbook. The table of contents is improved, we fixed a number of bugs, the subscription flow is smoother, and your rehires are handled more elegantly. We also put together the week’s best HR, leadership, and policy management articles for you. We hope you enjoy giving these a look!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) reminds us why underneath our Plucky company value we have “You initiate difficult conversations even when it’s a difficult topic.” Hopefully this article can help you help your employees be Plucky too!

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Bugle #38: No Phones on Break!

Happy Friday Friend! 2018 – this is the year all your dreams come true! You got this. We spent the last couple of weeks polishing off everything that fell out of our new editor updates, and we also patched up some issues with handling rehired employees.

Of course we also put together the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles from the past 2 weeks. Enjoy!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is inspired by a recent 3-day spell sans smartphone. By the third day, I wasn’t instinctively reaching for it in those situations where you often do (like when you’re stopped at a red light that you know takes forever to turn green). It was nice to just look around instead and I promised myself I wouldn’t look at my phone at stoplights anymore. So far, so good.

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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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