Leadership

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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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 #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 #32: Stop Trying to Help Employees and Actually Help Them

October Friday! Aren’t those the best? We’re back on our new bi-weekly schedule with the best HR, leadership and policy management articles from the past 2 weeks. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) was eye-opening for us as it describes a situation where you might be making a mistake even though you have the best of intentions.

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Bugle #30: Your Fall HR Reading List

Happy Friday Newsletter Friends! Did you know the reason why we organize our lives around a 7-day week is, quite literally, above our heads? Like many other calendars, today’s Gregorian calendar is ultimately based on the phases of the Moon. It takes the Moon around 29.5 days to cycle through all of its phases.

Now that that fun fact is out of the way, we’ll let you continue to the week’s best HR, leadership and policy management articles. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is inspired by the upcoming fall season. Just like the kids who are back in school, it’s learning season! Sharlyn Lauby, the HR Bartender, has some great recommendations for your fall reading list. Enjoy!

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