Pay & Benefits

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 #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 #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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Bugle #20: Change Company Culture With a Movement

Summertime, and the livin’s easy! Or so they say. What could be better than spending your first Friday of the summer with the week’s best HR, leadership and policy management articles? Don’t answer that, it’s supposed to be rhetorical. Have a great weekend!

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Article of the Week: We chose this week’s highlight (look for the below) so we could remind you to not forget about “loss” during change. Anytime a change happens, employees are losing what they’re used to. Helping them feel better about that loss will make change management easier for you!

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Policies Are About People

new-dadJosh, a new dad, is suing his employer, Time Warner, for discrimination because they won’t give him the same 10 weeks paid leave that they give new moms and new adoptive parents (dads included). His claim is discrimination. If these other classes of people get that benefit, why not him?

What’s the Law Say?

The Family Medical Leave Act requires an employer to allow 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a new child. If both parents work at the same company, those 12 weeks can be split any way the parents choose (but they’re still capped at 12 weeks). Employers may also require employees to exhaust paid leave options first before unpaid leave kicks in. Employees can elect to do this anyway if they so desire.

There is no law that says employers must provide paid leave to employees. That makes this case purely about discrimination. Or is it?

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What is Obamacare and Why Don’t You Get It?

The Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace opened nationally today (well, it was supposed to), much to the chagrin of many men & women in Congress. No matter how you feel about health care reform, I think we can all agree that this engaging video breaks it down into simple enough terms that even our representatives in Congress would understand. Well… maybe. Watch it and judge for yourself!