Policy Management

Extra! Extra! A policy-writing guide is born

We hope you’re sitting down because we’ve got an announcement with you in mind. After diligently wearing our thinking caps and racking the brains of HR professionals and employment attorneys, we created an expansive resource on how to write policies and procedures for your company.

The thought of a handbook revamp is enough to make even the most experienced HR professional cringe. Our goal is to minimize the dread factor – and maybe even add a hint of enthusiasm – by breaking the process down one step at a time.

Bugle #95: Stop! Hammocktime.

Happy No Socks Day! Feeling restrained? Toes looking for fresh air? You’re in luck, folks, because it’s No Socks Day. Put on your favorite tunes and do some barefoot dancing, or maybe even feel the grass between your toes. At a time when the days blend into each other, we’ve got to put our best foot forward.

Check out 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: It can be difficult to keep up, but it’s also challenging to slow down. The Article of the Week reminds us what the virus-imposed speed limit can teach us — and it could be eye-opening (look for the below).

Bugle #94: Managing Mandates

Another week is [almost] in the books! It’s an unusual time for employers and employees alike. Sometimes disrupting the routine can lead to innovation, so we hope you’re stumbling upon some discoveries within the uncertainty.

Below we’ve included 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: In the workplace, training can be a necessary evil. This week’s featured article provides helpful information to turn attendance into engagement (look for the below).

Bugle #93: Promoting Promotion

That’s bananas! Did you know that, on April 10, 1633, in London, a man by the name of Thomas Johnson first offered bananas for sale? “They hang with their heads down, but if you turn them up, they look like a boat. The husk is easily removed. The pulp is white, soft and tender and ate somewhat like a musk melon.” Thanks a bunch, Johnson!

Take some time to browse some of the most a-peel-ing HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: Most gadgets come with instructions or guidelines that enable us to use them optimally. So, what if you could offer employees a manual for development within your organization? It might be a good task to start on while your schedule is out of sorts (look for the below).

Bugle #91: Granddad’s Boxers

It’s Friday the 13th … and it kind of feels like it. We can all agree that anxiety levels are running quite high. As the seriousness of COVID-19 escalates, it’s important that we look out for each other; this is an “us” thing.

While you (hopefully) work from home, take a look below at some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks. But, most importantly, be safe.

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Article of the Week: Do you like to shop ‘til you drop? We figured we’d clothes out the week with something a little different. This week’s highlighted article features some anti-shopaholics (look for the below).

Bugle #89: Work = Love

Happy Statehood Day to Oregon and Arizona! Oregon was admitted to the United States in 1859 (the 33rd state), while Arizona was a late arrival in 1912 (the 48th state). Who knew February 14th was so significant?

After you’re done celebrating Oregon and Arizona, take some time to peruse several of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: No, we didn’t forget what day it is. For all you lovers (and haters) out there, what better day to revisit your workplace relationship policy? You’ll be smitten with this week’s highlighted article (look for the below).

Bugle #88: A Quiet Mind

Happy last-day-in-January! On this day in 1930, Scotch tape was first marketed by 3M. At least that’s their story, and they’re sticking to it… Ahem.

Before you call it a week, take a few minutes to check out 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: You know that feeling when your brain simply won’t stop firing? This week’s highlighted article gives some tips for silencing the noise. Get a load of this monk-y business (look for the below).

Bugle #87: A Depression Lesson

It’s MLK Jr.’s birthday week! Though his actual birthday was on Wednesday the 15th, the American federal holiday falls on Monday. It’s hard to choose just one of his quotations, but here goes:


“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”
Martin Luther King Jr., October 26, 1967

Take steps toward becoming the best by reading some of the top HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: More than 264 million people are living with depression, and there’s a good chance you work with at least one of them. This week’s featured article gives insight into managing depression in the workplace (look for the below).

Bugle #86: 10 Questions

Happy Whatever-Day-It-Is! Just kidding. We know it’s Friday. How do we know? We looked at the calendar. It feels a bit more like a Tuesday, but we’ll take it.

In case you’ve already bombed your resolutions, it’s not too late to add “Read every Bugle in 2020.” And, with that, we present to you 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: Still have at least a sliver of optimism on the third day of the year? Check out this Bugle’s highlighted article (look for the below) to potentially unlock some secrets to your own workplace happiness.

Bugle #85: S-A-F-E-T-Y

Gone so soon? Or good riddance? As 2019 nears its end, you may be overcome with reflection — or relief. We’re feeling particularly contemplative after learning Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year. Whew.

Before you duck out of work at the earliest possible opportunity, 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: Better safe than sorry, right? Check out this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) to be sure you’re in the OSHA loop.