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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 #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 #54: Blissbook Now Has Automatic Reminders

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Happy October! We just had the second-hottest September on record here in Atlanta, so we’re hoping the calendar change will bring some shade.

That said, we’re staying hot at Blissbook, as we just launched automatic reminders! Now you can set up a cadence of reminders to be sent to all the slackers out there who won’t sign their handbook. Get in touch with us if you want to be one of the first to try it out.

As always, the Bugle is here with the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!

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Article of the Week: We love this week’s highlighted article (look for the below) because of the tenacity and experimentation. They kept trying things until they got it right! We hope you enjoy it and are inspired to do the same with your projects.

And a special shoutout to the “A Letter” article towards the end of the newsletter. Get some tissues ready!

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Bugle #50: MailChimp Recaps Radical Candor

Toot toot! Happy Friday people! And welcome to the 50th (!!!) edition of the Blissbook Bugle. We hope those of you in the US had a wonderful Independence Day full of hot dogs, fireworks, and friends. For those in the UK… sorry to rub it in, but hey, there’s always the World Cup!

Alright, let’s get back to the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last two weeks! Enjoy and have a sensational weekend!

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Article of the Week: This week’s highlighted article (look for the below) is about radical candor and is brought to you via MailChimp‘s blog. Radical candor is about being honest and direct with people, even when it’s a difficult conversation. It’s what happens when you care about someone enough to challenge them with real feedback. Just remember to be hard on content and soft on the person. Enjoy!

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Need Help Writing Your Employee Handbook?

If you don’t already have an employee handbook, writing one can be difficult. What policies do you include?  How serious should it be? Should you include cultural information? If so, what? How do you make it not boring? How do you distribute it?

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How to Place a Security Freeze to Prevent Identity Theft

identity-theftIt seems like every month there’s a new story of a company being hacked. Earlier this year it was Anthem / Blue Cross Blue Shield and last year it was Target (who recently settled for $10mm) and Home Depot. The most recent incident was a couple weeks ago when the US Government’s Office of Personnel Management was hacked.

This one hit home for me. Many years ago, I passed all the necessary tests to be a Foreign Service Officer. This included a thorough background check, which includes where I’ve lived, where I’ve traveled, any drugs I’ve ever taken, and extensive personal information of my friends and family. It’s all now in the hands of the Chinese government and whoever else they sell/give it to. Oops.

Think this problem is going away? Not a chance.

Now, although it’s up to IT/IS departments to keep information safe, there is something HR can do to help their employees prevent identity theft.

Have them place a security freeze on their credit report.

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