To many, March Madness is more than just a basketball tournament. It promises bracket competitions, buzzer beaters, and the occasional Cinderella story. And when it comes to seeing the NCAA tournament in person, there’s madness indeed. At Duke, tickets to see the men’s Blue Devils are so highly demanded that fans can’t simply purchase tickets; instead, they must enter and win a lottery before being presented the opportunity to buy tickets. In other words, the stars must first align before the credit card can work its magic. So, what are these tickets worth? You’d be surprised.
It’s Friday! And the last Friday in July, at that. Been doing any summer reading? There’s a new book out about anti-gravity. It’s so hard to put down.
Do some productive zoning out for a moment and read 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: Compliments are fun – not only on the receiving end, but the giving end, too. Consider spicing up your kudos (look for the ✦ below).
Blissbook has come a long way since our launch out of beta at the end of 2015.
Happy Friday Friends! This week’s Bugle is a little abbreviated, but we’ve got some news for you. We’ve grown this week and that means a better, bolder Blissbook for you across our entire company. We’re rebranding and are working harder than ever to provide you with the best policy management experience possible. Here’s a sneak peak at one part of our new brand:
After you pick your jaw up, why not take a look at some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found from the last couple of weeks. Enjoy and have a super-duper weekend!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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?
It 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.