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Seizing an Opportunity for Unity

Phone calls from your alma mater. Direct mail appeals featuring swoon-worthy puppies. Requests to buy Girl Scout cookies as you’re leaving the grocery store. We’re exposed to more fundraising pleas than ever before, so what is it that persuades us to feel philanthropic and reach into our wallets?

The Psych of Like: Workplace Persuasion

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “liking”? In the age of social media, your brain might have jumped to clicking on a thumbs-up or a heart. But liking dates back much earlier than Facebook and Twitter.

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Envision you’re cruising down the highway, and a new song comes on the radio; it has a great beat and you enjoy the singer’s voice. A few days later, you hear the song and notice a lyric that really hits home, so you feel a connection – a similarity. By the fourth or fifth listen, you’re singing along with the chorus in your head because it’s familiar. It has now achieved Oooh-I-like-this-song! status.

Giving the Dream: Reciprocity in HR

Imagine you go outside to check your mailbox and find a somewhat nondescript envelope with your name on it. Curious, you open the envelope to find a survey that promises $50 upon completion. This deal almost sounds too good to be true. If you complete the survey, will you even get the money after all is said and done? You assume there’s got to be a caveat, like “eligible for first 25 [of one gazillion] respondents.” Not sure whether it’s worth it, you put the envelope and its contents in the ever-growing paper stack on the kitchen counter. Maybe you’ll respond. Maybe you won’t.

Your Ticket to Employee Engagement

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.

Bugle #75: So Prepared

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).

Bugle #70: Want Engagement? Just Ask.

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!

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.

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.

Bugle #54: Blissbook Now Has Automatic Reminders

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!