Articles by Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson expertly decodes all things HR, drawing on a decade of technical writing in the business organization industry to provide editorial support to internal and external learning programs at BambooHR. His writing explores the different motivations that shape the employee experience and the psychology of human resources.
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How much performance feedback is enough? Learn how to create a comprehensive yet manageable 360º feedback system in your performance management.
In your search for the right talent, BambooHR helps you coordinate with everyone involved in the hiring process to reach candidates quickly and stay ahead of the competition.
Strategically designing your job interviews helps you respect candidates’ time, ensures you get actionable results, and helps you stay ahead in hiring.
There’s a difference between providing fun experiences and crafting a consistent employee experience—the latter improves engagement and productivity.
The 9-Box Grid is a classic performance management method—but redefining the metrics your organization uses to measure performance can pay off.
Providing pay stubs may seem like a chore. But providing the right access to paycheck info makes the process better, both for employees and admins.
Learning from 7 of the best management books helps you internalize the nuances of people management topics and prepares you to pass those insights on to your employees.
Moving forward, improving the employee experience will be key. Whether you founded your organization with employee experience in mind or are just beginning to explore the concept, there are still important things you can do to improve.
Even with a modern focus on strategic HR, compliance is still the main reason HR exists. There’s a dual protective purpose: compliance helps protect employees from harm at work while protecting the organization from the penalties attached to labor laws. Compliance is just the baseline, however.
Do you have trouble recruiting or retaining new teachers? You’re not alone. Read on to learn about six human resource issues the education industry faces today.
HR isn’t easy work, and it can be unglamorous to the point of making scapegoats of the people in charge. But with the right tools and strategies, HR can overcome these stereotypes and prove the strength that comes from taking care of people’s needs while building and protecting a successful organization.
Developing a just-right combination of performance management software and strategy makes all the difference in your results.
Turnover is inevitable. Understand employee attrition vs. turnover so you can better develop your staffing strategy. Learn more here!
These three techniques help employees understand why talking politics in the workplace is such a bad idea—and how they can develop trust instead.
These 40 essential tools for working from home can help organizations maintain productivity and engagement even with a remote workforce.
Keeping payroll records is an important step for any employer. But how long do you have to keep payroll records, and how can you keep them organized?
Becoming or working with a certified payroll professional can support a great employee experience in your organization with timely, accurate payroll.
For many employees, changes in company culture can feel as intimidating as a fully operational Death Star. Here are some practical solutions from Star Wars.
To become a great HR manager, you need to master three foundational areas: hiring, onboarding, and employee satisfaction. Read this article to learn how.
A BambooHR survey asked 1112 small and medium-sized businesses about the impact HR has in supporting their most important business goals.
Asking the right questions can help current employees understand your focus & stay engaged. Read on for a list of strategic internal interview questions to ask.
Employee engagement is more than just employee satisfaction. This article demonstrates how to improve employee engagement throughout the employee lifecycle.
Analyzing the cost of onboarding helps put your strategy in perspective and gives you context for better staffing decisions.
Does your organization value your employees’ full potential? Understanding offboarding's place in the employee lifecycle solidifies that.
What does it mean when recruiters say they'll keep your resume on file? Here are three reasons employers may choose to keep resumes on file for the future.
Instead of covering long-term hiring uncertainty with a quick scaling win, spend time determining how your vision, values, & culture will operate on a new team.
Implementing an employee assistance program is crucial for your employees. Check out these examples of employee assistance programs to learn more.
Adam Grant and Brenton Williamson discuss several ways that HR can encourage original thinking in their organizations and reap the benefits.
Cassie Whitlock of BambooHR, Stacey Klimek of PayScale, and Adrienn Hopkins of Prezi discuss the difference between administrative and strategic HR.
Develop strong recruitment strategies and get your recruiters, HR, and leadership all on the same page to improve your recruiting process.