The True Cost of Employee Turnover

We’ve cultivated a system in which employees who are loyal to their companies are financially punished and those who jump ship every few years are financially rewarded.

The cause? Well, one culprit is certainly antiquated HR tactics that only allows raises as a certain percentage of the employee’s current salary, regardless of external market conditions. Others argue that employers are not eqiupped to rapidly promote, develop, and reward their employees in ways that aren’t simply monetary. But regardless of the reason, what this information exposes is a fundamental lack of understanding about what turnover really costs an organization. Read the full post.

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Why You Hate Work

THE way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t feel much appreciated while you’re there, you find it difficult to get your most important work accomplished, amid all the distractions, and you don’t believe that what you’re doing makes much of a difference anyway.

Increasingly, this experience is common not just to middle managers, but also to top executives.

Employees who derive meaning and significance from their work were more than three times as likely to stay with their organizations — the highest single impact of any variable in our survey. These employees also reported 1.7 times higher job satisfaction and they were 1.4 times more engaged at work.

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Bonusly-Yammer Integration


When choosing an employee recognition tool, you shouldn’t have to wonder if it will integrate smoothly with the rest of your HR, communication, and productivity tools.  It should just work.

We’re committed to making sure that Bonusly will “just work” regardless of your technology stack. And we’re pleased to announce another step in that direction: Yammer integration.

You can now integrate Bonusly with Yammer for both one-click signon as well as user provisioning and sharing/announcing Bonus activity.

Click here for a screencast about our Yammer integration.

More Nonprofits in Bonusly Rewards Catalog!

We’re very happy to announce the addition of five more non-profit organizations to our Bonusly Rewards catalog:

These five excellent organizations join Grameen Foundation in our non-profit catalog.  You can redeem your bonus earnings for tax-deductible donations to them.

Bonusly - Plays Well With Others

At Bonusly, we’ve been working hard to ensure that Bonusly can work with many of the HR, Communication, and Collaboration tools that our customers use every day.

Today, we’re pleased to announce a series of integrations, with more on the way. Without further ado:

OneLogin. Bonusly is an official App Partner with OneLogin. OneLogin provides Enterprise-quality identity management, including Single Sign-On and User Management. You can use OneLogin with Bonusly for FREE. Click here for details.

HipChat. HipChat is the glue of our distributed, virtual office. With workers all over the world, we rely on HipChat to enable fast, efficient real-time communication. Bonusly can now post bonuses, achievements, and reminders to HipChat, which is much easier than email! Click here for details.

Okta. Bonusly is now a member of the Okta Application Network (OAN). Click here for a screencast on how to integrate Bonusly with Okta.

Workday. Bonusly can automate your user management by integrating with Workday. Click here for details.

We also want to highlight some of the custom integrations done by our awesome customers. First up, Chelmer out of New Zealand. They added Bonusly to the homepage of their company intranet:


Chelmer and its staff are recognised as specialists in financial services, wealth management, technology solutions. Learn more at

Has your company built an integration with Bonusly? Let us know and we’ll blog about it!

Bonusly - Workday Integration


Tired of manually adding and removing users in Bonusly? We’re happy to announce that we can automate user management by integrating with Workday! Workday is a very popular cloud-based HRMS (Human Resource Management System).

We use Workday’s Reports-as-a-Service feature to facilitate the integration. Contact us to set up an integration.

Bonusly - OneLogin Integration

OneLogin is an enterprise-grade identity management platform. They provide both Single Sign-on and User Management.

We are pleased to announce that Bonusly is now an official App Partner with OneLogin. Bonusly supports integrating with OneLogin for both Single Sign-On (SSO) and User Management.

It’s free to use OneLogin with Bonusly. Click here to sign up!

If you already use OneLogin, click here for a screencast on how to integrate it with Bonusly.

Bonusly - HipChat Integration

HipChat is one of our favorite tools. It allows for real-time communication between our distributed team. And thanks to its easy-to-use API, HipChat integrates with all of the tools we use: GitHub, CircleCI, and…Bonusly!

You can add HipChat integration by clicking the 'Integrations' tab, and clicking on HipChat. Enter your HipChat API key and room name, and you’re good to go!

Click here for a screencast on how to integrate Bonusly with HipChat.

How Chipotle transformed itself by upending its approach to management

In 2005, the US company underwent a transformation that would make its culture as distinct as its food. As more than 1,000 stores opened across the US, the company focused on creating a system where promoting managers from within would create a feedback loop of better, more motivated employees. That year, about 20% of the company’s managers had been promoted from within. Last year, nearly 86% of salaried managers and 96% of hourly managers were the result of internal promotions.

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