December 16, 2021
We've almost made it! This will be our last newsletter of the year, with the next one hitting your inbox in 2022. (Sounds crazy, huh?)
Lots to cover in the People world before we take a holiday break. In this week's newsletter:
👀 HR trends shaping EX in 2022, according to 9 People leaders
🎁 Our best ideas for festive hybrid team events
🗞️ Hot off the press - the latest HR & People job openings you'll want to check out
Wishing you happy holidays (if you celebrate them) and a wonderful New Year, from all of us at Back.
All the best,
Maresch from Back
All the best,
Alex from Back
5 HR trends that will shape Employee Experience in 2022
Most People people would probably agree that the hot topic in our field in 2021 was employee experience. So where are things heading next year? In this article, nine HR and People leaders from companies like SumUp, KPMG Germany, and Pleo weighed in on which HR trends will shape employee experience in 2022.
Creative ideas for team events in hybrid workplaces
It's been a long few years, and many teams that used to work together in person have gone hybrid or fully remote. But that doesn't mean you have to miss out on the time-honored tradition of the company holiday party! In this article, we offer six creative ideas for you to bring your hybrid team "together" for a great event.
Mentorship can be a retention strategy, according to Lindsay Grenawalt, Chief People Officer at Cockroach Labs. It's an opportunity for junior employees to learn, but also to "drive value and recognition to senior-level employees." [Forbes]
Culture should be a partnership between leadership and HR. Joe Procopio, entrepreneur and current Chief Product Officer at Spiffy, says building a great company culture should be the responsibility of HR, "but that team is really just the boiler room of the engine." [Inc.]
Conventional job titles have become outdated in many workplace contexts, according to Tyrone Smith, Jr. is Global Head of People Analytics & Insights at Udemy. He recommends "rethinking a role that’s ripe for modernization and automation into one with room for flexibility and growth." [HBR]
Flexibility isn't all that employees want – values alignment is key, too. According to an Atlassian survey of 6,000 employees, 49% would quit their jobs if it became clear their employer’s values did not align with their own. [Fast Company]
🇺🇸 People Operations Manager at Superhuman (SF or Remote)
🇺🇸 Human Resources Generalist at Statista (NYC)
🇩🇪 Head of People - Platform Tribe at SumUp (Berlin)
🇩🇪 VP Employee Experience & Development at wefox (Berlin)
🇩🇪 Workplace & Employee Experience Manager at Pleo (Berlin)
🇩🇪 Senior Manager, People Operations at sennder (Berlin)
🇨🇭 Director of People Operations at Frontify (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
🇬🇧 Global Head of People Partnering at Beamery (London)
🇮🇪 People Operations Lead, EMEA at Hopin (Remote Ireland)
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