January 6, 2022
Happy New Year everyone, we hope you’ve enjoyed a break and are ready to elevate your employee experience in 2022.
In this week’s newsletter, we’ll look at:
🧠 5 lessons about people experience
💡 Reddit's best HR advice
🔥 Who should be tackling burnout, and how?
Grab some leftover holiday treats, and get stuck into some light work-related reading.
All the best,
Maresch from Back
All the best,
Alex from Back
The top 5 lessons Tom Jewell has learned about People Experience
Tom Jewell – former Head of People at HelloFresh and current People & Culture Partner at Unleashed shares his lessons and experiences over the years. From focusing on creating a better experience at later stages of the employee lifecycle, to establishing reflection rituals.
Best advice for new HR professionals, according to Reddit
Reddit as a source of truth? Hmm. Reddit as a source for real people sharing real experiences? Sure! We took a look at a thread where experienced HR professionals shared their best advice with people just getting started in the industry, like: “No matter what role you’re in within HR, knowing who to go to for assistance outside of HR is critical.”
37% of desks will be empty in 2022. Gallup’s CEO Jim Clifton shared this prediction and warns: “Be thoughtful when attempting to create rules and policies. The most effective solutions will lie within figuring out what works best for each individual team member.” [Gallup]
Leaders at any level can address employee burnout. Dan Shapero, COO at LinkedIn, lists four key aspects of employee management: 1) employee wellbeing & mental health, 2) trust & flexibility, 3) continual feedback, and 4) role model. [QZ]
The structure of HR hasn’t changed fast enough. Josh Bersin encourages teams to revisit their skills and capabilities: “It’s time to think about the HR function as a professional services organization: one with consultants, product managers, service delivery, and technology all in one.” [joshbersin]
The warning signs of a poor remote culture are easy to spot. Julie Rieken, CEO at Trakstar, says to look out for: 1) low meeting engagement, 2) lack of information flowing between teams, 3) ‘ghosting’ or a lack of structured communication with employees. [hrexecutive]
🇺🇸 Senior Manager, People Operations at Loom (US)
🧑💻 Senior Employee Communications & Content Manager at Netlify (Remote)
🇬🇧 Global Head of People Partnering at Beamery (London)
🇪🇺 Director Learning & Development at Staffbase (Europe)
🇩🇪 VP People at Remerge (Berlin)
🇩🇪 Senior People Partner at Marley Spoon (Berlin)
🇨🇭 Director of People Operations at Frontify (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
🇩🇪 Senior HR/People Partner at HeyJobs (Berlin)
🧑💻 Head of People Operations at MetaMap (Remote)
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