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February 4, 2022
The major topics of the last few weeks all seem to come back to the rising voice of the employee. Successful companies are listening and prospering, but not everyone is getting the message.
In this week's newsletter:
😌 How to make your employees happier
⛔️ What not to share as a recruiter
🧠 Tips for building your internal knowledge base
All the best,
Maresch from Back
All the best,
Alex from Back
7 tips for writing great internal knowledge base articles
As you're setting up your internal knowledge base, it's crucial to ensure the articles – aka the separate pages on each topic – are done right so that employees can actually use them. A few of our tips: keep it short, use formatting, and make it easy to find. Get the full list of tips in our latest blog.
Coinbase will have four week-long company shutdowns in 2022. They made the decision after receiving positive employee feedback for 2 years in a row. Chief People Officer L. J. Brock says, “Given the intensity of our work throughout the year, we think this is the best way to ensure our pace is sustainable for the long term." [Coin Telegraph]
These are the 100 most flexible UK companies to work for, according to Flexa. The platform created a ranking of UK companies based on the place of work, hours, frequency of travel, and benefits, combined with an employee ranking of their work-life balance, the support they receive to work flexibly, their working environment, and their ability to access benefits. [Flexa]
Hybrid work means that onsites are the new offsites. Workplace strategist Erika Keswin worked with EA to create ‘superdays’. A productive onsite should be useful for the employees, not just productive for the team. She recommends building them with your values top of mind. [HBR]
Over half the UK workforce doesn’t want to work for companies who aren't trying to be sustainable. As employees and consumers alike are getting smart about greenwashing, it’s not enough to have an eco-friendly mission statement or value. People want to see action and plans to improve. [HR News UK]
There might be a way to survive the great resignation after all. According to Hired CEO Josh Brenner, companies retaining talent during the great resignation have 3 things in common: they prioritize and recruit underrepresented candidates; they’re quicker to send an offer to successful candidates; and they’re transparent and fair about compensation. [Fast Company]
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🇩🇪 Recruiting & People Ops Lead at TechMiners (Berlin)
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