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December 3, 2021
It's December, and you know what that means: everyone is rushing to finish up work for this year ahead of the holidays.
I know you're busy, so I'll keep it brief. In this week's newsletter:
⚖️ Employee experience platforms vs. employee portals vs. HRIS
🤔 Is there such a thing as too much autonomy or too much flexibility?
👀 A hot Twitter take on what culture and values are and are not
Only one more month of 2021. You've got this.
All the best,
Maresch from Back
All the best,
Alex from Back
What is an employee experience platform, and why do you need one?
As the topic of employee experience grows in the public People conversation, many are looking to systems that can integrate all their EX tools in one place. In this article, we discuss employee experience platforms and compare them to more traditional HR tools like employee portals and the ever-present HRIS.
A gaming company takes flexibility to the extreme. Stakester’s CEO Tom Fairey says the company is 100% results driven – meaning employees decide whether they work at 10pm or 6am or even weekends. [Fast Company]
There is such a thing as too much autonomy. Recent research suggests that full autonomy rarely pays off, but managers can experiment to see which decisions benefit from more guidance and which should be left to employees discretion. [HBR]
"Allyship" was mentioned 1 million times on social media in the last year. This article gives 9 tips from Tara Ataya, Chief People & Diversity Officer at Hootsuite, to help companies make it an ongoing practice, not a one-off initiative. [Quartz]
A new research paper addresses hybrid workplace challenges. Modem joined forces with UC Berkeley Innovation to design New Office Rituals, research aiming to inspire "more social, healthy and productive workplaces in our new hybrid reality." They range from lighting conditions to workout events to "time travel". [Modem]
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