August 13, 2021
In the software world, there are three types of developers:
We have similar (but less explicit) roles for the employee experience:
The back end of the employee experience requires a different skill set than the front end does. So, especially if you're a full-stack people person, make sure you're aware of your gaps and strengths.
What type of people person are you?
All the best,
Maresch from Back
All the best,
Alex from Back
Digital tool overload damages the employee experience
Employees are often overwhelmed by the number of channels and systems used by “back office” teams such as HR, IT, and Finance. But are all-in-one suites the solution? Not necessarily. With today’s technology, it’s possible to reduce the number of tools employees have to interact with while having an abundance of great tools running in the background. In this blog, we run through how to make intentional use of best-of-breed tools for your team.
For HR teams, there’s really no reason to worry that automation will make their jobs obsolete. The automation that is sweeping through orgs these days is a catalyst, and the future of HR is brighter than you might think. Rather than being something scary to avoid, automation is a huge opportunity for HR experts to increase their business impact and support employees better. Here are the 4 main ways automation changes the role of HR.
Work-life balance is more in-demand than ever. According to Atlassian & PwC, 64% of US workers would turn down a promotion to preserve their mental health. [Return on Action Report 2021]
Returning to work is easier said than done. Some valuable pointers include giving employees 45 days’ notice to prepare for their return, understanding legal requirements, and creating a robust hybrid model policy. [HBR]
Employees are avoiding HR. In a survey of 1,000 full-time employees, 2 in 3 reported they decided against reaching out to HR because "they didn’t think HR would fix the issue." [HR Dive]
Many US companies are introducing mandatory or permissive vaccination policies. Meanwhile, in some countries like Germany, managers aren't even allowed to ask team members about their vaccination status. Here's what should be included in your policy. [SHRM]
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