[Virtual Group Discussion #8] Use COVID-19 To Avert Yet Another Crisis + 3 Takeaways

Published on Jun 4, 2020

Our key takeaway from recent virtual group discussions was that “no crisis should go to waste.” COVID-19 can be used to your business's advantage and equip you with the foresight to avert future ones. How? Read on till the end to find out more.

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Bridge the Gap between CFO & CHRO: 4 Ways Leaders Budget to Survive COVID-19

Published on Jun 3, 2020

A TIME TO SURVIVE? NO! 

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[Virtual Group Discussion #7] 1 Surprising Reason to WFH & Stay Profitable + 3 Takeaways

Published on May 27, 2020

Our key takeaway from recent virtual group discussions was to embrace the work from home model and keep it partially active post COVID-19 pandemic. Why? Because of its immense cost saving potential and it's surprising effect on employee productivity. Read to the end to find out why you need to continue working from home.

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[Report] 10 Key Insights on the World of Work Before & After COVID-19

Published on May 26, 2020

As pandemic measures is gradually lifted across the world and the global economy is jumpstarted back into action, we realize things are not the way they used to be. We’ve seen a great deal of perseverance and innovation from global companies we serve with varying degrees of success. The world of business has changed for good, whether we like it or not.

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[Virtual Group Discussion #6] Leverage Millennial Mentality to Stabilize Uncertainty + 3 Takeaways

Published on May 19, 2020

Our key takeaway from recent virtual group discussions was adopting a millennial mindset by being willing to change old systems and reinvent processes. How else can businesses stay agile during this unpredented period? Read till the end to find out how you can be a leader who thinks on their feet and embraces change.

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[Virtual Group Discussion #5] Enhance Productivity and Culture with Holistic Employee Care + 3 Takeaways

Published on May 15, 2020

The key takeaway from the recent virtual group discussions was that supporting employee welfare is a holistic process that involves not only a reachout, but also developing programs and initiatives to help upskill and reassure the employee and support their families in the process. Read till the end to find out how you can be a more empathetic leader with a super productive team. 

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[Virtual Group Discussion #4] Make HR the Workforce Enthusiasts in COVID-19 + 3 Takeaways

Published on May 14, 2020

The key takeaway from the recent editions of inFeedo's virtual group discussion was how HR KPIs and KRAs are being completely restructured to fit the needs and expectations of remote work, the workforce, and organization. Read till the end to find out how HR becomes the new workforce enthusiast.

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8 Gamification Ways to Engage Your Employees Working from Home

Published on May 8, 2020

From having virtual meetings over Zoom to water cooler conversations on Houseparty, Covid-19 has forced millions to work and connect from the confines of their homes. 

The good news? Studies1 have suggested employees that work from home can be more productive and can lead to a positive impact on mental and physical health. But these studies weren't conducted while there was an on-going pandemic.
While working from home can be a boon, its downsides are employees working longer hours at a more intense pace leading to significant stress in their lives.2

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[Virtual Group Discussion #3] Align HR and Organizational KPIs for Success + 3 Takeaways

Published on Apr 30, 2020

Our key takeaway from this week's virtual group discussions was that HR KPIs now have to aligned with moving key business levers. Read through to the end to find out how you can restructure your KPIs to sync with organizational goals. 

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Topics: employee innovation, employee engagement innovation, successful employee innovation programs, employee led innovation, hr as a strategic partner, hr strategic partners, hr strategic business partner, employee experience, mental health, coping with coronavirus, remote work, work from home, saas, tool for remote work, corona virus, covid-19, communication, cyber security, security, making a difference

[Virtual Group Discussion #2] Build your COVID-19 Playbook Today + 4 Takeaways

Published on Apr 28, 2020

Our key takeaway from recent virtual group discussions was that building a COVID-19 playbook or Single Source of Truth for all matters related to the pandemic is the best way to keep your team aligned and focused on shared goals. Keeping everything in one place cuts down on confusion and provides a beacon of stability in a time of chaos. Read till the end to find out how you can build a kick ass playbook.

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[Virtual Group Discussion #1] Trust your Employees for the Best Results + 4 Takeaways

Published on Apr 22, 2020

Our key takeaway from recent virtual group discussions was trusting your employees and monitoring outcomes rather than inputs is the best way to boost business during and following the pandemic. A disconnect between management and employees will cause a business to fail. Read on to the end to find out how you can be a leader who fosters a community of trust and gets the best out of your team.

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5 Ways Leaders Can Build Trust to Help Teams Working from Home Win

Published on Mar 31, 2020

Trust is an essential factor in ensuring your team members respect you and buy into the vision of the company. As a manager you are their first line of contact with the organization and are largely responsible for providing the face of upper management, especially in larger firms.

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Topics: mindful leader, employee first culture, mental health, coping with coronavirus, remote work, work from home, corona virus, covid-19, making a difference

2008 vs 2020: 7 Lessons in COVID-19 from Jason Lemkin’s SaaStr Webinar

Published on Mar 30, 2020

“Worst since 2008.”

That’s a phrase that keeps popping up as the global economy witnessed a massive downturn due to the spread of COVID-19. With stock markets in freefall, supply chains broken, travel bans enforced, and millions in self-quarantine, it’s clear that most businesses will be negatively affected by the crisis. But just like the 2008 crisis, this too shall pass and businesses must prepare accordingly. 

So how did businesses cope last time? What are the lessons that can be learned from the past?

Jason Lemkin, CEO/Co-founder of Saastr and Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight answer these very same questions in their recent webinar.

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Topics: mindful leader, employee first culture, employee experience, moments that matter, mental health, saas, corona virus, covid-19, communication, recession, making a difference, Featured

[Report] Navigating Covid-19: 3 Keys for Organizations to Come on Top

Published on Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19 is here, and there's no escaping the effects that have already impacted our planet. Remote work is at an all time high as city after city locks down. The stock markets of the world are reflecting this uncertainty in the business sphere, with companies across the planet reeling and trying to fill the gaps.

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Topics: positive corporate culture, mindful leader, employee experience, mental health, coping with coronavirus, covid-19, toolkit, Featured

4 Global Brands Making a Difference During Covid-19

Published on Mar 26, 2020

One of the largest impediments to preventing the international spread of COVID-19 is fundamental miscommunication and uncertainty between nations of the world. All of these sovereign nations are beholden solely to themselves and their own group of experts, and while organizations like the United Nations (UN) and World Health Organization (WHO) have sought to rally the world together countries just still aren’t on the same page. Whether it was squandering valuable time to prepare, assuming the virus would never reach their nation, using COVID-19 to leverage political gains or failing to communicate and collaborate, the governments of our world have, collectively, left something to be desired with their response to the crisis.

As the severity of the pandemic grows nations are starting to collaborate more effectively, but there’s still work to be done.

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Topics: leadership, engagement, Future of Work, culture, Positive work culture, positive corporate culture, corona virus, covid-19, making a difference

Daily Rundown on Coronavirus (24 - 26 March 2020) from our COVID-19 team

Published on Mar 25, 2020

24 March 2020. 

"All great changes are preceded by chaos," someone wisely said and posted this on the Internet

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Topics: employee engagement, employee experience, coping with coronavirus, work from home, corona virus, covid-19, communication

4 Ways to be a Model Leader in this Covid-19 Crisis

Published on Mar 24, 2020

I remember being so nervous for my first day of kindergarten at a small private school in Lower Manhattan my parents had selected. I was leaving the familiar confines of my preschool and the friends I had made for a whole new school. To me, it was the biggest crisis I had faced for most of my life. I remember waiting for the first day: September 11th, 2001.

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Topics: leadership, building a positive workplace culture, mindful leader, employee first culture, employee experience, mental health, coping with coronavirus, remote work, work from home, covid-19, communication

Cyber Security in the Time of COVID-19

Published on Mar 24, 2020

We are through our 1st successful week of Work From Home. By now all know our Health-related protocols and preventive measures. It's time to take precautions to make sure our systems don't get infected too. The overwhelming amount of news coverage surrounding the novel coronavirus has created a new danger — phishing attacks looking to exploit public fears about the sometimes-deadly virus.

 

How does this work?

Cybercriminals send emails claiming to be from legitimate organizations with information about the coronavirus.

The email messages might ask you to open an attachment to see the latest statistics. If you click on the attachment or embedded link, you’re likely to download malicious software onto your device.

The malicious software — malware, for short — could allow cybercriminals to take control of your computer, log your keystrokes, or access your personal information and financial data, which could lead to identity theft.

Here’s some information that can help.

 

How can you spot a Coronavirus phishing email?

Coronavirus-themed phishing emails can take different forms, including these:

#1 Govt alerts

Cybercriminals have sent phishing emails designed to look like they’re from the Ministry. The email might falsely claim to link to a list of coronavirus cases in your area. “You are immediately advised to go through the cases above for safety hazards,” the text of one phishing email reads.

What do the emails look like? Here’s an example:

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Topics: employee engagement, employee first culture, coping with coronavirus, employee data, privacy, remote work, work from home, saas, tool for remote work, corona virus, covid-19, communication, cyber security, security, compliance

Daily Rundown on Coronavirus (16 to 22 March 2020) from Our COVID-19 Team

Published on Mar 23, 2020

As businesses around the world reel, information and disinformation spreads widely, and circumstances change in a course of hours creating a reliable, steady voice within your own company is crucial. Most every company worldwide has already gone remote, and while HRBPs and CXOs would normally be able to be the stabilizing force in person that’s obviously not possible. So what’s the answer to the conundrum of how to keep people safe, calm, and productive during this period? It’s simple: an in-house COVID-19 team.

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Topics: employee experience, moments that matter, coping with coronavirus, remote work, work from home, corona virus, covid-19, communication

5 Reminders from People Science for Positive Work Culture in COVID-19

Published on Mar 23, 2020

“I’m probably working harder than Elon Musk.”  That’s my roommate Kevin who’s a robotics engineer at a tech startup in India. While Kevin might be exaggerating here, I think he’s not too far off. 

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Topics: Positive work culture, creating a positive work culture, toxic work culture, changing a toxic work culture, mindful leader, employee innovation, hr strategic business partner, employee engagement plan, employee first culture, employee experience, moments that matter, mental health, coping with coronavirus, remote work, work from home, Featured

7 Leaders Breaking the Glass Ceiling in 2020

Published on Mar 20, 2020

A couple of days before International Women’s day, Elizabeth Warren — one of the prime candidates for the 2020 US presidential elections — announced the end of her campaign. Following an underwhelming performance in the primaries, a disheartened Warren mentioned how sexism clearly played a part in how her candidacy was perceived - an opinion that is shared by most female candidates who ran for president. 

As representative Barbara Lee, who was one of Senator Kamala Harris’s campaign co-chairs, aptly sums up the problem, "“The narrative that somehow women are less electable than men seems to still be an issue. It’s very disgusting really,” 

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Topics: CEO, employee engagement, mindful leader, gender equality, women at work

Being Employee-First in the Time of Covid-19

Published on Mar 20, 2020

"This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb, when it comes, find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. 

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Working from Home: 6 Must-Have SaaS Tools in the Time of Corona

Published on Mar 19, 2020

If you haven’t been following the news recently, work from home has become the norm across many offices and corporations worldwide as the private sector attempts to help do its part in preventing wider transmission of COVID-19. Either at governments’ urgings or as a result of their own analysis of the situation more and more companies are closing their front doors and telling their employees to stay home. Social distancing is the best way to “flatten the curve” when it comes to stemming the spread of the coronavirus. Take a deeper dive into this Livescience article if you want to know a bit more about how the infection curve plays out in a variety of situations. 

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Topics: Future of Work, employee eengagement, employee first culture, employee experience, remote work, work from home, saas, tool for remote work

Lady at Work: Why Equality in the Workplace Is Bigger Than Wages

Published on Mar 17, 2020

The gender pay gap is one of the most discussed workplace inequities of our time, appearing everywhere from The New York Times to Harvard Business Review to Forbes. However gender-inclusive organizations don’t just begin at equal wages, inclusivity needs to be built into the core of any organization’s DNA. It’s about instilling equity into the workplace, enacting larger policies that seek to even the playing field between men and women in the office. There’s no denying that because of preconceived notions about gender and gender roles that men and women will inherently, because of lack of awareness and mindfulness, be held to different standards at work. 

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Topics: employee engagement plan, employee first culture, employee experience, moments that matter, gender equality, wage gap, women at work

3 Ways to Create Mental Health Resilience at Work during COVID-19

Published on Mar 17, 2020

…I felt like the world is falling apart. While I sat there on my desk with a coffee mug in my hand, I could see my surroundings running in fast forward motion and I was beyond confused with what was happening. I wanted to scream hard but no words came out and soon enough, another customer file was kept at my desk to work on. It is becoming a task to wake up in the morning every day. Heavy breaths, heart pounding to 100 miles an hour, heavy sweating, feeling choked have become more frequent. My friends tell me it is a phase and my colleagues laugh at me for being too sensitive.”

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Topics: building a positive workplace culture, changing a toxic work culture, inclusive workplace, mindfulness and leadership, employee first culture, employee experience, mental health, coping with coronavirus, Featured

5 Equal Opportunity Employers Bridging the Gender Gap in 2020

Published on Mar 13, 2020

As a young company, we at inFeedo have always been hyperconscious about diversity and equality in the office.

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Topics: successful employee engagement programs, employee first culture, employee experience, gender equality, wage gap, women at work

3 Alarming Findings on the State of Working Women in India

Published on Mar 9, 2020

Last week, I was at one of the product demo (trying to understand how Amber works better; part of our induction program) while researching on some data for an article on the wage gap in India when I started talking with a new team member in our Customer Success team. I discovered that she had done some non-profit gender equity work before joining inFeedo. When she saw the statistics in my research, she was unsurprised.

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Topics: employee innovation, hr strategic partners, employee first culture, employee experience, gender equality, wage gap, women at work

The 2020 Employee Engagement Statistics: Average tenure in BFSI doubles with AI

Published on Feb 28, 2020

The banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) industries contribute a significant percentage to the global GDP, employing several million people around the globe. But when it comes to the people who work in the sector, they seem far from engaged and happy. 

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Topics: employee engagement innovation, hr as a strategic partner, employee engagement plan, employee engagement strategy plan, employee experience

6 Ways You Ensure Ethical (and Humane) Employee Termination

Published on Feb 28, 2020

About a month ago, I was fired. My former employer, after failing to meet expected growth numbers, liquidated approximately 90% of their total employees, essentially stripping the company down to the minimum amount of workers required to handle daily operations. 

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Topics: toxic work culture, changing a toxic work culture, inclusive workplace, diverse and inclusive workplace, mindfulness and leadership, employee engagement strategy, employee first culture, moments that matter, termination

10 Employee Experience Questions You Must Ask in Their First Year

Published on Feb 26, 2020

'Customers do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your customers.' A whopping 75%1 of organizations surveyed agreed with this statement. 

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Topics: employee engagement strategy plan, employee experience, moments that matter

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