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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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
24 March 2020.
"All great changes are preceded by chaos," someone wisely said and posted this on the Internet.
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:
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
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,”
Topics: disengagement, culture, employee engagement, Amber in HR, AI in HR, Smarter with Gartner, diverse and inclusive workplace, mindful leader, employee led innovation, hr strategic partners, employee engagement strategy plan, employee first culture, employee experience, moments that matter
The last time we spoke, we mentioned the 5 agents of change that can help you enable a super flexiblible workplace. Once you have steadily introduced changes to your workplace culture with the help of these agents of change, you need to check off 10 telltale signs that confirm your Organization Culture is adaptive and employee-first as defined by our research framework...
Topics: trust, analytics, leadership, engagement, growth, disengagement, Future of Work, millennials, workplace, culture, culture derailers, unconscious bias, employee engagement, Amber in HR, AI in HR, meaning amplification at work, psychological safety, work-life balance, employee first culture
“Work a short time, rest well, and learn a lot.” That’s what Microsoft Japan CEO Takuya Hirano noted on the company’s official website after successfully rolling out their Work Life Choice Challenge 2019. The firm has been making headlines ever since they offered 2,300 employees 3-day weekends for a month to experiment and analyze the impact of a 4-day work week on bringing about a positive work culture.
Topics: leadership, disengagement, Future of Work, workplace, culture, employee engagement, Amber in HR, AI in HR, success story, predictive people analytics, startup, Positive work culture, positive workplace culture, creating a positive work culture, positive corporate culture, building a positive workplace culture
Our Content Specialist told me not to start most of my write-ups with Dilbert so I left Dilbert out of Dilbert. While I won on a meta technicality with this one, a lot of organizations might not when it comes to their recognition charters. Their technicalities are archaic rewards and recognition platforms, mandates for managers and departments, and gatherings that lose their meaning.
Topics: leadership, growth, disengagement, Future of Work, millennials, culture, unconscious bias, employee engagement, Amber in HR, AI in HR, predictive people analytics, startup, meaning amplification at work, psychological safety, rewards and recognition, employee rewards ideas, non monetary rewards for employees, rewarding employee performance, ways to recognize employees, reward system for employees
One of Amber’s core mission is to have people open up to her, be honest with her — trust her. Building trust is hard, even harder when you’re a chatbot in digital space asking people to share openly and freely about their experience at their company without fearing repercussions.
What we’ve learnt is that digital trust pivots upon transparency.
“40% employees think that Amber is real . She [Amber] genuinely becomes a way of interacting at scale. ” — Ankur Warikoo, Founder, Nearbuy
Nearbuy is India’s very first hyper-local online platform present in 35+ cities and 18+ categories with over 50,000 merchants across 100,000+ unique locations.
Employees: 300+ | Industry: E-commerce/Retail | Region: India
A study done by Gartner(*1) confirmed that organisations are removing annual surveys from their employee engagement strategy after realising they’re not enough to capture the voice of the employee.
Topics: hrtech, analytics, leadership, growth, Future of Work, CEO, workplace, culture, employee engagement, Amber in HR, AI in HR, Smarter with Gartner, employee engagement strategy, employee engagement plan, successful employee engagement programs, employee engagement strategy plan
Over the years, this was a question we were asked frequently by our customers. We finally reveal the big secret behind naming our product ‘Amber’.
About 2 months ago, the team at inFeedo assembled for our mid-quarter checkpoint. Among the many questions raised, one that didn’t see immediate resolution was whether we should be calling the organizations we serve ‘clients’ or ‘customers’.
‘Lo and behold! Technology will change the way we think, breathe, smell…' If one were to summarize this ongoing media frenzy around digital technology, this image would be fitting.