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

Posted by Clay Walsh on Mar 31, 2020 5:08:42 PM

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. If trust erodes, faith in the company goes along with it. The best team leaders are experimenting with new, exciting ways to stay engaged during work from home. Whether it's formalized tools like Amber, or laid back hangouts on Netflix Party, a manager who interacts with their team and keeps them engaged increases productivity. My captain said it best: Managers building trust with their employees is how teams win during remote work. Let’s look at 5 techniques you can employee to build trust with your team members.

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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 to Note during Covid-19 from Jason Lemkin’s SaaStr Webinar

Posted by Gregory S Mathew on Mar 30, 2020 1:21:53 PM

“Worst since 2008.”

That’s a phrase that keeps popping up as the global economy witnessed a massive downturn due to the spread of the Covid-19 disease. 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 lessons 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

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

Posted by Clay Walsh on Mar 24, 2020 6:36:13 PM

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

Posted by Seema Pathak on Mar 24, 2020 3:59:57 PM

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 to 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

5 Reminders from People Science for a Positive Work Culture amidst Covid-19

Posted by Gregory S Mathew on Mar 23, 2020 5:31:09 PM

“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

Being Employee-First in the Time of Covid-19

Posted by Ajay Ruhela on Mar 20, 2020 4:00:35 PM

"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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Topics: Amber in HR, AI in HR, psychological safety, positive workplace culture, inclusive workplace, creating mindful leaders, employee innovation, hr strategic partners, employee first culture, employee experience, moments that matter, mental health, coping with coronavirus, remote work, work from home, saas, tool for remote work

Working from Home: 5 Must-Have SaaS Tools in the Time of Corona

Posted by Clay Walsh on Mar 19, 2020 5:09:16 PM

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 article1 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

Posted by Sameera Khan on Mar 17, 2020 4:34:42 PM

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

Posted by Saloni Goyal on Mar 17, 2020 3:12:05 PM

“…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

5 Equal Opportunity Employers Bridging the Gender Gap in 2020

Posted by Clay Walsh on Mar 13, 2020 2:36:20 PM

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

Posted by Clay Walsh on Mar 9, 2020 2:47:18 PM

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

6 Ways You Ensure Ethical (and Humane) Employee Termination

Posted by Clay Walsh on Feb 28, 2020 12:54:03 PM

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

6 Lessons in Diversity and Inclusion from Employee-first Workplaces 2020

Posted by Amrita Kar on Feb 21, 2020 6:05:15 PM

In July 2019, Glassdoor’s Diversity and Inclusion Study (1) uncovered 49% or nearly half of the employees surveyed across US, UK, Germany, and France have experienced some form of negative bias be it:

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Topics: diversity and inclusion in the workplace, promoting diversity in the workplace, employee innovation, successful employee innovation programs, employee led innovation, hr strategic partners, successful employee engagement programs, employee engagement strategy plan, employee first culture, employee experience

5 Exemplary Companies with Employee-First Workplace Culture 2020

Posted by Amrita Kar on Feb 11, 2020 12:05:36 PM

10 years ago, Vineet Nayar, former CEO of one of the biggest IT service companies in the world, turned organizational hierarchy on its head with four simple words: Employee first, customers second

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Topics: positive workplace culture, inclusive workplace, employee engagement innovation, employee led innovation, employee engagement strategy, employee first culture, employee experience

4 Employee Experiences to Re-Measure in Your 2020 Moments that Matter Strategy

Posted by Amrita Kar on Jan 20, 2020 5:45:52 PM

Despite 92% HR across organizations1 seeing employee experience as even more critical to the business in 2021, an alarming majority of 71% of employees surveyed by Gartner2 state they feel otherwise. 

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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

10 Secrets To Building An Employee First Culture In Your Organization

Posted by Amrita Kar on Jan 16, 2020 2:56:26 PM

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...

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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