Nearly a decade ago, I convinced my wife to sell everything we owned, stuff the rest of our belongings in storage, and buy one-way tickets to New Zealand when our daughter was 10 months old to take a careercation. While living out of two suitcases and visiting six countries, I was inspired to start TINYpulse with the simple idea that happier employees make happier parents, partners, children, ...Read Article
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) efforts have really accelerated and taken off in recent years. In a 2021 survey of over 400 human resources managers, over 50% rated DE&I as a top priority for their organizations. Furthermore, our research surveyed over 1,000 employees corroborates this trend, and 73% of respondents shared that their organizations are committed to diversity.Read Article
Employees who were hired during the COVID-19 pandemic are struggling to get connected in the social fabric and culture of organizations in ways that may not be easily observed. This cohort is providing 34% less peer recognition than their counterparts from the previous year. What’s more, they are 20% less likely to acknowledge company values by tagging values to the recognition they do provide.Read Article
Harrison Tang, the Founder and CEO at Spokeo wrote a guest post about How Core Values Can Help Guide Employees During the Pandemic. For this week's TINYtalk, we invited him to share how they let employees define their company core values and navigate through the pandemic by listening and acting on employee feedback. Don't miss TINYtalk: Step Up For Students - Boosting Culture During COVID-19. Click the video above to watch the full interview with Harrison Tang, Found and CEO of Spokeo. Or enjoy the edited transcript below.
Like many of you, we felt challenged with managing the RTW (return to work) process from COVID-19. There is no one size fits all for organizations, especially ones in different locations and with different types of workers. Since necessity is the mother of all inventions, we partnered with Dr. Brooks Holtom to come up with a two part RTW survey.
We invited the culture leadership team from Step Up For Students to share how they increase communication and transparency to engage their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Don't miss TINYtalk: Inspiring Team Building Activities While Working from Home. Click the video above to watch the full interview with Jill LaRose, Vice President of Leadership Development; Gina Caicedo, Organizational Culture Director; and Christine Williams, Organizational Culture Manager. Or enjoy the edited transcript below.
Click the video above to watch the full interview with Kindle Robison of eMindful. Or enjoy the edited transcript below. I've known Mary Pigatti, the CEO of eMindful, for nearly a decade. One fun fact is that Mary is a three time TINYpulse client and has implemented us at every stop of her career since TINYpulse was founded (thanks Mary 👏). So when Mary and I were recently chatting about the cultural impacts of COVID-19, she shared some of the innovative remote team building activities like virtual Easter egg hunts and photo contests that her Culture Club spearheaded. I was immediately hooked and asked Mary to introduce me to the head of the culture club so that I can share their inspirational and creative team building activities with the rest of the TINYpulse community. Mary introduced me to Kindle Robison, who leads their Culture Club, and I hope Kindle's great ideas sparks some innovative remote culture building opportunities for you and your colleagues. Don't forget to check out TINYtalk #2 on boosting culture during COVID-19.
This post is for leaders who want to do right by their employees during COVID-19 but don't have a blueprint for employee feedback. I'm sharing our approach — one that has helped us at TINYpulse and many of our customers as we navigate the situation together. At TINYpulse we struggled with what to pulse during COVID-19 We've embraced plenty of change as COVID-19's effects ripple across the world. I've also felt my share of uncertainty and fear for TINYpulse, my family, and myself. Especially being headquartered in a COVID-19 epicenter of Seattle, Washington. When the outbreak began I addressed the company and my team leaders moved quickly to transition everyone to a work-from-home model. Yet the situation continues to bring new challenges. No one knows exactly how long we'll be working from home. Or what effects COVID-19 will have on our team, our culture, and how we do business. Because we religiously use our own product at TINYpulse we had to come up with an approach that would be effective for COVID-19.
Updated March 31, 2020: Get TINYpulse WFH Essentials: For a limited time, get 3 free months of TINYpulse and help lead your team through the pandemic crisis with confidence. TINYdent: Free WFH Essentials for COVID-19 Impacted Leaders: A post by TINYpulse CEO David Niu on why we're offering free 3-month subscriptions for leaders impacted by COVID-19. Plus helpful advice for leaders transitioning to WFH and need help getting started. How to Manage a Remote Team Effectively During Times of Uncertainty: Plenty of actionable tips and helpful information to work from home effectively. Advice to leaders on how to maintain work culture. On March 1st, I shared this message RE the Coronavirus / COVID-19 virus with all the folks at TINYpulse. I have to admit that I wrote and rewrote that email multiple times.