Culture First 2021: A conference to create a better world of work

Reading Time: 5 minutes Culture Amp’s third-annual Culture First conference is just a few months away! While we wish we could be connecting with everyone in person, we are excited to announce that Culture First will be virtual for the very first time, making it possible for HR and culture professionals all over the world to attend.  We’ll be …
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How benchmarking your data helps contextualize results

Reading Time: 6 minutes Your recent employee survey revealed that only 80% of your staff is actively engaged in their work. You’re ready to sound the alarm bells with your leadership team to figure out why a whopping 20% of your workforce is just punching the clock and biding their time until they can move on. Our data shows …
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Understanding Culture Amp’s 2021 employee demographics

Reading Time: 4 minutes Starting this year, the Equitable Design & Impact team is working to create greater alignment in our work and greater understanding for all Campers of where we’re meeting our commitments and what needs more work. Today, this means that we are sharing our first look at a more complete picture of who is represented as …
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Workplace resilience: The 4 skills your managers need

Reading Time: 5 minutes When your business faces tough times, periods of change, major setbacks, or a global pandemic, for example, there are often many things that are out of your control. While challenges are inevitable, fixating on and worrying about the external factors you can’t control isn’t a productive way to spend your time. Instead, concentrate your efforts …
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3 ways to build a business case for new management software

Reading Time: 6 minutes When it comes to picking and purchasing a human resources information system (HRIS) or employee management software, HR teams aren’t always the key decision-makers in the process. Frequently, these conversations happen at the executive level, without much input from the very people who will use the tool everyday. Functionality and service offerings might not be …
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Moving forward with Brexit: Considerations for HR

Reading Time: 6 minutes The pandemic has somewhat shielded us from living with Brexit “in real life.” We haven’t been able to travel, we haven’t been able to participate in small talk with colleagues, and as People Professionals, we have focused solely on getting through it over the last 12 months. However, as we start to see the (vaccine) …
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Why your best employees are leaving and how to stop it

Reading Time: 8 minutes Turnover: it’s an important metric for any organization’s health and one that executives across the business often scrutinize. If you feel confused answering questions like, “why are employees leaving,” you’re not alone. It’s hard to know what’s right when the research is flip-flopping, suggesting one minute that employees leave because of managers, and the next, …
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Update on Culture Amp’s anti-racism plan and goals

Reading Time: 6 minutes “Culture Amp is committed to building a world of work where everyone can thrive, which is impossible without organizational justice. We’re committed to designing our organization for equity.” – Didier Elzinga, Rod Hamilton, & Doug English, Founders In 2020, hundreds of companies, Culture Amp included, stated their commitment to the idea that #BlackLivesMatter and, more …
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How to prioritize company culture during periods of change

Reading Time: 7 minutes The pandemic has had a profound impact on the modern workplace in the last year. Nearly overnight, the pandemic made remote work the new norm, and it accelerated the digital transformation of many businesses. But, it also forced many people out of a job or added more work to their plates. That paired with feelings …
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25 virtual team building activities that aren’t a happy hour

Reading Time: 11 minutes With a year of remote working under our belt, chances are it’s time to find new and creative ways to recognize your team for a job well done, connect after a long week, or just hit refresh on that Zoom happy hour.  Your employees have spent the past year adjusting to new work styles and …
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Culture Amp’s innovative approach recognized by Fast Company

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’re thrilled that Culture Amp has been named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2021. This award showcases the ability of innovative companies across every region of the world to not only survive but thrive in any economic climate. This list, featuring 463 companies from 29 regions, highlights companies that …
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What can organizations do to support new styles of working?

Reading Time: 6 minutes This article was updated on 3/5/2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us what it means to work primarily remotely on a global scale. Individuals have adapted differently and developed unique perspectives on how they want to work moving forward. Many people now desire a fully-remote work experience, while others find themselves missing impromptu conversations and …
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Lessons from crisis: what to bring forward and what to leave behind

Reading Time: 8 minutes This article was updated on 3/5/2021 After nearly a year responding to the COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to pause and reflect on lessons you’ve taken from the experience. What about your new workstyle has worked well? What hasn’t? What do you want to continue doing? What have you found ineffective? Some people love working …
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What the pandemic has taught us about equitable performance

Reading Time: 6 minutes Now that work and personal life are so undeniably intertwined, individual circumstances have become a critical factor when measuring performance. Everyone has been affected differently by the crisis and face hurdles that impact their performance. Whether it’s dependent care during the workday, access to reliable internet, feelings of burnout, or a complete shift in responsibilities, those of …
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Straddling transparency and professionalism: How honest is too honest

Reading Time: 6 minutes Leaders at all levels are trying to find the balance between healthy transparency and oversharing. Whether it’s hard decisions that affect the team, or simply a personal challenge that is impacting your day-to-day, these unprecedented circumstances call for a new set of guidelines around how much leaders should share with their teams. Below we explore …
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The top 4 skills HR teams need in 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes As we begin to re-enter a state of normalcy, employees want to see action. Workplace equity, hybrid work, and work-life-integration are just a few of the trends shaping the new employee experience, and businesses must plan their people strategy accordingly to keep up.  In 2020, HR teams were forced to react to the many unexpected …
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How to communicate engagement survey results to your team

Reading Time: 7 minutes Selecting the right questions and administering your employee engagement survey is only half the battle. It’s not until your survey closes that the real work begins. On top of identifying opportunities for improvement and taking appropriate action, one of the biggest challenges of employee engagement surveys is knowing how to deliver results in a timely …
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How to strike a balance between autonomy and support

Reading Time: 7 minutes We recently published a report with RedThread Research to explore how people can effectively manage their remote teams. One of the most surprising findings from our research: employees’ level of autonomy is one of the few measures that increased during the pandemic.  While this is great, it’s important for managers not to confuse autonomy with …
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Focusing on what you can control during periods of uncertainty

Reading Time: 6 minutes We find ourselves facing challenge after challenge as we move through this global crisis – and each successive challenge threatens to add to the compounding anxiety and worry many of us are feeling. How will I balance work and childcare if schools remain closed when I go back to work? How will we afford our …
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A guide to holistic wellbeing during times of crisis

Reading Time: 7 minutes This article was originally published on CultureFirst.com as part of the “Working Through It” series The impact of COVID-19 has proven to be rapid and far-reaching. Whether we’re affected directly by the virus, or indirectly by its implications, we’re all discovering that this new reality doesn’t respect the traditional boundaries of work and life. During …
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