What’s a People Geekup you say? It’s an opportunity to meet the other People Geeks in your local community whilst also learning about People Analytics and the future of work.
Join us on Wednesday 5th April from 630pm to talk about trends in employee engagement in Media & Creative Services industries. In addition to Culture Amp's insights from our employee engagement Benchmark Report, you'll hear from a panel of People Geeks in the industry, featuring Time Out Group, on key emerging themes.
In honor of the 100th issue of The People Geekly, Culture Amp's weekly newsletter for people geeks, we asked readers to submit their favorite articles and tell us why they look forward to the People Geekly each week.
April of last year, software engineer and author Lauren Voswinkel published a blog post asking people to disclose their salaries with the hashtag #talkpay. It began as a first step in uncovering discriminatory hiring practices through revealing compensation discrepancies. The tag was shared in over 40,00 tweets that month, and has led a continuing discussion even a year later. “There are conversations, and those conversations are becoming more normalized. So in a way, #talkpay has already been successful,” she says, then adds we still have a long way to go.
Full Article on We Are MEL
Time to Read: 6 Min
As startups go through the maturation process (pre-series A to acquisition), the factors of employee engagement change. With data from 71,000+ individual respondents at 187 startups, we break down what this means for employees. By understanding engagement factors of different stages of funding, you can ask the right questions and find the workplace culture that best suits you. For example, an early stage company might be for you if you can handle a high-pressure environment and like constant adaptation.
Full Article on Culture x Numbers
Time to Read: 10 Min
Y-Combinator’s new column, Ask a Female Engineer, is a place for readers to engage in the women-in-tech discourse and where female engineers can discuss their experiences. This column asks the group questions like, “What kinds of questions and types of technical interviews do you consider most effective?” and “What are the most effective ways for an early stage founder to create an inclusive environment?”
Full Article on The Macro
Time to Read: 9 Min
At a gathering of over two thousand AT&T employees, CEO Randall Stephenson delivered a speech on racial tensions. “It is a difficult, tough issue. It’s not pleasant to discuss. It takes work, it takes time, it takes emotion, but we have to start communicating and if this is a dialogue that is going to begin at AT&T, I felt like it probably ought to start with me,” he said. He asked employees to move past tolerance, and try to truly understand each other.
Full Article on Inc.
Time to Read 4 Min
Paul Critchlow had a long career in corporate communications, and while retirement felt euphoric at first, he began to feel irrelevant as time went on. Over lunch with a friend working at Pfizer, he was asked to become a summer intern. Both inspired by the movie, The Intern, he accepted. His internship resembled a consulting gig, benefiting someone with his stature. He also took on a mentorship role with another intern, and befriended many. He also learned more about social media and creating engaging presentations from others in the program. Paul also gained confidence in himself to apply for communications consulting gigs. "I think I got a sense that I can be entrepreneurial," he says.
Full Article on Fast Company
Time to Read: 25 Min
Daniel Bluzer-Fry of Mumbrella wants to understand how brands build value by forging connections with people (not necessarily as consumers). Would brand images and company culture manifestos look different if HR and marketing worked together? As Bluzer-Fry says, “The reality is, the decisions that come out of a marketing department when it comes to creating a brand will impact the talent that walks through the doors of that business.”
Full Article on Mumbrella
Time to Read: 6.5 Min
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