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People Geekly #54

Issue No. 54, brought to you by Culture Amp
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This is the fifty-fourth issue of Culture Amp's weekly email updating you on all the best #peoplegeek news around.

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 Tweet of the week (2.5 sec)

"Employee motivation leads to employee responsibility when delegating authority & entrusting rather than being managed.

BHarathan  (@ImBharathan)

Studies have long shown women often suffer depression more than men, citing everything from having to juggle family and career to biological reasons. But new results from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, suggests reasons also include unconscious biases and the gender wage gap. The study shows women who made less than their male counterparts reported having four times as much anxiety, while those who made an equal wage, had lower odds. 

Keeping high engagement (4.5 min)

Employee engagement averages in U.S. companies is low, according to a recent Gallup Poll. Seventy percent are not engaged and employers are scrambling to keep people interested. Some try ping pong tables and the like, but more is needed than material perks. The Harvard Business Review suggests these three things: Inspiration - No matter what your company does, employees need to feel what they do has value. Kindness - Companionship and recognition go farther with humans than salary sometimes. Self-care - It is important to not only offer wellness programs to employees, but allow them to have the time and means to use them.

Employer brand is becoming more and more important for companies, and one way to boost it is by enhancing the recruiting experience. Paul Petrone writes in this LinkedIn article nine stats to help give potential candidates a good experience, whether they’re hired or not. Among the stats given, a high percentage of people want to hear good news by phone, want to hear interview feedback if they are rejected or say a negative interview experience can change their view of the role. 


Basecamp's benefits (5.25 min)

Jason Fried, Founder and CEO of Basecamp, writes about the company’s top employee benefits as of January 1, 2016. These benefits include: Having salaries that fall within the top 5% of industry standards, four-day work week in summertime, $100/month fitness allowance, one month sabbatical every three years, $100/month massage allowance, and many more. 

Shields down (5.5 min)

Rands of RandsInRepose talks about the moment an employee decides to resign. It’s not when he or she sends the resignation letter, but the moment they accept the idea that there might be something better out there. It could be when they receive an email to meet someone for coffee from another company, and they immediately start thinking and comparing their future in the current space vs another place. Rands pushes the importance that every moment as a leader is a chance to weaken or strengthen a relationship with a team member.

Culture Amp is excited to announce that 2016 will see the expansion of People Geekup events to new cities around the world. To kick things off, we will facilitate a discussion around People Analytics trends and predictions for 2016. If you’d like to host a People Geekup in your city in 2016, reply to this email and we will be in touch.

Get your ticket for:
Melbourne on Jan 14th.
San Francisco on Jan 19th.
Vancouver on Jan 21st.
New York on Jan 26th
Chicago on Jan 27th.

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