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Talk & Q&A: Mindfulness at HSBC

** Recording coming soon

Join us online on Tuesday 23 November 4pm GMT, 11am EST, for our next virtual talk with Q&A, when we have Sean Tolram, Global Programme Manager of the Mindfulness Programme at HSBC, as our special guest speaker.

HSBC’s vision is to create a culture and environment that helps people nurture their brains and harness their potential. They’re doing this by embedding mindfulness on a global scale, across 70 countries and over 200,000 employees. Find out more about this employee-led initiative which began with one person, an idea, and the determination to create a better world. 

About Culturevist

Culturevist is a community of people who care about company culture and wellbeing. Join us to:

1. Learn from Sean.
2. Have a chance to ask your questions.
3. Become part of a special community.

How to join

This event is part of the Culturevist membership event series. If this is the first Members event you’ll be joining, you can attend for free. A recording of the main talk will be available to Members.

Not your first Culturevist event?

“I was first introduced to Culturevist in 2018 and have loved being a part of the community ever since! Attending Culturevist events inspired me to implement new initiatives in the workplace, has boosted my confidence with networking, and has enabled me to meet some incredible people. Culturevist is a wonderful group of people who care about workplace culture and wellbeing.”

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Talk: Inside ustwo – the culture and rituals

What can we learn from why people love working at ustwo
What can we learn from why people love working at ustwo

On Tuesday 19 October 2021, Aisha Taylor, Head of People at ustwo was our wonderful guest speaker.

ustwo have a really special culture, and Aisha shared a behind-the-scenes view with us. Including:

✨ The influence the Founders still have on the company.

🧲 How being a B Corp helps create a great culture. For example, it’s helped them attract great candidates. If candidates are attracted by the B Corp status, it’s likely that the candidates will share similar values personally.

🔎 A formula to their culture: Project culture + Discipline culture + Studio culture = ustwo culture.

🕑 How they’re deliberate about their culture. We looked at the established rituals in practice, including: creating ways of working statements, check in & check outs, show and tells, fikas, firesides, and many more.

“Culturevist made a really big impact on me and my career. With the inspiration I took away, I started exploring lots of different ideas and I’ve ended up as the Global Programme Manager for our internal mindfulness programmes. It’s now my job to roll out and embed these globally, and use them as a tool for driving culture change.”

SeanCulturevist member

“I was first introduced to Culturevist in 2018 and have loved being a part of the community ever since! Attending Culturevist events inspired me to implement new initiatives in the workplace, has boosted my confidence with networking, and has enabled me to meet some incredible people. Culturevist is a wonderful group of people who care about workplace culture and wellbeing.”

RosieCulturevist member

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Building a thriving ecosystem of learning and generosity

On Tuesday 21 September 2021, Jo Barnett, Director of Learning, Culture and Belonging at Onfido was our special guest speaker. In her talk, she shares the really progressive approach they’re taking.

Onfido’s vision is a Thriving Ecosystem that:
– is an entanglement of networks and connections, a little like walking through a bramble thicket, where everything is interconnected.
– has 3 degrees of separation: you’ll always know someone that knows something, or someone, that can help.

Components in the right place and the right way, so it’s self-sustaining, generating it’s own energy and power. With Producers, Consumers who decompose and recycle the food to the environment again.

About Onfido

How do you verify real people in the digital world? Onfido helps companies see real identity – the humans behind the screens – using world-leading AI and identity experts. Our solutions enable customers to prove their identities, wherever they are, with just an ID and their face. So companies have everything they need to grow their businesses securely. We’ve received over $200 million in funding from world-class tech investors including TPG Growth, Microsoft, Salesforce to back our vision. And we’re just getting started.

About Culturevist

We’re a global community committed to creating companies people love, featuring collaborations with Airbnb, Dr. Martens, Monzo, and many more. Through our events, awards, and community, we connect culture activists with one another, to share their learnings and influence change within their companies.

“Culturevist made a really big impact on me and my career. With the inspiration I took away, I started exploring lots of different ideas and I’ve ended up as the Global Programme Manager for our internal mindfulness programmes. It’s now my job to roll out and embed these globally, and use them as a tool for driving culture change.”

SeanCulturevist member

“I was first introduced to Culturevist in 2018 and have loved being a part of the community ever since! Attending Culturevist events inspired me to implement new initiatives in the workplace, has boosted my confidence with networking, and has enabled me to meet some incredible people. Culturevist is a wonderful group of people who care about workplace culture and wellbeing.”

RosieCulturevist member

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Switchee’s journey to becoming a B Corp

Olya Yakzhina and Charles Solanki are part of Switchee, a socially conscious technology innovator, focused on finding elegant solutions to housing issues. Switchee develops and supplies connected devices and analytics for landlords and their residents.

As part of the Culturevist event held to help our community learn from peers on the journey, Olya and Charles kindly shared some of what they did, and learned, on the path they’re currently on to become a B Corporation. You can see the video of their story above. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Work with other people, particularly if preparing for B Corp certification is in addition to your existing responsibilities in your role.
  • Engage B Leaders – accredited consultants who help you on your journey. They helped us to an internal presentation that helped inspire and influence colleagues.
  • Find the quick wins to boost your scores.
  • There’s a wonderful trickle-down effect – for example if we can influence your suppliers to be more sustainable as part of our journey.
  • Pull together an internal steering group from different parts of the company for support and help doing the work.


About Culturevist
We’re a global community committed to creating companies people love, featuring collaborations with Airbnb, Dr. Martens, Monzo, and many more. Through our awards, conference and membership, we connect culture activists with one another, to share their learnings and influence change within their companies. If you’d like to hear of future news and events, you can sign up to the free Culturevist newsletter.

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Sustainablee – what we’ve learnt helping companies on the journey to becoming a B Corp

Danielle Thompson is Founder of Sustainablee, who help to build the new breed of business where balancing profit and purpose is just business as usual.

As part of the Culturevist event held to help our community learn from peers on the journey, Danielle kindly shared some of what she’s learned helping companies become B Corporations. You can see the video above, and here are a few of the highlights:

  • Identify a core team. Who are the people who are really going to drive this from within your company? Ideally including the CEO or owner, certainly someone in the senior leadership team. An internal team that become experts on the assessment, and partner with others in the company.
  • Make sure the core team has access to data. B Corp asks for a lot of data, you need to have evidence.
  • Collect evidence as you go. When you start you can get excited and carried away, though as you go along collect and store data, and keep up to date of changes happening in the business.
  • Download the assessment as a spreadsheet to see the scores and work out where the gaps between the points available and the points you have. It can help you prioritise and focus.


About Culturevist
We’re a global community committed to creating companies people love, featuring collaborations with Airbnb, Dr. Martens, Monzo, and many more. Through our awards, conference and membership, we connect culture activists with one another, to share their learnings and influence change within their companies. If you’d like to hear of future news and events, you can sign up to the free Culturevist newsletter.

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Copy House’s journey to becoming a B Corp

Kathryn Strachan is Managing Director & Owner of Copy House.

Copy House is a content marketing agency with a passion for words and an appetite for progress. They work with technology and FinTech brands to bring their vision to life and create valuable content on emerging technologies like blockchain, cloud/cyber security, AI and IoT.

As part of the Culturevist event held to help our community learn from peers on their journey, Kathryn kindly shared some of what Copy House did, and learned, on their path to currently becoming a B Corporation. You can see the video of their story above. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • One of the beauties of B Corp is understanding the decisions we are making as a business, and how they can have an impact on the team, society, the community, and the environment.
  • Our culture already encouraged positive behaviours, e.g. we only hire permanent team members & focus on having a diverse team, invest in learning and development opportunities, promote from within the company, provide more than statutory holidays, allow flexible working which in turn produces little environmental impact.
  • Becoming a B Corp is seen as going on a journey, rather than a tick box exercise to help you get a certificate. You need to make sure the decisions made every day are ethical.
  • Next steps for Copy House are changing our bank account; partnering with onHand, an app that enables people to support causes they believe in; participating in the government-funded Kickstarter Scheme; and looking for ways to continue supporting local, UK and global initiatives, whilst reviewing our supply chain to ensure we are working with like-minded stakeholders.
  • 3 tips for starting your B Corp journey:
    • See it as a journey rather than trying to rush through. Enjoy the ride!
    • Bring the team along with you. You’ll need their support, ideas, etc.
    • Give yourself plenty of time.


About Culturevist
We’re a global community committed to creating companies people love, featuring collaborations with Airbnb, Dr. Martens, Monzo, and many more. Through our awards, conference and membership, we connect culture activists with one another, to share their learnings and influence change within their companies. If you’d like to hear of future news and events, you can sign up to the free Culturevist newsletter.

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Our path to becoming a B Corp – Sensat

Karina Valencia is Vice President of Operations at Sensat. Sensat’s mission is to automate the way we plan, build and manage civil infrastructure. They will reduce costs by 5x, help billions more people access fundamental infrastructure and end devastating environmental practices.

As part of the Culturevist event held to help our community learn from peers on the journey, Karina kindly shared some of what they did, and learned, on the path they’re currently on to become a B Corp. You can see the video of their story above. Here’s a few of the highlights:

🏃🏽‍♀️ Define what’s best for your company in your approach to becoming a B Corp: sprint vs. marathon. Decide which is best for you. Given their context, Karina pulled together a team that did a 4 week challenge.

📈 Understand your baseline. Sensat’s initial score using the assessment was 77, which set the bar for how much effort would be involved. Their internal goal became achieving 100.

🥊 Choose your battles: not all points are equal.

🙋🏻‍♀️ Divide and conquer – partner with other functions. The Legal, Finance, People team, Office Management teams were key to the effort, and in a 4 week challenge they achieved a 30% increase in their score by working together.

🤝 Partner externally. Revolt (LinkedIn) brought years of experience helping companies certify for B Corp. It was a great Return on Investment to bring external expertise into the process.

💰 Bring your investors on board. VCs are increasingly looking to add sustainable and ethical companies to their portfolio.

🎢 Enjoy the ride, it’s a beautiful mission. It does not only make us more credible externally, it’s proven to be a big incentive for younger generations who want to work for a company that cares deeply about sustainability.


About Culturevist
We’re a global community committed to creating companies people love, featuring collaborations with Airbnb, Dr. Martens, Monzo, and many more. Through our awards, conference and membership, we connect culture activists with one another, to share their learnings and influence change within their companies. If you’d like to hear of future news and events, you can sign up to the free Culturevist newsletter.

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The FundApps Journey to becoming a B Corp

Pat Caldwell is Chief Operating Officer at FundApps. FundApps is a bootstrapped SaaS scaleup with offices in London, New York and Singapore and remote employees spread across the globe. FundApps helps investment managers comply with worldwide regulations and monitors over $14 trillion in assets under management every day.

In 2018, FundApps became a Certified B Corporation, and in 2019 were recognised as a B Corp ‘Best for the World’ Honoree – highlighting their commitment to doing good by our people, the environment and the community..

As part of the Culturevist event held to help our community learn from peers on the journey, Pat kindly shared some of what they did, and learned, becoming a B Corp. You can see the video of their story above. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • The B Corp effort is led by Andrew, the founder, as a business-wide way of operating, rather than only an HR initiative.
  • Their vision in 20 years is that B Corp is the minimum standard that every business needs to operate.
  • B Corp journeys are so individual to the context of the business. We needed to genuinely hold up the mirror to our own operations.
  • Let’s look at the areas that are fundamental to our growth and also aligned to the B Corp philosophy.
  • A few examples of the many:
    • Financial transparency: every 6 months standing up in front of the entire company and presenting an open book of our financial performance. So people can know how we make our money, how we spend it, etc. This encouraged ownership. The more transparency you give on this, the more transparency you get back in terms of decision-making and how aligned that is to your performance.
    • To help enable people to invest in their wellbeing, rather than paying the the national minimum or living wage, we created a FundApps living wage. In the UK that is every one is paid at least £32k, including our interns.
    • For parental leave, we asked parents what good parental leave looks like. It was designed based on the team and lived experience. They came back with something that looked different to UK and US governmental statutory standards: one 6 month full-pay parental policy, gender-blind, flexible within two years, available to anyone across the globe, and has no tenure requirements.
    • 3 things we learned:
      • A cultural upheaval which needs a clear “why”. Becoming a B Corp is pretty intensive, they are very deliberate in what they ask for. You need to treat it as a bit of an upheaval, get rid of some of the baggage that exists in a business, hold up a mirror, and you need a clear “why” that goes beyond just becoming a B Corp.
      • Being a force for good is contextual. While companies like Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s have done amazing work in their businesses, the trick is for us to learn what does being a force for good look like within our business?
      • B Corp needs to represent more than just certification. It’s an operating model for the business. It guides how we approach and respond to many issues, such as: the pandemic, and family and domestic violence. It’s not just a certification every three years!

About Culturevist
We’re a global community committed to creating companies people love, featuring collaborations with Airbnb, Dr. Martens, Monzo, and many more. Through our awards, conference and membership, we connect culture activists with one another, to share their learnings and influence change within their companies.

If you’d like to hear of future news and events, you can sign up to the free Culturevist newsletter.

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What we did, and learned, becoming a B Corp

B Corp learning event 17 Aug 2021

An opportunity to learn from people who are on, or have done, the journey of becoming a B Corp. Culturevist is not formally associated with B Corp, just fans who want to raise awareness of, and support, the movement.

The FundApps Journey to becoming a B Corp
Recording and highlights
Our path to becoming a B Corp – Sensat
Recording and highlights
Copy House’s journey to becoming a B Corp
Recording and highlights
Switchee’s journey to becoming a B Corp
Recording and highlights

About Culturevist

We’re a global community committed to creating companies people love. Through our membership, awards, and community, we connect culture activists with one another, to share their learnings and influence change within their companies.

“Culturevist made a really big impact on me and my career. With the inspiration I took away, I started exploring lots of different ideas and I’ve ended up as the Global Programme Manager for our internal mindfulness programmes. It’s now my job to roll out and embed these globally, and use them as a tool for driving culture change.”

SeanCulturevist member

“I was first introduced to Culturevist in 2018 and have loved being a part of the community ever since! Attending Culturevist events inspired me to implement new initiatives in the workplace, has boosted my confidence with networking, and has enabled me to meet some incredible people. Culturevist is a wonderful group of people who care about workplace culture and wellbeing.”

RosieCulturevist member

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Monzo’s lessons from implementing Engineering Progression Frameworks at scale

Andy Smart is VP of Engineering at Monzo. At a recent Culturevist meetup he shared some of the lessons from building career progression frameworks for Engineers. For reference, here’s the latest Monzo Engineering progression framework.

Monzo is a ‘challenger bank’ in the UK, with more than 5 million customers. The Engineering org has grown from 18 people when Andy joined in 2016, and is now approximately 170 people across several functions.

Five learnings

🏆 Focus on outcomes vs outputs. Outcomes are the measure of impact, whereas output is a measure of effort.

🎚Find the right level of abstraction. How specific or detailed you articulate specific appropriate/desired behaviours. 

🖼 Don’t forget to frame. Give guidance to Managers so that when they’re actually using the tool they use it as a compass, rather than GPS. Rather than route you to the exact location, it will point you in the right direction.

🐜 Less is more. We originally created a big list of things because we thought everything should be on the framework, but that created the expectation that it is all encompassing. So we re-wrote it as the bare minimum – a list of things that every Engineer should focus on day-to-day.

🌍 Factor in scope. We first wrote it at about 50 Engineers in our our, and re-wrote it at about 130 Engineers. At this scale, the breadth of the business had changed, and we added in that the scope of the problem space you work on increases significantly, and so the expectations grow significantly too.

Members watch the full video

In the talk Andy touched on:

Building career frameworks
What is an Engineering Manager?
What progression looks like for Engineering Managers.

About Culturevist

We’re a global community committed to creating companies people love, featuring collaborations with Airbnb, Dr. Martens, Monzo, and many more. Through our events, awards, and community, we connect culture activists with one another, to share their learnings and influence change within their companies.  Join us at our 2022 Company Culture Conference in Kew Gardens, at the Culturevist Awards, or in our online Member Community.

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Culture Amp – Company Culture Product Demo

Here’s the second in our series to help you discover products to create companies people love 😍 Introducing you to Jason Hawes with an overview of Culture Amp – “Get the employee engagement, performance and development tools and insights you need to build a category-defining culture”. Here’s the link to the Culture Amp employee benchmark insights for anyone keen to explore.

As a teaser, here’s a snippet of the demo.

Members watch the Demo

Get in touch with Culture Amp

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Mo – Company Culture Product Demo

Welcome to our series where we’re helping you discover products to help you create a company people love 😍

First up, introducing Mo. Mo is an app to share experiences worth celebrating at work. The highs and lows, the victories and the learnings.

As a preview, here’s a snippet of Luke Fisher sharing the story of why Mo exists.

Intro snippet

Members watch the Demo

Get in touch with Mo

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How do we create culture and belonging in an ever-changing environment?

In our most recent talk, we were joined by Sophie Warren, Culture Architect at Darwin! Sophie shares:

– How her role has evolved into one of Culture Architect.
– The biggest challenges she’s facing: how to create and sustain a high-performing culture that can withstand change
– Her view on the challenges in creating culture and belonging, and how we overcome these, including working on your ‘social fitness’ 

As a teaser, here’s a snippet:

A recording is available for Culturevist members.

About Culturevist

Culturevist is a community of people who care about company culture and wellbeing. Join us to:

  1. Learn from Sophie and Darwin.
  2. Have a chance to ask your questions.
  3. Become part of a special community.

What people say about Culturevist

“Culturevist made a really big impact on me and my career. With the inspiration I took away, I started exploring lots of different ideas and I’ve ended up as the Global Programme Manager for our internal mindfulness programmes. It’s now my job to roll out and embed these globally, and use them as a tool for driving culture change.”

SeanCulturevist member

“I was first introduced to Culturevist in 2018 and have loved being a part of the community ever since! Attending Culturevist events inspired me to implement new initiatives in the workplace, has boosted my confidence with networking, and has enabled me to meet some incredible people. Culturevist is a wonderful group of people who care about workplace culture and wellbeing.”

RosieCulturevist member

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How Checkout.com turns listening to employee voice into real-life impact

Tito Ogunsanya is a People Culture Specialist, working on Engagement & Recognition at Checkout.com. Tito’s on a mission to harness the power of data-driven insights to innovate and build an inclusive, values-driven culture where all people are celebrated, empowered to bring their full selves to work and enabled to deliver with energy and enthusiasm.

To give you a taste of the events, we’re sharing some of the insights here, and Culturevist members can watch the full video.

As Checkout.com (CKO) continues to grow at super fast speed, being on track to double to 1700 employees this year, employee engagement is an increasingly key driver of our success. A focus on the employee voice ensures that our people are heard in the decisions we make so we can scale our culture and employee experience as we expand.

About Checkout.com

About Culturevist

Culturevist is a community of people who care about company culture and wellbeing. Join us to:

  1. Learn from Tito and Checkout.com.
  2. Have a chance to ask your questions.
  3. Become part of a special community.

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Event: The Honest Life – Rebuilding the onboarding experience at Honest Burgers

A recording is available to Culturevist members.

About the event

We’ve been building our own onboarding journey through instant chatbots using The Bot Platform, and recently re-designed our contracts and employee handbook. Our old ones felt a bit one-sided, and only really protected Honest. They now look, read and sound more like us, and reflect our brand. They protect our people – it’s movement we’re aiming for in the hospitality industry.

We now have guaranteed hours for everybody, this means nobody has a zero-hour contract (unless they ask to), nobody is on minimum wage, regardless of age or position, and we offer private healthcare for everyone. There’s still lots that we’re working on to become a better employer, but we’re proud of Phase 1, and we love the design of the contract too. It was designed by one of our Shift Managers, in our Craft Exchange programme. Our perks, policies, and all supporting documents are there to back up our contract too, so our new and existing teammates can read further into each area if they wish to.

Join us on Wednesday 12 May at 08:00 PT, 11:00 ET 16:00 BST. Oli Cavaliero, Storyteller of Life at Honest Burgers, will offer a short talk about why and how they’ve made the changes to the onboarding experience and branding, followed by Q&A and optional networking.

About Honest Burgers

Honest Burgers started from a marque in a field, where Tom and Phil served homemade burgers and chips at birthday parties and festivals. It’s been ten years since the first restaurant opened, and we’ve now got 500 teammates, in 44 locations across the UK. We’ve opened our butchery, and work closely with our farms and local food suppliers to make the burgers and chips our way – always fresh. Never frozen. We’ve got ambitious plans to continue to grow, we’ll be hiring another 500 humans this year, for our new openings and re-opening restaurants.

About Culturevist

Culturevist is a community of people who care about company culture and wellbeing. Join us to:

1. Learn from Oli and Honest Burgers’ approach to rebuilding the onboarding experience.
2. Have a chance to ask your questions.
3. Become part of a special community.

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Meet the Vibe Team: Hopin’s Answer to Building Culture Remotely at Hyperspeed

We were thrilled to be joined by Camilla Boyer, Head of Internal Communications and Culture at Hopin, who shared Hopin’s approach to building culture remotely at Hyperspeed.

Camilla gave a background on the Hopin story, who and what the ‘Vibe team’ is, and some tips based on what they’re learning from their growth. Here are a few of the highlights…

Founded in mid-2019, Hopin is a company focussed on building the best shared experiences for everyone, no matter where they are. Hopin has grown from ~10 employees at the beginning of 2020 to more than 500 in just over a year. They recently closed their $400M series C led by IVP and A16Z – their third funding round in 12 months. The Hopin team is fully remote and distributed across 44 countries around the world.

We're the glue between everything that makes Hopin, Hopin. We work to make Hopin the best it can be by inspiring informing, and engaging every Hopineer, every day.

The Vibe team is the glue between everything that makes Hopin, Hopin. Rather than sit within the People function, or Marketing function, the Vibe team report to Lily Chang, the Chief of Staff at Hopin.

This reduces the bias that the Vibe team has towards any one function or team, and positions the Vibe team as peers.

Championing our values:
Quarterly Core Values awards.
Values embedded into interview process. 
Emoji Slack reactions.

Here are some of the ways that Hopin recognises people living the values:

Quarterly Core Values awards: Opening up nominations to the whole company to recognise the people they feel really embody the core values.

Values embedded into interview process: Looking for a values-match as people apply to join the company, rather than culture-fit.

Emoji slack reactions: Specially created emojis to give Hopineers shout-outs for living the values.

Hear Camilla explain a lot more around how they nurture their culture in the recording, including:

– The roles of the Vibe team
– Cultural touchstones
– Innovating in remote work/life

Meet the Vibe Team: @Hopin’s Answer to Building Culture Remotely at Hyperspeed, via @Culturevist

Members can view the full recording

About Camilla

Camilla started out as the second internal comms hire at Twitter when the company was ~1000 people pre-IPO. She has since built a career in storytelling and company culture working across big and small tech companies in San Francisco and London, as a freelance executive communication coach, and currently as the Head of Internal Communications and Culture at Hopin. Camilla has her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her MBA from London Business School. You can connect with Camilla on LinkedIn here.

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The Series A to C Sprint | Company culture at warp speed

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A recording is available to Culturevist members.

Unbabel has grown from 30 to 200 people in the last 4 years. Raising $91 million in 3 rounds of funding. Building hubs in San Francisco, Pittsburg, London, New York and Lisbon. With German and India hubs opening in the next few months. 

As one of the success stories of the Portuguese start-up ecosystem, Unbabel is removing language as a barrier to incredible customer experience. Working with some of the fastest growing global brands to optimise customer service and give consumers the support they deserve in the language they prefer. 

Leah, Vice President (VP) of People, and Edmund, VP of Global Partnerships and Major Accounts, will discuss:

– The approach they’ve taken… given the company’s growing so fast that by the time you’ve done anything, everything has already changed.
– How Unbabel have hired for “culture-add”.
– The early merits of being a big fish in a small pond, and the innate challenges that evolving to a Euro-US culture provides.
– All while moving quickly up-market from Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) to Enterprise focus (and having a large Travel & Hospitality customer base during a pandemic). 

Join us on Tuesday 30 March at 2:30pm New York, 7:30pm UK time. We’ll have a short talk, followed by Q&A and group discussion.

About Culturevist

Culturevist is a community of people who care about company culture and wellbeing. Join us to:

1. Learn from Leah and Edmund.
2. Have a chance to ask your questions.
3. Become part of a special community.

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How to build a really bloody good compensation framework – Company culture event

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A recording is available to Culturevist members.

About the event

“If there is an industry wide-open for disruption it is that of compensation. Reward and remuneration hasn’t evolved much beyond the world of excel, salary surveys, and legacy finance systems.

Over the years I’ve been to plenty of meetups and events about this topic and I’m never left feeling particularly inspired or motivated. That sucks because comp is the heart of the commercial contracts you make with your team. How you reward them financially, and the decisions you make which form your comp strategy, strike to the very heart of the work we do in People Ops.”

Join us on Tuesday 23 March at 3:30pm New York, 7:30pm UK time, as we explore how to build a really bloody good compensation framework. There’ll be a short talk by Jessica, followed by Q&A and group discussion.

About Jessica

“I am a person and I like to think I am good enough to do it professionally. So that’s what I do. I’m a hands-on leader in People, Culture and Talent. I find my joy in diverse, kind, and world-changing companies filled with excellent people, which is why I am at Whereby, where our mission is to give people freedom to live and work where they thrive. (How fantastic is that?)”

About Culturevist

Culturevist is a community of people who care about company culture and wellbeing. Join us to:

1. Learn from Jessica Hayes, VP People at Whereby.
2. Have a chance to ask your questions.
3. Become part of a special community.

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Getting More Useful Feedback – Company Culture Event

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Culturevist is a community of people who care about company culture and wellbeing. Join us to:

1. Learn from Maria Campbell’s experience in getting more useful feedback.
2. Have a chance to ask your questions.
3. Become part of a special community.

About the event

If your boss puts an hour in your calendar titled “Feedback”, you might well not be able to focus on anything until you hear the news.

Many of us have an inbuilt fear of being given feedback. It can feel big, formal, serious, scary – and like it’s usually bad. It’s a dark and unpleasant surprise to be dreaded.

But feedback is necessary, useful, and we should see it as a valuable force for our own personal success. If we want to be successful, better at doing what we do, respected and valued by the people around us, then we need to care about the feedback we get.

We need to reset on what feedback actually is, to unwind its negative connotations, and we need to adopt a better internal model of how to classify the feedback we get. Then we can lean into feedback, seek it out, and make use of it – rather than shying away from the things that could help us most.

On Wednesday 10 February, we’ll explore how to do this, and more. There’ll be a short talk by Maria, followed by Q&A and group discussion.

About Maria

Maria’s built a career leading People, HR & Recruitment in high-growth tech startups, taking them from early stage through growth, from 30-300 employees. She’s worked at Monzo, Snyk, GoCardless and Permutive.

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