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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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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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Member meetup: Setting up hybrid working – what should be on our checklists to help it work?

About the event

Our Member meetup events are a chance to meet, and share perspectives with, other Culturevists who also care about a particular theme. A chance for us to learn from each other in a small group conversation, rather than having a guest speaker.

The theme for this meetup is: Setting up hybrid working – what should be on our checklist to help it work?

For this conversation, we consider ‘hybrid working’ when sometimes (some, or all of) the team is together in person, and other times it is not. We’ll help each other think about different things we should be considering, whether it’s related to communication, workplace, hours, employment type, wellbeing, or any other aspect that would help hybrid working work. 

Join us on Tuesday 25 May at 08:00 PT, 11:00 ET 16:00 UK. 

About Culturevist

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

1. Meet and learn from others.
2. Have a chance to ask your questions.
3. Become part of a special community.

A recording of the main talk will be available to Members.

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.

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Speed-networking

One of the things we miss the most is making new connections with people… People who work in different companies. People who also care about company culture and wellbeing. This event will be run twice, for different timezones. Join us for speed-networking! 🎉

Session 1: Wednesday 14 April at 4pm UK, 11am ET, 8am PT.

Session 2: Wednesday 14 April at 8pm UK, 3pm ET, 12 noon PT.

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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.