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The Humu Nudge Engine is Making Work Better—Here’s How

Posted by Laszlo Bock on October 8, 2018 in Humu News

By combining research, technology, and humanity, Humu measures what matters inside organizations to focus attention and action on the incremental—but dramatic—changes that lead to a stronger, happier, and more productive workplace.

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What’s New with Humu—April 2019 Edition

Posted by Liz Fosslien on April 9, 2019 in Humu News, Inside Humu, Newsletter

While 24/7 happiness isn’t possible, here are five tiny tweaks to increase the positive emotions you experience, help you feel more passionate about your job, and feel a sense of belonging at work.

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On the ‘Muve: Our new office

Posted by Liz Fosslien on April 5, 2019 in Humu and friends, Humu News, Inside Humu

We moved! To show you our new space—and the thought that went into designing it—we asked the team to share their favorite things about our new digs.

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Why Happiness Wins

Posted by Tom Skiba PhD on March 15, 2019 in Inside Humu, People Science

At Humu, the thing we get asked about the most—by our partners, new hires, and the occasional person on the street—is happiness.

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What’s New with Humu—March 2019 Edition

Posted by Meghan Casserly on March 12, 2019 in Newsletter

And at Humu HQ, March is about highlighting the contributions of the women in our field who are taking great strides and giant leaps in the mission to make work better.

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What’s New with Humu—February 2019 Edition

Posted by Meghan Casserly on February 12, 2019 in Newsletter

The latest dispatch from Humu HQ. What we're loving, what we're learning, and what we're doing in the month of February.

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Inside Humu: Recruiting a Workforce to Reflect our World

Posted by Joy Ekuta on January 30, 2019 in Inside Humu

To make work better, buzzwords aren’t enough. A primer on how we've designed recruiting at Humu to bust bias—and an invitation to join us.

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What’s New with Humu—January 2019 Edition

Posted by Meghan Casserly on January 15, 2019 in Humu News, Inside Humu, Newsletter

We’re more than doubling the team at Humu this year, and moving to a (much!) bigger office to continue our efforts to make work better. That means hiring the best and the brightest from all walks of life.

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Data Privacy at Humu: Building Systems for Trust to Make Work Better

Posted by Bryan Zimmer on January 9, 2019 in Engineering, Humu News

Humu’s investment in both privacy and security is a part of our commitment to keeping a little bit of love in everything we do. That love and care of the data we’re trusted with is a critical part of our mission.

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Inside Humu: 12 Ways We Celebrate Culture at Humu

Posted by Meghan Casserly on December 12, 2018 in Inside Humu, Newsletter

Customs we celebrate year-round to keep the Humu work culture bright. 

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Seven Ways Gratitude Makes Work Better

Posted by Molly Sands PhD on November 14, 2018 in People Science

From Humu's resident expert in emotion: these scientifically-validated benefits of gratitude at work will make every "thank you" a little more powerful.

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Talking Culture with Salesforce & Great Place to Work

Posted by Laszlo Bock on November 12, 2018 in Humu and friends

A few weeks back, as a part of Humu’s participation in the 2018 Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco, I got the chance to participate in a breakfast session with two people I admire: Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work and Jody Kohner, SVP of Employee Experience at Salesforce. Over breakfast with more than […]

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What’s New With Humu—November 2018

Posted by Meghan Casserly on November 6, 2018 in Newsletter

Happy Election Day! There’s a lot at stake this midterm cycle, so for those of you in the States—whatever your political views—I hope you’ve carved out time to cast your votes.  (Apologies in advance to non-US folks for what might be a bit of an Americana overkill. Feel free to stop reading and we’ll catch up […]

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The Science of Speaking Up: Behavioral Science & Election Day

Posted by Jessie Wisdom PhD on November 2, 2018 in People Science

And as big believers in the efficacy of nudges, or micro-interventions, we’re fascinated by the growing number of behavioral science principles at play in driving democracy these days.

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What’s New With Humu—October 2018

Posted by Meghan Casserly on October 9, 2018 in Newsletter

After 18 months of piloting, Humu has swum out of stealth mode to unveil the Nudge Engine—technology that transforms organizations at scale using small, personal steps based on science, machine learning, and a little love.

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