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

Posted by Laszlo Bock 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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You’re invited: Manage action, not plans

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Humu News, Inside Humu

When COVID hit, organizations were forced to throw every single one of their expensive, detailed action plans out the window. As the pace of change continues to accelerate, leaders need a better, more agile approach to supporting their people. That’s where action management comes in. Join us on Wednesday, January 27th at 9am PST for […]

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Start 2021 off right with nudges from Humu

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Humu News

Did you know that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February 1st? This year, they don’t have to be yours. Here’s what we tend to get wrong when it comes to New Year’s resolutions: we set our sights on a big, ambitious goal but don’t make a plan for exactly how we’ll get there. […]

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Nudges to help you make improvements that stick

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Newsletter

It’s almost 2021! And if you’re like us, you’re really ready to make the year ahead better than the last. But science shows that building new habits can be hard, even when you have the best intentions (80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February). That’s why we’re offering a package of 10 New Years […]

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The surprising science of successful remote onboarding

Posted by Liz Fosslien in People Science

People who onboard remotely are at higher risk for isolation, impostor syndrome, and overwhelm. But great onboarding experiences are still possible — and crucial for companies to get right.  What does the latest research say about making onboarding better? Our CEO Laszlo Bock joined Humu People Scientist Leslie Caputo and Data Scientist Mark Freeman on […]

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New Additions to the Humu Leadership Team

Posted by Humu Leadership Team in Humu News, Inside Humu

Humu’s Action Management Platform makes it easy for Fortune 500 leaders to drive measurable improvement with their people. Our Nudge Engine can be configured to drive almost any leadership outcome, including improving morale, agility, inclusion, integrity, wellbeing, retention, and productivity.  Over the past six months, we’ve seen our impact rapidly expand. We sent tens of […]

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Easily track and manage improvement with the new Admin Dashboard

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Humu News

If you’re responsible for helping people within your department improve, you probably have a lot of data about their morale, engagement, and performance. But it can be hard to know how to move forward with that information–and downright impossible to figure out exactly what support a specific team needs at a specific moment in time. […]

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What Humu Values

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Inside Humu

At Humu, our mission is to make work better. Today, we’re publicly sharing the values that define our internal culture and that inspire us to work towards our goal each day. Introducing Humu’s Values: Amplify, Empathize, Invest, and Execute Our four core values guide how we show up and make decisions. They inform how we […]

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You’re invited: Supporting New Hires With Better Remote Onboarding

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Humu News, Inside Humu

Starting a job is always nerve-wracking—but even more so when you’re joining a distributed team. People who onboard remotely are at higher risk for isolation, impostor syndrome, and overwhelm. What can leaders do to help new hires have a smoother, less stressful onboarding experience when everyone is working from home? Join us for a candid […]

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The Fallacy of the Politics-Free Office

Posted by Laszlo Bock in Humu News

Co-authored with Liz Fosslien The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits,” declared economist Milton Freidman in a 1970 essay for the New York Times. Decades later, look where Friedman’s advice has left us: Social media businesses have accelerated the reach and rise of extremist groups, our collective mental health is on a steep decline, and, for the […]

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Your Humu Nudges, Now All in One Place

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Humu News, Inside Humu

At Humu, we know that small, consistent steps sum up to profound improvement. That’s why our nudges are built to make action easy.  Every Humu nudge contains a short, personalized recommendation with a clear call-to-action. Unlike notifications, which become less effective the more often they’re sent, nudges are the opposite: across customers, we find that […]

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Ford’s Marina Pearce, PhD on Leveraging Behavioral Science to Translate People Strategy into Action

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Humu and friends

To drive lasting change, leaders need to inspire action at every level of an organization. That’s no easy feat. On a recent webinar, our CEO Laszlo Bock spoke with Marina Pearce, PhD, Global Head of Talent Analytics at Ford Motor Company, to discuss how leaders can leverage behavioral science to achieve their most important goals. […]

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Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group’s Chris Edmonds-Waters on How HR Can Pave the Way for What’s Next

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Humu and friends

The future of work has never been more uncertain. On a recent webinar, our CEO Laszlo Bock spoke with Chris Edmonds-Waters, CHRO at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) Financial Group, about how HR leaders can best support their people and plan for what’s next. Laszlo Bock (LB): What’s your top priority at SVB right now? Chris […]

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You’re Invited: Keeping your teams connected during change

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Humu and friends

Change comes in many forms. From large-scale business transformation to dramatic, pandemic-induced shifts, what steps can leaders take to unite their people in the face of change —and to keep their most important business objectives on track? Join us for a candid conversation on Thursday, October 1st at 9am PT hosted by Vodafone CHRO Leanne […]

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How to Maintain Your Change Program (When Everything Else Changes)

Posted by Robbie Tilleard in People Science

At Humu, our nudges help leaders and organizations translate high-level strategy into action. In the Time Before COVID, that meant we focused on helping people be more resilient, collaborative, growth orientated, innovative, customer-centric and digitally-savvy (to name a few). Then, COVID hit. Suddenly, our customers’ employees were juggling multiple responsibilities, hours rapidly shifted away from […]

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8 Ways the Humu Team is Investing in Their Well-Being During Quarantine

Posted by Emily Bock in Humu and friends, Inside Humu

Because of the pandemic, many people (myself included) have been looking for new strategies and activities to keep themselves happy and healthy. At Humu, we know that small actions can have a big impact on how we feel—and on how we make others feel. I decided to talk to eight members of the Humu team to hear what they’re doing to invest in their well-being during quarantine.

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