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Coronavirus and the future of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Posted by Liz Fosslien on May 18, 2020 in

Join Humu co-founder and CEO Laszlo Bock, Paradigm CEO and founder Joelle Emerson, and Paradigm Director Evelyn Carter, PhD this Wednesday, May 20th at 9am PT for a candid conversation on how the coronavirus pandemic and the rapid shift to remote is impacting diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizations.

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What leaders need to consider when we head back to offices

Posted by Liz Fosslien on May 4, 2020 in

While no one can predict exactly when or how people will start returning to offices, it’s clear that business as usual will be impossible. Communication norms will have shifted, silos will have sprung up, and many employees will be coping with loss. Leaders need to start developing a clear plan for how they will support their people during what might be a bumpy transition.

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You’re invited: A conversation with Laszlo Bock and Cass R. Sunstein

Posted by Liz Fosslien on April 20, 2020 in

How can business leaders and policymakers use behavioral science to combat the COVID crisis? Join Laszlo Bock and Cass Sunstein for a candid webinar conversation.

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Crisis Resilience: 3-month packages of nudges to support your people

Posted by Liz Fosslien on April 1, 2020 in

For teams and organizations, we’re now offering 3-month packages of nudges that make it easy for leaders to help their people develop better resilience skills and remote work habits.

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COVID-19: Leading a remote team with empathy and resilience

Posted by Liz Fosslien on March 23, 2020 in

Join Humu CEO and co-founder Laszlo Bock and Hum People Scientist Leslie Caputo for a live virtual discussion about remote work on Wednesday March 25th at 12:30pm PST.

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COVID-19: We’re providing nudges to anyone who needs them

Posted by Liz Fosslien on March 18, 2020 in

At Humu, our mission is to make work better for everyone, everywhere. As part of that effort and in response to COVID-19, we’re going to start providing modified email nudges about working remotely or with distributed colleagues to our customers and anyone who wants them.

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How we’re responding to COVID-19

Posted by Laszlo Bock on March 10, 2020 in

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, many organizations have already implemented unprecedented shifts in how they work. This is a historic time that requires all of us to be adaptable, resilient, and supportive of one another in the face of uncertainty. At Humu, we’ve made it a priority to do our part to […]

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What’s New at Humu – February 2020 Edition

Posted by Liz Fosslien on February 25, 2020 in

At Humu, we get it. Working together isn’t always smooth sailing. Humans are complex. Even if you have great people on a team, interpersonal friction can slow them down.  What if a tiny nudge—in the right moment, personalized to the individual—could make everything easier? What’s a nudge, anyway? The word “nudge” gets thrown around a […]

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A New Look for Humu

Posted by Ben Huggins on February 13, 2020 in

Exciting news! We’re introducing new illustrations to help us better communicate in a clear, approachable way. Last year, our team ran research to evaluate the effectiveness of our old, fish-themed style. We loved the fish (and still do!) but it became clear that there was a mismatch between the perception of those fish illustrations and […]

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What’s New at Humu – January 2020 Edition

Posted by Liz Fosslien on January 22, 2020 in

Welcome to 2020!  We’re using the start of the new year, a natural reflection point, as a chance to look at how much we’ve grown since we first announced the Nudge Engine® a little over a year ago.  (We encourage you to also set aside time to intentionally celebrate your wins. Research shows that people […]

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What’s new at Humu—November 2019 Edition

Posted by Liz Fosslien on November 12, 2019 in

Imagine your team is gathered in a conference room, brainstorming ways to fix a pressing problem. The group starts to converge on an idea, when an easier and far more cost-effective solution pops into your head. But instead of saying something, you immediately second-guess yourself. You’ve never felt very comfortable being yourself around your coworkers, […]

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Humu at GHC—and How Anyone Can Be an Ally

Posted by Liz Fosslien on October 16, 2019 in

In early October, four members of our team flew to Orlando, Florida to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), where they joined more than 26,000 women technologists and allies from different backgrounds to share ideas, gain new perspectives, and get to know each other. Though we’re still a small organization, we quickly decided it was […]

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What’s New with Humu—October 2019 Edition

Posted by Liz Fosslien on October 8, 2019 in

Do you secretly suspect that you’re not good enough to be doing your job? Or that if you took on a more visible role, your coworkers would quickly discover that you’re a fraud? You’re not alone. Over two thirds of people will experience this kind of self-doubt, known as imposter syndrome, at some point in […]

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What’s New with Humu—September 2019 Edition

Posted by Liz Fosslien on September 10, 2019 in

It’s back-to-school season! Which makes this the perfect time for a quick self-reflection: when was the last time you learned something new at work? If you’re struggling to remember, it might be time to bump growth up to a top priority. Continually seeking opportunities to develop your skill-set has oh-so-many benefits: it can counteract anxiety […]

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Announcing Humu’s Advisors

Posted by Jessie Wisdom PhD on June 26, 2019 in

At Humu, our mission is to make work better with behavioral science, machine learning, and a little bit of love. To help us achieve that goal, we’re thrilled to formally announce Cass R. Sunstein, Adam Grant, Katherine Milkman, Ethan Burris, and Amy Wrzesniewski as Humu advisors that will be providing us with strategic advice and expert counsel.

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What’s New with Humu—June 2019 Edition

Posted by Liz Fosslien on June 11, 2019 in

Three scientifically-backed ways to make remote work… work. Plus, everything that's happening at Humu this month.

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How Employee Engagement Surveys Kill Culture

Posted by Laszlo Bock on May 31, 2019 in

It only takes one engagement survey to destroy the company culture you’ve worked years to create. I’ve seen this pattern happen at too many organizations. Leadership sets out with the best intentions: to increase happiness, well-being, and inclusion at work. They know that the best place to start is to ask employees for feedback on what’s going well and what needs attention. And then they make a fatal mistake.

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What’s New with Humu—May 2019 Edition

Posted by Liz Fosslien on May 14, 2019 in

What should you do when you’re stressed at work, but have little control over the underlying stressor? Our team is familiar with the normal ups and downs that occur at a rapidly growing startup. It helps that we’re an incredibly supportive group, but we also successfully navigate it all by practicing emotion regulation—science speak for […]

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Humu Turns Two: To Celebrate Your Culture, Let the Team Take Over

Posted by Liz Fosslien on May 7, 2019 in

On May 1st, a momentous thing happened… Humu turned two! To celebrate how far Humu has come—as a company, as a product, and as a team—we took to the Santa Cruz mountains for a day of cooking, collaborating, and competing. Even better, the whole event was self-planned.

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What’s New with Humu—April 2019 Edition

Posted by Liz Fosslien on April 9, 2019 in

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

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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What’s New with Humu—January 2019 Edition

Posted by Meghan Casserly on January 15, 2019 in

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

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

Posted by Laszlo Bock on October 8, 2018 in

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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Non-Solicit Agreements: Why They’re Wrong For Humu—And Silicon Valley

Posted by Laszlo Bock on August 22, 2018 in

This post was originally published as “Employee Poaching is Good For Business—Here’s Why” on Fast Company. There’s a lot to love about Silicon Valley. Some of the world’s most talented people tackling massive business challenges; flat, meritocratic cultures; an empowerment of employee voice that allows them to make real change happen. And of course the […]

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One Year of Science, Machine Learning, and Love

Posted by Wayne Crosby on April 30, 2018 in

Today marks an important milestone for the Humu team. It’s the culmination of twelve months of developing and deploying behavioral change technology that helps people become happier and more productive at work, in real time. And it also sets the compass for the next phase of the company as we continue on our mission of […]

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