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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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Learning to Conquer Imposter Syndrome

Posted by Kat Slump on September 17, 2019 in

“Am I good enough to work here?”  This is what I kept asking myself as I sat at my desk, struggling to solve a problem. As a new Software Engineer at Humu, I worried that if I failed to figure out a solution, people would realize that I didn’t deserve my job. As my anxiety […]

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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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High School Students at Humu: The Highlights

Posted by Mariana Orocio on August 22, 2019 in

Meet Noe, Ariana, and Juan (pictured above diving into books by Humu authors)!  At Humu, our mission is to make work better for everyone, everywhere. Which is why, earlier this summer, we welcomed high school students Noe, Juan, and Ariana for a three-week internship at our Mountain View HQ. The goal of the internship was […]

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8 Books to Make the Most of Your Beach Time

Posted by Liz Fosslien on July 30, 2019 in

As major book enthusiasts, we consider summer to be reading season. And while we’re admittedly big fans of juicy tell-alls and spellbinding fiction, we get equally excited about diving into books about how to make work better. Yes, we’re passionate about our mission even when we’re lying out at the beach, fruity drink in hand. […]

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Office Rituals and Creating Culture: 4 Habits That Make Humu Humu

Posted by Liz Fosslien on July 25, 2019 in

Habits and organizational norms helped the manufacturer Alcoa become one of the safest—and most profitable—companies in the world. In the late 1980’s, after a fatal accident killed a plant manager, Alcoa’s CEO sent a note to everyone at the organization. In it, he encouraged employees to be vocal about how to improve safety—and to call […]

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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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Privacy at Humu: Vulnerabilities, Breaches, and Notifications

Posted by Lea Kissner on June 3, 2019 in

At Humu, we want to build a world where people are treated with humanity, respect, and consideration. That’s why, as a company, we’ve made a commitment to doing what’s right, whether by sharing insights from our research teams or by volunteering in our communities. Because to truly make work better, it takes a village.

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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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Why Happiness Wins

Posted by Tom Skiba PhD on March 15, 2019 in

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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Inside Humu: Recruiting a Workforce to Reflect our World

Posted by Joy Ekuta on January 30, 2019 in

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

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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Inside Humu: 12 Ways We Celebrate Culture at Humu

Posted by Meghan Casserly on December 12, 2018 in

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

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