Join me today as I speak with Mike McDerment, Founder and CEO of Freshbooks. Our conversation centers around what Mike and his team have done to create a thriving corporate culture at Freshbook and how the company went from a few members working out of Mike’s parents’ basement to employing over 300 people and serving around 10 million customers.
Imagine working for a place that had unlimited free food, free rides to and from work, unlimited tech support, innovation labs, long maternity leave, the ability to bring your dog to work, and much more. Almost sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But believe it or not, that’s everyday life for employees of Google. Many other companies, like Netflix, Amazon, and Facebook, are also known for their amazing work environment and employee perks. It can be tempting for other companies to want to follow in their footsteps and do everything like Google and these other companies. But copying a company like Google or Facebook can actually hurt your company’s culture and employee experience.
Today’s guest is Mary Czerwinski the Research Manager at the Visualization and Interaction Research Group at Microsoft. Artificial emotion intelligence really is a fascinating field and has a lot of implications and applications in the world of AI and smart assistants. Today we get to hear all about this emerging area along with real life examples of how it is being used. Mary and I also explore virtual and augmented reality, big data, and potential challenges and concerns for the future of artificial emotion intelligence.
People analytics is growing at an astounding pace, with organizations around the world pouring more and more resources into it every day. According to Ben Waber, founder and CEO of Humanyze, what we’re seeing now is just the tip of the iceberg.
This week’s episode features Gordon Wright, Senior VP and Global WorkPlace Practice Director at HOK, one of the leading Architecture/Engineering/Design companies. We are talking about how AI and VR are playing a role in office design, the impact companies can have on a community, smart buildings and much more.
It used to be physical job boards, then it was calling around on the phone, now it’s networking online and via social media. Recruiting and finding a job has changed over time, but how will it continue to evolve in the future? That’s the question our community tackled this week with a variety of perspectives from managers and employees.