5 Polls Your HR Department Should Use to Gauge Employee Morale

Posted by Juliette Kopecky on Jan 30, 2017 4:30:08 PM

Contrary to what films like Glengarry Glen Ross would have you believe cutthroat boiler room-style work environments are ultimately counterproductive. Positive work cultures yield better results, especially over the long-term, so measuring and managing employee morale is worth a notable investment from your human resources department.

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Topics: Future of Work, Human Resources

9 Kinds of HR Communications You Should Adapt for ChatOps

Posted by Brooke Torres on Jan 27, 2017 10:44:11 AM

Now that you've embraced the notion that ChatOps can be applied to Human Resources—as in, HR belongs on Slack as much as software engineers -- the time has come to begin automating some common HR announcements for ChatOps. More bluntly, if Slack, Hipchat, and Flowdock are "email killers," it's time to rebuild those emails no one reads for the chat-based workplace.

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Topics: Future of Work, Human Resources

Applying ChatOps Tools and Tactics to Human Resources

Posted by Brooke Torres on Dec 19, 2016 8:40:00 AM

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ChatOps may be the hottest trend in software DevOps, but your human resources department can leverage many of the core concepts of ChatOps to benefit your entire organization. As we've covered previously, ChatOps is more than just DevOps on Slack. ChatOps is a philosophy that uses the latest messaging platforms (like Slack, HipChat, and Flowdock) to ensure that specific processes are done more effectively and more efficiently.

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Topics: ChatOps, Future of Work, Human Resources

The Fatal Flaw in Nearly Every Employee Onboarding Checklist

Posted by Juliette Kopecky on Dec 15, 2016 11:28:06 AM

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Just Google the phrase "employee onboarding checklist" and you'll be bombarded with advice for welcoming a new staff member for your organization. Sources as diverse as the Harvard Business Review to email marketing firm Constant Contact to the Society for Human Resource Management all recommend a pretty standard array of best practices for employee onboarding: have the new-hire fill out critical paperwork, have their workstation ready when they arrive, introduce them to coworkers, and take them to lunch.

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Topics: Future of Work, Human Resources

Press Release: Talla Launches ChatOps Platform for HR

Posted by Brooke Torres on Dec 13, 2016 11:00:37 AM

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Topics: Product Updates, Future of Work, Human Resources

ChatOps is More Than Just DevOps on Slack

Posted by Juliette Kopecky on Dec 9, 2016 2:07:06 PM

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According to software development thought leaders, ChatOps is the new DevOps because Slack is the new email. If that assessment seems glib, you're onto something—because ChatOps differs from DevOps in more ways than simply using HipChat, Flowdock, or Campfire to notify your coworkers you're pushing code to production.

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Topics: ChatOps, Future of Work, Human Resources