July was a holiday month for me and after a few weeks exploring the Norwegian fjords, I’m full of energy for the coming months. While I’ve been away, the product team have been hard at work on some big releases we’ve got planned for the end of summer.
The wider marketing team has also been working on Belong – our one-day immersive event for over 500 of the world’s best people leaders, who will come together in London to share how they’ve cultivated high-performance, people-first cultures.
Let’s go through some of July’s announcements, and if you need any more details, you can find them in our product release notes.
A consistent survey experience for all employees
It’s important for organisations with teams spread all over the world to provide a consistent survey experience. That can prove difficult with different time zones, especially when it comes to automation. Things start to get complicated when you’re trying to schedule a survey to go out at the same time in New York, Beijing and New Zealand.
Our latest update means that all employees will receive their survey at the same time, regardless of time zone. Take a look at our help centre article to learn more about the full complexity of the problem, and how to configure your survey for multiple time zones.
On a related note, we also really enjoyed this podcast from Planet Money, which explains how the US railroads implemented the standardized time we have today.
A new log-in page – watch this space!
The log-in page is one of the most visited pages by managers. We realised that also makes it the perfect place to share helpful content related to employee engagement. That could be anything from our latest report to individual lessons from our micro-courses, so keep an eye out!
A fresh look for your configuration page
Our User Experience team is always looking for ways to streamline our platform based on feedback from our partners. As a result, we are introducing a lighter version of the dashboard, with more distinctive icons that make it easier to navigate. We’re hoping it will put a smile on your face.
New illustrated micro-course on the Growth driver
Florentina, our talented in-house illustrator, has just finished the illustrations for another manager micro-course. We’re updating the look and feel our courses one by one, so let us know what you think and keep an eye out for Florentina’s next masterpiece.
I hope you’re having a great summer, spending time with family and friends, and visiting some beautiful places around the world. I’ll leave you with this picture from my recent holiday in Norway.