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Employee Engagement Conversations: Bonusly Webinars

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Laura Saracho
Laura Saracho

We host a lot of awesome conversations with HR leaders and other experts in the employee engagement space. Check out these webinar recordings below—and make sure to see what's on tap and register for upcoming events! 🍻

Upcoming webinars

It’s Not Just Up to HR Anymore: Practical Ways to Empower Your Teams to Reduce Turnover

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Wednesday, May 18 at 2pm Eastern

Description: Did you know it's twice as expensive to replace an employee as it is to retain one? 😲

Resignations are at an all-time high, so we know reducing turnover at your organization is likely at the top of your to-do list.

Join us for an upcoming webinar in collaboration with HR Daily Advisor where Bonusly’s Director of Talent Acquisition, Kai Robinson, and VP of Engineering, Brian Noyle, will discuss practical ways HR professionals can lean on and improve company culture to influence retention, as well as the critical role managers play in reducing turnover.

Attendees will hear great ideas for training and tools for HR and people leaders alike, to create better culture and stronger teams.

HR's Top Challenge in 2022 and How to Solve It: A Conversation With Bonusly Leaders

Interested in what Bonusly does, but not ready to commit to a 1:1 demo? Join us for a no-strings-attached conversation with Bonusly's CEO, Raphael Crawford-Marks, and VP of People Operations, Vicki Yang, as they discuss the research Bonusly has conducted to uncover the top pain point the HR industry is experiencing and data-backed solutions to solve it.

Along the way, attendees will get an inside look at how the Bonusly product can help with today's HR challenges. Whether it's retention, connection, or morale on your minds, this webinar will provide actionable ways to keep your teams engaged and motivated.

  • Upcoming Dates

    • Wednesday, May 25 at 2pm EST

    • Wednesday, June 8 at 3pm EST

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Webinar recordings

Ask Me Anything: Tangible Expert Tips to Prevent Burnout

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  • Description: The temperature is rising outside, and many of us can feel the heat of our work and life responsibilities ramping up too. Knowing that burnout can put even the most dedicated workers on the path toward turnover, HR and people leaders are looking for ways to contain it.

    Watch the recording of this discussion featuring the VP of People Ops at Bonusly, Vicki Yang, Head of Recruiting Operations at Brex, Brittany Daunno, and CEO of Welcome, Roberto Ortiz. This recording covers ways to avoid burnout and maintain a healthy work/life balance without impacting your team’s productivity.

In this recording, you'll learn:

    • How to identify and address signs of burnout in yourself and in your team.
    • How to set an example for your team by setting boundaries and maintaining a balance in your own life.
    • Tangible ideas for managing burnout for yourself that you can also share with your team.

Lunch and Learn: Insider Tips Into How Bonusly Hires Top Talent

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  • Description: Have you ever “known” that a candidate you were interviewing was (or wasn’t) a fit within the first few seconds of speaking with them?

    What brought you to this conclusion so quickly? If your answer is a “gut feeling,” there was most likely unconscious bias involved.

    Bonusly recognizes how easy it is for unconscious bias to slip into our everyday lives, which is why we’ve built an objective and evidence-based interview process that helps us mitigate bias and ensure we’re hiring the right people. This approach has helped us build a highly qualified and high-achieving team of Bonuslians.

    In this 30-minute recording, you'll learn:

    • How to define and recognize unconscious bias in your existing hiring process.
    • How evidence-based approaches can ensure fair and successful hiring outcomes.
    • How Bonusly uses a grading guide to ensure every candidate is evaluated against the same criteria for a specific role.
    • Click here to download the free hiring template that Bonusly uses outlining the steps covered in this Lunch & Learn!

Virtual Safaris: Creative Ways to Engage Remote Teams

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  • Description: How has your organization adapted team-building activities to accommodate remote workers?

    In this webinar, we discuss the importance of team-building and how to create meaningful interactions in our virtual world. Afterwards, you'll experience a virtual safari to get you thinking creatively about your next team-building event.

    You’ll walk away with some great ideas and a fun story!

    We’re not lion! 🦁

    In this conversation, you'll learn:
    • How creating meaningful, intentional opportunities for engagement can build stronger remote and hybrid team connections.
    • Ideas for assessing each team member's strengths and the team's collective strengths to work together more effectively.
    • How to provide team-building opportunities without crossing boundaries or forcing unwanted participation.
    • Warthogs are actually really cute safari animals. 🐗

Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day the Right Way

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  • Description: Employee Appreciation Day is around the corner and this year, more than ever, your employees are looking to leadership for that sense of appreciation. Are your leadership and HR teams set up for success? This webinar includes several solid ideas for recognizing your employees and exclusive insights into building a year-round culture of appreciation. We discuss the importance of including employee recognition efforts as a part of your overall year-round retention strategy and some key do’s (and don’ts) when it comes to thanking your employees for their hard work.

    In this live conversation, you'll learn:
    • How Employee Appreciation Day is a great stepping stone for building a year-round culture of appreciation and recognition
    • Why adding peer-to-peer recognition into your employee appreciation strategy can improve workers’ overall morale
    • The critical value of building a recognition strategy that is inclusive and equitable
    • Creative tips for how to make your recognition meaningful

5 Smart Ways to Use People Analytics Data in 2022

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  • Description: There's still plenty of time to dig into your people analytics to plan for a successful 2022. In this webinar, Raphael Crawford-Marks, CEO of Bonusly, will sit down with Bonusly's VP of People Ops, Vicki Yang, and Michael Powers, Director of Employee Experience & Engagement at Toast, to discuss how they’re using people analytics to support strategic planning and execution.

    In this live conversation, you'll learn:
    • Creative ways to use people analytics to understand your organization
    • How Bonusly the product helped our company and Toast navigate growth, hiring, and development in 2021
    • How Bonusly the organization and Toast will use Bonusly to support strategic planning and execution in 2022
    • What Bonusly features teach us about our people and our values
    • How managers, directors, and VPs use Bonusly in their day-to-day roles

2021 Reflections: A Roundtable with HR Experts

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  • Description: In January, we set predictions for what would be most important for HR and People Ops leaders to address in the coming year. Fast forward 12 months to...December! As we prepare for 2022, we want to hold space to reflect—sharing insights with HR experts from the previous year while discussing what should be top of mind as we turn our calendars yet again. HR experts from Bonusly, Headspace Health, Donut, and 1Password share their stories—the good, the bad, and maybe even the ugly. They also made predictions for what’s in store for HR leaders and company-wide culture in the year ahead—you won’t want to miss it.

How These HR Leaders are Reimagining Employee Engagement in a Remote Work World

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  • Description: The pandemic changed not only how we work, but how we connect at work. With teams shifting to remote or hybrid environments, HR leaders have faced a unique challenge: how do we reimagine employee engagement when we’re no longer connecting in person? Join Bonusly for an interactive session with a panel of experts from Headspace Health, Guru, and Toast, who have gone through this unique transition from in-person to remote and hybrid work. After attending, you’ll feel equipped to apply these learnings to your teams to ensure engagement improves, even as we continue to collaborate in a digital world.

Beat WFH Burnout: 6 Ways to Keep Teams Engaged

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  • Description: Many U.S. companies were scheduled to return-to-office in fall of 2021, but the rise of the COVID-19 Delta Variant halted those plans. Regardless of whether your team prefers remote work, this period of uncertainty about the future can be mentally exhausting. In fact, according to CNBC, 69% of employees are experiencing burnout while working from home.
    Bonusly and Polly leaders share what’s worked (and what hasn’t!) for our hybrid teams, and how you can use these strategies to build virtual, company-wide connections and camaraderie.

Going Beyond the Annual Review: Creating a Feedback-Friendly Company Culture

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  • Description: As an HR leader, you have the power to shape your company's culture, and making sure your team is empowered to give and receive feedback is a key aspect of a healthy workplace environment. But giving feedback, both to peers and managers, is hard! And creating a culture of feedback? Even harder, but not impossible. In this webinar, Bonusly and Hypercontext cover the crucial aspects of transforming your company culture into a feedback-friendly environment.

Strategizing for the Future of Hybrid Work 

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  • Description: The hybrid work model is here to stay. Many companies are navigating how to bring folks back to the office—or not! So, how do employers stay flexible with individual employee preferences, while keeping lines of communication open and meeting business goals? In this webinar, Bonusly and Guru present the guiding principles that inform their own workplace strategies, and the tactical action items you can take to form an effective hybrid work model for your organization.

Foundations of Anti-Black Bias in the Workplace

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  • Description: 2020’s racial injustice protests shone a light on the Black-American experience at home—and in the workplace. As companies undergo major changes to attract and retain Black talent, their leaders also need to understand the foundations of bias that can drive talent away. In this webinar, Kalyn Wilson, founder and CEO of Dream Forward Consulting, provides a history of the Black experience and its associated workplace stereotypes, then shares how HR leaders and practitioners can reframe their own biases to support Black talent.

Harnessing Positive Leadership to Thrive in Uncertain Times

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  • Description: 2020 was one of the most challenging years in recent history for organizational leaders, and leveraging Positive Leadership made all the difference. Learn about this growing leadership style that empowers teams and enables vital success. In this event, leadership experts Linda Rad, Jahnavi Brenner, and Josh Vaisman discuss Positive Leadership—from what it really means to common missteps and excellent examples.

Reimagining Rituals of the Age of Digital Work

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  • Description: Rituals play a major role in building (and reinforcing) strong cultures at any scale, especially for remote, distributed, and digital teams. Josh Levine, author of Great Mondays, and Dennis Field, Manager, Employer Brand & Internal Marketing, at InVision, discuss the different ways that rituals and recognition function to build culture, and how they’ve built & reinforced a strong culture throughout different stages of the company’s journey.

How Employee Engagement Changed in 2020 and What That Means for the Future

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  • Description: 2020 has changed just about everything, especially employee engagement. How has your team responded? In this event, we took a look at the most important ways employee engagement has changed this year. We reviewed recent research to take stock of the current state of employee engagement, including the effects of COVID-19, remote work, inclusivity, and mental wellness. Then, we discuss practical ways to successfully engage your own teams in 2021 and beyond.

How to Build Inclusive Work Environments on Remote Teams

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  • Description: A Glassdoor survey revealed that 67% of job seekers consider workplace diversity and inclusion an important factor when considering employment opportunities. So where do HR and people leaders start? What does an inclusive workplace look like—and what does it look like on remote and distributed teams? In this event, Latesha Byrd, founder and CEO of the talent development agency Perfeqta, leads an energetic discussion around building inclusive work environments on remote teams, joined by panelists Marquis White, Bernita Dillard, and Kalyn Wilson.

Employee Rewards in 2021: How to Prepare

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  • Description: Employee rewards are an important and powerful factor in any employee experience, and the space has evolved rapidly in the past year, adapting to global events and shifting preferences. In this webinar, we unveil the latest employee rewards research (from the Incentive Research Foundation and Bonusly) and review the current state of employee rewards. Then, we discuss how to successfully prepare for the future by sharing insights on using employee rewards to engage teams in 2021 and beyond.

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Laura Saracho

Laura is the content marketing manager at Bonusly and is passionate about employee engagement and uncovering creative, data-driven ways to drive impact. She loves writing and going on excessively long trail runs.


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