Future of Work

5 myths about employee experience [White Paper]

Enhancing employee experience has been a subject at the heart of company strategies in recent years. But what does it really mean? Is it just a fad, or does it mean a real change?

To answer these questions, we went over 5 myths about employee experience with the help of 5 human resources experts:

Time Management

Agenda panic: Rendez-vous Nightmares

Today there’s panic on the Julie Desk Blog: all your worst agenda nightmares have set up meetings (Please note the dazzling wordplay) to properly celebrate Halloween.

Warning: Certain images risk injuring the sensibilities of young people or those who remain unwarned.

1. Organizing meetings with people with overbooked agendas
Julie's News

#LifeAtJulie! Let’s meet Xavier, our system administrator !

It might be summer vacation, but the minute you let your guard down, bam, you get hacked! Thankfully, we have Xavier, our system administrator, who is here to monitor and share best practices for our servers. He let us ask him questions for our #LifeAtJulie series but be warned, we never know if he’s telling the truth or bluffing, after all he’s our Chief Poker Officer ;)

Future of Work

Applying marketing concepts to employee experience and “well-being” at work

In an article recently published on Linkedin, Aude Sibuet, Manager at Angie, critiques recent media coverage of “well-being at work.” Yoga classes and fresh fruit have been depicted as THE way to enhance employee experience, but that’s just a pretty picture. If you peel the paint away, you’ll see what’s really going on.

For some time there’s been this idea that companies should put aside cookie-cutter solutions like the one above and propose personalized solutions, whether they’re for employees or clients. Marketing departments have been working on this for years, building targeting solutions and automated marketing to personalize experiences.

So, what lessons can HR take from marketers to enhance employee experience?

Artificial Intelligence

Julie: Behind the scenes! [Infographic]

This article is an updated version and was originally published on november 2016.

“Julie who is CC’d in this email will contact you to schedule the meeting”

Ah! Where would we be without her? Even though she is an integral part of your daily life, we haven’t really taken the time to fully introduce her to you have we? Let’s fix this right now: come discover what goes on behind the scenes of Julie through this infographic display. You can print it and showcase it above your desk, share it with your friends… the possibilities are endless.

A self-aware intelligence...

If we go back to the definition and origins of the term intelligence, Wikipedia, the king of definitions tells us this:

Artificial Intelligence

When artificial intelligence learns to negotiate

Facebook researchers are at the forefront of artificial technology research capable of managing basic human negotiation. This is a key step toward evolving chatbots and that could lead to a number of key economic implications.

Over the past few years, an unprecedented number of users were able to experience a dialogue with this kind of AI, whether that be via virtual personal assistants integrated into their smartphones or connected devices. The most well known technology of this kind includes Apple’s virtual assistant,Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s integrated assistant. Though these assistants have shown their incredible utility in a digital age, their conversational skills remain simple. They’re far from capable of having philosophical discussions with humans as we’ve seen in science fiction. However, though invisible to the consumer, a number of studies are working towards constructing an AI that is more capable of carrying out complex conversation, one that resembles the human.