You grab a cup of tea and join the company-wide (video) standup to hear what’s been going on across the business.
You use your early morning time to do some deep thinking on your big People initiative at the moment, which is revamping how we do our informal, quarterly 360 feedback sessions. It’s a well-established and valued practice at Koru Kids, that you think will be even more effective with some additional structure. You’ve collated views over the last week, and are now working through them and folding the best bits, along with practices that you’ve seen work in other well-regarded companies, into a new process that you plan to roll out next month.
Great news! Our CTO, James, wants to make an employment offer to a promising candidate. You catch up with him to help him craft the offer based on our career frameworks and what we can afford. You also work up a ‘conversion plan’ with him to help the candidate get their questions answered and talk to as many people in Koru Kids as they need to in order to make a well-informed decision (hopefully to join!).
You join our Finance Director, Charlie, in a meeting with Pento (a payroll solution for SMEs). The purpose is to understand whether we want to implement Pento within Koru Kids so that our payroll can run more smoothly. Even though you don’t run the company payroll itself (that’s done by our Finance Director), you’re still involved in the decision to make sure that it integrates well with our HR system.
A welcome break after a hectic morning! You grab some food and head outside to make the most of the good weather.
Interviews! You've got a busy afternoon ahead with 4 initial phone screens for some important marketing roles. You’ve worked with Rebecca, our VP Marketing, to make sure you’re on the same page with the purpose, scorecard and questions. Now it’s time to put your game-face on and get cracking! Each interview is 20 minutes and you’ve given yourself a 10 minute buffer between each one for overtime and to write up notes to share with Rebecca and update our ATS.
Interviews done! You need to get away from Zoom for a bit, so you go for a quick walk to get some air and find a coffee. In clearing your head, you come up with a few ideas on how to improve the marketing recruitment screening process and shoot off a few messages to yourself via your phone so you don’t forget them when you return to the desk.
It’s your weekly 1:1 with the COO, An. This is your time to discuss whatever is on your mind with him and know that you have a captive audience. You decide to use half the time to get a second opinion on a few decisions you want to make. You spend the other half sharing thoughts on how you see your role progressing over the next 6 months and how developing interview training will allow others to get involved in recruitment and free you up for your next challenge.
Time to check up on the company’s Officevibe scores (our employee engagement platform). You’re seeing some real positive signs in the written feedback, and you nudge managers to respond to comments. There are also some interesting themes emerging arising from hybrid working. You do some research and post a brief write up of this to the whole company via Slack to get the conversation going on how we can work more effectively as a hybrid organisation. You also schedule a deeper conversation about this with others later in the week to keep on top of it and see if we need to change anything.
You quickly work through your inbox to make sure there’s nothing urgent that needs replying to this evening before you wrap up. Thankfully there isn't, so you close your laptop and head downstairs to enjoy your evening!