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Designing the Best Employee Experience with Amy Frampton, Head of Marketing, BambooHR

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Your employees are arguably the most important part of your business. Giving them a good employee experience means keeping up-to-date on important HR deadlines and notices, such as giving raises, as one example. Amy Frampton, Head of Marketing, BambooHR, wants to help both parties, employers and employees, navigate the sometimes frustrating process of onboarding and managing staff.

“Everyone’s worried about onboarding now. Folks who are in construction or retail may be worried about onboarding remotely, and on-site versus in a home office. We break it down into [questions] What are they most worried about? They’re worried about their culture. They’re worried about their experience, and people being connected. They’re worried about things that are just mandatory to get. Making sure people get their time off and making sure they get paid well, and all those things are pretty consistent.”

Keeping your employees happy and feeling valued will keep them around longer, and that’s good for the bottom line. In this conversation, Amy goes over her thought-making process behind its current channel mix, and how she thinks about aligning her strategy to customer signals. How BambooHR is getting creative with the nudges they’re able to program into apps such as Slack to improve employee experience. Think more about how you might be able to relieve onboarding stress at your business for both your employees and your managers in this conversation with Amy here on Marketing Trends.

Main Takeaways

  • Bots at Their Best: A.I. can be used in a variety of ways. One such use case is  to nudge employees and managers to help them stay on top of their game on HR tasks, thereby creating a better employee experience. Making those important connections about pay, benefits, or time-off is easier when you don’t even have to remember to set a reminder. 
  • Onboarding Overload: The workplace has changed for many the past year and a half and as many companies are staffing back up in a big way, fears about onboarding new staff are mounting. Each industry has its own concerns about best practices around even just the most simple things, such as staying up to date on benefits and time-off.
  • Notice Shifts in Your Customer’s Patterns to Keep Providing Value: The best brands and marketers stay agile because people are always evolving and changing themselves.  To serve their needs, you need to think about the ways that major world events are impacting their lives and the ways they interact with your content. 

Key Quotes

“We’re looking at how we think about nudges employee experience is the ultimate goal of those that use Bamboo. My company’s growing super fast. I need a great employee experience. We know there’s the ‘great resignation’ going on, but we also just want a great employee experience better for our teams, better for our customers. So we are looking at A.I. nudges right now within slack and in other places where we can say things like, ‘Hey, did you know, so-and-so hasn’t had a raise in a year. You might want to look at that; or [they] haven’t taken time off or, ‘Hey, I saw you just got a raise. You might want to look at your 401k contributions.’ Automating some of those nudges so that it gets easier and easier to make those connections.”

“Our partnerships are super important. Our HR users can do everything they need. Our payroll is U.S.-only so we’ve got great partners in Canada; we’ve got great partners in the UK etc. We’ve got a hundred partners in our marketplace through API and they can basically build a custom platform for their country.”

“Everyone’s worried about onboarding now. Folks who are in construction or retail may be worried about onboarding remotely, and on-site versus in a home office, but they’re still worried about onboarding and we break it down into [questions] What are they most worried about? They’re worried about their culture. They’re worried about their experience, and people being connected. They’re worried about things that are just mandatory to get. Making sure people get their time off and making sure they get paid well, and all those things are pretty consistent.”

“You have to think about what little nuggets can you give people during their day to allow them to engage with your brand without assuming that they’re doing all the things they used to do. [For example,] right now I personally love a shorter podcast because I’m not driving to work. I used to drive an hour and 15 minutes each way.”

Bio

As head of marketing at BambooHR, Amy focuses on creating compelling marketing experiences with the product, people, and brand together. Amy joined BambooHR in April 2020, bringing with her almost 20 years of marketing and leadership experience at several companies including Smartsheet, Microsoft, HPE, and Vulcan.

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