Sometimes, peak employee experience entails staged murders and cactus showcases.
Sittercity’s Chief People Officer Erin Yarnall described for HR Dive those and other ways her employees cook up virtual fun amid a pandemic. Along with “succulent nights” and the tech team’s plans to solve a murder mystery, karaoke, monthly themed trivia sessions, holiday cookie-decorating contests and wine tastings are also in the mix.
Along with a pay equity audit, Yarnall’s approach to creating a dream total rewards package includes prioritizing schedule fluidity. This focus tracks, given the nature of her company’s work: The Sittercity platform connects working parents — perhaps a core demographic that has benefited from flexible workdays — to professional caregivers that can lighten the load.