Tech Culture Club: ProcessMaker’s Natalie Kesler On Covid’s Impact On HR Practices

On this week’s episode of Tech Culture Club, WorkDove CEO Melissa Phillippi chatted with Natalie Kesler, the Human Resources Director for Durham-based enterprise software company ProcessMaker. ProcessMaker has around 170 employees and additional offices located all across the globe. Special thanks to our sponsor, Vaco!

Kesler offered plenty of great insights into the world of HR and how to ensure a high-performing workplace culture amid today’s constantly evolving work environment.

Here are some highlights from the episode:

  • The days of requiring employees to be in the office five days a week are over, according to Phillippi. Kesler and Phillippi engage in a conversation on how the remote work policies that a company creates are vital in remaining competitive for talent recruitment. (5:45)
  • In a continuing theme on just how much the pandemic has changed HR and company culture, Kesler said the way we managed people even two years ago is not the way we are managing people today. Kesler provides some words of wisdom on being patient with ourselves and understanding the extent of all the historical events we as employees and humans are living through. (14:13)
  • Finally, Phillippi and Kesler discussed the larger shift in PTO (paid time off) policies. There’s been a great reshuffle, and at ProcessMaker, this means employees can take off the time they need. It’s what she calls an “unlimited but reasonable” policy. (27:43)

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