simplyIC roundup: 18th June

As we near the end of our simplyIC rewind, this week we've brought you sessions on hybrid working, the future of work and line manager communication. Dive in for a recap!

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We kicked off the week with an exclusive look at SWOOP Analytics' Teams Benchmarking Report, presented by CEO, Cai Kjaer. Cai shared case studies from the report on how companies used Teams to elevate their communications and what we can learn from it. Watch the video and access the report here

Continuing on the theme of Microsoft Teams, we heard from Kimberly Henderson from Mars, who has just taken on a new role as Senior Manager of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. Find out how Mars equipped its 130,000 employees with Teams in 2020 here

Next up was a unique session from Geri Rhoades, PhD, on line manager communication. Geri shared groundbreaking results from her communication competency study and was joined by Brian Callihan from Dow Engineering. Check it out here

Finally, we finished up by looking to the future of hybrid events and the return to work. Dev Mistry of Virgin Media and Karen Kadin of Brands at Work shared their experiences of engaging the workforce to ensure a positive employee experience. You can watch the video here

In other news...

Online community platform Zapnito have secured £3.3million of Series A funding from European Venture Capital firm, Octopus Ventures. 

Zapnito plan to use this significant investment to expand their product development; specifically their virtual events capabilities, analytics tools and suite of integrations. They also plan to expand into the US market. 

A big congratulations and thanks to Zapnito for hosting our simplycommunity site! 

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