📬 Codestories Newsletter #89: How Does a Company Become Truly Inclusive?

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Joanna Guzik

Jun 10, 2021 • 9 min read
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What makes a great place to work? Do you feel included at work? How does a company become truly inclusive? Read more and find out.

Does it already feel like summer where you are? I hope it does!

Before I take my dog in search of a peaceful and quiet nature escape, I would like you to sit comfortably, get yourself a nice cup of tea and dive into the diverse content of this Codestories series. 🙂It comes from a recruiter’s perspective, with a pinch of tech. 😉

Hiring is a balancing act between keeping your process structured while making sure YOU, the candidate, and YOUR experience doesn't suffer. And this is what we do every day — make sure we stay diverse and unbiased, help you feel included and provide useful feedback to help you grow.

So in this series you will find materials on how to understand and avoid bias

You will also learn more about teamwork and teams becoming more diverse. I am sure you also feel that bringing different perspectives together — no matter if those differences come from religion, gender, hobbies or your background — is what matters in a great organisation.

By the way — recently Netguru has been recognized among the Best Workplaces, Poland in the 2021 edition of the Great Place To Work® listing and our hiring process is a significant piece of this puzzle! Sustainability (and you will find some interesting materials on it here!) and inclusiveness are what we care for and I strongly believe we’re inclusive as a company because everyone feels that they can bring their whole self to work. And not overwork themselves!

Do you agree? I hope you do and that you’ll enjoy this series of Codestories.

Joanna Guzik
Senior Recruitment Specialist

🏆 Weekly Highlights

  • New tricks for FaceTime, notifications, and more in iOS 15

  • Understanding unconscious bias

  • All about those ‘geriatric millennials’

  • Tips on making the right senior level employee hiring decisions

  • Can you really live in a smaller space?

🔥 News

The first look at iOS 15 (Macrumors)

Get to know all the latest changes and improvements for iOS.

Jeff Bezos is headed to space (TechCrunch)

The Amazon founder, his brother, and an auction winner will take off on a Blue Origin flight.

The Rolling Stones and Tom Jones call for streaming reforms (BBC)

Should artists get paid more for streaming?

✅ Must-reads

How Netguru uses personalization and feedback in hiring (Netguru blog)

What’s it like to interview for a job at Netguru? Find out.

Slack didn’t break remote working, your colleagues did (Wired)

Is there a fix for the distractions caused by messaging apps?

Why the hybrid workforce depends on the 'geriatric millennial' (Index)

Read the article that kicked off the Internet debate about the 'geriatric millennial'.

Japan's karoshi culture was a warning (Wired)

Japan has grappled with a problem of overwork. Should we have paid more attention?

🌱 Sustainable Tech

Covid-19 revealed a world without noise pollution. Let's keep it that way (Wired)

Learn about Quiet Parks International, which wants to protect natural environments from noise pollution.

An IKEA-style solution to make houses more sustainable (Future Human)

Easy-to-install kits may be a solution for helping homes be more energy efficient.

💡 Get inspired

Understanding unconscious bias (Recruiting Future podcast)

Tips for recognizing and dealing with unconscious bias.

A leader's guide to unconscious bias (Amazon)

A helpful guide to overcoming bias in the workplace.

Hiring senior employees (Founder's Journal podcast)

How do you make the right choice for higher level hires?

⚙ Tips & tricks

What do your meetings say about your company's culture? (Quartz at Work)

Meetings are more than just what’s on the agenda.

10 coding games to shape your programming skills (BetterProgramming)

Why not gamify all those useful skills you need to pick up?

👀 Must-sees

🎥 Videos

How to make use of virtual try-ons in retail? (Netguru)

Why are virtual try-ons so hot in the industry right now, and why haven't they been widely implemented before?

How to check your unconscious bias (Global Goals)

In this TED talk, Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt uncovers how to uncover your own unconscious biases

Fighting fraud and automation with AI (Netguru)

How to fight fraud and money laundering? Discover how companies can push back.

🎙️Quote of the week

"Diversity is inviting everybody to the party, while inclusion is people feeling free to dance at that same party”

Verna Meyers, Inclusion Strategist

☕ After hours

Never too small (YouTube Channel)

Learn how small footprint design can have a big impact.

Living big in a tiny house (YouTube Channel)

Can you get creative in smaller spaces?

Liziqui (YouTube Channel)

Sometimes you just need to breathe and relax.

Codestories Team


This is the issue 89 of Codestories Newsletter – a bi-weekly dose of European Tech insights. You can learn more and subscribe here.

If you have any comments or feedback, feel free to contact the Codestories Team: codestories-team@netguru.com.

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