How to support employees in the upcoming US election

By any measure, 2020 has been a challenging year. Many people from locations around the globe are experiencing greater levels of stress and anxiety. After all, many of us work at home while supporting school-age children, caregiving for family, navigating civil unrest, responding to extreme weather conditions, and more.

In the United States, that reality may also mean the upcoming election weighs more heavily than usual.

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Getting Postmark’s Lighthouse Performance Score to 100

Earlier this year, our design team spent a few weeks analyzing and improving the performance of the Postmark product website. Our app is known for lightning-fast email delivery, and we wanted to provide a similar experience to the visitors of the website. Conveniently, what’s good for people is also good for robots — search engines increasingly use performance and user experience metrics as a ranking factor in search results. Once completed, this project made the Postmark site significantly faster and increased our Lighthouse Performance score from 68 to a perfect 100.

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Hello, I'm Fionnuala!

Hey folks! I'm Fionnuala (pronounced Fin-ou-la), or Fi. Probably best to just roll with Fi.

I am the newest member of the Wildbit family, working on the Customer Success team for Postmark!

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How companies can support parents during COVID

The last few months have already been challenging for working parents. And as many communities announce back to school plans, families are navigating difficult choices alongside the near-certainty that the coronavirus is likely to continue disrupting daily life for at least several more months. We wanted to share how the companies included on People-First Jobs are helping the parents on their team.

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Measuring Wildbit’s Environmental Impact

Climate change is real, it’s happening, and human activity is the driving force. At Wildbit, we’ve been thinking of ways we can do our part to help, but before we can plan our response, we first need to understand our impact.

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Finding a new home for Conveyor

After much internal discussion, we’ve decided to stop working on Conveyor. A decision like this comes with plenty of emotions, questions, and reflection. To pull off the vision for Conveyor, it requires a shift in how developers and software companies think about version control and task management. It requires time, education, and the finesse to experiment with different audiences. After five years of effort and not enough traction, we reached a point where we had to make a decision. It became clear that Wildbit can no longer continue to work on Conveyor, and as a team, we all agreed it was the right decision.

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Thoughts on Leadership

We need to focus our leadership choices on the soft skills: the qualities that will prevail, through the politicking, through the disagreements. Hire your leaders for their ability to be a strong voice that people can rally behind. Not simply for the promises they make.

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Attracting great people starts with how you position your company

Most companies understand positioning as a way to define how their product or service stands out against the competition. Fewer take the extra step to apply positioning strategies to their company itself when it comes time to make a critical hire for your team.

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Launching People-First Jobs: Why connecting people matters more than ever

The world is different right now, and yet, businesses are somehow expected to operate the same as they have in the past. There’s both spoken and unspoken pressure to return to “business as usual,” especially if you were already a remote team. Simply picking up where you left off leaves many unanswered questions. Chief among them: Is it appropriate to launch a new feature or product right now?

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Survey results: What makes a company People-first?

When we came up with the idea of a job board focused on helping people find companies that take a healthy and balanced approach to work, we never considered ourselves experts. We're not an authority on this subject. Truly, no one is.

So when we did our soft-launch in December and saw that our idea resonated with others, we knew we wanted to get a lot of input from other people on what others feel makes a people-first company. So we ran a survey to start the year and collect feedback from people (which is still open — add your voice here).

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