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Below you’ll find the latest company announcements, Leapsome mentions in the news, podcast episodes featuring our co-founders, and useful media resources.

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Announcements

March 20, 2024

Leapsome launches free Meetings module

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February 20, 2024

Building better workplaces through compliance training with Leapsome and Ethena

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November 10, 2023

Introducing Luck Dookchitra, new Leapsome VP People

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March 21, 2024

Dell’s Plan to Restrict Remote Worker Promotions May Backfire 

Industry experts, including Leapsome's Jenny von Podewils, weigh in on Dell’s move to restrict remote worker promotions.

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March 7, 2024

Luck Dookchitra Featured in HR Daily Advisor's Faces of HR

Meet Luck Dookchitra, the first Global VP of People at Leapsome, six months into her role.

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March 2, 2024

How do you transition smoothly into a new team in 2024?

Luck Dookchitra and other industry experts share advice on how to best start a new role.

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February 29, 2024

Six ways HR can show appreciation for their workforce

Luck Dookchitra, VP People, speaks to HR Brew about what Leapsome has planned for Employee Appreciation Day.

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February 8, 2024

Moving Beyond ‘Hardcore’ Work Culture to Empower and Engage Employees

'Hardcore' work culture is a term that's made waves recently. Leapsome's Jenny von Podewils shares her views.

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February 5, 2024

Intimidating Boss? To Save your career, Here are the Best Ways to Communicate

Career experts, including Leapsome's Jenny von Podewils, reveal strategies for communicating productively with your manager.

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January 26, 2024

Five Predictions for AI Use in HR in 2024 from Leapsome’s Kajetan von Armansperg

Leapsome's Kajetan von Armansperg shares his predictions for how AI can and should impact HR in 2024.

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January 16, 2024

Hybrid Communication: Is the Death of the Work Phone Call Here?

When someone says, “Let’s hop on a call,” what do you think of video or phone? Leapsome’s Luck Dookchitra weighs in on the importance of intentional hybrid communication.

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January 16, 2024

Getting Back in the Groove after a Long Weekend, Holidays

How to ease employees back into work after a break. Leapsome's Luck Dookchitra weighs in.

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January 9, 2024

2024 employee benefits & workplace predictions: Reskilling & upskilling

Industry leaders share their thoughts, comments, and concerns about the reskilling and upskilling of today's workforce and how it will affect their 2024.

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January 3, 2024

2024 employee benefits & workplace predictions: The future of AI

Industry leaders, including Leapsome's Jenny von Podewils, share their thoughts, comments, and concerns about AI and how it will affect 2024.

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December 12, 2023

Meet The Latest Version Of Quiet Quitting: ‘Lazy Girl Jobs’

Leapsome’s Jenny von Podewils shares her views on the recently coined TikTok term, "Lazy Girl Jobs," and highlights the importance of flexibility and boundary-setting at work.

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December 8, 2023

How to help employees deal with the demands of the ‘holiday spirit’

The holidays add a lot of pressure for some employees. Leapsome's VP People, Luck Dookchitra, shares her tips on how to check in with employees during this time.

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December 4, 2023

9 Ways Companies Can Help Employees De-Stress During The Holidays

The holiday season can be a stressful time for employees. Leapsome's VP People, Luck Dookchitra, shares how employers can identify stress and help prevent it.

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November 9, 2023

5 can’t-miss strategies to break through in a crowded market

Leapsome VP Marketing, Gal Fontyn, shares how successful HR tech startups break through the noise.

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November 9, 2023

Leapsome Appoints Luck Dookchitra as VP People

Leapsome announces the appointment of Luck Dookchitra as the company's first global VP People.

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October 25, 2023

The definitive guide to giving actually helpful feedback

Everyone freaks out about getting feedback. Experts, including Leapsome's Jenny von Podewils, share how to give it productively.

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October 13, 2023

Employees and HR agree: AI increases productivity

Three out of four employees use artificial intelligence tools at least once a week in their work.

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October 12, 2023

Report finds large gap between HR and employees

HR estimates that over half their workforce is completely engaged when it is less than a third - new Leapsome research.

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October 5, 2023

The mental health of U.S. employees is on the rise – but will it stay that way?

A new study by Leapsome, a people enablement platform, found that 88% of US employees rate their mental health as good or very good.

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October 4, 2023

6 Ways Fortune 500 Companies Reduce Useless Meetings—And You Can Too

56% of employees say at least half of their meetings are useful. What do we do with the useless half?

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October 3, 2023

Always-online Gen Z workers ‘anxious’ about unplugging, taking vacations: ‘Hard to disconnect’

Gen Z feels guilty about taking vacations. Jenny Podewils comments on the inability to disconnect when you carry your “virtual office” in your back pocket.

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September 29, 2023

Technology Is Not The Answer When It Comes To People Matters

Technology isn’t the solution to engagement problems and a study by Leapsome shows employees might be less engaged than HR departments think.

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September 29, 2023

As AI Usage Increases At Work, Searches For “AI Girlfriend” Up 2400%

Studies show AI is making us more productive but is forming personal relationships with an AI assistant crossing a line?

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September 28, 2023

US Employee Well-Being On The Rise But Perception Gap Remains Between HR And Employees Leapsome

Read HRTech Series’ coverage of the Leapsome “Beyond the Cubicle” report.

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September 14, 2023

How the 'September surge' will be different this year

Jenny Podewils, Co-CEO of Leapsome, shares why employers need to be clear on requirements, expectations, and development opportunities during the hiring process.

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September 12, 2023

Beware the Silence: ‘Quiet Cutting’ Is Not the Best HR Strategy

Jenny Podewils, Co-CEO of Leapsome, shares tips for restructuring strategically, thoughtfully, and successfully.

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September 10, 2023

In-Office Mandates Attacking Progress And Company Growth, But ‘Big Guns’ Not Backing Down

Rather than developing stringent return to office processes, organizations should motivate people to come to the office says Jenny Podewils co-CEO of Leapsome.

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August 29, 2023

The secret to small business success: Develop people early

Read Jenny Podewils, Co-founder of Leapsome, comment on why people enablement is essential for long-term business success and the core HR pillars small businesses need to invest in early on.

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August 26, 2023

Leapsome – A Comprehensive Guide

A complete guide on Leapsome’s transformative approach to employee development, performance management, and feedback processes within organizations

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August 25, 2023

The ultimate performance review process: 6 steps for success

Leapsome automates performance review workflows and reduces manual overhead, leading to more employees completing their reviews on time.

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August 14, 2023

Unlocking AI – The HR Professional’s Guide to Success in 2023 and Beyond

Kajetan Armansperg, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Leapsome, says AI’s role in HR is an improver, accelerator, and optimizer of content created by humans.

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July 25, 2023

New Leapsome Program Offers People Enablement Tools to Startups

Leapsome launched a new program meant to provide early-stage companies with people enablement tools that are less expensive than other options.

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July 15, 2023

Unveiling the Power of Employee Engagement: A Guide for HR Leaders

Start by fostering an environment that promotes growth, values contributions, and encourages open communication, Leapsome Co-Founder Jenny Podewils says.

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July 11, 2023

Bosses Push Back on WFH Die-Hards: ‘They Will Need to Show Up’

What is the purpose of an office? Leapsome Co-Founder Jenny Podewils weighs in, along with other experts, on the RTO discussion.

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June 30, 2023

Why is worker productivity trending downward?

The pandemic has led to learning and innovation backlogs, says Jenny Podewils, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Leapsome.

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Building an Agile Startup Sales Team for Maximum Success

March 11, 2024

Ollie Webb, VP Global Sales, chats to Henry Kayser, host of Modern Sales Wisdom, about scaling Leapsome's sales organization.

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Shaping the Future of Workforce Engagement with Leapsome

March 4, 2024

Jenny von Podewils, co-founder and co-CEO, sits down with Jim Barnish, host of The Dirt, to discuss Leapsome’s growth journey to date.

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Enabling a New Generation of Leaders and Workers

February 28, 2024

Jenny von Podewils, co-founder and co-CEO, joins Ollie Henderson to discuss the evolving workplace and how younger generations prioritize purpose and meaningful conversations.

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Managers will make or break your company

February 12, 2024

Luck Dookchitra, VP People, and Jenny von Podewils, Co-founder & Co-CEO, joined The Modern People Leader to discuss the evolution of the manager role.

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[Raised $60 million] Ep.50 — The First 100 with Jenny von Podewils, the Founder of Leapsome

March 27, 2023

Serial entrepreneur Hadi Radwan sat down with Jenny to uncover how Leapsome acquired the first 100 paying customers.

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Bootstrapping success story: Kajetan von Armansperg on the founding story of Leapsome

June 9, 2023

Co-founder & Co-CEO, Kajetan von Armansperg, sat down with Calin Fabri in this episode of Venture Europe.

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S6E7 — Jenny von Podewils & Kajetan von Armansperg, Co-founders @ Leapsome

July 5, 2023

Co-founders & Co-CEOs, Jenny von Podewils and Kajetan von Armansperg join this episode of Riding Unicorns.

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Modern Sales Wisdom
March 11, 2024

Building an Agile Startup Sales Team for Maximum Success

Ollie Webb, VP Global Sales, chats to Henry Kayser, host of Modern Sales Wisdom, about scaling Leapsome's sales organization.

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The Dirt
March 4, 2024

Shaping the Future of Workforce Engagement with Leapsome

Jenny von Podewils, co-founder and co-CEO, sits down with Jim Barnish, host of The Dirt, to discuss Leapsome’s growth journey to date.

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Future Work/Life
February 28, 2024

Enabling a New Generation of Leaders and Workers

Jenny von Podewils, co-founder and co-CEO, joins Ollie Henderson to discuss the evolving workplace and how younger generations prioritize purpose and meaningful conversations.

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Media Resources

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About Leapsome

Leapsome is the all-in-one, intelligent people enablement platform trusted by CEOs, managers, and HR teams at more than 1500 forward-thinking companies, such as Spotify and monday.com, to align, engage, and retain their teams.

The platform offers an integrated suite of tools for Goal Setting & OKRs, Performance Reviews and 360s, Competency Frameworks, Learning & Onboarding, Engagement Surveys, Feedback & Praise, Compensation & Promotions, and Meeting Management. Leapsome was founded in 2016 by Kajetan Armansperg and Jenny Podewils. Visit leapsome.com to learn more.

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Beyond the Cubicle: Leapsome’s Workforce Trends Report

Leapsome’s Workforce Trends Report is based on a global survey of 2,500 professionals. It aims to identify modern HR challenges and evolving employee needs to equip readers with the people strategies needed to effectively manage organizational change.

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The State of People Enablement Report

Leapsome’s 2023 State of People Enablement Report is based on a global survey of 750 professionals. It delivers insights into HR leaders’ and employees’ readiness to face the challenging macroeconomic climate and how this is impacted by people enablement.

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Founder Bios

Jenny von Podewils

Jenny von Podewils is the co-founder and co-CEO of Leapsome, a people enablement platform backed by Insight Partners, Creandum, and Visionaries Club. Leapsome helps more than 1500 companies (including Spotify, Unity, and monday.com) build high-performing teams by driving employee development, productivity, and engagement.

Jenny is an alumna of the Universities of St. Gallen and Oxford, and a fellow of Singularity University. Prior to Leapsome, Jenny led teams in business development, corporate development, and digital transformation roles in media and tech companies. In recognition of her work, Jenny was awarded Female Founder of the Year 2023 in the prestigious German Startup Awards and has been listed as one of the top 50 female entrepreneurs in Germany by Handelsblatt.

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Kajetan von Armansperg

Kajetan von Armansperg is the co-founder and co-CEO of Leapsome, a people enablement platform backed by Insight Partners, Creandum, and Visionaries Club. Leapsome supports more than 1500 companies (including Spotify, Unity, and monday.com) in building high-performing teams by driving employee development, productivity, and engagement.

Prior to Leapsome, he led the Product team at Funding Circle, a global marketplace that facilitates access to capital for small businesses. He is an alumnus of HEC Paris & the University of Mannheim and a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation

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