March 2024 Viva Glint newsletter

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Welcome to the March edition of our Viva Glint newsletter. Our recurring communications will help you get the most out of the Viva Glint product. You can always access the current edition and past editions of the newsletter on our Viva Glint blog


Our next features release date 


Viva Glint’s next feature release is scheduled for March 9, 2024*. Your dashboard will provide date and timing details two or three days before the release. 


In your Viva Glint programs 


The Microsoft Copilot Impact Survey template has premiered in the Viva Glint platform. AI tools are increasingly integrated into the workplace to enhance workforce productivity and the employee experience. This transformational shift in work means leaders need to understand their early investments in Microsoft Copilot and how it is being adopted. Deploying the Copilot Impact Survey template in Viva Glint, organizations can measure the impact of Microsoft Copilot enabling leaders to plan AI readiness, drive adoption, and measure their ROI. Learn about the Copilot Impact survey here. 


Changing item IDs for expired cycles will be self-serve. Comparing survey trend is essential to tracking focus area progress over time. When a survey is retired, you can still use the data for an item from that survey as a comparison in a new survey which uses the identical item. And you can do it quickly and independently! Learn how to change survey item IDs here. 


We've updated our Action Plan templates! Action Plan templates provide resources to help organizations act on feedback. Content comes from our new learning modules, WorkLab articles, and LinkedIn Learning. Now we're exploring opportunities across all Viva and Copilot products to harness sentiment and data to enhance the employee experience and surface relevant, contextualized action recommendations. Check out Action Plan guidance here.  


Support survey takers with new help content 


Simplify your support process during live Viva Glint surveys to help users easily submit their valuable feedback. Use support guidance as an admin to communicate proactively and create resources to address commonly asked questions by survey takers. Share help content directly with your organization so that survey takers have answers to all their questions. 


Announcing our new Viva Glint product council 


Viva Glint is launching a product council! We are keen to listen to you, our customers, to help inform the future of our product. By enrolling, you will hear directly from our product and design teams, have an impact in shaping our product, and connect with like-minded customers to discuss your Viva Glint journey. To learn more and express an interest in signing up, visit this blog post. 


Connect and learn with Viva Glint 


We are officially launching our badging program! We are excited to announce that Viva Glint users can now earn badges upon completion of recommended training modules and then publish them to their social media networks. We're kicking off this program by offering both a Foundations Admin badge and a Manager badge course. Learn more here about badging


Get ready for our next Viva Glint: Ask the Experts session on March 12. Geared towards new Viva Glint customers who are in the process of deploying their first programs, this session focuses on User Roles and Permissions. You must be registered to attend the session. Bring your questions! Register here for Ask the Experts


Join us at our upcoming Microsoft and Viva hosted events 


Attend our Think like a People Scientist webinar series. Premiering in February (if you missed it, you can catch the recording here!), this series, created based on customer feedback, will deep dive into important topics that you may encounter on your Viva Glint journey. Register for our upcoming sessions below: 

We are also kicking off our People Science x AI Empowerment series. Check out and register for our upcoming events that will help empower HR leaders with the knowledge and resources to feel confident, excited, and ready to bring AI to their organizations:   

For those in the Vancouver area, join us for Microsoft Discovery Day on March 6. During this in-person event at Microsoft Vancouver you will learn from Microsoft leaders and industry experts about fundamental shifts in the workplace and the implications for your business. Gain an understanding of the value of AI-powered insights and experiences to build engagement and inspire creativity. Register. 


Join the Viva People Science team at upcoming industry events 


Are you attending the Wharton People Analytics Conference on March 14-15? As sponsors of the event, we will be there, and we would love to see you at our booth! This conference explores the latest advances and urgent questions in people analytics, including AI and human teaming, neurodiversity, new research on hybrid and remote work, and the advancement of frontline workers. Learn more about the conference here


Our Microsoft Viva People Scientists are among the featured speakers at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) annual conference in April. Live in Chicago, and also available virtually, the SIOP conference inspires and galvanizes our community through sharing knowledge, building connections, fostering inclusion, and stimulating new ideas. Learn more here

  • Join Rick Pollak on April 18 for a panel discussion, Your Employee Survey is Done. Now What?  Rick and leading experts will address best practices and advice about survey reporting, action taking, and more. 
  • Join Caribay Garcia and other industrial organizational psychology innovators on April 19 for IGNITE-ing Innovation: Uses of Generative AI in Industrial Organization Psychology. This session will help psychologists conduct timelier research by fostering cross-collaborative communication between academics and practitioners. 
  • Join Stephanie Downey and other industry experts on April 19 for Ask the Experts: Crowdsource Solutions to Your Top Talent Challenges. This session brings together industry experts to facilitate roundtable discussions focused on key talent and HR challenges. 
  • Again, join Stephanie Downey on April 19 for Alliance: Unlocking Whole Person Management: Benefits, Hidden Costs, and Solutions. Explore the multifaceted dimensions of whole person management (WPM) by delving into the benefits and challenges this approach creates. 
  • Join Carolyn Kalafut on April 19 for Path to Product. This seminar provides an intro to understanding product and the ability to influence the software development lifecycle and to embed responsible and robust I-O principles in it. 
  • Join Caribay Garcia on April 20 for Harnessing Large Language Models in I-O Psychology: A Revolution in HR Offerings. Delve into the practical implications, ethical concerns, and the future of large language models (LLMs) in HR. 

Check out our most recent blog content on the Microsoft Viva Community 


How are we doing? 


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*Viva Glint is committed to consistently improving the customer experience. The cloud-based platform maintains an agile production cycle with fixes, enhancements, and new features. Planned program release dates are provided with the best intentions of releasing on these dates, but dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Schedule updates will be provided as appropriate.  

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