How Valtech Used Lattice to Build a People Strategy with Feedback and Data
Recently, Valtech was featured on Lattice's blog page, showcasing the winning combination of Lattice and our People and Culture team. Melisa Guerbi, Director of People and Culture describes how and why Lattice helps Valtech uses the latest technology to stay connected with all employees across the globe.
Meet the People and Culture Team
French Algerian by birth, Melisa speaks five languages, which is fitting for a company that has offices in 18 countries. She joined Valtech in January 2020. She describes herself as an “emotional optimist,” focused on supporting the team and making them feel valued.
“We are a people company,” says Melisa Guerbi, Director of People and Culture for Valtech, but few companies have the intricate people challenges that this global consultancy wrestles with, considering it has more than 50 offices located on five continents. The highly scattered nature of Valtech’s workforce – compounded by its rapid growth rate – has presented many challenges. “There was no singular Valtech experience,” says Melisa, “and as the company got bigger, it has become harder to give feedback.”
“With Lattice, we found the opportunity to maintain a pulse on how employees are feeling across all our locations while keeping them engaged and focused on their growth and development.”
Valtech’s immediate challenge was determining how to formalize its feedback processes without losing the personal touch that had driven so much of its success. At the same time, Melisa wanted to find a better way for those in the company to get to know its diverse workforce, aiming to help workers understand the vastly different backgrounds that make up the Valtech team.
Existing efforts like its monthly “cultural calendar” had been helpful at creating a community that embraced diversity – and celebrating it. Ensuring that level of engagement continued during a period of rapid growth, not to mention pandemic-driven upheaval, was paramount.