We’ve got some pretty amazing people in Clio’s office(s), and a lot of it is thanks to our fantastic HR department—or as we like to call it, the People Operations team. They handle everything from hiring to cultivating the amazing culture that we have here at Clio (among a lot of other fun stuff). Meet Chris Yeh, talent development specialist and ping pong master.
Like most other Clions, there isn’t really a “typical day” for Chris. “Every day is different, but there are some common elements. Some of my consistent projects include the POps newsletter, data crunching for our department, full-cycle hiring for Support, and facilitating the rollout of our values. And I always start the morning off with a 12oz coffee.”
Yup. Clio staffers definitely give the coffee machine in the kitchen a workout every morning. And even though there’s coffee, ping pong, and Street Fighter to provide well-deserved breaks throughout the day, there’s also one other thing that is pretty awesome about working at Clio: “definitely the people. The people here all hold themselves up to a high standard, and working with such high-caliber, fun—and oftentimes very random—people is what gets me excited every morning.”
As a company, Clio isn’t traditional (even by tech standards) and neither is our HR machine. In addition to hiring for world domination, Chris and the team are also focused on facilitating a great culture, or “optimizing for happiness,” as he likes to call it. One of his more challenging projects right now is scaling our operating systems: “we have to look a few steps ahead of whatever we’d like execute on and ensure that it won’t break down when we double in size. It’s certainly not easy, but that type of challenge is also one of the things I love about working in POps at Clio!”
When he’s not in the office, Chris also practices Jiujitsu, plays ultimate frisbee and badminton, and learns code for fun. What can we say, we’re lifelong learners here at Clio. He and his fiancée are also amateur foodie bloggers: ourfoodadventure.com, if you’re curious. And on that note, we leave you with a tip from Chris: “If you’re new to Vancouver, try dumplings at Xu’s Wonton House in Crystal Mall’s food court, burgers at Save-On-Meats, or the bourbon sour at Pourhouse—you’ll thank me later.”