Co-written by Caitlin Brisson and Vipul Chhajer

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This summer, Gusto, the people platform loved by small businesses, launched a suite of tools to streamline how business owners hire and onboard new employees. This launch was spearheaded many people and multiple teams — so today we’re going to talk about teamwork and how you can build better when you work together.

Wait…who are we? We are Caitlin Brisson, product designer, and Vipul Chhajer, product manager. We love creating products that support small business owners across the United States.

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In the suite of tools we launched, our focus was the onboarding checklist, which makes it easy to manage all the things you have to do when bringing on a new hire, such as completing new hire paperwork, setting up software tools, or tracking their to-do’s. The onboarding checklist is central to our new features, tying them together to make it easy for business owners to manage their entire onboarding process in one place. …


Action-oriented insights from our accessibility journey at Gusto.

People coming together to do things together.
People coming together to do things together.

When have you felt excluded because something you wanted to use wasn’t designed for you? I think of my one and only trip to Disney World. I stood in line after line with my family for hours only to be told that I was too short and my mom too pregnant to go on 90% of the rides. It was crushing for my 9-year-old self.

Whether you’re starting your own business or beginning a new job, at Gusto, we strive to be there for the moments that matter. As the people platform, inclusion is at the heart of everything we build. We want to create a world where work empowers a better life, for everyone. …


3 design lessons from experimental marine biology

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It’s 1 AM. You’re stuck thigh deep in salt marsh mud. The tide’s coming in. Your coworker comes to your rescue with a plastic pipe and slowly drags you out. You’re safe but you’re also head-to-toe, face included, covered in mud. If you’ve ever driven by a salt marsh, you know this isn’t like a face mask. Marsh mud smells strongly of rotten eggs, a product of sulfur dioxide. Yum. Why are we imagining this? This happened to me many times. A run of the mill night in the field catching crabs for experiments.

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Once upon a time.

My path to design was windy — I spent most of my life heads down in science and math to become a marine biologist. I discovered design after leaving academics and transitioned via Designation. Now, I’m a product designer at Gusto. We’re on a mission create a world where work empowers a better life (and we’re hiring!). …

About

Caitlin Brisson

Product Designer at Gusto // Visual scientist www.caitlinbrisson.com

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