People & Culture


I Hate it here

Welcome to I Hate it Here, a safe space for jaded, overworked and emotionally burned out HR/People Operations professionals who need a little inspiration to tackle the newest dumpster fire of the week.

Every Monday & Friday you’ll receive insights, learnings, and advice on how to build companies and cultures that people actually love from Hebba Youssef, a Chief People Officer who’s on a mission to change HR.

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Safe Space

HR leaders don’t have it easy. There’s always a fire to put out, your org is always changing, and the rules keep evolving. No wonder you hate it here. Us people people are all going through it.

That's why we built Safe Space. Here, you can vent, get real time advice, meet your new HR bestie, and stay cool + calm + compliant in our very own, very private space.



Pay Transparency

Pay transparency is a big deal — and a big opportunity for HR leaders to drive change in their organizations. Take this course to learn what it is and get clear, tactical advice for how to apply it at your company. It's all async, so you can learn at your own pace and keep all the tools & templates that come with it.

I Hate It Here

If HR is one of the most soul-crushing industries to work in, how come we’re not talking about it more? I Hate it Here is the unflinching podcast where People professionals to talk honestly and openly about HR, sharing best-in-class resources to make the hardest job in the world that little bit easier. Hosted by Hebba Youssef, Chief People Officer at Workweek and creator of the I Hate it Here podcast and newsletter, this show is for HR People who want to get things done right - even if they do feel a bit empty inside from time to time.

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Meet Hebba Youssef

Hebba Youssef is the Chief People Officer at Workweek and Founder of I Hate It Here, a newsletter, podcast, and community business with over 120,000 subscribers that's dedicated to supporting and connecting HR & People leaders as they build incredible company cultures.

Previously, Hebba has led global learning, development, and talent management teams at organizations across a variety of industries, from fintech to media. She was most recently the Head of People at Lithic, a fintech startup. Prior to that, she was a talent management leader at Axios. Hebba has built People Ops teams from the ground up, scaled companies — and gained a few white hairs along the way.

In her free time, you can find Hebba reading sci-fi or fantasy novels and playing board games with her family.

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