Daniel Eisenberg

April 9, 2024

Daniel Eisenberg joined Deel as the first man on the ground in the Nordics and has been part of the team that has taken Deel from $30M-$500M+ ARR in less than 2.5 years. He shares his favorite productivity tools, work-from-home preferences, and thoughts on AI integration in this Voices and Choices interview by Velory.

1. How many days per week do you prefer to work from home and why?

One day a week on average. Depending on my agenda, it sometimes makes sense to work from home. For example, if I have a bunch of interviews, I prefer being in a quiet room alone than in an open landscape. Sometimes I need to stay home because a carpenter or similar is coming and I need to let them in. And sometimes I look outside the window and see the horrible weather that Stockholm sometimes offers. But in general, I do like going into the Wework.

2. What is a hidden treasure among apps for you — a favorite application of yours that might be unknown to many?

Dripify is one of my favorite apps because it really helps with effective communication on LinkedIn. It makes everything so much smoother with its automation features.

3. Any tips on how to use AI in daily life or work? What is your company policy around it?

We have been using AI to create powerful visuals for events. We are also embedding a lot of AI functions in our product. Especially around support and analytics. Not sure about our policy.

4. What's your most important work tool, making you productive?

I love my iPhone. With a combination of WhatsApp, Slack and the Google Product Suite, I am very productive, regardless of where I am in the world.

5. What career tips would you give your younger self?

Take more risks and challenge the status quo and get out of your comfort zone.

6. What is your view on employee choice, i.e. flexibility for employees to choose their hardware and software?

I am a big fan of Choose-Your-Own device and believe this is the future of HW. With regards to SW, it has to fit in the wider picture. But there are individual/personal preferences tools/SW/apps that make individuals stronger. For example, I am using a LinkedIn automation tool which is not part of the Deel tech stack.

7. What is an ideal new employee onboarding experience?

A very structured plan which includes not only content but also people. I love our buddy system for example. Onboarding remote people requires a good plan.

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