Announcing bob’s integration with ADP Workforce NowⓇ

Payroll is the definition of “necessary evil.” It’s arguably HR’s most important task, but the manual inputs and endless spreadsheets make it a painful one. Payroll is definitely an important part of the CFO/CPO working relationship. As part of bob’s quest to make HR tasks easier and more rewarding, we are happy to announce bob’s integration with ADP Workforce Now payroll services, and that the Hibob Connector for ADP Workforce Now is now available on ADP Marketplace. Integrating payroll into an HRIS lets you create a seamless, one-platform workflow that…

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2020 highlights in bob

To survive in 2020, we needed to learn to adapt fast. We left work one Friday afternoon in March—you know the rest of the story. Most of us haven’t been back since. To navigate this sudden, multi-continent transition to full-time working from home, we relied on bob’s remote-forward features, such as Shoutouts for communicating critical information, Kudos posts for keeping up morale, and Task Lists and personalized onboarding for easy onboarding. 2020 has been a pivotal year for the bob platform. We’ve incorporated remote and hybrid needs into every aspect…

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5 tips for increasing retention

Great businesses are built by and with great people. If you can't hold onto your talent, you'll feel it in your bottom line. With the world in flux and the future uncertain, we need to keep our people as happy as possible. Employee retention is a key concern for HR, especially while working remotely during a plague. Here are five tips that will help you increase retention, starting now. Five tips for retaining top talent 1. Encourage friendliness across ranks A friendly hello, especially from an unexpected (and higher-up) colleague,…

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The importance of learning and development for your company culture

Learning and development (L&D) is a specialized HR function, empowering employees to gain skills to drive their business performance and, ultimately, their company’s performance. Learning and development programs include: Skill-based trainingCourses and seminarsConferences Learning and development is an essential part of the employee lifecycle which helps employees feel empowered and creates opportunities for growth in the workplace. Let’s discuss: The connection between learning and development and employee satisfactionHow learning and development can increase retentionIncorporating learning and development into company cultureHow to support employee learning and development using bob  The importance…

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5 types of employee benefits + 3 surprising statistics

Employee benefits vary across levels, industries, and countries, so it's no wonder it's hard to master the concept! While benefits are supposed to be nice-to-haves, they can be make-or-break for many candidates, especially when healthcare and pension are involved. To help you and your people navigate discussions about benefits and perks, we've explained five of the most common types of benefits. We've also shared three surprising learnings from our report about employee benefits that might help you and your people get what you really want. Five types of employee benefits This…

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Metrics that matter for employee retention

Employee retention is, always has been, and probably forever will be a top concern for HR, recruiters, and management. With its associated costs and cultural impact, keeping retention rates high is a way for organizations to save on recruiting and onboarding costs while increasing employee loyalty and trust. Planning an effective retention strategy needs to go beyond analyzing retention rates and explore the factors impacting retention: culture, recognition, personal development, compensation, and loyalty. Let’s explore some of the metrics most impacting retention: eNPSCareer path ratioSalary changeDiversity metrics eNPS for retention…

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Remote holiday party ideas for 2020

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh, what fun it is to Zoom Zoom Zoom Zoom Zoom. Hey! Not nearly as catchy as the original—I know. But in this weird world of sweatpants and all Zoom everything, we need to redesign the holiday season to fit our social distanced reality. Let’s look at this as an opportunity to reimagine the holiday season and spirit. How can we make our company celebrations more inclusive for everyone? The boozy Christmas parties of seasons past were fun, sure, but for those…

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Hibob raises $70MM to define the future of HR

2020: the year HR took the wheel

COVID-19 highlighted the importance of powerful, skilled HR leadership, and there’s no better time than now to begin transforming the HR function. As we navigate unprecedented times and transitions, HR’s role has proven itself to be mission-critical for business success. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, we had to rely on HR tech tools to pivot once-colocated teams to fully-distributed teams over the course of a few days, or even overnight.  We’re excited to announce our $70 million Series B round led by investors SEEK and IGP, bringing us to a…

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What’s organizational network analysis?

Are you in the 70% of companies naming people analytics and organizational network analysis as a high priority? If so, congratulations! It’s a discipline that’s receiving a lot of interest due to its huge potential to transform the way organizations manage their people resources. Somehow, however, only 9% of companies report understanding what drives performance in their organization. It seems that while we recognize the impact of investing in organizational network analysis, we're still not willing to do anything with the insights gleaned from these analytics. Why? Paul Leonardi and…

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3 tips for attracting top talent

Great companies are run by great people. Without investing in hiring and retaining top talent, you won't be able to achieve big dreams. Retention has historically been a major concern of HR, and rightfully so: high turnover drains morale, hiring budgets, and available talent pools. Want to keep your culture healthy, employer brand positive, and employees satisfied? Check out (and take advantage of!) our three tips for boosting employee retention. 1. Encourage communication Want employees to give you their best? Make sure you want to hear it! From junior employees…

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A-Z of employee communication

Strong communication practices have always been important but now that we're all working remotely, they can be the make-or-break factor for successful team dynamics. To help you keep your managers and teammates up to speed with your organization's communication culture, we put together a fun A-Z list of best practices for good communication. A is for actions Words are good, but actions are better. Make sure your people understand the value (and impact) of their actions and non-actions. None of us are working on an island; to succeed, we need…

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Metrics that matter: salary average and salary change

We work hard for the money, don’t we? It’s almost impossible to talk about work without bringing up salary. What we’re paid is supposed to be representative of our employer-defined worth—and, on a larger scale, how the employer values their workforce. Salary average and salary change are both important HR metrics for measuring how the workforce is compensated as a whole, or in large groups. For companies competing for talent—we see you, EPD recruiters—salary average can help you understand your market position for recruiting. And for those fighting to retain…

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How to create a more effective meeting culture using agendas (plus templates!)

HR leaders hold unique power. You can influence every part of your organization and its culture—and its processes, including meetings. Running effective meetings is always important, but especially in our new video-call-dependent work environment. Your influence on organizational culture puts you in the position to create an inclusive, productive meeting culture, one conducive to helping employees communicate, collaborate, and connect. Allow us to introduce the meeting agenda: a tool for reducing meeting creep and Zoom fatigue, ensuring that all voices in the meeting are heard, and keeping meetings on track.…

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HR metrics that matter: employee growth rate

In this strange world, where it can feel like we’re treading water trying to stay afloat day by day, it can be hard to imagine planning for the future. Lockdowns begin, lockdowns end, and after seeing our world come to a screeching halt once already, who knows what the future holds? But to keep our heads above water, we need to make an effort. We need to keep looking ahead and do our best to plan for an uncertain future. Employee growth rate is an HR metric measuring your company’s…

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Performance management needs to include learning and development

Why do we work? Most of us need a source of income, sure. But what else?  We want to develop passions and interests; meet like-minded people; grow our knowledge and skillsets. Grow as people. That’s why our jobs are usually more than just what we do for a few hours a day—they’re part of our lives and identities. And when we feel like we’re growing and developing, we’re more likely to stick around at our jobs, perform better, and achieve better business outcomes. According to a study published in the…

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