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Throwback to 2021: HiBob spearheads the new ‘norm’ of work

Very few people out there can say they have lived through and experienced the making of truly notable change, but I just call it 2021 at HiBob. Certainly, the global pandemic spearheaded the world into the future of work, whether it was ready to go there or not. The global transition towards a more digital, efficient, and automated workplace happened almost overnight, but not without criticism. Many people believe the new world of work is less personal because we have less face-to-face interaction and more screen time. How HiBob debunks…

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How to manage new COVID-19 workplace requirements using Bob

In September 2021, President Biden announced a new COVID-19 response plan for combating the latest surge of the pandemic in the United States. The ruling fell under the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as an emergency temporary standard (ETS) “to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace."   This extensive program included a push to administer the vaccine to the nearly 80 million unvaccinated Americans who were eligible for the shot. The ETS required federal workers, healthcare staff, and employers with over 100 employees to…

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Employee Lifecycle Feedback: How and when to check in with your people

Checking in and regularly receiving feedback can make or break company growth. As people leaders, it’s necessary to bridge the gap between professional development and the milestones that shape people’s lives. Approaching your employees' needs, personal preferences, or life changes can seem intimidating. One of the best ways to help people succeed professionally (and in life) is to nurture a culture of trust at work. Lifecycle feedback programs are a great place to start. Cultures of trust begin with listening The new world of work requires a new relationship between…

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How on-the-job training can help close the skills gap

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings in the US increased to 11 million in Q3 2021. This follows what HBR called the “tidal wave of resignations” this year, with 4 million people quitting in April and a record 10.9 million in July.  Companies have quickly adapted to the new era of work by offering people more flexibility, expanded benefits, and other perks to attract and retain their talent. But the Great Resignation and evolving expectations aren’t the only things contributing to today’s record number of open…

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Why it’s important for employees to feel like they belong—and how to make it happen

Hiring a diverse workforce is only the first step to building a meaningful DE&I strategy that will ultimately empower people to thrive as their authentic selves in the workplace. By building a culture of belonging where everyone feels accepted as they are, leaders can create a more supportive and productive work environment. In a webinar presented at the HR of Tomorrow Conference Europe, Natasha Shifrin, HiBob’s global director of outbound sales, explains that incorporating DE&I into your organization goes beyond simply adding a culture page on the company website or…

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Best tips for managers to improve their remote leadership skills

In the last two years, organizations worldwide have permanently adopted WFH and hybrid work models. But do leadership and management teams have the right skills to lead their dispersed teams effectively? Companies are busy drafting policies on how to make remote and hybrid work a success. Meanwhile, managers across industries are navigating the space of remote leadership and upskilling themselves. We sat down with Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett, a workplace psychologist and president/co-founder of Work EvOHlution, to get an in-depth understanding of what tools and skills high-performing managers need to…

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The case for workforce flexibility

HR professionals are now responsible for navigating tightening resources, rapidly-advancing technologies, and a workforce that cares more about positive work experiences than their salary. According to the Harvard Business Review, 96 percent of professionals in the US want flexibility at work, but only 47 percent of them get it. Many are leaving their jobs because their companies refuse to adapt. The mass exodus of people from their full-time jobs, dubbed the Great Resignation, has made keeping up with the workforce more challenging than ever. Modern companies aiming to stay ahead…

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HiBob and Fiverr research: How the Great Resignation is reshaping the workforce

Fiverr Business and HiBob joined forces to survey over 1,000 US-based HR leaders and hiring managers about the current state of their company’s workforce amid the Great Resignation. Top-level findings confirmed people are leaving their jobs rapidly in favor of more flexibility at work and, companies are struggling to find ways to fill talent gaps. Additionally, many people quitting their jobs are not re-entering the workforce. Instead, they're choosing to work for themselves as freelancers or small business owners. To understand how companies are dealing with the Great Resignation in…

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How HiBob went permanently “Hi-brid”

HiBob research found that 56 percent of people felt productive working from home compared to 44 percent who reported the opposite. The same study also found that 62 percent of people find that hybrid work allows for a better work-life balance, and 36 percent say they'll quit if companies force them to go back to the office full time. As the world began emerging from the toughest COVID restrictions, we knew we couldn’t go back to the old normal. In the end, we decided to offer our Bobbers flexibility and…

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Bob’s 2021 product roundup

To build Bob’s 2021 roadmap, we listened to our customers and HR leaders everywhere. We based it on their feedback and made sure our HR, Product, Customer Success, and Engineering teams were all closely aligned. We adjusted to the new world of work In 2020, companies were forced to go global and adapt to dispersed and remote workforces overnight. When we began preparing our roadmap for 2021 at the end of last year, we didn't know what to expect going forward, except that we needed to further develop our suite of…

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Healthy cultures start with recognizing unconscious bias

**This is a guest blog post written by Hibob employee (bobber) Shani Shitrit. Shani is a parent, a non-binary and loving human, a person with a disability, an activist for human rights, a Crossfit athlete, and a former Wheelchair basketball player.  DE&I has become a hot topic around the world, from schools to informal social gatherings to workplaces. There have been amazing strides in the right direction, and people are now very conscious of other people's needs and the benefits of diversity and inclusion.  There's a ton of material about…

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Work-life balance is out! Synergy is in.

Even though the idea of balancing career goals, personal roles, and off-hour hobbies sounds like nirvana, it’s rarely achievable. Part of the reason is that the modern workforce has to adapt to technological leaps forward. Once upon a time, work-life balance meant that you could build a wall between the office and the home. Your work life and personal life were definitively separate. But the digitized, ever-connected modern world blurs the line between work and home. As a result, people are increasingly chucking the idea of a perfect 50-50 split…

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Attrition: How to identify your high-risk employees

Employee attrition impacts companies in several ways. It lowers morale, reduces productivity, and can negatively impact company culture. It also incurs high costs, including the cost of recruiting and costs associated with onboarding and training. Attrition is of particular concern for HR leaders today, as the “Great Resignation” has seen the largest turnover in 20 years.   According to Employee Benefit News, the average total cost to replace a single employee is equivalent to 33 percent of their annual salary. For all these reasons and more, companies should aim to limit…

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Leadership tips for transitioning to a hybrid workplace for the long term

According to the 2021 Pulse of the American Worker Survey from Prudential, 87 percent of employees want to continue working from home at least one day a week, and 68 percent agree that a hybrid work structure is ideal. Moreover, 42 percent will search for another job if their current organization doesn’t offer some kind of remote option long-term. As the data indicates, pivoting to a hybrid work structure will help you retain valuable team members and attract new talent. But the adjustment phase can be a challenge as everyone…

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It’s time to fall into Fall: tips for motivating your people this season

Employee motivation is a key driver for HR leaders and managers alike. Motivation in the workplace can be a challenge at any time of the year, but this phenomenon is especially present during the Fall season as the Winter blues and cold weather start slowly creeping up. With summer over and another COVID winter upon us, motivation can be hard to come by. One surefire way to drive productivity this autumn is through an employee motivation questionnaire or survey. There are plenty of free staff motivation questionnaire templates and resources…

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