3 Keys to Successful Onboarding

“Onboarding is the most important process to a great candidate experience”, says Mervyn Dinnen, HR and Talent Analyst. How new hires feel on and after their first day can have major implications for their long-term success; up to 20% of employee turnover happens in the first 45 days. At our last HR, Talent, & People Professionals Meetup our expert speakers, Jessica Hayes and Mervyn Dinnen, shared useful insights from their personal and work experiences on how to get the onboarding process right. Be transparent in order to build trust When…

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Meetup: What to expect when they’re expecting

MANAGING MATERNITY AND PATERNITY LEAVE Join us for our next HR Meetup on 22nd of June!   We have two fantastic speakers for this event:   Lisa Barnwelll is the Founder and CEO of Bumps and the Boardroom, helping to unlock the leadership potential of parents- to-be and support businesses to be more diverse and inclusive.     David Willans is a consultant who helps organisations get clarity and alignment on what matters to them so they can grow with confidence. He also founded and runs Being Dads, a community…

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Exceptional Talent

[caption id="attachment_1312" align="alignleft" width="200"] The new book from Matt Alder and Mervyn Dinnen[/caption] This is a guest post from strategist and broadcaster, Matt Alder, about his new book 'Exceptional Talent'. The world of work is changing. For the HR profession the technological developments, behavioural changes and shifts in expectations and preferences that are impacting how businesses operate and grow, present unique challenges.   In an increasing noisy digital world, promoting an employer brand to top talent is increasingly difficult and is being exacerbated by skill shortages in many sectors.  …

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Event: Will robots replace HR?

[caption id="attachment_1262" align="alignleft" width="150"] Vintage Robot Friends[/caption] AI, automation and the future of the industry Join us for our next live event on 25th of May! The world of work is changing rapidly. Automation, autonomous machines and artificial intelligence are changing how work itself is formulated. 65% of current primary school children will work in jobs that don’t exist yet, some believe the future of work will reduce the need for work to exist as we need know it now.   All of this impacts the HR profession, those whose job…

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Getting started with bob. Webinar 2nd May

LIVE WEBINAR Tuesday 2nd May 2017 (10.00am-10.30am) Click Here to Register Now This 30min online session will get you up and running with bob fast and fuss-free. We’ll be looking at the features of bob, how you can customise bob to suit your company, and the ready made reports and processes that we’ve created to save you time. You’ll learn how to: Set up bob for your company Add your employees and invite them to use bob Request and approve time off Set up your own time-related policies - from…

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Announcing $17.5 Series A Investment

ENTERING NEW MARKETS & TRANSFORMING THE WAY BUSINESSES ENGAGE WITH EMPLOYEES We’re excited to announce that hibob has just raised $17.5 million in series A funding. This latest investment round is led by the US-based Battery Ventures with additional participation from Eight Roads Ventures (the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International Limited) and Arbor Ventures, as well as Bessemer Venture Partners, who led our seed round of $7.5 Million in June 2016. Today’s series A announcement, one of the largest of its kind in the UK, brings our total funding…

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HR Influencers: Catherine Allen, Making People Happy, Ella’s Kitchen

    “The most important thing is to prepare for the reality that things change as organisations grow...”       Catherine Allen is in charge of a team known as ‘The Happies’ at Ella’s Kitchen. She has worked with the business since it was owner-led, and is responsible for making sure Ella’s recruit the best, most passionate people and then keep them happy and committed with a strong culture, clear goals and a fantastic working environment.   Hi Catherine, tell us a little about Ella’s Kitchen as a company, and…

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Drinks & Demos: A Tech Showcase

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT HR MEETUP ON 27th OF april! Everyone loves a shiny new tool - especially when it helps you do your job better, saves time, saves money, makes life easier, or any combination of these. We're bringing together some of our friends in HRTech and related areas to show you what's new and allow you to ask them questions over a glass of wine. THE DEMOS: Bob - People Operating System bob sorts the people stuff for smart businesses who love their staff. Providing with you with…

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HR influencers: Barry Flack, HR and business change mentor

    “A decade ago, I was the oddball advocating HR Technology when our profession viewed it as an obvious threat to be managed… Thankfully the tables are turning”.     Barry is an experienced business change professional with a background of senior HR and Talent roles spanning large and small businesses in various industries. Describing himself as jargon-free, pragmatic and ‘not afraid to tell it like it is’, Barry has developed a unique toolkit of expertise from which he advises clients, delivers keynote speeches and champions HR Tech. He’s…

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Meetup: Recruiting for real diversity. How to get it right

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT HR MEETUP ON 23RD OF MARCH! What is true diversity, and the key issues to consider and act on to ensure that your recruitment strategy enables you to recruit from a diverse pool of candidates. This meetup will provide you with practical ways in which you can enhance your recruitment processes. Our joint Meetup will take place in our new office: 2-4 Great Eastern Street 2nd Floor EC2A 3NW, London Date and time: 23rd of March, 6pm-8pm. Event is free. Drinks, good chat and nibbles provided. We’re…

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bob partners with Aviva to offer pensions auto-enrolment

HIGH-TECH Collaboration aims to help SMEs get to grips with auto-enrolment in just 15 minutes Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, has teamed up with HR and insurance tech start-up hibob to help small and medium-sized companies set up their workplace pension schemes. The hibob platform, which launched in June 2016, simplifies the pension auto-enrolment process by enabling companies to automatically use their employee information, assess eligibility, plan costs and then feed directly into Aviva’s online system. From there, a small business owner or their business adviser can complete the auto-enrolment…

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British Israeli Business Awards

bob wins the most promising company of the year award

bob was one of the most fortunate UK-Israeli businesses at the 2017 Annual British Israeli Business Awards held on 21st of February. These awards recognise companies which have executed significant transactions or made significant investments between the two countries, providing an opportunity to celebrate bilateral trade. Impressive shortlist The other companies in the 2017 shortlist for Most Promising Company of the Year were Currency Transfer, a global payment platform helping SME's and Private Clients; and Shareagain, a new fintech venture aiming to open up the global securities lending market to private investors. But bob…

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HR INFLUENCERS: Kate Thurlwell, Exposure Group

  “My number one agenda when I came to Exposure was to disrupt the tired, traditional HR model and deliver in the same way our people do for our clients.”       Kate Thurlwell is a highly experienced leader who loves to embrace change. By adopting the disruptive style of her industry, she believes in taking a game-changing approach to people management. Her motto ‘belief precedes reality’ is borne of her passion for innovation in talent and organisational development. Exposure operates in a vibrant creative space and Kate has nurtured a…

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Meetup: Retaining the right people – it’s not about free snacks

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT HR MEETUP ON 23RD OF FEBRUARY!   Two speakers will address both the strategic and operational issues of talent retention. We’ll be working out who you really want to keep, how long for, and how to do it. This is one meetup you’ll want to take notes at.   ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Dominique Sivak, HR Manager at Kano, is responsible for staffing and supporting the organisation, including selecting and setting up benefits and perks for employees. Kano creates computer and coding kits for all ages, all over the…

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HR INFLUENCERS: KAREN RIVOIRE, CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

  “The biggest challenge companies face is to ensure that people can bring their whole selves to work but at the same time contribute to something bigger.”     Karen Rivoire is an accomplished leader with a unique combination of HR, communications and brand experience. She has been responsible for defining and delivering innovative and meaningful global human resources strategies for many different companies and organisations, like Millward Brown, Unilever, Sony, etc., with a strong focus on attracting, retaining and developing top talent. In this interview, she shared her thoughts…

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