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Exceptional Talent

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. The Employee Experience is now a competitive advantage meaning that HR teams need to balance…

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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 organizations 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 the role you play. Ella’s Kitchen…

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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 a prolific writer on…

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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 bob to help small and medium-sized companies set up their workplace pension schemes. The bob 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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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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Do you ‘like’? Social Media & HRTech at Work

This article from guest author, Marian Bloodworth, is part of a series of posts on digital HR & the human connection - an exploration of the issues & trends around online HR tools, social media channels, and the desire for a positive culture in the workplace. Businesses are increasingly using social media platforms and HR technology at work - especially those organisations keen to see greater employee engagement through increased levels of connectivity. For employees used to managing their personal lives via social media and technology, it makes perfect sense.…

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Meetup: London HR Disruptors

Join us for our next HR Meetup on 8th of December!    This time we're getting together with the London HR Disruptors to have some Christmas drinks and make plans for 2017. You'll also get the chance to hear more about our HR and Benefits platform and see a live demo of the product! Our joint Meetup will take place in: WeWork Old Street, 41 Corsham Street, N1 6DR London.   Date and time: 8th of December, 6pm-8pm. Event is free. Drinks and nibbles provided. We're looking forward to welcoming…

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Workplace communities and employee retention

This article from guest author, Andra Magerusan, is part of a series of posts on digital HR & the human connection - an exploration of the issues & trends around online HR tools, social media channels, and the desire for a positive culture in the workplace. What is a workplace? The workplace concept has changed dramatically over the past decades. While in the past it was common for people to spend their entire lives in one role, leaving after 1- 2 years is much more normal nowadays. It seems as…

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