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bob announced as Interbrand ‘one-to-watch’

We're excited to announce that bob has been announced by the uber-agency Interbrand as one of the 'ones-to-watch' in the Working Future category of their Breakthrough Brands 2017. In fast company Breakthrough Brands is such a high profile award that it's covered by leading publication Fast Company, amongst others. "One standout point is the Clubs feature, which encourages employees to create groups and promote their own interests". In good company We are honoured to be listed alongside brands like Slack (who we integrate with) and General Assembly. Both of these companies are…

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New stuff: bob mobile

Okay, so it's not new-new, but it may be new-to-you and that's good enough. Have you tried logging into bob on your mobile phone - because you can! We have a special mobile version that's you access in the same way as desktop bob. When you log in, you get a view of bob that means you don't have to pinch and scroll all over the place. Pictures and text are the right size, and you can read what's there. What can I do in bob mobile? When you log…

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bob makes the RealBusiness Future 50

"Entrepreneurs not afraid to change the way we look at things and build incredibly disruptive UK companies" We just got the news that bob has made the RealBusiness Future 50 - The list of the most disruptive companies of the year for 2017. About Future 50 RealBusiness describes the Future 50 like this: "Each year, our Future 50 ranking gives the young players a chance to shine. Its class of disruptive UK businesses is now 300-strong and includes startup ventures that have gone on to become household names". In great…

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Women at bob

It's International Women's Day, so it's time to formally introduce the women of bob. We're very proud of our commitment to our female staff members who work across all of our departments, and in both our Tel Aviv & London offices. Gender split - aiming for equal bob currently has a 40% female workforce, with our ideal being 50/50 men and women. Below you can see our gender split across the company, using the bob Clubs view. When our product designers started looking at how to visually display employee information within…

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Feature release: Time Log

Time management is an admin headache. Now you can ditch the paper time sheets with Time Log. Time Log is there to help you manage your employees' working hours and time worked on projects in bob. It’s super-simple and is designed to be used on the go. So no more estimated time sheets at the end of the month. Making it easier to manage your people’s time Collect real-time info on when people are ‘at work’ Have time allocated to projects, as they go Easily see average check-in and check-out times…

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5 ways to win this Christmas

As employees all over the country start to look forward to the Christmas break and related festivities, there’s one group of people who aren’t usually as excited about the whole thing. Although the bah-humbug isn’t inevitable... HRs and office managers are normally the ones who have to organise all the fun stuff for everyone else and usually have to do a bunch of additional work as a result. However, it doesn’t have to be that way! Here’s my five tips to make sure you can win (and enjoy) this Christmas:…

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Event: Untangling The Data Spaghetti in Business

From people management to payroll & benefits, how can we simplify an increasingLY complex financial ecosystem? 15th November 2016 (8.30am-10.30am) The Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London 80% of UK organisations are service businesses, according to the Office of National Statistics.  This means that their assets and budget are tied up in their staff. In today’s modern workplace the data ecosystem is more complex than ever. We’ve got pensions auto-enrolment, data protection, dealing with time off, performance management, board reports, internal communications, etc. and a different tool to manage each…

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What is Data Spaghetti?

Data spaghetti is everywhere Businesses today have access to more information than ever before on our people, our finances, and our clients. There’s a software tool for recording just about everything. However, then you end up with multiple pots of information, held in different places. Some of it overlaps, some of it doesn’t, and to make sense of it all you want to bring it together. Do you have 3mins to share your experience of data spaghetti? What is data spaghetti? Let’s say you want to know something simple, like…

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bob Reports: Simple. Powerful. Automated.

Reports are a critical part of the HR function. However, creating Reports is a nightmare because you have to pull lots of data from lots of sources and make it all talk to each other. We’ve simplified this. How do we make reports easier? All the data you need is one place. You set up the reports you need once. These reports are then updated from live data. And you can even set they up to report automatically at a specific time and sent to a specific person. So from…

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Why human leadership matters

Stop for a moment and think about your favourite ever boss. You probably admired their knowledge and skills, but I bet they are your favourite because of the personal connection you had with them. They are a human leader. What is human leadership? Most of us love the leaders who share their humanity. They take the time to connect beyond the status report, and own up to their mistakes. You don’t have to know someone personally to feel this connection either. For example, Richard Branson heads up a hugely successful…

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Feature Release: Time Off

Time Off is the part of bob that helps you manage all your holiday and other leave & absence requests. It’s where you go to book your holiday, see who else is out of the office, and report in sick. It’s also where admins and managers go to approve or decline Time Off requests, and where they can report a team member in sick if they need to. Want to jump straight in and try Time Off for yourself? Click here to log in or set up a trial Why…

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