Hibob webinar: Is employee retention realistic?

Yesterday, we held a webinar exploring if employee retention is still a realistic KPI for modern People and Talent functions.  https://youtu.be/pQSnaxR9X-Y There was one clear takeaway: that we need to embrace the fact the average employee tenure has become shorter. So, to get the most out of your people in shorter time frames, setting honest, clear expectations and objectives throughout the employee lifecycle are key. The session was hosted by two lively HR influencers: Matt Buckland (Head of Talent and Co-Founder at Rainmaking Studio) and Matt Bradburn (Co-Founder, the People…

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Growing our people: from Office Manager to People Operations Manager

Meet the wonderful Alyx Gilham from the Hibob London office. Thanks to her positive, hardworking, and professional attitude she’s progressed from Office Manager to Business Operations to People Operations Manager in just two years. And as Hibob has grown at an unprecedented rate, so has she! Read on to find out how... Hey, Alyx! So first up I’d love to hear about your progression from Office Manager to People Operations Manager. How did that come about? So, I joined as Office Manager in 2018, responsible for finances, onboarding, and admin.…

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How HR can save us from Blue Monday: the most depressing day of the year

Did you know that 35% (1 in 3) of UK employees have considered changing jobs after the Christmas break? In the bleakest winter months, HR teams need to be monitoring engagement levels closer than ever. This comes as no surprise. After all that festive excess, meeting friends and family and learning about their jobs and their careers, after all the New Year’s resolutions we make to ourselves, who isn’t reconsidering their life choices? And brace yourselves, because January 20th has been declared as the most depressing day of the year.…

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Webinar: understanding employee experience design

Today, we hosted a webinar with our friends from 5ive.Studio: an Experience Design agency based in the Nordics.In this session, co-founders Steve Usher and Morten Raahague looked at: What employee experience design actually meansWhy businesses need to champion human-centered designHow HR can redesign experiences to impact the bottom line https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG9AHxUWM_0 Here’s a summary of Steve and Morten’s five steps to help HR design incredible employee experiences: 1. Start by shifting your mindset  When it comes to designing a great experience: it’s less about budget and more about shifting your perspective. …

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HR people leaders of the month: Sander Bais and Khatidja Tjon-Atsoi at NewMotion

Meet our People Leaders of the Month, Sander Bais (Head of HR) and Khatidja Tjon-Atsoi (Corporate HR Officer). Based in Amsterdam, they’re part of the HR Team at Dutch electric car charging scale up, NewMotion.We asked to get their thought leadership around how they empower their teams across many offices. Why? Because this duo have been an absolute delight to work with while launching bob at NewMotion. Sander and Khatidja have worked at NewMotion for around a year and a half, and made a huge impact on the business. Particularly…

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Webinar: The remote working experience

This month, our HR, Talent and Culture community has been exploring the best ways to engage remote and global teams. Last week we had a successful London meet-up, where we looked at how to build culture across many sites. And today, we hosted a webinar with Jamie Bray (Founder of Brayber Recruitment), exploring the remote working experience. As an expert in remote working - both in sourcing remote candidates, and offering his staff all kinds of remote working incentives - his underlying messages were clear: Remote work is becoming the…

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Berlin meet-up:Maintaining start-up cultures

Yesterday we hosted our first ever Berlin HR breakfast, in the funky yellow event space at Space Shack Co-Working. We looked at how People and Talent teams manage company culture and values during periods of growth, and there was one clear takeaway that arose from the discussion: Culture can change as organisations scale. And that’s OK! The important thing is to keep checking in with both existing and new employees, ensuring your people initiatives are giving them what they need. Unsurprisingly, tech plays a key role here!  The panel was…

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Stockholm meetup: embracingHR tech for success

Yesterday, Hibob, TeamTailor and Peakon joined forces to host yet another sell-out HR meet up in Stockholm’s tech hub, Katarina Sofia. Our expert panel were unanimous in their key takeaways when it comes to HR tech: Identify the unique HR needs of your specific organisation before choosing a system - not the other way round.Embracing integrations is essential for creating the perfect HR tech stack. The discussion panel was moderated by renowned industry influencer Johannes Sundlo (ex-Spotify/Co-Founder of HR Sverige/People Partner at The Talent Company) and  included a great selection of…

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HR People Leader of the Month: Ally Monk, Head of People at Instant Impact

Meet Ally Monk, our September People Leader of the Month. He heads up the People function at Instant Impact, a talent partnership business that puts their company values at the forefront of everything they do. With four years’ experience in the People & Talent space, Ally is passionate about the candidate and employee experiences, and looks to apply this passion to all elements of the employee lifecycle, from hiring to onboarding, progression, and beyond! Hey Ally! Congrats on your promotion from Head of Talent to Head of People! So, how…

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HR People Leader of the Month: Naomi Braisby, Head of HR at Landbay

Meet Naomi Braisby: our July People Leader of the Month. As Head of HR at the multi-award winning Fintech company Landbay, Naomi shares her valuable insight as part of Hibob’s People Leader of the Month series. Naomi has ten years experience in HR leadership and L&D, and a Masters in HRM. On top of that, she has twenty years experience in financial services. This makes her the perfect fit for Landbay: a fast-growing Fintech platform for the buy-to-let mortgage space. As Head of HR,  Naomi’s role is to build a…

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Webinar: Performance Reviews and Productivity

Following our webinar on future-proofing performance processes, to boost productivity and meet the demands of today’s workforce, here is a roundup of the key points and takeaways. https://youtu.be/Maru-rI2LTQ The session began with bob’s Head of Customer Success, Alyson Sturgess, taking us through the importance of performance reviews and how they can contribute to enhanced productivity. She discussed how getting the right performance measures in place, can be the perfect way to: Close the feedback loop between manager and employeeSet clear expectations and goalsClarify what success looks likeConfirm what makes an…

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Event: The Employee Productivity Lifecycle

This month we’ve been delving into the employee productivity lifecycle, and continued the conversation at our Hibob breakfast event in the Shoreditch Treehouse. Our expert speakers, George Milton Mason (Business Coach, Whitehat) and Steve Gaskins (MD, Right Angle) gave two talks around how to maximise productivity that left us feeling inspired. Kicking off the discussion, George from Whitehat, coming from a coaching and L&D background, asked the audience, “what do you think about when you're at work?” As you might expect, the answers ranged from “hitting my KPIs and targets”,…

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Growing Our People: From Intern to Customer Success

Hannington Morgan joined Hibob last year as a data operations intern, and impressed us so much that he was promoted to Implementation Manager in just three months! Last week I interviewed Hann to find out how he got that promotion, what he's learned along the way, and what he makes of our culture here in the Hibob London office. Hey Hann, thanks for joining me! So before we learn more about your transition into Customer Success, I’d love to hear a bit more about your internship which got you into…

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HR People Leader of the Month: Alastair, People Partner at giffgaff

Alistair is currently the People Partner for the multi-award-winning telco, giffgaff, where for the last four and a bit years he led all things internal Culture, Engagement and People Experience. His passion is for people, creating connections and building better places of work. In Alastair's words, "I scrape into the category of millennial apparently (but only just) with a degree in Visual Communication, a Masters in HR, and I’m also a certified Strengths Coach. This layered with years of experience in local government, at the coalface in HR, which makes…

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Wellbeing Workshop: Mental Health at Work

With Mental Health Awareness week fast approaching, here at Hibob we thought what better opportunity to host a ‘Wellbeing in the Workplace’ workshop and breakfast, all the way up in East London’s very own cosy and calming Shoreditch Treehouse. Hosted by the truly delightful Suki K Bassi (AKA Founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Happy Maven: Wellbeing in Business), here’s a quick summary of her key insights around wellbeing at work; symptoms, triggers, and that all-important business case for your own company. 1) What is mental health? According to the…

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