Priortizing mental health and wellbeing

How companies can proactively improve their people’s mental health

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and is dedicated to raising awareness about the physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing of our community members. Reducing the stigma surrounding those living with psychological or behavioral health issues is key to cultivating healthy communities and company cultures.

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Mental health awareness

Let’s talk about mental health in the workplace and what HR can do

Even before the pandemic, in 2019, the World Health Organization labeled employee burnout a medical condition. As the number of people struggling with mental health continues to increase, employers and HR need to be proactive in their approach to helping people cope. Here are some best practices HR can consider to move the needle on mental health.

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Equity sharing

Equity sharing: Mid-sized companies' key to winning top talent

In our latest guide, How to attract and retain top talent using a full-stack compensation strategy, we partnered with leading equity management platform, Ledgy, for a deep-dive discussion into how companies can build competitive compensation and equity sharing into people-centric cultures to set themselves apart from the competition.

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4 ways to achieve workplace gender equity and equality

4 ways to achieve workplace gender equity and equality

Let's start with the good news. The fight for gender equity and equality is making progress worldwide. According to research we conducted last month on women’s equality, the majority of women across the US, UK, and Australia: -Feel comfortable at work and have never been made to feel less qualified because they're women -Were promoted or received a bump in pay and benefits in 2021 -Receive women-specific benefits from their companies

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Celebrate Black History Month

4 ways to celebrate Black History Month in the workplace

February is Black History Month (BHM)—a time when the US celebrates African Americans’ contributions and achievements throughout the country’s history. This is an opportunity for HR to collaborate with their people to create thoughtful programming that celebrates Black culture and promotes inclusivity.

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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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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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How gender equality in the workplace boosts company profits

According to the World Economic Forum, it’ll take 267.6 years to close the gender pay gap. The Global Gender Gap Report also found that the second largest area of gender disparity is in economic participation and opportunity, at 42 percent. This and other recent studies confirm that the pervasiveness of gender inequality not only hinders women’s ability to advance, it’s also costing the entire global economy. According to Australia’s Office for Women, the Australian GDP could increase by a massive 11 percent, should women’s equality be promoted. Gender equality at…

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How to foster bully-free and healthy work environments for your employees

I would like to discuss one of the most influential factors on employee mental health in modern office settings: workplace bullying. Once regarded as incidents that only took place on school playgrounds, bullying now runs rampant in offices and other workspaces, leading to a high negative financial impact for companies. According to Forbes, workplace bullying costs the U.S. economy an estimated $360 billion annually due to high turnover and diminished work productivity. Research conducted by Monster.com, the global employment service, found that 90 percent of workers have been bullied at…

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Your voice

Your Voice: Why your company needs to provide a safe space for employees

In today’s modern workplace, HR leaders are responsible for ensuring that all employees feel happy and safe. Your employees may be silently suffering at work but not speaking up for fear of losing their jobs. They may have personal or general concerns regarding DE&I, harassment, or wellbeing in the workplace. They may feel singled out, overlooked, or have a specific complaint to lodge against a manager or colleague’s misconduct. Or, they may be privy to sensitive information regarding illegal or unsafe activity within the company but don’t know where to…

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Diversity and inclusion with Shani

Creating workplaces where everyone is free to be themselves

Why should companies care about diversity? How can managers support inclusion? Shani Shitrit—activist and educator (and proud bobber)—has the answers.

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amazing remote work cultures

8 tech companies with amazing remote work cultures

The pandemic has changed many things—especially the realities of working from home. Take a cue from these 8 tech companies that have gone all-in on remote work and created inspiring cultures in the process.

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Satisfaction vs engagement

How to level up from job satisfaction to employee engagement

Satisfied employees get the job done. Engaged employees demonstrate the high performance and innovation that can only come from enthusiasm for their work. Here's how to take your employees to the next level.

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PRIDE in the workplace 2021

Celebrating Pride: 3 steps for LGBTQ workplace inclusion

To celebrate Pride Month, we're sharing tips on how HR can create the kind of workplace where everyone is free to come as they are.

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Build your brand

4 rules for creating a strong employer brand

Employer branding—how employees and potential future hires perceive your company—is a valuable asset that all companies should nurture and grow.

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