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Some aspects of company culture are more important than others, but to whom?

Getting people to accept a job offer requires that companies meet the needs of the modern workforce, offering benefits and social positioning that drives employees to get excited and engaged long term. To find out what people’s workplace preferences are, we conducted a national survey online, collecting responses from 1,000 employees age 18+ in the United States.  In light of our findings, which aspects of a company’s culture drives people to accept a job offer?  What does the general population want?  The modern workforce is hung up on life-work harmony.…

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Bridging the global gaps with company culture

This morning I had the pleasure of hosting a Hibob panel discussion on  building culture across remote, virtual and global teams with expert advice from our Panelists (Ajaybir (AJ) Behniwal, Director of Customer Success at TripActions, Kate Irwin, Commercial Director at Skift and Michal Zarankin, Marketing Director at Quantum Metric) and a very interactive, insightful audience of HR and People professionals Virtual, global and remote teams are no longer unique - they are an essential part of almost every growing business. But with every new development to our working world,…

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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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Vacation Shaming:The Phenomenon is Real

Vacations. There’s no better way for working people to get clear, rejuvenate, and appreciate what’s important in their lives. Sadly, colleagues and superiors are increasingly using peer pressure and guilt trips to discourage people from taking time off. This alarming workplace phenomenon is known as ‘vacation shaming’ and it’s one reason that one-quarter of all workers will quit their jobs this year. For HR, actively encouraging its people to step away periodically from the workaday world is a must. But, what’s the most effective way to combat vacation shaming?  Managers, leave…

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How HR Leaders Can Enrich High EQin Their People

Some may say emotional intelligence is a desirable trait in a partner. Others will argue that it’s crucial to raising a child, or that it far surpasses the value of IQ (intelligence quotient) due to its connection of logical and emotional reasoning or understanding. All of this and more might just be true - but, EQ is hardly recognized as a favorable characteristic in one place where emotions, human relationships, and sound reason-making meet at one busy intersection: the workplace.  High EQ belongs in the workplace for one very simple…

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69% of Candidates Reconsider Job Offers if The Company Culture Looks Toxic

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty invested in employee experiences and showing corporate culture how to step into the new world of work. Company culture can make or break the organizational success of your business and we’ve got the stats to back it up, confirming that overworked employees are the largest turn-offs for potential new hires.  On behalf of us - Hibob! -  we conducted a new national survey through Pollfish. We surveyed 1,000 employees age 18 and up in the United States to find out what your potential…

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Pump Up Your People’s Productivity with This New Take on Workplace Creativity

For just a moment, think back to what the workplace must have been like for Baby Boomers. They’re some of the most strong-minded people we know, but Millennials are on a constant mission to change the workplace they left behind at retirement. We’re trying to rekindle the flames of producivity that burn out so easily after prolonged periods of screentime. In order to do that, we have to reinvent not just the way we work, but the approach we take to our daily tasks.  Generations prior were all about in-office…

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Hey, HR! Wanna Pull Your People Out of that Summer Productivity Dip?

Sublime once said it best. “Summertime… and the living’ s easy.” Except, not for anyone who has a full-time job with deadlines and quarterly goals to meet. Luckily for us, though, the modern office has made great leaps into the future of work and so far, we’ve been able to meet new accommodations that make the Summer season easier to enjoy. As HR professionals and managers, the trick is still striking that perfect balance between optimal employee productivity and allowing them to submerge their toes in the beachy sand worry-free. …

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No More Sunday Scaries: HR’s Role in Addressing Workplace Anxiety

Based on recent research, work-related anxiety has grown to epidemic proportions. A LinkedIn survey finds that 80% of people get stressed about work even before a new work week begins, a phenomenon known as the “Sunday scaries.” Most people occasionally feel anxious at work. Hard deadlines, upcoming presentations, personnel changes, and office politics can contribute to heightened stress levels at certain points in time. But if some of your people feel anxious routinely, that’s when HR’s alarm bells should be going off. To ensure that your team members are maximizing…

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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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Can You Afford to Miss Out on an Employee Experience Platform?

In his latest white paper, Josh Bersin examines the shifts in needs and demands of employees in today’s workforce. As companies need to be more innovative with how they keep their employees happy, employees also have a greater expectation in terms of employee experience. The most recent Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends survey of over 11,000 HR and business leaders found that 84% cited careers and experience as important, yet only 37% described organisations as ready to meet this expectation. The desire to improve and better manage employee experience is…

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Is ‘Loving What You Do’ an Attainable Feat?

‘Love what you do’ is a popular expression, but is it attainable in today’s new era of work? A recent study by consulting firm Eagle Hill found that a whopping 71% of tech employees (and 51% of all employees) in the Washington DC Metro Area would consider leaving their current job to work for Amazon. This statistic is a cause for alarm for any manager or CEO. So, how can you compete to retain the best talent and even go one step further by getting your employees to actually love…

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Turning Your Senior Team into Your ‘First’ Team

A recent CEO survey, conducted by Hibob, taught us that people retention, culture and work/life balance are three of the top 10 work worries keeping CEOs up at night.   Although the lack of sleep isn’t a great thing for them - from a HR perspective this a huge step forward. It tells us the importance of culture and engagement are not only being recognised by the c-suite - but they are high on their agenda. It is no longer a secret that getting your culture strategy right is just…

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Is Your Team World Class?

We all understand the importance of teamwork and collaboration in the workplace - and - if you read this blog - you’ll understand how to establish and maintain a high performing team. But how do we take our teams from performing well, to being world class? With the Six Nations tournament sweeping rugby fever across the country, it didn’t take me long to start looking at successful sports teams for inspiration! Corporate teams have multiple measures for success: productivity, ROI, OKRs etc, but sports teams tend to have just one…

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Turning the Knowledge of What Makes a Great Team into a Reality

With the six nations rugby tournament kicking off this weekend - the beauty of teamwork is about to be praised, scathed and critiqued by every media outlet and every armchair commentator across all six of those nations involved. And all of those opinions (professional and otherwise) will have one common factor -  teamwork is essential to success! So what can corporate teams learn from the world-class players out there representing their countries? The truth is - high performing sports teams use all the same tactics that we know we should…

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