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3 ways to encourage physical fitness for your people

It’s been a strange year in the workplace, and we’ve all been stuck at home for way too long. Time has stood still, and many of us have too. As we slowly start venturing back out into the light, now is the perfect time to encourage physical fitness and activity among our people.  HR’s responsibility is to help employees gain the tools that they need to stay healthy, no matter if they’re working from the office or home. Giving employees the tools to embrace physical fitness benefits everyone. Let’s explore…

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Scaling company culture tips

We’re advocates for building company culture early—the sooner the better. But we’re also advocates for revising as your company grows and develops. Company culture isn’t something that should be stagnant: just as people change with time, so do their values. What seemed appropriate two years ago might not align with your values today; what you’ve learned about other cultures and organizations might push you to make big changes. What we’re saying is, as your company scales, your culture should adapt. We checked in with HR experts about their advice for…

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5 tips for dealing with stress while working from home

I’ve been working from home for years, no problem. But working remotely during a pandemic? Oooooh boy. That’s a tough one. Government-enforced solation, health-related concerns, a constant stream of negative news, plus the stress inherent to working from home, have combined to form a big mushroom cloud of anxiety. Due to those immediate modifications including isolating workers due to social distancing, existing stress have been magnified alongside the new ones that have popped up. Many of the stress-busters we know from regular office life don’t apply to WFH, especially for…

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How to keep your extroverts happy while working from home

Whether working from home is your dream finally come true or your worst nightmare, it seems like we’ll be working from home for a while. With the light at the end of the tunnel slowly dimming, how can we keep our passion, our interest, our thirst to succeed alive while sitting on the couch in a tiny apartment? It’s not always easy, to say the least, but it’s possible. Here are some useful tips for keeping your extroverts happy while working from home. Keep your face-to-face game on When no…

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Is WFH the next must-have skill for tech workers?

The unexpected change in working environment arrived came into effect almost overnight, but it’s a common consensus that it won’t be going away anywhere nearly as quickly—if at all. According to job-finding platform Indeed, the most valued skills in a resumé today include time management, communication, and interpersonal skills. As businesses globally both allow and prepare for future remote working scenarios, the importance of mastering the work-from-home skillset is becoming one of the most sought-after of them all. Let’s discuss: What the WFH skillset entailsWhat great work-from-home skills look likeHow…

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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 productivity 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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