How to help your people maintain work-life balance

It’s mid-August 2020 and here we are, at home, working, resting, and attempting to relax under one roof. Any semblance of a line between work and not-work has blurred. We can’t control what our people do in the privacy of their own homes, in front of the blue light of their screens, but we can give them the tools to lead healthier, happier lives. These tips are for you and your people, to help guide you through troubling times and come out productive and refreshed. Let’s discuss: What work-life balance…

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How HR can support wellbeing and mental wellness

Prioritizing employee wellbeing needs to be a tenet of your culture. There. We said it.  Employee wellbeing is the mental and physical health of an employee: their stress levels, the amount of time they spend sitting, their hours, and their feeling of safety and comfort. While not all of this is within HR’s control, by integrating wellbeing support and resources into organizational culture, HR will be able to create an environment where employees and managers respect wellbeing, honor boundaries, and pursue a healthy work-life balance. HR has a wealth of…

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How HR leaders create a code of conduct

Society is undergoing a period of introspection and breaking down barriers that prevent cultural understanding—and the modern workplace is leading the charge. According to the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer, people are looking to their employers to implement positive changes and respond to inequality, discrimination, and harassment. HR leaders have the tools to promote an inclusive, diverse, and healthy work culture in partnership with other stakeholders. By moving the dial, HR can impact not just an organization and its employees, but society at large.  One of the ways that HR leaders…

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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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6 tips for defining the new normal from CHROs

We’re learning to fly the plane while it’s in the air. That means lots of imposter syndrome for HR leaders: lots of scrambling, lots of hoping to do the right thing. The only thing we can do now is try to keep calm and make decisions that we’ll be proud of in a year. We’re not alone, something that’s important to remember: every HR leader at every company all over the world is dealing with these struggles too. To get a better idea of what others are doing and how…

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Working from home productively with Hibob Chief People Officer Nirit Peled Muntz

When your team goes remote overnight, how do you rebuild communication practices and protocols to keep people productive, informed, and safe? Nirit Peled Muntz, Hibob’s CPO, sat down with us to share a bit of the Hibob journey towards remote work and creating a sustainable hybrid remote work model. Read on for the secrets to keeping employees productive, aligned, and secure. Hibob: What are you doing to keep your team engaged and motivated right now? Nirit Peled Muntz: At Hibob currently all employees are working from home, so we have…

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Write great onboarding emails with this template

Onboarding is a delicate dance—and with 88% of new hires saying their employers aren’t good dance partners, we’re in trouble. Especially for companies hiring remote, emails are a critical part of the onboarding process. From checking in before the start date to keeping tracking of progress through the first few delicate weeks, when new hires are most vulnerable to churn, email will prove itself to be an invaluable tool. That’s why we’ve put together onboarding email templates for the most important onboarding emails: PreboardingFirst-day email30-day check-in Preboarding email The period…

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11 signs you need a good HR system + 4 benefits

What’s a good HR system got to do with it? What’s an HR system but- Okay, maybe Tina Turner isn’t applicable here. Because a good HR system can be everything. The data shows that company culture is good for business—and even has a quantifiable impact on the business’ bottom line. Retention, loyalty, even productivity are related to company culture, with companies that are culture-forward seeing meaningful ROI on those culture-building efforts. If you want to learn how to explain your need for great HR tech to stakeholders, plus twelve signs…

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How to convince stakeholders to support diverse recruitment efforts

The financial benefits of diverse recruitment can be quantified. How about the cost? Let’s start with your budget set aside for recruiting underrepresented minorities. How much of your recruiting budget is dedicated to that mission? If the answer is zero then not only do you have a culture problem, you’re hurting your business’ bottom line.Let’s look at diversity and inclusion-oriented recruiting by the numbers: the value of diversity to employees + benefits of inclusion-oriented recruitment, and how to present the business case for diverse recruiting. Quantifying the importance of diverse…

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3 tips for recovering from Zoom fatigue

“Zoom fatigue:” it’s real. We all know that frustrating exhaustion that hits at the end of a long video call (or maybe even in the middle), making you feel like you just put your personality in a blender and forgot it was there for the last hour or two.If video calls are making you exhausted more than usual then you might be falling prey to Zoom fatigue, the mental exhaustion associated with online video conferencing. Now that so many of us are working from home full-time, this exhausting phenomenon is…

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Defining the hybrid WFH/office model + 3 ways to make it work

Offices might be starting to open up again, but that doesn’t mean people are running to get back to their desks. Some people enjoy working from home or aren’t ready to get back to the office after COVID-19, and some local ordinances prohibit offices from opening up at 100% capacity. No matter what the reason is, organizations are learning to take it slow during their reopening process. For some organizations, the fast transition to working from home has turned into a long-term projected WFH model, with companies like Square, Facebook,…

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The two most important emails you’ll send during onboarding

Onboarding is a make-or-break period for your new hires, and it seems like a lot of us aren’t doing it right. Only 12% of employees say their companies are doing a great job of onboarding new employees. Yikes. If we want to maximize retention and engagement from day one (or even before), we need to start paying attention to onboarding processes. Each step should be planned out to help employees quickly make friends and feel connected to your organization. Part of creating this connection is managing regular communication. With multiple…

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What is onboarding + 9 unbelievable onboarding statistics

It’s the key to job satisfaction. It’s the foundation of professional success. It’s critical to retention and loyalty. It’s onboarding.  Onboarding is the period at the beginning of a new role when you get to meet your team, understand your role, and get embedded into your company’s culture. The onboarding process’s proven impact on retention makes this period critical for any HR team or people manager concerned with retaining great talent. Let’s answer a few questions and help you get your new hires on the road to success. What does…

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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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3 tips for scaling company culture

We’re advocates for building 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 scaling…

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