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Insights from our greatest guide to getting people motivated

The changing world of work requires keeping your people motivated and engaged in unique and inventive ways. We need to be innovative in not just our products and services, but with how we approach our employees and increase their productivity.  At this moment, there isn’t one company that’s immune to the people disengagement epidemic, shown to affect 85% of employees and account for $7 trillion in lost productivity. Motivation is indeed the catalyst that manifests professional fulfillment and builds engagement, ultimately benefitting both an employee and the employer. To build…

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Terminations done right:tips for both parties

What’s arguably the most unpleasant situation you could find yourself in at work? No, it’s not your boss catching you drop the “f” bomb when you think they’re not looking. Albeit, that would be extremely uncomfortable. Workplace termination, however, is usually a top fear of most employees and even managers or HR professionals. Having to fire someone or being fired is never fun and sometimes, these face-to-face conversations can become a little less than peaceful.  Offboarding isn’t delivered with the same enthusiasm as onboarding and for obvious reasons, often falls…

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Can’t we all just get along with HR?

Did you know that almost half of today’s workforce (48%) feel indifferent towards the role of HR in their company? Not only that, but 18% believe that HR takes away from their overall experience at work. It seems as if HR teams and their practices have become more difficult to connect to over time and for some reason, many employees find themselves struggling to understand the HR role and its pertinence to company operations.  But, what did HR ever do to us? HR plays a fundamental role in the function…

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4 Ways to create an exceptional company culture

Company culture is the backbone of a company. A positive culture can boost employee happiness, collaboration, productivity, and overall job satisfaction. But a negative culture can wreak havoc by increasing employee turnover and decreasing motivation. So how do you create an exceptional company culture? Here are our four tips. Make your employees feel valued and appreciated  People want to feel valued by their company and appreciated for all of their hard work. Not only does being appreciated feel good, but it is also a proven way to increase employee retention. One…

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Join the 400% club: how to recruit top performers

You’re looking to do much more than fill a vacancy. In this hyper-competitive job market, one of HR’s primary roles is to seek out, find, and hire the best of the best: the top performers. One study found that top performers are up to 400% more productive than others.  The problem is that the rise of the gig economy - putting talent ahead of the length of employment - and the focus on quickly wracking up diverse career experiences is making it harder to attract and retain today’s top talent.…

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Lead by example: How HR can turn work jargon upside down

HR’s role is uniquely complicated: recruiting, screening, interviewing, onboarding, people’s wellbeing, payroll, benefits - and that’s just to name a few. With so much on their plate everyday, it’s easy to see why HR  professionals strive to save time and get more done by using well-known and widely understood catchphrases when communicating with their people. But in the rapidly changing world of work, HR needs to sometimes make changes to the lingo it uses around the office. Words and phrases that made perfect sense to everyone at a company a…

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bobbers Know Best: On Getting Motivated and Making Moves

Motivation can make or break your day. It’s the difference between waking up at 6:00 am for that pre-paid yoga class or hitting the snooze button four times so you can get 7 minutes and 42 extra seconds of sleep. Motivation can be found at the bottom of a coffee cup, or it can be found in your pet’s paw that you gently stroke before leaving the house for work. Regardless, we all need to stay motivated and whatever one’s driving factor may be, we all have one or two…

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Put the Fun in These 7 FunkyTreats that Show Your People You’re Proud of Them

When it comes to your people’s outstanding efforts and achievements, it’s not a good idea for your people leaders and decision-makers to be the strong silent types. Bersin by Deloitte found that in companies where recognition occurs, employee engagement, productivity, and customer service is 14% higher than in those where there’s little or no recognition. Bersin also found that companies with recognition programs that are highly effective at improving engagement have a 31% lower voluntary turnover rate than companies with ineffective recognition programs.  So your company culture should constantly be…

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Ignite a Sense of Belonging with Company Traditions Unique to Your Culture

Starting a new job is a transition that most people prefer to avoid. Welcoming a new hire into your workplace is just as important as making them feel at home for the long haul. Otherwise, they’ll move along and continue to search for a company where they feel free to be themselves and serve a purpose that makes them feel good about their contribution to business success.  It’s an absolute must that the modern workplace is able to build a unique culture that keeps their people engaged, but creating a…

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HR Can Definitely Manage Workplace Change

To stay competitive in today’s increasingly global marketplace, companies must be able to adapt more quickly and seamlessly than ever before. This means that C-level executives no longer have the luxury of running their companies based on a broadly defined strategic five-year plan. Since opportunities and threats arise more rapidly today, effective managers have to react with increased speed and flexibility. Today, organizational change is a constant. But people are naturally inclined to resist change, even when it’s designed to benefit them. This is why it’s so important for HR…

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How to Construct a Compelling Learning Culture with These Five Building Blocks

It hasn’t always been so easy to elicit curiosity from office employees. Cashing a paycheck used to be the driving factor behind work performance, with little to no interest in excess learning over the course of longterm employment. The incoming workforce is now interested in learning while on the job and from other roles or departments in their surrounding environment. A company culture that embraces learning fosters a sense of purpose while fueling growth, two core components of happy, healthy, and productive people.  What does a culture of learning look like? And once…

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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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How You Can Connect with New College Graduates

Seniors across the United States are eagerly searching for their first post-college jobs. No doubt that leaving campus life behind without a job lined up has caused many college students to feel anxious about their future. This time of year is also when organizations are under pressure to find and attract top new recruits. The competition over the best candidates is fierce. LinkedIn and other online employment-oriented services have made it possible for recent graduates to effectively share their resumes with the world. As a result, it’s become more and…

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Beyond Pride Month: How HR Can Promote Inclusivity Year-Round

June is Pride Month. Parades are marching with jubilance, art exhibitions are opening their doors, and every public establishment with a street view window is donning a rainbow flag. The importance of LGBTQIA+ representation is finally being addressed socially, but the need for workplace inclusivity remains prevalent in office environments. Increasing workplace LGBTQIA+ visibility and acceptance is vital. Why? Because it has a categorical effect on the way we network, grow, and succeed as a forward-thinking society. As of 2016, 40% of LGBTQIA+ employees said they had been bullied at…

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Stockholm Event: The Employee Experience and the Future of Work

Last week we hosted our first ever Stockholm Hibob event with the mighty Teamtailor, discussing all things employee experience and the future of work. Our panel was moderated by the wonderful Lisa Wetter (Talent Manager at Fishbrain), and featured valuable insight from: Guenda Malinverni, (Recruitment Lead, iZettle)Helena Sjöberg (HR Lead, Microsoft)Johanna Wikland (Global HR Director, Starbreeze Studios)Maja Samuelsson (HR Director, Mojang). https://youtu.be/MKgBXas2TUc So after taking a quick breather to digest all that information and travel, I’ve combined my notes into 5 key takeaways to help future-proof your very own employee…

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