A metric that matters: quality of hire

Every new hire that comes through your doors (or logs onto your Slack) is a big investment. It’s taken a lot of time and money to get them in front of that computer. Hiring costs go beyond salary and benefits: you’re looking at headhunters, promoted job ads, travel reimbursements for interviews, and time spent recruiting and interviewing. If the folks you’re hiring aren’t a perfect 10 then not only did all that time and money go down the toilet, but you’re going to be spending even more on your next…

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Plan your back-to-the-office strategy using this survey template

To plan our return to the office, we need the support of our people. The post-COVID return is an emotional issue, touching on family, health, and mental wellness. To understand how your people feel and what they need while maintaining confidentiality, we recommend using surveys: private, anonymous, and honest.  Using surveys, you can keep your finger on the pulse without putting people on the spot. Your back-to-work survey can include open-ended questions to encourage more open and nuanced communication, in addition to Likert scale and multiple-choice questions. To help you…

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5 unexpected joys of working from home in quarantine

If you’re like us at Hibob, your entire global company has gone remote in the blink of an eye. And, you’re uncovering new and uncharted challenges every single day. But as with any crisis: positivity, silver linings, and gallows humor are crucial for our sanity and wellbeing.  And aside from being downright grateful to have any work at all, we’ve discovered some quite unexpected joys from the new remote situation! Here’s our top five: 1. Physical distancing has resulted in emotional closeness with colleagues With everyone stuck in the same…

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Have you noticed what HR 2020 looks like?

The world of HR: then and now

What did Human Resources look like 20 years ago? While the landscape itself is everchanging and the technology becomes more advanced yearly, there are still several aspects of the HR practice that continue to evolve daily. The way we look at and treat employees has changed, and company culture is now the term that has the most inquiries from job candidates on online review sites.  Almost every dimension of the Human Resources role has changed in the past two decades, its core functions now surpass the old expectations of just…

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HR leader of the month: Shaked Rosenberg, Training & Development Specialist at monday.com

Say hello to Shaked Rosenberg, our February HR Leader of the Month. As the Training & Development Specialist at monday.com, Shaked shares with us her experience in overseeing organizational and people growth processes, as well as the curation of company culture.  Shaked has been working at monday.com for three years. After her first six months with the company, she was promoted to HR Specialist, where she dealt with certain processes such as onboarding and compensation.  For the last year, Skaked has taken on the unique role of Training & Development…

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HR people leader of the month: Miri Kedem, VP Human Resources at eToro

Say hello to Miri Kedem, our November People Leader of the Month! As VP Human Resources at eToro, Miri shares with us her extensive experience in HR management and practices for this month’s Hibob People Leader of the Month series.  Miri has over 20 years of experience defining HR strategy and establishing HR function to provide support for rapidly growing business’s needs and developing global company culture from scratch.  She is an expert in strategizing, directing, and implementing all aspects of her company’s HR policies and initiatives.  Thanks for taking…

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Dynamic duo: Why your HR and marketing teams need to join forces

Today’s HR leaders have their work cut out for them. Most young men and women today only stay at a job for up to two years. Meanwhile, more and more people are freelancing. These trends along with the growth of a global job market have created a generation of top talent that’s harder to attract and retain.                               To stand out from the competition, today’s most effective HR teams are those that are adapting techniques from the marketing world, specifically branding. This is a smart move: companies with positive reputations get…

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8-hour workdays don’t work: implement deep learning instead

If you ever get the feeling that the 8-hour workday is as dated as fax machines, overhead projectors, and filing cabinets, you’d be correct. Sure, the 40-hour workweek was once thought to be nothing less than revolutionary. The idea was developed to protect manual laborers during the Industrial Revolution. This more humane approach to people management required that employers slash the number of hours their crews had to work on the factory floor. But that was over two-hundred years ago. The idea that dedication, commitment, and productivity are somehow connected…

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HR personas for that “New Year, New You” resolution

Content and marketing personas allow a department to expand on a variety of expertise levels that could otherwise get lost in the noise of multiple topics that need to be covered within relevant materials. Whether a marketer is writing for the company blog, putting together a client guide or checklist, or crafting a thought leadership for C-level executives, it’s important that each subject being detailed is met the care and accuracy it deserves.  Our “bobified” personas, exemplified and rooted in Josh Bersin’s original versions related to the HR space, allow…

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How HR can take on negative Glassdoor reviews

This time, it’s HR giving Glassdoor the bad review

Employer branding can make or break your recruitment strategy. The company branding itself can be widely contingent upon social media presence and the reviews that past and present employees give you online. Before inking a new job offer, one-in-five candidates surf the internet to gauge a company’s public perception, and if the culture doesn’t look promising, they decline. That’s why internet sites like Glassdoor are so pertinent to positive employer branding and how companies are being portrayed online - they either deter or attract talent.  Glassdoor can be a place…

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HR people leaders of the month: Sander Bais and Khatidja Tjon-Atsoi at NewMotion

Meet our People Leaders of the Month, Sander Bais (Head of HR) and Khatidja Tjon-Atsoi (Corporate HR Officer). Based in Amsterdam, they’re part of the HR Team at Dutch electric car charging scale up, NewMotion.We asked to get their thought leadership around how they empower their teams across many offices. Why? Because this duo have been an absolute delight to work with while launching bob at NewMotion. Sander and Khatidja have worked at NewMotion for around a year and a half, and made a huge impact on the business. Particularly…

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Growing our people: the modern HR specialist

Reut Nakash, HR Specialist at Hibob, joined us earlier this year to bring a fresh approach to the evolving role. We interviewed her to find out what she’s learned along her journey, what she loves about bob, and what it means to be a modern HR specialist in a changing landscape.  Hey Reut, thanks for joining me! I’d love to hear a bit more about your background, education, or any interests that led you down your career path.  Of course, I’m always happy to chat! I studied Behavioral Sciences at…

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Why remote working will take us back to the future

Freedom and flexibility are two factors that permeate happy, productive employees. The ability to work from anywhere - cafes, the beach, at home - allows your people to take some space for themselves and away from corporate structure while taking in some newfound inspiration from a setting that shakes things up.  Remote work is the future. It enables startups to scale globally, diversifies a company’s body of employment, and presents hard-working people with a new type of motivation that keeps them engaged because, well, they have a fresh sense of…

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10 Scary management styles

It's Halloween, which is the best holiday because there are no family obligations where you have to tolerate your weird aunt, and there's lots of candy. And there are also plenty of jump-scares to go around - even in the office. Your company may resemble a haunted house with all the scary managers running around. Here are 10 of the most frightening. 1. The Ghost Finding this manager when you need her, is almost impossible. There are signs she's been in the office--a coffee cup on her desk, a sweater…

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HR people leader of the month: Keren Zohar, VP Global HR at Aqua Security - Hibob

HR people leader of the month: Keren Zohar, VP Global HR at Aqua Security

Let me introduce Keren Zohar, our October People Leader of the Month. As VP Global HR at Aqua Security, Keren shares with us her specialty in establishing HR practices and facilitating organizational changes for this Hibob People Leader of the Month series. Keren has over ten years of experience as a people leader, which has cultivated her in-depth understanding of the organizational life cycle. Her passion and interests lie in startup growth, innovative concepts, customized solutions, and the dynamic nature of growing companies.  We really appreciate you taking the time…

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