Two days of Pioneering

I was a Pioneer for two days. Last week I had the honour of being invited to speak at Pioneers 2017 - a tech conference held this year at Vienna's Hofburg Palace. The event hosted 2,500 tech innovators from over 100 nations, including 500 selected startups and over 80 speakers. Previous Experience To be honest, I’m always in two minds about these kind of events. A few years ago I finally got the opportunity to book into one of the big ones in the US (naming no names). My brief…

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bob announced as Interbrand ‘one-to-watch’

We're excited to announce that bob has been announced by the uber-agency Interbrand as one of the 'ones-to-watch' in the Working Future category of their Breakthrough Brands 2017.   In fast company Breakthrough Brands is such a high profile award that it's covered by leading publication Fast Company, amongst others.   "One standout point is the Clubs feature, which encourages employees to create groups and promote their own interests".   In good company We are honoured to be listed alongside brands like Slack (who we integrate with) and General Assembly. Both of…

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Event: Will robots replace HR?

[caption id="attachment_1262" align="alignleft" width="150"] Vintage Robot Friends[/caption] AI, automation and the future of the industry Join us for our next live event on 25th of May! The world of work is changing rapidly. Automation, autonomous machines and artificial intelligence are changing how work itself is formulated. 65% of current primary school children will work in jobs that don’t exist yet, some believe the future of work will reduce the need for work to exist as we need know it now.   All of this impacts the HR profession, those whose job…

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Getting started with bob. Webinar 2nd May

LIVE WEBINAR Tuesday 2nd May 2017 (10.00am-10.30am) Click Here to Register Now This 30min online session will get you up and running with bob fast and fuss-free. We’ll be looking at the features of bob, how you can customise bob to suit your company, and the ready made reports and processes that we’ve created to save you time. You’ll learn how to: Set up bob for your company Add your employees and invite them to use bob Request and approve time off Set up your own time-related policies - from…

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Announcing $17.5 Series A Investment

ENTERING NEW MARKETS & TRANSFORMING THE WAY BUSINESSES ENGAGE WITH EMPLOYEES We’re excited to announce that hibob has just raised $17.5 million in series A funding. This latest investment round is led by the US-based Battery Ventures with additional participation from Eight Roads Ventures (the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International Limited) and Arbor Ventures, as well as Bessemer Venture Partners, who led our seed round of $7.5 Million in June 2016. Today’s series A announcement, one of the largest of its kind in the UK, brings our total funding…

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Drinks & Demos: A Tech Showcase

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT HR MEETUP ON 27th OF april! Everyone loves a shiny new tool - especially when it helps you do your job better, saves time, saves money, makes life easier, or any combination of these. We're bringing together some of our friends in HRTech and related areas to show you what's new and allow you to ask them questions over a glass of wine. THE DEMOS: Bob - People Operating System bob sorts the people stuff for smart businesses who love their staff. Providing with you with…

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New stuff: bob mobile

Okay, so it's not new-new, but it may be new-to-you and that's good enough. Have you tried logging into bob on your mobile phone - because you can! We have a special mobile version that's you access in the same way as desktop bob. When you log in, you get a view of bob that means you don't have to pinch and scroll all over the place. Pictures and text are the right size, and you can read what's there. What can I do in bob mobile? When you log…

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New in bob: custom clubs, dual approver & better reports

custom clubs Everyone loves Clubs (it's okay - we do too), so we're making them even better. Now you can add data of your choice to the Clubs view. When you log in to bob, you'll see a 'custom' option on the bottom left of your Clubs view. Click that link and choose which of the other data points you'd like to show. You might be surprised by some of the results! Try it now Set dual approvers for Time Off We had a client request for this one. Quite…

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bob makes the RealBusiness Future 50

"Entrepreneurs not afraid to change the way we look at things and build incredibly disruptive UK companies" We just got the news that bob has made the RealBusiness Future 50 - The list of the most disruptive companies of the year for 2017. About Future 50 RealBusiness describes the Future 50 like this: "Each year, our Future 50 ranking gives the young players a chance to shine. Its class of disruptive UK businesses is now 300-strong and includes startup ventures that have gone on to become household names". In great…

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New Stuff: bob and Slack

We love Slack at bob. We really really really love Slack. Working between offices in London and Tel-Aviv, plus having team-members out on the road with clients, means that Slack is one of our essential communication tools to help the bob team stay in touch with each other. What's Slack? If you don't know what Slack is, it's an easy to use messaging platform for teams and groups to communicate. There's a desktop version and a mobile app (we use both). You can start with the free version and stay…

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Meetup: Recruiting for real diversity. How to get it right

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT HR MEETUP ON 23RD OF MARCH! What is true diversity, and the key issues to consider and act on to ensure that your recruitment strategy enables you to recruit from a diverse pool of candidates. This meetup will provide you with practical ways in which you can enhance your recruitment processes. Our joint Meetup will take place in our new office: 2-4 Great Eastern Street 2nd Floor EC2A 3NW, London Date and time: 23rd of March, 6pm-8pm. Event is free. Drinks, good chat and nibbles provided. We’re…

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Woman with a yellow umbrella

Women at bob

It's International Women's Day, so it's time to formally introduce the women of bob. We're very proud of our commitment to our female staff members who work across all of our departments, and in both our Tel Aviv & London offices. Gender split - aiming for equal bob currently has a 40% female workforce, with our ideal being 50/50 men and women. Below you can see our gender split across the company, using the bob Clubs view. When our product designers started looking at how to visually display employee information within…

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bob partners with Aviva to offer pensions auto-enrolment

HIGH-TECH Collaboration aims to help SMEs get to grips with auto-enrolment in just 15 minutes Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, has teamed up with HR and insurance tech start-up hibob to help small and medium-sized companies set up their workplace pension schemes. The hibob platform, which launched in June 2016, simplifies the pension auto-enrolment process by enabling companies to automatically use their employee information, assess eligibility, plan costs and then feed directly into Aviva’s online system. From there, a small business owner or their business adviser can complete the auto-enrolment…

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British Israeli Business Awards

bob wins the most promising company of the year award

bob was one of the most fortunate UK-Israeli businesses at the 2017 Annual British Israeli Business Awards held on 21st of February. These awards recognise companies which have executed significant transactions or made significant investments between the two countries, providing an opportunity to celebrate bilateral trade. Impressive shortlist The other companies in the 2017 shortlist for Most Promising Company of the Year were Currency Transfer, a global payment platform helping SME's and Private Clients; and Shareagain, a new fintech venture aiming to open up the global securities lending market to private investors. But bob…

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New stuff: Customise On-Boarding, Task Templates, & Holidays in Calendars

Customised On-Boarding First impressions matter, so when a new employee joins your company (or you invite an older one to use bob), why not customise your welcome flow with your own video, need-to-know people, and more. It's easy to do and makes a big difference. Log in to bob, go to Settings and choose Welcome Wizard, here you can edit the information employees will see when they first onboard (i.e when you invite them to bob) Duplicate & Edit Task Templates We're all about making your life easier, and Task…

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