bobbers Know Best: Our Handy Hacks for Productivity at Work

There are two parts to productivity: getting productive and staying productive. The core issue is that office routines can become mundane. The same tasks day after day or a role that takes its sweet time to evolve in responsibility isn’t necessarily the most exciting circumstance to wake up to. And, yes - role diversity is the key to growing your people. Tasks that differ in mission, structure, and purpose keep employees engaged, especially when managers use their people’s feedback to help them curate a versatile to-do list.  However, to deny…

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Webinar: Performance Reviews and Productivity

Following our webinar on future-proofing performance processes, to boost productivity and meet the demands of today’s workforce, here is a roundup of the key points and takeaways. https://youtu.be/Maru-rI2LTQ The session began with bob’s Head of Customer Success, Alyson Sturgess, taking us through the importance of performance reviews and how they can contribute to enhanced productivity. She discussed how getting the right performance measures in place, can be the perfect way to: Close the feedback loop between manager and employeeSet clear expectations and goalsClarify what success looks likeConfirm what makes an…

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Employee Lifecycle Feedback: How and When to Check-In With Your People

Checking in and receiving feedback in a timely manner can make or break company growth. As people leaders, it’s necessary to act as a bridge that closes the gap between professional development and the milestones that shape your employees’ lives. Approaching the needs, personal preferences, or life changes of your employees can seem intimidating and trust us, we know - you only want the best for them, and to help them succeed not just in the office, but outside of it. Hibob is excited to introduce to you our newest…

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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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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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How to Grow Company Culture and Increase Retention with bob

At Hibob we truly believe that when you grow your culture, you grow your business. We all know the value of company culture and the cost of poor retention. A high turnover rate can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, while engaged employees who are with you for the long run can save money and increase productivity. We’re breaking down the best ways to cultivate your company culture by addressing retention with bob. Onboard the right way Would you be surprised to learn that 64% of employees…

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What is onboarding and why is it important that your company gets it right?

Brushing-up on onboarding in the modern workplace is always a good idea. Why is understanding onboarding important? Because as confirmed by a recent Gallup poll, 88% of employees don’t believe their organizations onboard well, demonstrating a fundamental issue: do people even know what onboarding is? How companies define onboarding is the first step to getting it right. So, what is onboarding? As we will demonstrate, the meaning of onboarding goes way beyond simple orientation practices and is designed to foster a welcoming community for new hires, while preparing them to…

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Start Off On The Right Foot with These Onboarding Best Practices

A successful onboarding process starts long before a new hire’s first day on the job: it begins the moment the employee accepts their offer! From keeping new hires excited about their upcoming start date to preparing for their assimilation into your company’s culture, following onboarding best practices is essential to the health of your company. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of having an effective onboarding plan. Specifically, Glassdoor reports that a positive onboarding experience can increase the retention of new talent by 82%. In previous blog posts, we detailed…

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