Hibob Events: Getting Started with People Analytics in HR

It’s been a highly analytical week at Hibob with our conversations around data and people analytics in full flow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HJOjhw2AuU Our in house data scientist Adina Lederhendler shared her top tips for getting started with People Analytics during a webinar on Tuesday and a panel of HR and insight experts (Nicola Millard, Luke Wilkins and Lauren Brown) took us through some real life examples of the impact data can have on a people function, during our panel discussion last night.  While presented in different formats the underlying message was very…

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Top Seven Work Trends To Look Out for in 2019

Each year, we see a plethora of work trends come and go that are usually contingent upon updated technology and new additions to the workforce. These trends take the form of initiatives that span wellness and wellbeing, talent mobility, and digital tools that are typically rebooted by a startup entering their respective space.   These initiatives could be completely new inceptions or they could be a reformation of previous work trends that required an update and aligns with the new year or season. Staying in touch with emerging work trends…

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HR People Leader of the Month: Alastair, People Partner at giffgaff

Alistair is currently the People Partner for the multi-award-winning telco, giffgaff, where for the last four and a bit years he led all things internal Culture, Engagement and People Experience. His passion is for people, creating connections and building better places of work. In Alastair's words, "I scrape into the category of millennial apparently (but only just) with a degree in Visual Communication, a Masters in HR, and I’m also a certified Strengths Coach. This layered with years of experience in local government, at the coalface in HR, which makes…

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HR People Leader of the Month: Gil Lev, Director of HR at Fiverr

Gil is currently leading the HR team at Fiverr and helps the company and employees follow Fiverr’s mission - to change how the world works, together. Gil comes from an impressive background, working for companies like Google to improve their HR strategies. He’s managed everything from executive search to the full HR cycle. He joined Fiverr 3 years ago to take part in what the company is doing around building the future of work. Gil’s motto is always “it’s all about people” and he implements this ideology in everything he…

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How America Works: Six HR Trends for 2018

This year, the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday, meaning that millions of Americans will get four full days to celebrate with fireworks, parades, and barbecues. With Independence Day being the unofficial start of America’s vacation season, this seems like a good time to look back over the first half of 2018 and the HR trends that have bubbled to the surface.   Upskilling: America’s shift to a service-based economy over the last three decades has led to a serious skills gap. Currently, there are 6.2 million job openings in…

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Why Companies Need to Support a Flexible Workforce

“Only 42% of organizations are primarily made up of salaried employees…” (Source: Deloitte 2018 Global Human Capital Trends Report)   We’ve heard it before: the world of work is changing. HR professionals are on the frontline of this fast-moving battle to adapt to the latest workplace trends. Today’s HR teams are being recruited, by design or circumstances, to deal with tightening resources, rapidly evolving technologies, and employees who oftentimes care more about having a positive work experience than how much they earn. Forward-thinking companies looking to stay one step ahead…

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Women: Success Has No Expiration Date

The good news is that young people, more than during the 1990s or even early 2000s, view feminism as a movement that matters. The bad news, for women who for a variety of reasons haven’t yet hit their professional stride, is that we live in a youth-centered culture in which many young women believe that success can only be obtained while they’re young. Or, if one becomes successful later in life, it’s the product of years of single-minded effort. However, behind the endless parade of glittering headlines about the newest…

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Collision Course? Flat Organisations Vs. Fast Moving Millennials

“The world of work today is changing.”   Bet you’ve never heard that line before.   But this time, the change is more than a cliche, and it’s all about millennials, their bosses and organisational structures. Specifically, millennials continue to seek out quick career advancements and the ability to grow within an organisation. Paradoxically, businesses are looking to flatten their organisational charts and remove the need for multiple layers of management - 33% of organisations according to a recent Mercer report.   However, isn’t this an obvious contradiction? Millennials are…

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Benefits and perks for attracting and retaining your employees

After discovering the gaps that exist between what employees and employers actually think about auto-enrolment and pensions, we sought to find out more about their perceptions of the total benefits package. If employee benefits are key to attracting and retaining employees, are business’ meeting the needs of employees? Which of these benefits are the most important to employees? Part 2 of our UK Employee Benefits Report,  ‘Powerful Perks – What People Really Want’, analyses the responses of more than 4,000 employees and 500 benefit decision-makers around what employers think and what…

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5 Things You Need to do to Prepare for Gen Z in the Workforce

We’ve focused a lot on understanding millennials in the workplace and on creating work environments that fit their needs. In fact, millennials are the most widely researched generation up to date. Now it’s time we start focusing on the next generation entering the workforce: Generation Z. Gen Zers are individuals born between the mid-1990s to the early 2000s. They are the first generation to have used the internet from an early age, and are said to have a “mobile first” mindset. This has major implications for what they will expect…

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Careers are Changing: What Should Companies Do to Adapt?

When I was growing up, my concept of work was based on roles I was exposed to in my daily life: doctors, emergency workers or shop assistants. Even when I got older and better understood the breadth and depth of business and the roles within it, I still never imagined that I would be a  ‘growth manager’ today. To be fair, that’s probably something that didn’t exist five years ago; technology has completely changed the way companies recruit and the way people build and manage their careers.   Now that…

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Are Pensions More Important Than You Think?

2017 UK Employee Benefits Survey: A Fresh Perspective on Pensions As the pensions landscape advances, business leaders are having to embrace changing requirements and carve out a competitive edge for prospective candidates. Our survey of more than 4,000 employees and 500 benefit decision makers reveals that there are serious gaps between what employers and employees think about pensions. See below for 3 of many questions we asked employees and 500 benefit decision makers about pensions.  The numbers will surprise you. A call to action for HR and business leaders There…

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Exceptional Talent

[caption id="attachment_1312" align="alignleft" width="200"] The new book from Matt Alder and Mervyn Dinnen[/caption] This is a guest post from strategist and broadcaster, Matt Alder, about his new book 'Exceptional Talent'. The world of work is changing. For the HR profession the technological developments, behavioural changes and shifts in expectations and preferences that are impacting how businesses operate and grow, present unique challenges.   In an increasing noisy digital world, promoting an employer brand to top talent is increasingly difficult and is being exacerbated by skill shortages in many sectors.  …

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Do you ‘like’? Social Media & HRTech at Work

This article from guest author, Marian Bloodworth, is part of a series of posts on digital HR & the human connection - an exploration of the issues & trends around online HR tools, social media channels, and the desire for a positive culture in the workplace. Businesses are increasingly using social media platforms and HR technology at work - especially those organisations keen to see greater employee engagement through increased levels of connectivity. For employees used to managing their personal lives via social media and technology, it makes perfect sense.…

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Is your CV puzzling potential employers?

I recently had the pleasure of running into an incredible man recently who I’d first met about 15 years ago. Well I say met, he actually just sent me something. Not another CV! I was the Strategy Director at Mother and on a daily basis I would receive CV’s from bright young things who wanted to work at what was, and still is, a very creative business. But receiving CVs was always pretty disappointing. Of course you start with a sense of pride that somebody would want to come and…

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