Hibob found itself in the headlines once again this past month, with January press highlighting up and coming trends for 2020. Our C-level Execs shared expert commentary on topics like diversity and travel, and we even got a chance to address those pesky workplace blues that hit so hard after the holidays come to a close. 

Without further ado, let’s jump into the biggest headlines that January had to offer bob: 

Business Insider (110M): bob is on Business Insider with expert commentary from our CEO, Ronni Zehavi, in 9 hiring trends to look out for in 2020, according to workplace experts. Ronni states how diversity in the workplace will prove to be a major trend in the workplace and will be a hot 2020 topic overall: 

“‘From Gen Z, millennials, Gen X, and baby boomers, the presence of cross-generational working environments will be a major trend as we move into 2020,’ he said. ‘Human resources departments will be tasked with staffing teams that include a wide range of diverse talent and backgrounds, ultimately bringing together bright minds with different generational perspectives that will work together cohesively.’” 

Ladders (3.2M): Rhiannon Staples, CMO, was on Ladders last month sharing her insight on going off-campus with coworkers in How to travel with colleagues to off-site meetings without awkwardness. She gives great pointers on keeping things professionals and how to avoid uncomfortable situations while in transit: 

“‘If you’re traveling on a plane or train, bring a book or headphones so you and your coworker don’t feel obligated to hold a conversation the whole time,’ suggests Rhiannon Staples, chief marketing officer of Hibob, a leading online HR platform. ‘“Use the time for yourself to relax or read materials you may need to familiarize yourself with ahead of the event you’re attending.’” 

Ladders (…again) (3.2M): Want to know The secret to managing back-to-work blues? Ronni was featured on Ladders last month too, explaining how and why employees feel bummed out after returning from Winter vacation:  

“‘Returning to work after the holidays can be daunting,’ Hibob CEO Ronni Zehavi told Ladders this week. ‘After an extended period of time off, the biggest hurdle for workers is getting back into a healthy and productive routine at work. After spending time vacationing, seeing family, throwing and attending holiday parties and taking time to relax as the year comes to a close, coming back to work can seem like a bleak reality and it may be difficult to get back into the swing of things.’”

SHRM (2M): Ronni was quoted on SHRM this past January in Helping Workers with Their Money and Time Among Top Company Priorities in 2020. He offered his opinion on diversity in the workplace and how HR will prioritize the concept, turning it into reality, this coming year: 

“Most companies say they’re committed to diversity in the workplace, but expect diversity to be top of mind for employers in 2020, said Ronni Zehavi, co-founder and CEO of Hibob, an HR services company based in New York City. ‘One of the major trends we have seen over the past few years is diversity of age in the workforce,’ Zehavi said.”

People Matters: In his original thought leadership piece What’s in a workplace trend?: Here’s what to expect for 2020 on People Matters Ronni explains how micro-cultures, politics, and diversity and inclusion will take 2020 workplace priorities by storm: 

“Workplace trends aren’t necessarily doomed to be obsolete, but as we ring in the New Year, we can expect to see some new ones storm into the office. 2019 saw the rise of people analytics and employee engagement, both with foundational elements intended to improve the retention and recruitment of scaling companies worldwide. We experienced a new wave of employee recognition initiatives as well, with new programs embedding themselves into company cultures to increase productivity and employee happiness. 

2020 will reign in some up and coming trends that needed some reinvention by way of digital and collaboration tools before they could truly take off. We need to adapt to these workplace trends in order to succeed as growing businesses, which allow people leaders and HR departments to do their jobs at optimal levels while inspiring employees to stay motivated and productive at all costs.” 

Each month, Hibob sets its sights on different avenues and channels that allow us to lend our insights and interesting tips to the global HR community. Our goal is to reach out to people leaders of all genres: HR professionals, C-suites, department managers, and more! We’re here to help them grow company cultures and their employees, as we head into the future of the modern workplace together.


From Stephanie Stevens

Stephanie is Content Marketer at Hibob. She has a background in Clinical Psychology and Crisis Management, and enjoys abstract painting and watching horror films in her spare time. She believes that people can connect with themselves, their peers, and the world around them through creative writing, helping them foster a deeper sense of self and their life goals in the process.