This October, we celebrated Halloween at Hibob by treating the public to new survey results, and the findings were well amongst this month’s most notable coverage. Earlier this month, we found that modern workers feel their HR teams are ineffective and can do a better job at fostering. 

As companies grow and startups scale, the world of work transforms too. It’s more necessary, now than before, for our people leaders and HR pros to create strong cultures that produce happy and productive employees. We shed some light on best practices that can revamp the HR role and across the airwaves, the news spread amongst the ever-changing world of work. 

Fast Company (11.2M): Hibob CEO, Ronni Zehavi, was picked up by Fast Company in The ‘minternship’ might be a fix to your mid-career woes for his insight on the world of work’s newest career trend. Ronni discusses the importance of buying before you try, and how the benefit of a mintership is experimentation when looking for something out there that’s more rewarding: 

“Many of today’s employees aren’t looking for career tracks; they’re looking for job experiences, says Zehavi. ‘Learning and development is the number-one reason to choose a new job,’ he says. ‘Gen-Zers and millennials care less about traditional learning and development, like online courses, and more about mentorship and coaching. They look around an organization and find who is the person they look up to and they would like to be in that position.’”

HR Daily Advisor (511K): Scooped up by HR Daily Advisor, our survey results were featured in Employees Think HR Is Ineffective, Finds New Survey. The publication reports each numerical finding, relays just why HR professionals get a bad rap, and states how our survey findings reveal that employees don’t hold this department in high regard: 

“Hibob’s latest employee survey uncovers how modern workers perceive the role of their HR teams and almost half of today’s workforce (48%) is indifferent about the role of HR in their company. Additionally, 18% believe that HR takes away from their overall experience at work. These findings show that the structure and function of current HR teams need to be revamped to fit the modern workforce.”

HR Technologist: Our survey results were posted on HR Technologist for industry insiders in New Survey From Workplace Collaboration Platform, Hibob Reveals Employees Feel HR Teams Are Ineffective. The article writes the majority of people we surveyed (77%) said culture is extremely important, and that 70% also believe HR can do a better job of bolstering it: 

“With flexible work schedules and dispersed workforces, the traditional workday and concept of a work/life balance are shifting. Employees must feel comfortable with their coworkers, yet Hibob study indicated that employees consider less than 15% of their coworkers to be friends. To help mitigate turnover, HR teams and managers must prioritize team-building, as friendships help with collaboration, which inherently increases productivity.”

People Matters: In Employees feel HR teams are ineffective, People Matters advocates for a stronger cultural foundation with our tips on best practices that could help HR professionals rebrand their role while boosting employee morale and engagement: 

“Since most employees find their HR teams to be ineffective at creating culture, companies must empower and invest in their HR teams by giving them the tools they need to better connect with employees. While every worker and organization is different, there are several broad initiatives companies can utilize that will provide HR teams greater with influence over company culture.”

DiversityQ: Our Joel Farrow, UK Managing Director at Hibob, explains how businesses can prevent against under-reporting of sexual harassment in the workplace in Inclusive reboot: a guide to managing workplace sexual harassment

“It’s now vital for organisations to realise its impact on individual workplace performance in pursuit of a more inclusive environment – but they need to work beyond the initial documentation stage. Only by embedding the right culture, encouraging reporting and using technological advances to leverage a voice for employees will they fully meet the challenge.”

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.