HR INFLUENCERS: PHILIP ALEXANDER, MENTORIAL

  "Now, more than ever, everything a company does is part of the employee experience, and this is changing how recruitment should operate."     Philip Alexander is a CEO and co-founder of Mentorial - the career development platform, as well as the Employee Experience and HR content curator for Startup Digest, based in London. In this interview, he shared his thoughts and advice on current trends in the recruitment and HR industry and how Mentorial is set to disrupt these sectors. Philip, what is Mentorial and what do you…

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Meetup: London HR Disruptors

Join us for our next HR Meetup on 8th of December!    This time we're getting together with the London HR Disruptors to have some Christmas drinks and make plans for 2017. You'll also get the chance to hear more about our HR and Benefits platform and see a live demo of the product! Our joint Meetup will take place in: WeWork Old Street, 41 Corsham Street, N1 6DR London.   Date and time: 8th of December, 6pm-8pm. Event is free. Drinks and nibbles provided. We're looking forward to welcoming…

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5 ways to win this Christmas

As employees all over the country start to look forward to the Christmas break and related festivities, there’s one group of people who aren’t usually as excited about the whole thing. Although the bah-humbug isn’t inevitable... HRs and office managers are normally the ones who have to organise all the fun stuff for everyone else and usually have to do a bunch of additional work as a result. However, it doesn’t have to be that way! Here’s my five tips to make sure you can win (and enjoy) this Christmas:…

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HR INFLUENCERS: Nick Matthews,Culture Amp

 “In today’s war for talent, companies need to understand why people choose to join your organisation, or leave it to join a competitor.”     Nick Matthews is a Team Leader for CultureAmp’s EMEA team, based in London, as well as an advisor, consultant and influencer in the HR tech space. We got a chance to have him as a speaker at our Digital HR & Human Connection event in September this year, and interview him a few weeks later. In this interview with Nick, he shared his thoughts and…

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New in bob: Time off in lieu, animated profile pics, and easy import

Time off in lieu [caption id="attachment_854" align="alignleft" width="300"] Add extra Time Off in Lieu when employees need it[/caption] It’s an everyday thing - you work late, or an extra day, and in return you’re given that time back to take as holiday as ‘time off in lieu’. This is pretty easy to understand, but a little more difficult to record, reclaim and manage. So we’ve created a nifty way for managers to add time off in lieu to their team's holiday balances, and for employees to request time off in…

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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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Workplace communities and employee retention

This article from guest author, Andra Magerusan, 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. What is a workplace? The workplace concept has changed dramatically over the past decades. While in the past it was common for people to spend their entire lives in one role, leaving after 1- 2 years is much more normal nowadays. It seems as…

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New in bob: Announcements, Direct Debits, and fancy downloads

ANNOUNCEMENTS  [caption id="attachment_833" align="alignleft" width="300"] Send announcements to your whole company[/caption] We've added a message board to your company homepage. Broadcast announcements to your whole company through bob and via email. It's great for reminders like expenses deadlines or sharing details of a company outing, and you can automatically send it by email too. Magic! DIRECT DEBIT  [caption id="attachment_834" align="alignleft" width="300"] Choose credit card or Direct Debit when selecting your plan[/caption] You can now set up Direct Debit payments for your bob account. Of course, we still take credit cards as…

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Event: Untangling The Data Spaghetti in Business

From people management to payroll & benefits, how can we simplify an increasingLY complex financial ecosystem? 15th November 2016 (8.30am-10.30am) The Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London 80% of UK organisations are service businesses, according to the Office of National Statistics.  This means that their assets and budget are tied up in their staff. In today’s modern workplace the data ecosystem is more complex than ever. We’ve got pensions auto-enrolment, data protection, dealing with time off, performance management, board reports, internal communications, etc. and a different tool to manage each…

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What is Data Spaghetti?

Data spaghetti is everywhere Businesses today have access to more information than ever before on our people, our finances, and our clients. There’s a software tool for recording just about everything. However, then you end up with multiple pots of information, held in different places. Some of it overlaps, some of it doesn’t, and to make sense of it all you want to bring it together. Do you have 3mins to share your experience of data spaghetti? What is data spaghetti? Let’s say you want to know something simple, like…

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Past lessons for future wins. The progress of pensions.

Pensions auto-enrolment is a hot topic right now, as smaller firms are going through the process for their staff, and most larger companies have already been through it. In this article, financial services expert, Roderic Rennison, takes us through how and why pensions auto-enrolment is an issue right now, and the four key things to consider to make your auto-enrolment a success. Understanding the types and structures of benefits that meet employees’ needs, means that employers increase the likelihood of providing staff benefits that are both relevant and cost effective.…

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Disrupt HR London

A SPECIAL EVENT FOR human resources Tuesday 4th October 2016 (5.30pm-9pm) Rise London, 69-89 Mile End Road, London E1 4TT Click Here to Register Now DISRUPT is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower executives, business leaders and people in the HR field. Our Co-Founder Andy Bellass will be speaking at this event about how important it is to create and nurture a company culture. We all know that fostering a sense of connection between staff members is a good thing - the whole team-building industry is based on that…

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It really is all about retaining people: 5 tips

My great friend and mentor, Robert Saville, once said to me: “We’re not in the advertising business, we’re in the recruitment business”. What he meant is that the key to any great business is the ability to hire amazing people. I also believe that the key to individual development is to make yourself redundant as quickly as possible. This is because if I can get somebody to do my job, then I can go and find a better one. Awesome! So, we are all in the recruitment business, and if…

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bob Reports: Simple. Powerful. Automated.

Reports are a critical part of the HR function. However, creating Reports is a nightmare because you have to pull lots of data from lots of sources and make it all talk to each other. We’ve simplified this. How do we make reports easier? All the data you need is one place. You set up the reports you need once. These reports are then updated from live data. And you can even set they up to report automatically at a specific time and sent to a specific person. So from…

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Perk of the week – Fisherman’s Fridays at bob

This week’s featured perk is one of our own. At bob as we get together for fish & chips as a team each Friday lunch time. bob CMO, Andy Bellass, decided to instigate Fisherman’s Fridays when the team in the London office reached a whole three people. We’re now eleven people in the office and continue this tradition. It’s a simple set-up: on Friday lunch times, the London team (including any team members visiting from our Tel Aviv office) go out for fish & chips together. Why it works? Andy…

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