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REC Partners with Hibob

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), the professional body for the UK recruitment industry, has unveiled people platform HiBob - the transformative HR management tool - as its latest business partner.As well as making HiBob’s innovative technology available to the REC’s 3,500 members, the organisation is also adopting the platform itself to manage its own HR requirements.   HiBob, which was founded just three years ago, has already won the business of more than 300 companies thanks to its unique combination of core HR capabilities and innovative benefits and engagement…

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A Modern Approach to Talent

After years of talk about the need for a shift in Performance Reviews, it’s here. We see it with our clients: from a focus on evaluation to forward-thinking discussions. Ratings are still there, but they are not the bottom line. But there’s something that has been bothering us here at bob for a while: Calibration, a key process that actually decides who gets what (raise, bonus, training etc.) hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. Companies either schedule clandestine talent review meetings where managers meet to rate employees or they rely…

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Pensions Minister visits HiBob

Guy Opperman MP, the Minister for Pensions, has paid a visit to HiBob and taken part in a discussion with the London team on all things HR tech, the digitisation of pensions and people engagement.   Ronni Zehavi, HiBob’s CEO and co-founder, welcomed the Minister to our London offices and shared our innovative HR platform that helps fast-growing companies attract and retain the very best people. We also talked about how HiBob provides a ‘best in class’ technology platform to facilitate auto-enrolment for employees via pension providers.   The Minister…

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Hibob named in FinTech 250

Hibob has been named in the CB Insights FinTech 250. The list, which recognizes the top 250 disruptive global start-ups that are transforming financial services, is chosen from a pool of almost 4,000 applicants and nominees. The award places Hibob as one of the top 7% of companies in the field. The award is a fantastic reflection of Hibob’s success in the FinTech space since we were founded just three years ago. We have expanded rapidly with hundreds of companies using our innovative platform to modernize people management and drive…

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Five Tips You Can Use Today to Close a Top Candidate

The research is conclusive: today’s job market is 90% candidate driven. What this means is that recruiters aren’t picking talent, the talent out there is picking who to work for. Because the best-qualified people have so much leverage, the price tag for using a recruiter can be anywhere from 15 to 25% of the employee’s annual salary. And one report found that companies pay an average of over $16,000 for each job placement.   With so much being invested in recruitment, is there anything recruiters can do to boost their…

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7 Best ways to boost employer branding

Companies with positive reputations get more job applications from top-notch candidates and hold on to their best and brightest people, who tend to be more productive and save their organizations money over the long term. A strong employer brand also creates its own momentum, since happier, more productive employees become their employers’ good will ambassadors, a powerfully effective way to promote your company. But getting employer branding right is based on planning and putting certain proven strategies into place: Know yourself: The first step to successfully branding your company is…

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Five Best Ways HR Professionals Can Influence Their CEOs

Today’s C-level executives are realizing that they can’t regard HR merely as a back-office function anymore. The world of work is evolving and we’ve come to realize that when human resources is included in the strategic aspects of an organization, company-wide progress is much more likely to be fast-tracked. Below, are the parts of an HR department’s role and responsibilities that can best promote the CEO’s main goal, to achieve runaway success for the organization. Doing it with data: An HR team can prove its value to the CEO by…

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How to Put Real Value into Your Employer Branding

In September, we were the proud hosts of an event in London looking at how companies can develop an employer branding strategy that truly reflects their values. The meetup featured four highly respected experts: Dave Hazlehurst, director at Ph. Creative, Francesca Campalani, head of attraction & employer branding at Deloitte UK, Natalie Brock, head of talent acquisition & employer branding at Gympass, and Jenny Tillgren, employer branding strategist at Applied. The night was full of insightful discussion - here are our top takeaways. What is employer branding? And why does…

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12 HR Blogs You Simply Must Bookmark

What’s the next big HR tech trend? How can you more effectively communicate with your CEO? What’s the best way to recruit and hold on to new people? For the HR pro, good, timely advice can be more precious than gold. The good news is that pretty much any question you may have about the people management space has been answered. The trick is to know where to look. Bob’s scoured the Internet and consulted with its own team of people management experts to put together this list, the 12…

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4 KPIs that Every HR Department Must Have

The competition for talent is heating up just as the workforce is shrinking. In today’s talent-driven economy, staying on top of your people data is more important than ever. Effective metrics and KPIs can help HR teams flag areas of trouble early and make the necessary adjustments quickly. There are many metrics that go into workforce analysis. Below, are four KPIs that every HR department should include to get the most out of their recruiting processes, workplace culture, employee programs and other aspects of people management. Turnover rate: Too many…

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Four Ways to Know Whether Your Teams Have Enough Autonomy

As a manager, you’re focused on achieving and facilitating the best results for your team. To do this you need to create a workplace culture where team members are motivated to give their best while also supporting their colleagues’ efforts. Getting the most out of your teams depends on keeping team members engaged, and this can only happen when they feel free to make important job-related decisions. It’s all about choice, but how much autonomy should your teams have?   Too much choice? Having complete autonomy can make it difficult…

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Are You Accidentally Dismissing Good Job Candidates?

I’ve never met someone who enjoys going to a job interview. My first full-time job interview after graduating from university was a superday. If this is a new term for you, a superday is the final round of a hiring process that consists of up to 20 interviews in a day, group discussions, presentations and testing. I was nervous but excited as I walked into the huge New York City office. After a day of intense interviews, I walked out exhausted. One of the other candidates turned to me and…

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The Connection Between Workplace Wellbeing and Company Success

It seems that no industry conference or corporate away day is complete without a rousing segment on wellbeing, specifically employee wellbeing. But how often have you found that once you’re back in the real world, you’re ill-equipped to articulate the business case for wellbeing? Or, if you’re indeed ready to invest in workplace wellbeing, you don’t know where to start? The data on wellbeing is disconcerting. The latest CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) absence management survey finds that stress-related absences are going up every year. Along with an…

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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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How to Harness Company Values into Effective Employer Branding

The HR, Talent & Culture meetup group invites you to join us for a timely discussion: How to Harness Company Values into Effective Employer Branding. Recruitment is estimated to be a $400 billion industry, with employees today only staying 1-2 years at a company. Meanwhile, more and more people are freelancing, as opposed to being employed at a full-time job. These trends along with the growth of a global job market have created a generation of top talent that is harder to attract and retain. As such, employer branding is…

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