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HR influencers: Barry Flack, HR and business change mentor

“A decade ago, I was the oddball advocating HR Technology when our profession viewed it as an obvious threat to be managed… Thankfully the tables are turning”. Barry is an experienced business change professional with a background of senior HR and Talent roles spanning large and small businesses in various industries. Describing himself as jargon-free, pragmatic and ‘not afraid to tell it like it is’, Barry has developed a unique toolkit of expertise from which he advises clients, delivers keynote speeches and champions HR Tech. He’s a prolific writer on…

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bob makes the RealBusiness Future 50

"Entrepreneurs not afraid to change the way we look at things and build incredibly disruptive UK companies" We just got the news that bob has made the RealBusiness Future 50 - The list of the most disruptive companies of the year for 2017. About Future 50 RealBusiness describes the Future 50 like this: "Each year, our Future 50 ranking gives the young players a chance to shine. Its class of disruptive UK businesses is now 300-strong and includes startup ventures that have gone on to become household names". In great…

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Startups & Pensions Auto-Enrolment: What you need to know

If you are one of the 500,000 plus people in the UK who started a new business in the last year, pensions are probably not uppermost in your mind. Nevertheless, if you are employing anyone apart from yourself, it’s a mistake to ignore them as you could face fines of up to £500 a day (or sometimes more for larger businesses) if you ignore the requirement to complete documents that are sent to you or to adhere to deadlines. Start-ups have specific issues Tech start-ups are affected by the auto-enrolment…

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Women at bob

It's International Women's Day, so it's time to formally introduce the women of bob. We're very proud of our commitment to our female staff members who work across all of our departments, and in both our Tel Aviv & London offices. Gender split - aiming for equal bob currently has a 40% female workforce, with our ideal being 50/50 men and women. Below you can see our gender split across the company, using the bob Clubs view. When our product designers started looking at how to visually display employee information within…

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10 mistakes not to make with pensions auto-enrolment

All employers have to provide a workplace pension for their eligible staff by 2018. This process is called ‘automatic enrolment', and is often referred to as ‘auto-enrolment’. Avoiding the topic is not an option, so it’s important to be aware of what is required and by when. Otherwise, you may make mistakes which could lead to a hefty fine of up to £500 per day. "Avoiding the topic of pensions auto-enrolment is not an option" As a business owner, there is initially a lot to contend with for pensions auto-enrolment,…

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bob partners with Aviva to offer pensions auto-enrolment

HIGH-TECH Collaboration aims to help SMEs get to grips with auto-enrolment in just 15 minutes Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, has teamed up with HR and insurance tech start-up bob to help small and medium-sized companies set up their workplace pension schemes. The bob platform, which launched in June 2016, simplifies the pension auto-enrolment process by enabling companies to automatically use their employee information, assess eligibility, plan costs and then feed directly into Aviva’s online system. From there, a small business owner or their business adviser can complete the auto-enrolment…

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bob wins the most promising company of the year award

bob was one of the most fortunate UK-Israeli businesses at the 2017 Annual British Israeli Business Awards held on 21st of February. These awards recognise companies which have executed significant transactions or made significant investments between the two countries, providing an opportunity to celebrate bilateral trade. Impressive shortlist The other companies in the 2017 shortlist for Most Promising Company of the Year were Currency Transfer, a global payment platform helping SME's and Private Clients; and Shareagain, a new fintech venture aiming to open up the global securities lending market to private investors. But bob…

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New stuff: Customise On-Boarding, Task Templates, & Holidays in Calendars

Customised On-Boarding First impressions matter, so when a new employee joins your company (or you invite an older one to use bob), why not customise your welcome flow with your own video, need-to-know people, and more. It's easy to do and makes a big difference. Log in to bob, go to Settings and choose Welcome Wizard, here you can edit the information employees will see when they first onboard (i.e when you invite them to bob) Duplicate & Edit Task Templates We're all about making your life easier, and Task…

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HR INFLUENCERS: Kate Thurlwell, Exposure Group

  “My number one agenda when I came to Exposure was to disrupt the tired, traditional HR model and deliver in the same way our people do for our clients.”       Kate Thurlwell is a highly experienced leader who loves to embrace change. By adopting the disruptive style of her industry, she believes in taking a game-changing approach to people management. Her motto ‘belief precedes reality’ is borne of her passion for innovation in talent and organisational development. Exposure operates in a vibrant creative space and Kate has nurtured a…

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Feature release: Time Log

Time management is an admin headache. Now you can ditch the paper time sheets with Time Log. Time Log is there to help you manage your employees' working hours and time worked on projects in bob. It’s super-simple and is designed to be used on the go. So no more estimated time sheets at the end of the month. Making it easier to manage your people’s time Collect real-time info on when people are ‘at work’ Have time allocated to projects, as they go Easily see average check-in and check-out times…

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Making Tax Digital: are you in the know?

This is a guest post from our friends at 1Tap. The new expenses management app from Receipt Bank. Self-assessment is ending. So why does the new Making Tax Digital initiative seem to be one of HMRCs best kept secrets? As an employer, there will be people in your business who need to complete self-assessment tax returns. With the completion deadline fast approaching on 31 January, many of them will be preparing to submit their return on time, or risk facing a penalty. Perhaps unsurprisingly, not everyone is a fan of…

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  “The biggest challenge companies face is to ensure that people can bring their whole selves to work but at the same time contribute to something bigger.”     Karen Rivoire is an accomplished leader with a unique combination of HR, communications and brand experience. She has been responsible for defining and delivering innovative and meaningful global human resources strategies for many different companies and organisations, like Millward Brown, Unilever, Sony, etc., with a strong focus on attracting, retaining and developing top talent. In this interview, she shared her thoughts…

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9 Expert HR Tips for an Outstanding 2017

Get your HR career in gear with our expert tips for an outstanding 2017. We asked 9 of our smartest friends in the people & talent management world to each tell us their one top tip to improve HR practices in 2017, and brought them together in a handy infographic. Click here to tweet this infographic Click here to tweet this infographic Or click the slides below to move through the tips. [slideshare id=70950250&doc=bob9outstanding2017tips-170112141738] Huge thanks to Our experts: Learn more about each of our experts, and their companies, below.…

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5 HR Best Practices for 2017

2017 is starting, and most of us are thinking of what we didn’t accomplish last year or what we want to achieve this year. I’ve got two sets of resolutions for 2017. Firstly, I want to learn to dance salsa, and for my work resolution I want to improve the way we attract and retain great talent. Although not every company will benefit from implementing the same HR best practices (as it depends on culture, company size, the product or service you sell, and lots more), here are some ideas…

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  "The key to addressing diversity and gender balance is to identify where any imbalance is occurring and the likely reasons for this."     Marian Bloodworth is a partner at law firm Kemp Little, based in London. Marian’s particular expertise is in helping clients in the financial services sector manage their legal risk. She has been recognised as a Women In Law 2016 Employment Lawyer, Lawyer Monthly, and is a Who's Who Legal Recognised Practitioner for Labour and Employment 2016. In this interview, she shared her thoughts on current…

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