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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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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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Why human leadership matters

Stop for a moment and think about your favourite ever boss. You probably admired their knowledge and skills, but I bet they are your favourite because of the personal connection you had with them. They are a human leader. What is human leadership? Most of us love the leaders who share their humanity. They take the time to connect beyond the status report, and own up to their mistakes. You don’t have to know someone personally to feel this connection either. For example, Richard Branson heads up a hugely successful…

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Why we need psychology

Top psychology lessons for product design At hibob, we’re all about making life easier, and better - specifically the day-to-day lives of business people. Whether they are employees or employers, HRs, CEOs, accountants or whoever - we want to help. We're working to take away the stress around HR management, benefits and employee engagement. Product design can create behavioural change So how are we doing it? It’s more than rolling-out new features, integrating with APIs, and testing. We have to think differently. This means remembering that we are humans creating…

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Three of our founders and our new Chairman

The City Heavyweight & The Startup. A love story.

Lady Barbara Judge joins hibob to make HR & Benefits work for SMEs Last week Lady Barbara Judge joined hibob (that’s us - letting small businesses more easily manage staffing, human resources and employee benefits). It’s needless to say that we’re really happy to have her onboard. HR needs to be disrupted - and we’re ready to do it! Lady Barbara Judge has been named as our new chairman. She is one of the most well-known women in British business and the outgoing head of the UK Pensions Protection Fund…

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From Wall Street to Old Street

hibob welcomes Lady Barbara Judge as Chairman We are incredibly proud to announce that Lady Barbara Judge is joining hibob to Chair our board of directors. Having started her career as a lawyer, Lady Judge quickly became the first ever female partner of a Law Firm on Wall Street, Head of the SEC, and today is seen as a huge supporter & advocate of UK business with her role as Chairman of the Institute of Directors and as ambassador for UKTI. Lady Barbara has also just finished her tenure as…

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Feature Release: Time Off

Time Off is the part of bob that helps you manage all your holiday and other leave & absence requests. It’s where you go to book your holiday, see who else is out of the office, and report in sick. It’s also where admins and managers go to approve or decline Time Off requests, and where they can report a team member in sick if they need to. Want to jump straight in and try Time Off for yourself? Click here to log in or set up a trial Why…

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Launching bob to the world

So today we launch and of course I find myself doing last minute tweaks to our new shiny new website before it goes live, and I hate what I’ve written in our About Us section. OMG I can write some bollocks when I want to, and I don't notice until I read it again later. So I just sat down and rewrote this: Introducing us Who is 'us'? We are 40 people who love technology, love building technology and, most of all, love building technology to change things for the better. We saw…

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MVP or GTBR?

After a number of years working in the tech space with some great people, I began to have a love/hate relationship with the concept of an MVP (Minimum Viable Product). According to Techopedia, the definition of MVP is "a development technique in which a new product or website is developed with sufficient features to satisfy early adopters. The final, complete set of features is only designed and developed after considering feedback from the product's initial users". Reasons to love the MPV So why do I love it? Firstly, everything about an…

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Up (blog) Periscope!

Today we lift our head above water... To be honest I was quite enjoying ‘stealth mode’. It forgives lots of sins, and ‘flies under the radar’, you could say - but no, now is the time to lift our head above the water and begin to tell our story. ...or rather to tease our story in our shiny new blog.  How it began Last summer four of us got together with a simple vision to use technology to sort all the huge pains and inefficiencies that exist around the management…

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Welcome to bob

Hi! Welcome to bob. Here’s five quick things that our customers say they love about bob and that can help you make the most of the tool: Everything is in one place No complicated spreadsheets lost in servers - all your information is held securely in the cloud for easy access, wherever you are. Visible culture People aren’t just numbers locked in cells, locked in spreadsheets. Culture is everything in business. You don’t just join a company, you join a set of clubs - like the bike club, or the…

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