back to the office guide for HR Hibob

Back to the office guide

Combating the spread of COVID-19 is a shared responsibility. Each of us should do our part in reducing the risk of infection, especially for more vulnerable members of our communities. Communicate any concerns you may have before going back to work and adhere to organizational standards to protect yourself and those around you. Working together, managers, HR, and teams can get back to work safely and with renewed motivation and morale.

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5 ways Hibob uses bob to manage a remote workforce

Introduction We went fully remote in one weekend. When we left work on Friday afternoon there were whispers about the possibility of a company-wide WFH period coming soon. By Sunday, that was a reality for all of our global offices - and it doesn’t look like we’ll be coming back to our offices anytime soon. Without utilizing bob, we couldn’t have done it. Taking advantage of bob’s tools and native integrations allowed us to initiated and complete an unimaginable transition quickly and (nearly) seamlessly. Let’s discuss the five key ways…

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The new world of remote onboarding

Introduction Until the COVID-19 epidemic, frequent job-hopping cost the U.S. economy $30.5 billion annually. But the job-seeker’s market has become tight and now favors employers as 26.5 million jobs were lost and unemployment surged to 20% in just five weeks. "Organizations with a strong onboardin process improve productivity by over 70%".Brandon Hall Group Working from home has become a new normal for millions of Americans—and it may not go away even when the economy recovers. 24% of people currently working from home don’t want to go back to the office…

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workplace stress prevention Hibob

A look at workplace stress prevention and cures

Introduction Preventing employee stress helps reduce absenteeism, improve retention, and create a happier, healthier work environment. Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to increase awareness about our modern stress epidemic. This massive growth, however, has left the HR world scrambling to build new processes. For example, how can HR teams manage the highly personal performance review process when employees and managers don’t get together? How can dialogue-focused performance reviews thrive when employees and managers are separated by distance and even time zones? Some facts about the…

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Performance reviews remote Hibob

The new world of remote performance reviews

Introduction Workplace practices and employee needs are evolving. HR professionals are taking the lead in building the new workplace. While remote work was rare in the 2010s, this is no longer the case. In 2018, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics published a report showing that 36 million Americans were already working from home at least occasionally, with 15% reporting that they had the option to do so. This massive growth, however, has left the HR world scrambling to build new processes. For example, how can HR teams manage the…

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employee engagement Hibob

Employee engagement is found to be a key factor in overcoming WFH isolation

Overcoming WFH isolation using HR tech The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unexpected, irreversible impact on our personal and professional lives. Around the world, people of all ages have been forced into “social distancing,” quarantines, and isolation in order to control the virus’ spread. Businesses have been shuttered, bars and restaurants have taken huge financial hits and millions are unemployed or on unpaid leave. For employees of traditionally office-based companies— like us—workdays have shifted from sitting with colleagues and friends to working from home, relying on video conference calls to…

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Why bob Why Hibob

Hibob vs Alternatives guide

Introduction The good news is that your company is growing. Whether you’ve realized that Excel sheets aren’t the best way for HR to hire and manage employees or you’ve outgrown a legacy system, there is indeed a better way. Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), also called Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS), were designed to help you manage the growth of your company and its team members. But not all solutions are built alike. Growing businesses require a system that is flexible enough to meet your specific needs today—and help you…

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Remote termination Hibob

The letting-go guide for remote people managers

A painful reality of managing is parting ways with employees. Sometimes, due to circumstances out of your control, you’ll be forced to part ways even with high-performing employees. Letting go of valued employees has an impact on company culture.

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Work from home Hibob

How COVID-19 is changing the way we work

How to pivot your team to work from home ASAP COVID-19, Coronavirus...whatever you want to call it, it can’t be ignored. And it’s changed the way we work forever. Working from home has been on the rise for years, but in light of this epidemic, it’s become a necessity. With so many employees sick, quarantined, or caring for loved ones, implementing work-from-home (WFH) protocols is a necessity. Building WFH practices into an office-based team isn’t simple—especially when you have no time to waste. When done right, however, employees working from…

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Onboarding checklist Hibob

The state of employee onboarding research report

Introduction As HR leaders, we undoubtedly spend much of our time thinking about the best ways to onboard new people to our company. We aspire to create a welcoming process that gives new hires a positive first glimpse at our inner workings and reinforces their desire to take an active role in them. We distinguish our initial process from our competition, going the extra mile for the sake of a favorable first impression. We brainstorm ways to spark engagement and bolster productivity while setting our sites on long term retention.…

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Non binary gender inclusion guide Hibob

HR leaders guide for non-binary gender inclusion

Introduction: Why this guide? It is currently estimated that up to 40% of trans people* identify as non-binary, meaning they do not identify as either male or female. While acceptance of trans individuals is improving, both in legislative and cultural spheres, non-binary individuals face particular challenges in the workplace that are unique from other LGBTQ employees. C-level leadership and HR leaders who want to provide a framework for processes and policies that signal a culture of inclusion and sensitivity must overcome these challenges. The modern workplace is one where employees…

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Onboarding checklist Hibob

The ultimate guide to onboarding

What is onboarding? The Oxford Dictionary defines onboarding as -The action or process of integrating a new employee into an organization or familiarizing a new customer or client with one's products or services. The keywords in this above definition are ‘action or process’. Onboarding is something that you have to do consciously, or it doesn’t happen. Every company should have an onboarding process for new hires. It’s a non-controversial definition that we can all agree upon. However, what ‘integrating a new employee’ means to one business might not be the…

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growing leaders from within Hibob

Spotting and growing leaders

Why great leadership is so significant to your company While your company may be in growth mode, today’s global workforce is afflicted with declining productivity. Companies are constantly struggling with disengaged employees and poor retention, and we’re seeing increasing investment in wellbeing and a renewed focus on work-life balance to combat this. Poor leadership will make or break your company’s employee engagement, wellbeing, and performance. Business leaders and HR managers, both in enterprise and in growing start-ups, acknowledge the significant role successful leaders and managers play in inspiring greatness in…

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HRIS HR Platform Hibob

How modern HR tech solves HR’s biggest challenges

Introduction As HR and business leaders of growing companies, our constant pursuit of creating an ultimate company culture can be exhausting. We face challenges that vary from managing a global workforce and remote workers,  promoting collaboration and communication, building retention, all above and beyond our bread and butter— managing ongoing core HR tasks.  Challenges continue to grow in 2020, as workplaces encounter complications of a multi-generational workforce. A future dominated by digital natives playing by a new set of rules forces companies to view their companies through the lens of…

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Performance reviews Hibob

The new world of performance reviews

Introduction HR professionals operate in a fast-growing industry, with those in established businesses competing with global startups who more so understand the modern world of work, and respond agilely to the ebbs and flows of people management. One legacy issue that many HR managers face is the traditional performance review. Between generational workplace shifts and an evolving understanding of organizational psychology and performance management, HR managers are tasked with implementing and overseeing new ways of performance management in which many cases are unrecognizable from decades-old systems. The problem: Are current…

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