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Is Empire State Realty Trust a Good Fit for a Retirement Portfolio?

25-July-2020

Is Empire State Realty Trust a Good Fit for a Retirement Portfolio?

Office buildings are generally considered to be one of the safer types of commercial real estate investments. Tenants sign long-term leases, and office space is a necessity for many businesses no matter what the economy is doing. Read more

Many experts think there could be a big trend towards allowing employees to permanently work from home as well as downsizing or even eliminating physical office spaces.

Workplace Diversity: What Companies Need To Get Right, Right Now

14-July-2020

Workplace Diversity: What Companies Need To Get Right, Right Now

It wasn’t that long ago that it would have been acceptable for an executive to make off-color jokes about minorities. This could be targeted at any number of marginalized groups. Most likely an individual that was negatively impacted by the “joke” or biased commentary would simply swallow their pride and have to “deal with it.” The co-workers around them would either chuckle along, simply roll their eyes or just offer an uncomfortable glance to one another. But American businesses are being shoved through a massive and rapid paradigm shift. Read More

“Company leaders and HR teams need to take action to make sure they are improving their office cultures today for the workplace of tomorrow.”

“Stop using yourself as a benchmark” with Ali Fazal and Parveen Panwar, Mr. Activated

13-July-2020

“Stop using yourself as a benchmark” with Ali Fazal and Parveen Panwar, Mr. Activated

Like with any social change, some people adopt the new normal because they are scared of ‘being canceled’, but my hope is that this turns into real meaningful change in behaviors, both in the workplace and in mainstream society. Read More

“5 Steps We Must Take To Truly Create An Inclusive, Representative, and Equitable Society”- Ali Fazal

Ali Fazal of Hibob: 5 Steps We Must Take To Truly Create An Inclusive, Representative, and Equitable Society

08-July-2020

Ali Fazal of Hibob: 5 Steps We Must Take To Truly Create An Inclusive, Representative, and Equitable Society

Like with any social change, some people adopt the new normal because they are scared of ‘being canceled’, but my hope is that this turns into real meaningful change in behaviors, both in the workplace and in mainstream society. had the pleasure of interviewing Ali Fazal. Ali Fazal is Senior Director of Marketing at Hibob, where he leads a global marketing team. Before joining the Hibob team, Fazal led demand generation marketing for e-commerce company Yotpo and led marketing and sales teams for Greenhouse Software, DoubleDutch, and Gigya. Fazal is also a member of the Forbes Business Development Council. Outside of work, Fazal enjoys exploring Manhattan, craft cocktails, and any book or movie with a twist ending.Read More

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Increased Productivity and Improved Employee Experience: What Hibob’s Integration With Microsoft Teams Aims to Deliver

08-July-2020

Increased Productivity and Improved Employee Experience: What Hibob’s Integration With Microsoft Teams Aims to Deliver

The top priorities for organizations remain the same irrespective of the change in the way they operate and employees work. Even though employees who worked from offices earlier are now working remotely, managing and improving workplace productivity as well as engagement has remained paramount. And now, it is more important. The lack of social interactions and leadership communication in the workplace will affect company culture. Read More

bob HR for Teams brings two differentiators: the clear emphasis on the end-to-end employee lifecycle, starting with onboarding and ending with performance management, as well as the features that link collaboration to engagement.

Hibob Announces Integration with Microsoft Teams to Enhance Workplace Productivity and Employee Experience

08-July-2020

Hibob Announces Integration with Microsoft Teams to Enhance Workplace Productivity and Employee Experience

Transformative HR company Hibob announces bob HR for Microsoft Teams, an integration that will promote employee productivity, inclusivity and engagement by enabling teams to stay up-to-date on company news and information, get to know co-workers from the onset, and get quick responses to HR actions. With many companies rolling out long-term remote and hybrid plans, this integration will help cultivate company culture remotely, solve HR needs with increased transparency, and support collaboration among colleagues while improving efficiency. Read More

This integration not only helps make productivity and collaboration easier but also enables employees to build strong bonds with colleagues.”

As employees return to work, wellbeing should be a priority

06-July-2020

As employees return to work, wellbeing should be a priority

Planning on moving your team back into the office? Rhiannon Staples of Hibob shares her advice for doing it successfully.

Rhiannon Staples is the chief marketing officer at Hibob, a people-management platform that works with HR leaders to “modernize their business”, particularly for remote workers.

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Modern and adaptable technology is a big part of how organizations have been able to shift to remote operations so effectively, so building on these takeaways and advancing the use of technology as companies return to work are major components of facilitating positive workplace outcomes post-COVID.

Why support for LGBTQ+ employees must extend beyond Pride Month

30-June-2020

Why support for LGBTQ+ employees must extend beyond Pride Month

Supporting the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace must extend beyond Pride celebrations and into long-term policies and changes a workplace can commit to making, says Ali Fazal, senior director at Hibob, an HR management platform.

“Changing your logo to a rainbow logo is one thing, and it is a very public expression of support for the LGBTQ community,” Fazal says. “But the worst thinking for anybody in a marginalized community is to feel like they’re being used for tokenism, as opposed to actually being cared about.”

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“Changing your logo to a rainbow logo is one thing, and it is a very public expression of support for the LGBTQ community,” Fazal says. “But the worst thinking for anybody in a marginalized community is to feel like they’re being used for tokenism, as opposed to actually being cared about.”

We’re Ready to Go Back to Work, Say More Than 50% of Employees in a Hibob Survey

25-June-2020

We’re Ready to Go Back to Work, Say More Than 50% of Employees in a Hibob Survey

Though employees are excited to meet their colleagues and return to their normal routine, they expect their organizations to take strict safety measures

Some are happy to go back, others are not. The opinion on whether it is safe to go to work and the reasons to go back to work are divided.

Just a few weeks ago, we covered how Quantum Workplace found that employees were more productive when working from home. Others have faced burnout and loss of productivity because they have been unable to handle the demands of work and family in the same environment.

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“Many employees are feeling confident and ready to get back to work, but some still have their hesitations. Therefore, employers must focus on considering all appropriate circumstances and plans in order to address a full-picture roadmap of return. Companies will need to create hybrid policies that are adapted to fostering a sense of culture and engagement for those who are working from home as well as people working in the physical office,” commented Ronni Zehavi, CEO of Hibob

This is how many employees actually want to go back to the office right now

25-June-2020

This is how many employees actually want to go back to the office right now

Offices around the country have begun to reopen, but there is much debate over whether employees are ready to return to not only the office, but to their commute and to life before the pandemic shut down virtually everything.

Even New York, the epicenter of the pandemic within the US, began opening offices again on Monday. Companies are handling reopening in various ways; While some organizations are keeping offices closed altogether, others are opening at reduced occupancy and leaving the decision of returning up to individual employees. Read More

“Many employees are feeling confident and ready to get back to work, but some still have their hesitations,” said Ronni Zehavi, CEO of Hibob

Most office workers OK with temperature checks: Survey

25-June-2020

Most office workers OK with temperature checks: Survey

Fifty-three percent of office workers surveyed in late April say they are comfortable with going back to work and of them, 73% say they would be OK with workplace temperature checks, according to results released Thursday by New York-based human resources technology firm Hibob Inc. Read More

65% are confident their workplaces could overcome operational challenges of getting back to the traditional workspace and 87% said they felt their companies have been keeping staff informed

How To Re-Open Successfully: 4 Cost-Saving Strategies

22-June-2020

How To Re-Open Successfully: 4 Cost-Saving Strategies

When COVID-19 shut down businesses in New York City in mid-March, Mera McGrew's natural soap company Soapply was just hitting its stride. Inspired by her experiences working for a tour operator in Africa -- where she saw first-hand how the simple act of washing hands could save lives -- the four-year-old firm had grown into a thriving enterprise. Then, as the notion of proper handwashing resonated throughout the world in the spring, demand for Soapply products took off. Read More

But even without the pandemic, Staples maintains surveillance is not a proxy for good leadership. "Seeing someone's screen grab or watching them on a web cam is not an indicator of productivity," she maintains. "Productivity should be based on outcomes."

Productivity monitoring: Considerations for HR, from compliance to culture

08-June-2020

Productivity monitoring: Considerations for HR, from compliance to culture

Remote work isn't new. Its road to popularity has been paved by workers seeking the flexibility, job satisfaction, and productivity it provides. An analysis by FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics found that in the last five years, remote jobs grew 44%, and in February 2020, 4.7 million U.S. workers operated remotely. Read More

If managers have conversations about expected outcomes, employees don't have to be monitored, Staples said. "Whether you do [the work] at 11 p.m. or 3 p.m., so long as you deliver by the deadline. That's the strongest message," she said. Staples acknowledged that this approach might not work for every role, but for many white-collar, remote positions, it could. "Manage by outcomes versus output," she said.

How Companies Can Celebrate Pride Month Remotely

09-June-2020

How Companies Can Celebrate Pride Month Remotely

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COVID-19 has affected the way the entire workforce operates, with June reserved pride month, experts explain how companies can be inclusive towards their staff and celebrate

Managing the pitfalls of employee monitoring while finding better solutions

03-June-2020

Managing the pitfalls of employee monitoring while finding better solutions

As employers look to adapt to remote work, many are considering the move to surveillance systems that will monitor everything from employee productivity to workplace safety.

But there are pitfalls of employee monitoring, which can be damaging to company culture, says Rhiannon Staples, CMO of Hibob, an employee and HR management platform. Many of Hibob’s clients — which range from tech and gaming companies to media and entertainment — have historically worked remotely. The shift to working from home due to COVID-19 was not new to them, but it forced the hand of businesses who’ve never had a remote workforce. Read More

Staples says she sees a recent trend toward greater surveillance, and businesses looking for technologies they can put in place to monitor the daily activities of their employees during the pandemic.

Who’s Thriving in a Remote Work Environment?

02-June-2020

Who’s Thriving in a Remote Work Environment?

Hibob unveils the results of its latest workplace study, showing that a majority of employees feel just as productive working from home as they do in a more traditional office setting. While remote work gives workers the flexibility they crave, even with the stresses added by COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, employees’ individual productivity levels directly correlate with their position at the company, living situation, and gender. Read More

A NEW STUDY REVEALS EMPLOYEES’ POSITIONS WITHIN A COMPANY, LIVING SITUATIONS, AND EVEN GENDER HAVE A MAJOR INFLUENCE OVER PRODUCTIVITY AND SATISFACTION WHILE WORKING REMOTELY

How Covid-19 should impact performance reviews

01-June-2020

How Covid-19 should impact performance reviews

Whether it’s in a formal review or a simple weekly or monthly check-in with their manager, employees want more feedback on their performance. According to a Joblist study, nearly 60% of employees said getting feedback on a regular basis is very motivating. When a team is remote, however, it can be harder to accurately measure activity and results. Should performance reviews be put on hold during COVID-19? Read more

“A lot of employees are missing real-time feedback,” she says. “A lack of immediate access to a manager increases the need for organizations to put these types of mechanics in place to force them to happen versus organically.”

Why empathy is key as employees return to workplaces

29-May-2020

Why empathy is key as employees return to workplaces

HR needs to be ready to deal with fear, depression, and other challenges. As employees return to the workplace, profit and productivity aren’t the only concerns on their employers’ minds. The mental health of workers ranks high on everyone’s list; some employees will be fearful to return because they have no idea what will meet them at the door. Read more

“These times require a greater deal of flexibility from leaders and HR teams than has ever been warranted in the past,” says Kris Meade, partner, chair of the labor and employment practice at Crowell & Moring global law firm.

Who thrives and who just survives working in the new normal?

28-May-2020

Who thrives and who just survives working in the new normal?

A new survey from Hibob reveals what determines productivity and satisfaction: It is based on an employee's position in a company, living situation, and gender. As US employees round out the third month of working from home, a new Hibob survey found that 37% believe that they are just as productive at home as they would be in a traditional office environment.  Read more

"The results of this survey were definitely surprising, but also understandable when looked at holistically and in line with potential determining factors," said Rhiannon Staples, chief marketing officer, Hibob

People working from home are just as productive

26-May-2020

People working from home are just as productive

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, most companies have shifted to having employees working at home. For some that is ideal, for others, the lack of human contact can be depressing. It’s a double-edged sword in many ways -- you want people around but enjoy being home.

There is some good news for employers though -- new research released by Hibob finds that people working from home are just as productive as they were in the office.

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"This survey found that women and people who live with others are the most productive. It also revealed that managers are performing best whereas individual team members are struggling with remote work."

Working Mothers Prove to Be More Efficient While Working Remotely, Finds Hibob

27-MAY-2020

Working Mothers Prove to Be More Efficient While Working Remotely, Finds Hibob

With the changing workplace scenario, Hibob surveyed 1,000 full-time employees to find out who is thriving in this change and proving more productive

When the entire world is dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and remote work has become the new normal, Hibob has revealed the results of its recent workplace survey that unveils employees’ take on remote work. The study not only reveals that most of the employees feel as productive working from home as in the office, but it also shows that the productivity of the employees is directly related to their designation, living scenario, and gender.

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Working Mothers Are More Productive While Working Remotely 87% of this group is comfortable balancing their professional and personal lives

How will we use sick days after COVID-19? Experts weigh in

26-May-2020

How will we use sick days after COVID-19? Experts weigh in

How the novel coronavirus shapes our lives is beginning to take form. Social distancing is here for a while as businesses begin to reopen, enacting strict protocols to ensure the safety of both workers and customers as the COVID-19 pandemic carries on. Capacity will be limited in places like gyms and restaurants, and sports events will likely be fan-less until there is more clarity in the search for a vaccine.

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“The general nature of taking sick days will become a more valued protocol at companies,” Hibob HR expert Rhiannon Staples told Ladders. “When people are unwell, they should feel empowered to disconnect and take the time to recuperate.

How To Peacefully Solve Your Remote Coworker Conflicts

21-May-2020

How To Peacefully Solve Your Remote Coworker Conflicts

The internet is great for a lot of things: an endless supply of streaming TV shows and movies, memes, and gallows humor as a salve for the bleakness of reality, discovering the electrifying origin of Triscuits. What the digital world isn’t great for, however, is interpersonal communication. Here, the landscape is flat, without the texture of tone or facial expressions (unless you’re on video calls all the time, and even then you often get a blurry, frozen face). You end up leaning hard on word choices (debating “hello” vs “hey”), punctuation (are you starting a fight if you end “okay” with a period?), and carefully curated emojis (why did my coworker react with the eyes emoji?). Read more

Try to replicate the off-the-cuff interactions you might have if you were back at the office. “Sending a text message to someone or a Slack message to someone — and I subscribe to this regularly — [and saying] ‘Do you have a second? I want to talk through something’ is not generally unwelcome,” says Staples. “The chance to have a live conversation is so much more efficient.”

The new normal for offices, workspaces after COVID-19

04-May-2020

The new normal for offices, workspaces after COVID-19

NEW YORK — The office you left at the start of the coronavirus outbreak is likely not the office you will return to.

From alternating-desk seating and strictly assigned workspaces to one-way walkways and daily paper desk mats, employers are having to rethink their offices to ensure safety as employees begin to return to work in the coming months. Read more

The office you left at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak will not be the office you return to. Social distancing measures will mean a whole new normal for workspaces across the country and world.

HR expert says new normal coming for office work after coronavirus pandemic

29-April-2020

HR expert says new normal coming for office work after coronavirus pandemic

Through the coronavirus pandemic, teleworking has become normal and necessary for many businesses across the country. As states begin to get potential reopening dates on the calendar, white-collar workers will soon have to return to the office. A human resources expert says companies and workers should be prepared for more changes to come. Read more

Rhiannon Staples, chief managing officer at HR platform Hibob, says they should expect drastic changes in mass transit commutes and elevator rides, as companies continue to mandate social distancing.

The Importance of D&I in the Workplace

16-April-2020

The Importance of D&I in the Workplace

Over the last few years, diversity and inclusion (D&I) have become indivisible parts of conversations about how to build a successful team and culture. Creating an environment that is inclusive to employees of all genders, backgrounds, and identities is important not just because it’s the right thing to do but also because it’s the only thing to do. Read more

77% of people said that corporate culture is extremely important—and HR’s ability and willingness to embrace diversity is a major part of a thriving culture. Ensuring that every new initiative, project, or business objective is examined through an inclusive lens before launch empowers the whole team to bring their A-game.

HR Tech Platform Hibob Hires New Chief Revenue Officer

13-April-2020

HR Tech Platform Hibob Hires New Chief Revenue Officer

Hibob, the transformative HR tech platform that helps companies engage with and develop strong company cultures, announced the appointment of Paul Zeiter as Chief Revenue Officer, strengthening its executive team. In his new role, Zeiter will propel Hibob toward continued financial growth as it expands its footprint in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Israel. Read more

"Paul joins the team at an exciting time for Hibob. His experience will bring tremendous value to the team as we reach new levels of hyper-growth and continue to disrupt the antiquated HR industry,” said Ronni Zehavi, CEO of Hibob.

Hibob – Fostering an Inclusive and Diverse Place to Work with Ali Fazal

10-April-2020

Hibob – Fostering an Inclusive and Diverse Place to Work with Ali Fazal

We’re talking with Ali today about Diversity & Inclusion. We’re going to discuss what that means, get some basic advice, and then learn what some of the barriers are that companies may encounter. Read more

Diverse workforces bring in more unique ideas, they enhance collaboration, and they drive more constructive and productive dialogue. As a result, they perform better financially. If you rush to hire and don’t consider D&I, you may be hurting your ROI.

HR Tech Platform, Hibob Welcomes Paul Zeiter as Chief Revenue Officer

08-April-2020

HR Tech Platform, Hibob Welcomes Paul Zeiter as Chief Revenue Officer

Hibob, the transformative HR tech platform that helps high-growth companies engage with and develop strong company cultures, announces the appointment of Paul Zeiter as Chief Revenue Officer, strengthening its executive team. In his new role, Zeiter will propel Hibob toward continued financial growth as it expands its footprint in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Israel. Read more

Paul Zeiter joins Hibob as the Chief Revenue Officer with a broad range of industry experience

Hibob rolls out non-binary gender promoting platform

09-April-2020

Hibob rolls out non-binary gender promoting platform

Hibob's new non-binary gender identity and preferred pronoun features are at the forefront of HR technology and inclusivity and is unavailable on most HR technology platforms. Read more

"When HR leaders address current and future headcount, it is crucial for them to factor in diversity and inclusion, and prevent bias and discrimination throughout their processes," say Zehavi.

When—and How—to Talk About Mental Illness On The Job

31-March-2020

When—and How—to Talk About Mental Illness On The Job

Experts explain how to talk about mental illness at work with your boss and when it's a good time to bring it up. If you have a mental illness—depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or others—you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year, and one in 25 Americans lives with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression. Read more

First things first: “You should never feel obligated to share your personal struggles with an employer,” says Rhiannon Staples, chief marketing officer of HR technology firm Hibob. If your condition is under control and it’s not impacting your work, then there’s no pressing reason to tell anyone.

HR Technology Platform Hibob Implements Non-Binary Gender Feature

31-March-20

HR Technology Platform Hibob Implements Non-Binary Gender Feature

Hibob’s platform, bob, now allows HR teams to set a customized list of gender identities and preferred gender pronouns for employees. 

Today on International Transgender Day of Visibility, transformative HR platform Hibob announces the official rollout of its non-binary gender identity and preferred pronoun features through the platform, bob. The modern workforce demands recognition and greater power of their individuality, and the new bob features allow companies across the globe to give their employees more power over how they are addressed and identified in the workplace. Read more

“Companies addressing identity and inclusivity of their employees are proving to the entire market that they are respectful and welcoming of a diverse set of perspectives. Freedom of self-identity and acceptance will set the stage for a culture of connectedness that results in increased productivity and a willingness to collaborate,” says Ronni Zehavi, CEO of Hibob

Hibob Implements Non-Binary Gender Feature Promoting Inclusivity at Workplaces

31-March-2020

Hibob Implements Non-Binary Gender Feature Promoting Inclusivity at Workplaces

Hibob, a transformative HR Platform announces the official rollout of its non-binary gender identity and preferred pronoun features through the platform, bob. The modern workforce demands recognition and greater power of their individuality, and the new bob features allow companies across the globe to give their employees more power over how they are addressed and identified in the workplace. Read more

Ronni Zehavi, CEO of Hibob. “I am proud that bob is continuing to support HR departments around the globe by empowering employees to self-identify and bring connectivity to a whole new level.”

SaaS company adds gender-neutral pronouns to HR platform

31-March-2020

SaaS company adds gender-neutral pronouns to HR platform

Companies using Hibob's human resources platform will be ready for International Pronouns Day in October, thanks to a new personal pronoun feature. The software-as-a-service company has launched a new feature that allows individuals to select their personal pronouns on bob, the company's HR platform. Instead of choosing between he/him and she/her, employees also will be able to select gender-neutral pronouns they/them, sie, hir, zie, or zirself. 

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Ali Fazal, senior director at Hibob, said the change was motivated by a desire to be more inclusive. "These new features on bob--including the non-binary gender identity feature and preferred pronoun features--allow companies to give their workers power over how they are addressed and identified by their coworkers,"

How HR can manage the ever-increasing remote workforce

20-March-2020

How HR can manage the ever-increasing remote workforce

Gartner has prepared guidelines for handling a pandemic and HR officials discuss how they are coping with the shift away from the office.
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Once people were mandated to work from home, companies started dealing with how to get remote work to work: What are the right technologies for the business and what is the proper etiquette around working remotely.

Psychology experts share their tips for safeguarding your mental health during quarantine

20-March-2020

Psychology experts share their tips for safeguarding your mental health during quarantine

In a move that would have been unthinkable just months ago, quarantine and social distancing have now become commonplace globally as governments make concerted efforts to fight the spiraling coronavirus outbreak. Read more>>

“Transparency is key throughout times of distress, so workplaces and HR teams specifically should practice clear communication and disseminate updates regarding the virus and current protocols.”

How HR can manage the ever-increasing remote workforce

20-March-2020

How HR can manage the ever-increasing remote workforce

The country is now entering the third wave of planning and response from companies and HR leaders to the coronavirus pandemic. That effort includes figuring out how to pay employees who aren't able to get into work...Read more>>

"So working remotely in a corporate position is no longer seen as a burden like it has in generations past, and there are many tools in place to connect employees even if they are spread out around the world."

How to handle the 3 most annoying types of coworkers

13-March-2020

How to handle the 3 most annoying types of coworkers

Strong coworker relationships have been tied to job satisfaction, but there’s probably at least one person on your team who you could live without. It could be due to a simple personality mismatch, but it could also be because of their annoying habits.

A new survey from the project management software provider Mavenlink identified the top three pet peeves we have about our coworkers. Read more>>

“Put your individual tasks and projects first, and try not to get distracted, frustrated, or stressed out by any negative noise on the sidelines”

How Hibob Boosts Employee Engagement and Retention: Q&A With Rhiannon Staples

11-March-2020

How Hibob Boosts Employee Engagement and Retention: Q&A With Rhiannon Staples

With more than 15 years of experience leading global marketing strategy, teams, and programs at fast-growing startups, Rhiannon Staples, chief marketing officer, Hibob, is responsible for spearheading the people management software company’s go to market strategy. She draws from her experience at working at the people management platform to hold forth on how HR teams can balance employees’ needs, aspirations, and expectations. She discusses how technology can transform the way employers approach employee engagement and retain the best talent. Read more>>

"Time spent recruiting, hiring, onboarding and training a new employee has significant explicit and implicit costs, and it is within the company’s financial interest to invest in engaging employees to build long-term relationships."

Companies scramble to put coronavirus plans in place

10-March-2020

Companies scramble to put coronavirus plans in place

Business as usual is anything but.

As coronavirus cases grow around the world, companies are scrambling to put plans of action in place to contain the spread and to reassure their employees and customers. Read more>>

"C-suite leaders and HR teams need to be certain that the equipment, communication and accountability measures are in place to ensure that employees remain productive, even when they aren't in-office."

Coronavirus and Teleworking Employees: Set Guidelines, Priorities

05-March-2020

Coronavirus and Teleworking Employees: Set Guidelines, Priorities

Concerns over containing the spread of the coronavirus is prompting many employers, including Twitter, to encourage their employees who can to telework. But employers will want to set expectations, especially for those employees who have not previously worked remotely. Read more>>

"In general, it's important to make sure your employees have a clear understanding of their work priorities—a responsibility that managers can take ownership over."

How To Find a Job You Love and Actually Want To Go To Every Day

02-March-2020

How To Find a Job You Love and Actually Want To Go To Every Day

For many people, simply finding a job can seem impossible. There’s the long, hard search, the application process, and the nerve-wrecking rounds of interviews. And after all that, there’s the fun that negotiating your salary and, well, actually working entails. And between all the stress that comes with finding a job, taking the time to make sure you find a job that you’ll love and enjoy can fall by the wayside. Read more>>

“When you go in for an interview, take a look around the office. Are employees showing a sense of personality at their desks with pictures and decorations, or is everything black and white? Are workers engaging in conversation with one another, or is everyone sitting in silence with headphones?”

It’s awkward to talk salary at work—but here’s how to start

29-February-2020

It’s awkward to talk salary at work—but here’s how to start

Broadside writer Kristine Gill offers advice from HR professionals and finance experts about whether sharing your salary with coworkers is a good or bad idea. Read more>>

"Some employees, for example, make less money in exchange for other benefits, such as work-from-home flexibility and extra paid time off."

How to proactively build a mentally healthy workforce

12-February-2020

How to proactively build a mentally healthy workforce

In today’s fast-paced, work-driven society, building a mentally healthy workforce is more important than ever. Organisations across the public and private sector are becoming increasingly aware that encouraging proactivity around mental health will not only improve workplace culture but also productivity levels amongst employees. Read more>>

"It’s clear that mental health should hold the same position in the workplace as physical wellbeing. Crucially, mental health should be included within company absence policies. In doing so, organisations reaffirm its importance to employees and encourage those who are experiencing poor mental health to ask for help."

Moving Over And Up? Here’s How To Fit In At Your New Job

20-February-2020

Moving Over And Up? Here’s How To Fit In At Your New Job

Job hopping is a tried and true way to build wealth—but only if you do it right. Fortunately, you have a built-in mechanism that helps you. It’s your innate desire to be liked.
Everyone wants people to like them. It’s a natural response whenever you find yourself immersed in a crowd of people.
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“The hardest thing about starting a new job is figuring out where you are in this new ecosystem amidst so much tribal knowledge. Figuring out who reports to who and who’s responsible for which cultural initiatives and who to email when you need something can quickly become a full-time job if they don’t have a system to help.”

Staying ahead in the UK’s race for tech talent

18-February-2020

Staying ahead in the UK’s race for tech talent

It’s no secret that the UK is undergoing serious change, especially as the Brexit deadline edges ever closer. But while the impact of these changes is being felt across the nation, so far it’s done little to impede the burgeoning tech industry. Tech Nation recently found that investment for UK scale-up tech firms has been far from stagnant, growing by 61 per cent between 2017 and 2018. In terms of venture capital investment, this makes the UK fourth in the world, behind only the US, China and India – and above all other European countries. Read more>>

"Businesses in the tech sector must reconsider and reform their mind-set towards HR, shifting their focus towards people and culture. This involves ensuring that key players in the internal hiring process are seen as fulfilling more than an administrative role, and are instead fully involved in the company’s decision-making process."

Should you talk about politics and Trump at the office?

04-February-2020

Should you talk about politics and Trump at the office?

Twenty-eight percent of employees say a co-worker has tried to persuade them to change their political party preference, the Glassdoor survey shows. And 21% would not want to work with a colleague who plans to vote for a presidential candidate they don’t like in November, with a similar share of Democrats and Republicans expressing that view. Read more>>

"That generational divide can intensify workplace conflicts spawned by political differences that many workers view as deeply personal, centering on subjects such as LGBTQ and women’s rights, abortion and racial discrimination."

How to travel with colleagues to off-site meetings without awkwardness

24-January-2020

How to travel with colleagues to off-site meetings without awkwardness

Traveling on business can be a mix of work and pleasure. It’s always nice to get out of the office, but being away from home does have its disadvantages.
Another piece of the business-travel puzzle involves traveling with co-workers.
It can be a balancing act to be professional and courteous while not getting on one another’s nerves. Read more>>

"If you’re traveling on a plane or train, bring a book or headphones so you and your coworker don’t feel obligated to hold a conversation the whole time."

The secret to managing back-to-work blues

08-January-2020

The secret to managing back-to-work blues

By now, everyone is back-to-work.
Yuletide greetings are over, the season of merry is behind us. Here is 2020, the start of a new decade, a new beginning and the return to real-life — work.
No matter the occasion, going back-to-work whether it’s from a normal weekend to extended holidays can be stressful for workers. Past research has shown that most American workers feel anxiety normally returning to work after the weekend. Read more>>

"After spending time vacationing, seeing family, throwing and attending holiday parties and taking time to relax as the year comes to a close, coming back to work can seem like a bleak reality and it may be difficult to get back into the swing of things.”

Helping Workers with Their Money and Time Among Top Company Priorities in 2020

02-January-2020

Helping Workers with Their Money and Time Among Top Company Priorities in 2020

Financial stability, diversity and flexible schedules are among the initiatives that U.S. employers are expected to focus on in 2020 to attract and retain workers, workplace experts say. Read more>>

"2020 will be a major year for HR departments to foster and cherish the unique experience and perspectives their employees across generations will bring to the company."

What’s in a workplace trend?: Here’s what to expect for 2020

1-January-2020

What’s in a workplace trend?: Here’s what to expect for 2020

Gearing up to police political discussions at work, learning to mediate and blend separate age groups, and lighting a fire that fuels micro-culture aspects are just a few new trends that HR needs to prepare for in 2020. Read more>>

Culture will not just be implemented on a company-wide scale, but a need for distinct culture will also be emphasized within each group.

8 hiring trends for 2020

30-December-2019

8 hiring trends for 2020

From what top-performing candidates will prioritize when job-searching to effective ways to field through applicants, here, thought leaders predict the hiring trends to come in 2020: Read more>>

"In the past decade, diversity in the workplace has taken a front seat in terms of priorities and equalizing. This trend is only going to continue, it’ll be more important than ever."

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM HIRING TRENDS IN THE NEW YEAR

30-December-2019

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM HIRING TRENDS IN THE NEW YEAR

As we approach the new year, companies looking to attract and retain top talent need to adopt strategies to remain competitive in the evolving workforce. Here are some of the hiring trends to look out for in 2020. Workers will start valuing benefits over pay in the next year as well. Read more>>

“Human resources departments will be tasked with staffing teams that include a wide range of diverse talent and backgrounds, ultimately bringing together bright minds with different generational perspectives that will work together cohesively.”

The ‘minternship’ might be a fix to your mid-career woes

26-December-2019

The ‘minternship’ might be a fix to your mid-career woes

Feeling stuck or unmotivated in your career? You’re not alone, especially if you’re a millennial. A 2019 survey by Deloitte found that job dissatisfaction is high among millennials, and 49% will quit their jobs within the next two years. Read more>>

"Many of today’s employees aren’t looking for career tracks. Learning and development is the number-one reason to choose a new job"

10 ways the workplace has changed since 2010

23-December-2019

10 ways the workplace has changed since 2010

As 2020 draws near, it’s hard not to reflect on the past decade- so much has changed in the 10 years that flew by. In 2010, those who even had a smartphone were carrying around an iPhone 4 or a BlackBerry OS 6.0 version. While the illustrious BlackBerry has all but disappeared from the workplace of 2019, there has been plenty of technologies in its wake to replace it. Let’s take a look at how the workplace has changed, communication tools and otherwise, in the past decade. Read more>>

“The differing needs between the different generations in the workplace has really precipitated very significant change for HR leaders.”

Perks of Work: Creature Comfort Fans Lack Benefits Clout

20-December-2019

Perks of Work: Creature Comfort Fans Lack Benefits Clout

HR provider Hibob asked 1,000 employees how holidays affect their regular routine and what management does to spice things up.
More than 60% of the respondents said they are taking time off around the holidays—something that seems to stress out half of those who report “having to work harder” to fill in for the vacationers. Read more>>

"The team players shouldering the extra load are not likely to get much help from colleagues who admitted to feeling “distracted” (36%) throughout the holidays."

Even as employees shop on the clock, employers can help them focus

18-December-2019

Even as employees shop on the clock, employers can help them focus

Most employees (70%) responding to a recent Hibob survey said they shop online at work during the holidays. Another third are distracted during the season, according to the Dec. 12 report. Hibob suggested businesses use these weeks to offer support to staff. Employers can offer special events that boost morale this time of year, for example. Read more>>

"Shopping at work sees an uptick during the winter holiday season. But gift getting isn't the only thing creating distraction at this time of year or any other."

WORKERS ARE NOT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF DOWNTIME DURING THE HOLIDAYS

17-December-2019

WORKERS ARE NOT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF DOWNTIME DURING THE HOLIDAYS

During the holidays, workers are likely to be focusing more on their last minute Christmas shopping and packing up to visit their in-laws rather than work. In fact, workplace website Hibob found that 70% of workers spend their work time on holiday shopping.
According to Ronnie Zehavi, CEO of Hibob, managers should find the right balance with their employees as nearly half feel the burden of picking up extra work while colleagues squeeze in end-of-the-year vacations. Read more>>

"Flexible schedules are key to letting workers know their personal time during the holidays is valued. In fact, the study found that one in ten people felt that they take advantage of flexible schedules during the holidays."

Shopping at work: Is it time to monitor online activity?

17-December-2019

Shopping at work: Is it time to monitor online activity?

‘Tis the season to go shopping! But not when you’re at work, of course.
However, the majority of workers in the US still spend some time at work just shopping for the holidays, according to a new survey from people management platform Hibob.
Of 1,000 employees polled, more than 70% admitted they use their time in the office to accomplish their personal holiday shopping. Read more>>

"Workers typically pay close attention to how employers handle the holiday rush in the workplace."

The true working habits of employees during the holidays

16-December-2019

The true working habits of employees during the holidays

With workers jetting to remote locations milking the rest of their vacation time or just aloof from the holiday buzz, the minds of your employees are likely elsewhere right now. From thinking about last-minute online orders before Christmas to making sure travel plans to the in-laws are in order, a third of employees admitted they are distracted during the holiday season, according to a new study. Read more>>

“Employees are very likely to judge a company’s culture based on how leadership approaches this season, which gives managers and HR teams an opportunity to shine.”

Bizarre HR: 70% of employees spend time at work doing their holiday shopping

13-December-2019

Bizarre HR: 70% of employees spend time at work doing their holiday shopping

If you’ve wanted to analyse how the Christmas season impacts your employees, you’d be interested to know that 70% of them are spending time at work holiday shopping, per Hibob’s latest employee survey. Moreover, one in three admit to being distracted during this period. Read more>>

“Embrace flexibility and acknowledge that your team has other things on their mind, so be realistic with your goals and plan ahead to ensure no one individual feels they have to take on the burden of the holidays.”

Three things you should never do in a performance review—and what to do instead

10-December-2019

Three things you should never do in a performance review—and what to do instead

Love them or hate them, annual performance reviews can shape how workers set themselves up for success in the coming year. However, many people are often unprepared for these reviews, lacking the understanding of what to expect and how to engage with HR and management, whether they’re opting for a new role at their current company or prepping for a job hunt elsewhere. Read more>>

"You shouldn’t be afraid to ask for reasonable opportunities that can help you grow and make a positive impact on the business."

Pichai Is the New Page: Will This Affect Google’s Company Culture?

06-December-2019

Pichai Is the New Page: Will This Affect Google’s Company Culture?

In conversation with Ronni Zehavi, CEO of Hibob, a people management platform, we discuss whether it is possible to uphold a transparent workplace culture as the leader of two tech giants who are, for all practical purposes, dominating the world. Read more>>

“Crisis management is an important skill for leaders; how issues are handled impacts both employees and external stakeholders, particularly for public companies.”

It’s Performance Review Season — Here’s What You Need To Know

22-November-2019

It’s Performance Review Season — Here’s What You Need To Know

As we get closer to the end of the year, some employees are bracing for performance review season (and potential bonuses). It’s a good opportunity to receive praise, constructive feedback and reassert your value at a company. But going into a performance review, employees typically have expectations that may or may not align with their managers’. Read more>>

"Only you will have the best recollection of what you’ve worked on and accomplished, and bringing that list with you can help guide your review."

As politics heat up, so do hiring bias worries

19-November-2019

As politics heat up, so do hiring bias worries

Employees are discussing national politics in the workplace now more than ever. This is making some employees uncomfortable, if not irritated. But political leanings may become more than just an office irritation. Managers tend to hire people of similar ideology, and doing so could create a hiring bias. Read more>>

"The real art of collaboration is the ability to bounce ideas off each other and get a different take on it."

3 Strategies to Ace Your Annual Performance Review

18-November-2019

3 Strategies to Ace Your Annual Performance Review

Now that year-end review season is looming, Ali Fazal, a senior director at HR software company Hibob, notes that "self-awareness is key. Your first performance review is with yourself." Before you go into the meeting with your boss, look over what you did well over the past twelve months, and what you think you could have done better. Read more>>

"You're more likely to hear 'yes' if you can spell out, as specifically as possible, why your next goal serves your employer's interest."

Is Your Employee Onboarding Experience Lacking?

14-November-2019

Is Your Employee Onboarding Experience Lacking?

Most (64%) new hires are less likely to stay at a job after a negative onboarding experience, according to a new study from Hibob, an HR tech platform. This is especially important information for small businesses as the hiring market continues to be competitive, with 40% of employees expected to quit their jobs this year. Read more>>

“From our survey, we’ve learned that new hires want transparency and value the human side of the onboarding process, where they can be set up for success while organically making friends.”

How HR can practically improve inclusivity using data

14-November-2019

How HR can practically improve inclusivity using data

People analytics is a powerful tool and fast-approaching trend that 70% of companies now consider a top priority. It aids HR professionals in their recruitment, retention, and culture efforts.
Since diversity and inclusion are now core elements of the ultimate corporate culture, it’s imperative that people leaders recruit and retain employees of various backgrounds, ages, experiences, and industries. Read more>>

"Baby Boomers, GenX, Millennials, and GenZ are working side by side for the first time in labour history. The talent market is saturated by job candidates of different generations, and when recruited, they have to blend and collaborate successfully for the sake of a company."

Nearly half of US workers plan to job hunt in the next year

7-November-2019

Nearly half of US workers plan to job hunt in the next year

A majority of job hunters who discovered that a companies’ employees were over-loaded with work, burned-out and generally unhappy would reject a job offer from that company, a survey from Hibob revealed earlier this year; salary mattered less to applicants in those situations. Read more>>

"Nearly half of employed adults in the U.S. are likely to look for a new job in the next year, according to survey results from the American Staffing Association (ASA). ​Many also are planning to switch careers or industries."

For a Better Employee Experience, It’s Time to Rebrand HR

04-November-2019

For a Better Employee Experience, It’s Time to Rebrand HR

In a nutshell, the current wisdom is that culture and HR should work in tandem to enhance the employee experience, which in turn should attract and retain more top talent as a result. But how exactly do culture and HR work together to create an appealing employee experience? Read more>>

"Something as simple as offering yoga classes at the office can help employees feel happier and more fulfilled at work."

The ‘minternship’ might be a fix to your mid-career woes

21-October-2019

The ‘minternship’ might be a fix to your mid-career woes

Feeling stuck or unmotivated in your career? You’re not alone, especially if you’re a millennial. A 2019 survey by Deloitte found that job dissatisfaction is high among millennials, and 49% will quit their jobs within the next two years.
Instead of jumping right into another job, you might consider a “minternship.” Read more>>

“Gen-Zers and millennials care less about traditional learning and development, like online courses, and more about mentorship and coaching. They look around an organization and find who is the person they look up to and they would like to be in that position.”

Hook, Line, and Sign ’em: How to Appeal to the Modern Workforce

16-October-2019

Hook, Line, and Sign ’em: How to Appeal to the Modern Workforce

In light of today’s tight labor market, and at the dictate of this modern workforce, workplace culture is a top priority that can make or break both the quality and quantity of your staff.
But how can companies give millennials and Gen. Z the culture they crave? The first step is understanding exactly what these job seekers are searching for and what can stop them from accepting a job offer. Read more>>

"Your culture doesn’t have to be totally toxic to make candidates reconsider. Our survey also found that 30 percent of candidates would be hesitant about a job if the company culture was simply boring."

Employees Think HR Is Ineffective, Finds New Survey

15-October-2019

Employees Think HR Is Ineffective, Finds New Survey

Since most employees find their HR teams to be ineffective at creating culture, companies must empower and invest in their HR teams by giving them the tools they need to better connect with employees.
While every worker and organization are different, there are several broad initiatives companies can utilize that will provide HR teams greater with influence over company culture. Read more>>

"While the culture for each tribe within a company is primarily led by that team’s managers, a strong organizational culture is important for retention and overall satisfaction."

Employees feel HR teams are ineffective

04-October-2019

Employees feel HR teams are ineffective

With flexible work schedules and dispersed workforces, the traditional workday and concept of a work/life balance are shifting. Employees must feel comfortable with their coworkers, yet Hibob’s study indicated that employees consider less than 15% of their coworkers to be friends. To help mitigate turnover, HR teams and managers must prioritize team-building, as friendships help with collaboration, which inherently increases productivity. Read more>>

“HR teams have a lot of work to do before they fully gain employee trust, but with the right data and tools, they can work closely with managers to become cultural leaders.”

New Survey From Workplace Collaboration Platform, Hibob Reveals Employees Feel HR Teams Are Ineffective

03-October-2019

New Survey From Workplace Collaboration Platform, Hibob Reveals Employees Feel HR Teams Are Ineffective

Today Hibob released the results of its latest employee survey uncovering how modern workers perceive the role of their HR teams. The company behind the transformative platform bob found that almost half of today’s workforce (48%) is indifferent about the role of HR in their company, and 18% believe that HR takes away from their overall experience at work. These findings show that the structure and function of current HR teams need to be revamped to fit the modern workforce. Read more>>

"I founded Hibob with the belief that companies must take an individualized, people-first approach to their employees, especially as companies scale and expand worldwide."

Workers earning $60,000 or less are job-hopping at record rates—here’s why that could be good

30-September-2019

Workers earning $60,000 or less are job-hopping at record rates—here’s why that could be good

Workers of varying earning power are continuing to benefit from today’s tight labor market. A report released by the New York Fed indicates lower-income workers are quitting their jobs for new ones at record-high rates not seen since 2014. Read more>>

"Workers this year were more likely to report feeling less satisfied with their opportunities for promotions at their current job compared to last year. Lack of career advancement could drive more workers to quit than a desire for higher pay."

Should You Date A Coworker?

25-September-2019

Should You Date A Coworker?

Since you spend a great deal of time with your coworkers each week, it is not uncommon for romantic relationships to develop. While falling for a colleague can seem natural, in the world of work, you need to be cautious when entering this type of relationship. Here are a few key things to consider before pursuing a relationship with a co-worker. Read more>>

"While you do not always have to report it to HR, if marrying colleagues is against policy, you must make sure you’re aware of the rules and doing everything the right way."

6 Ways to Boost Employee Concentration

11-September-2019

6 Ways to Boost Employee Concentration

For instance, technology has now contributed to humans having an average attention span of only eight seconds. In the year 2000, our attention span was 12 seconds long, which means that it has steadily declined over time. Multi-tasking, which was once touted as a best practice in our fast-paced economy, has now been found to reduce intelligence and hinder productivity. Read more>>

"Managers can also encourage team members to attend meetings without their cellphones and do the same so that others will follow suit."

How Can We Make Paternity Leave Better?

6-September-2019

How Can We Make Paternity Leave Better?

Paternity leave benefits — those that provide time off for new fathers — vary across the globe. In the U.S. there is no standard law or guidelines for companies to provide paid time off for fathers (or mothers, for that matter). But with a society so focused on wellness and the family unit, you’d think we’d have a better grasp on benefits that truly serve both those parts of our lives. Read more>>

“The biggest challenges for new parents when it comes to paternity leave can be that they are only able to take unpaid time, there is not a policy in place, or that there is a perceived stigma around men taking time off.”

Deloitte’s Plan for Fighting Employee Burnout: Let AI Take Over the Dreaded HR and IT Tasks

1-September-2019

Deloitte’s Plan for Fighting Employee Burnout: Let AI Take Over the Dreaded HR and IT Tasks

We've all had those days where getting the simplest thing fixed, or even a basic question answered, takes hours. It might be anything from a mysterious glitch in your desktop computer, to a query about what's covered by your employer's health insurance plan. Whatever your dilemma, resolving it takes a seemingly endless exchange of emails and voicemails that not only distracts you from your real work, but wrecks your mood, too. Read more>>

"More than two-thirds (69%) of job seekers in a report, from collaboration-platform software firm Hibob, are turning down even high-paying roles if their online due diligence reveals that employers' overall EX is lousy, and especially if current staffers seem exhausted or are headed that way."

Why Onboarding Is so Crucial for Employee Engagement

28-August-2019

Why Onboarding Is so Crucial for Employee Engagement

As the newest member of an organization, you are usually eager to hit the ground running in your new role, hoping to contribute to the team and make a good impression right off the bat. But is your new employer ready for you? Read more>>

"How your company welcomes and integrates — or onboards — you will likely have a big impact on how long you stay."

Pinball, fizzy water and helium balloons: why small office perks loom large

28-August-2019

Pinball, fizzy water and helium balloons: why small office perks loom large

The new London headquarters of the Financial Times has sparkling water on tap. I say this not to brag (I work in New York, where the office water dispensers feature just the usual cold and hot options) but because it was the first thing several colleagues mentioned when I asked how they were enjoying the new building. Read more>>

"Companies are having to adjust to experience-loving young workers who expect their offices to live up to the comforts of home."

Unhappy Employees Will Make New Candidates Head for the Hills

23-August-2019

Unhappy Employees Will Make New Candidates Head for the Hills

If new candidates come into your workplace and see how unhappy your current staff is, they’ll decline your job offer in a heartbeat, finds new research from Hibob—a people management platform. Even in a tight labor market, a high salary is not enough as 69% of candidates will reconsider an offer if current employees do not seem happy in their roles. Read more>>

"In today’s quitting economy, company leaders must constantly work to ensure their employees are happy to prevent fast turnover and a loss of morale."

Employers and workers disagree on burnout's main cause, new study shows

22-August-2019

Employers and workers disagree on burnout's main cause, new study shows

Burnout has reached such high levels in the workplace, the World Health Organization declared burnout an official "occupational phenomenon." Employers will not want to ignore its prevalence. In fact, they may want to enact preventative measures and solutions in order to mitigate and alleviate the adverse effects of burnout. Read more>>

"Chronic health problems, absenteeism, high healthcare costs and productivity losses are the most prominent possible adverse outcomes of burnout. But a less visible problem is the effect burnout has on employers' ability to attract and retain talent, especially in an employee-driven labor market."

London's demand for emerging tech skills threatens to create North-South talent divide

22-August-2019

London's demand for emerging tech skills threatens to create North-South talent divide

Rapidly scaling startups in all parts of the country are challenged with the mounting pressure of hiring candidates with the right digital skills, knowledge and tech-centric mindsets. And with this talent in such high demand, the competition to find the best people and keep them is harder than ever. Read more>>

"With today’s Accenture analysis outlining a potential North-South tech talent divide, it’s more important than ever that companies across the UK have the ability to attract and retain the best talent."

Most job seekers will reject offers after learning current workers are unhappy

20-August-2019

Most job seekers will reject offers after learning current workers are unhappy

Attracting and retaining talent is always a challenge for organizations, but in an employee-driven labor market — where workers can be choosier about where they want to work — the stakes are much higher. Read more>>

"Money remains the chief motivator for workers in poll after poll, but a company with a toxic culture can no longer rely on pay hikes to retain talent."

New Hibob Research Finds Why 69% of Candidates Are Not Accepting High-Paying Job Offers

16-August-2019

New Hibob Research Finds Why 69% of Candidates Are Not Accepting High-Paying Job Offers

Hibob, a transformative HR tech platform that helps high-growth effectively engage with their employees, unveiled the results of its latest study on workplace culture. The survey showed that in this tight labor market, a high salary is not enough as 69% of candidates will reconsider an offer if current employees do not seem happy in their roles. The report also indicates what is effective in driving candidates to accept job offers, what is making them think twice about accepting an offer, and how candidates are researching potential employers. Read more>>

"At Hibob, we give managers the tools they need to build strong cultural foundations, which our latest survey shows is vital to employee retention."

69% of job candidates will reconsider offers if current employees are burnt out

16-August-2019

69% of job candidates will reconsider offers if current employees are burnt out

A high salary is not enough as 69% of candidates will reconsider an offer if current employees do not seem happy in their roles, finds a survey by HR tech platform Hibob. The report also indicates what is effective in driving candidates to accept job offers, what is making them think twice about accepting an offer, and how candidates are researching potential employers. Read more>>

“Poor culture and employee dissatisfaction are driving away more than two-thirds of candidates. In order to thrive in today's quitting economy, companies must create workplace experiences designed to retain today’s workforce by promoting a clear work/life balance.”

Culture over salary: How to win top talent in a modern workforce

15-August-2019

Culture over salary: How to win top talent in a modern workforce

In today's tight labor market, salary is no longer enough to win over top talent, according to a Hibob report released on Wednesday. Based on responses from 1,000 US employees, the report determined that more than 50% of today's working professionals are dissatisfied with their jobs. Read more>>

"Negative workplace culture can have detrimental effects on both the employee and company, with employees feeling burned out and employers seeing a less productive team."

The Secrets To Keeping Employees Engaged And Productive

15-August-2019

The Secrets To Keeping Employees Engaged And Productive

Clear opportunities for growth are among the top priorities for job seekers: 56% of employees rank opportunities for growth as more important than salary. With more than 50% of today’s workers dissatisfied with their current jobs, companies must cater their offerings to the needs of modern workers in addition to offering a competitive salary. Read more>>

"Companies with great corporate culture typically attract and retain top talent. Job candidates care about whether an organization aligns with their personal values, purpose and has a positive work environment."

Unhappy Employees Affect Hiring Efforts

15-August-2019

Unhappy Employees Affect Hiring Efforts

When trying to bring new talent on board, few things matter more than showing your company in a favorable light. With millennials embracing a job-hopping culture and with a job market that favors workers, it's become easy for people to change their minds about an employer. In a newly released study from Hibob, researchers found that a company's culture is a major factor in whether your business entices people to stay or experiences high turnover. Read more>>

"While popular trends in perks have come and gone, culture and opportunity are key drivers of employee happiness and support collaboration and productivity."

How to dress for every stage of your career

13-August-2019

How to dress for every stage of your career

There are a lot of unspoken rules in the workplace, and one of them is often how to dress. Today, fewer than half of American workplaces have an office dress code, according to a recent survey by Simply Hired. But even among companies that have published guidelines regarding apparel and accessories, the parameters can be rather opaque. Read more>>

“Even if you are productive and a high achiever, looking disheveled or inappropriate can undermine your credibility and cause others to doubt your abilities.”

How Bad Google Reviews Hurt Your Business, Customer Service Expectations and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

12-August-2019

How Bad Google Reviews Hurt Your Business, Customer Service Expectations and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Hibob recently released the findings of its employee onboarding study, showing 64% of new employees are less likely to stay at a job after a negative onboarding experience. This is especially important to consider as the hiring market continues to be competitive, with 40% of employees expected to quit their jobs this year. Read more>>

“The quitting economy is a serious issue facing businesses across the United States, and it’s showing no signs of stopping. One of the best ways to combat this issue is by taking charge of company culture and rethinking how HR strategies can protect businesses while keeping employees happy."

Hibob releases new updates to naturalize the employee experience

12-August-2019

Hibob releases new updates to naturalize the employee experience

Hibob, the transformative HR tech platform that helps high-growth companies engage with their employees and develop their culture, is continuing to embrace its dedication to supporting employee experiences with the launch of its Kudos and Employee Lifecycle Feedback features. Today's like economy, fueled by the Gen Z and Millennial-dominated workforce that came of age in the era of social media, has resulted in a generation of employees with new expectations for how they should be recognized in the workplace. Read more>>

"Today's Millennial and Gen Z workers have different expectations for their workplace experiences than earlier generations, and at Hibob, we are creating the tools companies need to establish strong cultures and maintain employee happiness."

Is Dating A Coworker OK? It's Complicated, So Here's What You Need To Know

9-August-2019

Is Dating A Coworker OK? It's Complicated, So Here's What You Need To Know

What about actual romantic feelings in the workplace? Like for real? Even if there's flirty energy via Slack or tenderness in your latte runs, you've probably told yourself, "Nope, not gonna pull on that thread." If you're wondering if dating a coworker is OK, well, there is a sliver of hope. Read more>>

"You do not want a relationship to undermine your success, nor do you want others to assume your progress is only due to who you are dating."

Starting a New Job While Wedding Planning: How to Make it Work

31-July-2019

Starting a New Job While Wedding Planning: How to Make it Work

Starting a new job is hardly ever easy. In fact, the transitioning can be all-encompassing, requiring that you put many other aspects of your life on hold until you feel as though you have a good handle on your new role and responsibilities. That’s why it can be particularly challenging to begin a new job while you’re planning your wedding (which can also be considered a full-time job in and of itself). The combination can come with a great deal of stress and pressure. Read more>>

“Building rapport with new coworkers will establish the foundation for strong relationships in the long-term and set the stage for a better work experience. Be sure to build your future spouse into that equation and set aside time to be together where you aren’t focused on checking items off of your to do list.”

Hibob Unveils New Features to Help Companies Take a Holistic Approach to Employee Experiences

30-July-2019

Hibob Unveils New Features to Help Companies Take a Holistic Approach to Employee Experiences

Hibob, the transformative HR tech platform that helps high-growth companies engage with their employees and develop their culture, is continuing to embrace its dedication to supporting employee experiences with the launch of its Kudos and Employee Lifecycle Feedback features. Read more>>

"Today's Millennial and Gen Z workers have different expectations for their workplace experiences than earlier generations, and at Hibob, we are creating the tools companies need to establish strong cultures and maintain employee happiness. We are proud to support organizations as they grow and evolve with the future or work, and look forward to introducing more new engaging features in the months to come."

What turns off a new starter? The cost and disruption of bad onboarding experience

30-July-2019

What turns off a new starter? The cost and disruption of bad onboarding experience

Research findings into an onboarding study has revealed that 64 percent of new employees are less likely to stay at a job after a negative onboarding experience. this is especially important to consider as the hiring market continues to be competitive, with 40 percent of employees expected to quit their jobs this year. Read more>>

“From our survey, we’ve learned that new hires want transparency and value the human side of the onboarding process, where they can be set up for success while organically making friends. HR technology should be designed with people in mind, which has led us to become a true disruptor in the HR industry, as it works to evolve with the ever-changing, modern work environment.”

Hibob Names David Sussely as Its Chief Financial Officer

25-July-2019

Hibob Names David Sussely as Its Chief Financial Officer

Hibob, the transformative HR tech platform that helps high-growth companies engage with their employees and develop their culture, announced the appointment of David Sussely as Chief Financial Officer, further strengthening the company’s flourishing executive team. Read more>>

“Hibob is taking the HR technology industry by storm, and I am excited to play a role in the company’s continued accomplishments. I look forward to bringing my years of financial experience with international SaaS companies to my new role as CFO, and intend to build on Hibob’s success to best serve the company’s broadening list of diverse, global clients.” 

Feeling the Summer Slump at Work?

22-July-2019

Feeling the Summer Slump at Work?

During the summer, I often find myself struggling to stay as motivated as I usually am throughout the year. Something about the weather is so inviting that it makes me wish I could leave the office early every day. It doesn't help that it tends to be the slowest season for many businesses either. Read more>>

“When work is slow, there's a great opportunity to connect with your managers and peers about your performance. Learn more about how they perceive your strengths and the areas where you have the most opportunity for growth.”

What Is New Employee Onboarding? Definition, Process, and Importance

19-July-2019

What Is New Employee Onboarding? Definition, Process, and Importance

In 2018, Glassdoor revealed that on average, a U.S. company spends US $4,000 and 24 days to hire a new employee. On June 19, 2019, Hibob, a people management platform, shared research stating that 64% of new employees are less likely to stay in the organization if they have a negative onboarding experience. Read more>>

“Invite new hires to join internal platforms ahead of their first week so that they can not only get a head-start on reading the employee handbook and policies, but also so they are able to put faces to names, learn about company news, and get involved in social or cultural events at the company such as clubs that bring people together of shared interests – helping employees find their niche.”

Ghosting: When job candidates disappear without notice

18-July-2019

Ghosting: When job candidates disappear without notice

Most companies typically have more job applicants than they can handle, and they’ve grown accustomed to candidates clamoring for positions. This has led, perhaps inevitably, to a lax attitude when responding to job candidates. Read more>>

"Think about how you can leverage digital channels to stay in touch with new employees, make them feel welcome, and instill an early sense of community.”

6 Ways LGBTQIA Inclusion Makes Your Company More Competitive

15-July-2019

6 Ways LGBTQIA Inclusion Makes Your Company More Competitive

If you're overlooking the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) community in your workforce and marketing efforts, you might want to rethink your practices. Read more>>

"HR can enlist a collective committee or task force of employees with a manager at the helm, dedicated to prioritizing diversity and inclusion within the company. This is a great permanent strategy that promotes inclusion by design."

How High-Growth Companies Can Compete with Big Brands to Attract and Retain Talent

15-July-2019

How High-Growth Companies Can Compete with Big Brands to Attract and Retain Talent

Employee attraction and retention are important to consider when formulating a strategy that aids the growth of your company. In the tight labor market, they are becoming challenging to tackle. Read more>>

“We may be at a state of full capacity for the time being, but high-growth companies still have a shot at snagging top talent from the overly saturated labor market. Strong, transparent leadership and culture created with a purpose and driving motivation will appeal to the incoming generations who are looking to make a difference in their futures, as well as the futures of others.”

How HR can help businesses tackle the ‘quitting economy’ head on

15-July-2019

How HR can help businesses tackle the ‘quitting economy’ head on

With the concept of ‘a job for life’ fading further into the past, a new generation is shifting employment from a buyer’s to a seller’s market – posing serious questions to HR teams. Joel Farrow, MD, EMEA, Hibob explores how HR can ensure businesses stay competitive in this new environment. Read more>>

“There is no bullet-proof solution that HR teams can deploy to completely combat the ‘quitting economy’, but there is a lot they can do to proactively minimise the impact. This involves putting measures in place to really understand their people.”

Burnout Is Now an Official Diagnosis — and Your Company Cannot Afford to Ignore It

11-July-2019

Burnout Is Now an Official Diagnosis — and Your Company Cannot Afford to Ignore It

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified burnout as an official “occupational phenomenon.” While that doesn’t mean burnout is a medical condition, it does mean WHO sees burnout as a specific syndrome above and beyond simply feeling tired after work. Read more>>

“Now that workplace burnout is a formal diagnosis, employees will have higher expectations for their employers when it comes to their well-being. HR pros and company leaders will have to make wellness a key priority at every stage of

How to Prevent Bad Onboarding So Great Hires Don't Leave You

09-July-2019

How to Prevent Bad Onboarding So Great Hires Don't Leave You

When a new hire comes in, they can be a little bit like an elephant in a skating rink, struggling to get going. This doesn't mean they're not a good fit or don't have talent--they're just dealing with something unfamiliar for a while. So not surprisingly, standard practice is to onboard and take a few hours to help the newbie get their footing. Read more>>

"A negative or inaccurate first impression can damage someone's perceptions from day one [and make them feel like they aren't a fit], [so] it's key to treat onboarding like the beginning of any significant relationship."

How businesses can attract, onboard, and retain college graduates

05-July-2019

How businesses can attract, onboard, and retain college graduates

When recruiting college graduates, it is important for businesses to create the right workplace environment. Ronni Zehavi, CEO of Hibob, provides tips on how businesses can better their workplace, so that it not only appeals to college graduates, but also prevents them from wanting to leave. Read more>>

“Building and sustaining a unique company culture that appeals to post-grads affects more than just recruitment, though; it solidifies the likelihood of worker retention.”

You Might Lose New Hires Quickly if You Fall Down in This Key Area

02-July-2019

You Might Lose New Hires Quickly if You Fall Down in This Key Area

It takes time, money, and effort to recruit job candidates and bring new hires on board, so the last thing you want to do is lose those same employees shortly after the fact. But in today's competitive job market, it's hard to retain talent when outside opportunities abound. Read more>>

“Your new hires' first few weeks on the job could set the stage for a thriving long-term employment relationship, or a quick exit that hurts your business. Focus on improving your on-boarding process so that you're able to lock in the former.”

The predictive art of retention – using data to keep your people

01-July-2019

The predictive art of retention – using data to keep your people

As the number of people voluntarily leaving their job roles continues to rise, it is now harder than ever to attract and retain talent. More companies are turning to people analytics to predict and prevent problems within their workforces. Read more>>

“Ultimately, creating and maintaining a central truth and having actionable insight that can be mobilised in a strategic and timely fashion is at the heart of attracting and retaining the best talent.”

Should You Discuss Politics At Work?

27-June-2019

Should You Discuss Politics At Work?

Have you ever been working at your desk and one of your colleagues brings up the latest in politics? I have been in this situation on many occasions, and I found myself quietly listening every time. Read more>>

"People can feel free to discuss upcoming debates and predictions of who they think will ‘win’ without delving into specific on their viewpoints... It’s important to be true to yourself at work, but you should also make sure you aren’t impacting anyone else’s comfort at the office.”

Bad onboarding experience reason enough to quit

22-June-2019

Bad onboarding experience reason enough to quit

Attracting the most highly-skilled individuals that you can find who will not only fulfill the skills requirement but also be a natural cultural fit to your organization is a challenge that all TA professionals are facing today. The journey doesn’t stop when the coveted talent has signed the dotted line on the offer letter. A holistic and pleasant onboarding experience makes all the difference. Read more>>

“You can automate many things but you can’t replace human connection without true and engaging conversation. To create a powerful hiring journey, you need to design the experience in a way that will engage your target candidates and provide clear expectations, being as transparent as possible.”

64% Of New Hires Will Leave Their Jobs Because Of This Experience, A New Survey Shows

21-June-2019

64% Of New Hires Will Leave Their Jobs Because Of This Experience, A New Survey Shows

Finding quality talent is a challenge, but keeping them happy poses an even greater difficulty as employee retention has continued to hover at a historic low. However, new research shows that when it comes to staying at a job, more than half of new employees ultimately trace their decision to leave back to one experience in particular, and it can help to shed light on where companies and individuals looking to hire should be placing their energy and resources. Read more>>

“The quitting economy is a serious issue facing businesses across the United States, and it’s showing no signs of stopping. One of the best ways to combat this issue is by taking charge of company culture, and rethinking how HR strategies can protect businesses while keeping employees happy.”

Perks of Work: The Ultimate Pet Project

21-June-2019

Perks of Work: The Ultimate Pet Project

Time for Perks of Work, our weekly recap of intriguing data, surveys, and trends about the 21st century workplace. Counting the days till summer vacation? Do you have your HR department on speed dial? Check this space every Friday to keep up with the latest water-cooler talk. Read more>>

“The quitting economy is a serious issue facing businesses across the U.S., and it’s showing no signs of stopping.”

What New Hires Want from the Onboarding Experience

20-June-2019

What New Hires Want from the Onboarding Experience

Onboarding can make or break any new hire. If you aren’t properly onboarding your new staff, these workers may become a flight risk. New research from Hibob, an HR tech platform, reveals that 64% of new employees are less likely to stay at a job after a negative onboarding experience. Read more>>

“From our survey, we’ve learned that new hires want transparency and value the human side of the onboarding process, where they can be set up for success while organically making friends.”

How to tell if a job candidate is lying

14-June-2019

How to tell if a job candidate is lying

We all want to stand out during a job search, but for some that can mean fudging the truth. According to the Employment Screening Benchmark Report by HireRight, an employment background-check provider, candidates regularly fabricate parts of their résumés. In 2012, 66% of employers had uncovered a lie or misrepresentation on a résumé, and in 2018 that number grew to 84% of employers. Read more>>

“If you end up hiring someone who isn’t trustworthy, it will affect your subconscious and your relationship with them during their tenure.”

Culture: An Antidote for the Quitting Epidemic

12-June-2019

Culture: An Antidote for the Quitting Epidemic

Today’s employers are challenged by unprecedented voluntary turnover, particularly as Millennials and Generation Z workers take over the workforce. However, all hope is not lost-- taking charge of your company culture and rethinking your HR strategies can protect your business from the quitting epidemic. Read more>>

“Millennials are the architects of the future of work, and their quest for fulfillment is forcing today’s business leaders to realign organizational cultures to their way of thinking.”

Welcome to the Job Market, New Grad! Here’s What You Need to Look for in Your First Job

06-June-2019

Welcome to the Job Market, New Grad! Here’s What You Need to Look for in Your First Job

As you don your cap and gown, you may feel anxious about launching your post-graduation career. Do not despair. You’re not alone. In fact, 67 percent of college students graduate without a full-time job lined up. Some encouraging news is that employers plan to hire nearly 11 percent more graduates from the class of 2019 than they did from the class of 2018. Today’s strong labor market places post-grad recruits on a solid path for employment, as a college degree offers some protection from the uncertainty of the economy and the future of work. Read more>>

“Graduating into a job market where talent is in high demand, today’s young job seekers hold the upper hand as companies adapt themselves to meet Gen. Z’s priorities. Focus on finding a company culture that empowers you and inspires your growth, and you will position yourself to launch your career on the right foot.”

People Management Platform Hibob Partners With Slack Partner to Improve Employee Experience and the Flow of Work

03-May-2019

People Management Platform Hibob Partners With Slack Partner to Improve Employee Experience and the Flow of Work

Hibob, the transformative HR tech platform that helps high-growth companies to grow their employees and develop their culture, is now offering a full integration with Slack to revolutionize workplace experiences for the flow of work. Hibob’s platform bob gives team leaders the tools they need to better manage their employees and folds HR functions into workers’ everyday projects and communications for a better, more intuitive experience. Read more >>

“We’re excited to be working with a like-minded company to give workers around the world the experiences they deserve, and furthering the integration with Slack is exciting as it helps us to achieve our goal of helping fast-growing companies grow their employees as fast as they expand their teams.”

4 Ways to Attract and Retain Millennial and Gen Z Talent in the Quitting Economy

01-May-2019

4 Ways to Attract and Retain Millennial and Gen Z Talent in the Quitting Economy

For the first time, there are four generations in the workforce all working at the same time, and each group brings different behaviors, customs, and expectations with them. The newest wave of young professionals is known as Gen Z, and on the other end are the Baby Boomers, whose presence shrinks continuously as they retire. Read more>>

“Attrition is expensive, costing U.S. businesses $1 trillion annually, and costs are predicted to increase 19% by 2020. Through the research we’ve conducted at Hibob, we’ve found that losing top talent is the single biggest concern keeping CEOs up at night.”

Stress Awareness Month: Actionable Steps For Building A Healthy Workplace

30-April-2019

Stress Awareness Month: Actionable Steps For Building A Healthy Workplace

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. But despite this initiative running for over 20 years we still have a long way to go. Read more>>

"To make mental health a main priority and break the cultural stigma that surrounds it, the C-Suite should be responsible for taking the first steps within a business. In the first instance, executives need to encourage greater transparency around the topic, ensuring that conversations about mental health are commonplace."

UNLEASH from the other side: a new age of HR tech

26-April-2019

UNLEASH from the other side: a new age of HR tech

The HR technology landscape is undergoing a transformation. While this change has been in motion for the past few years, it was fully realised at the 2019 UNLEASH conference. And even from a personal standpoint, despite attending the event a number of times, this year felt like a first for me. Read more>>

"The resounding message of UNLEASH was this: our personal lives are entwined with technology and our professional lives are no different. For this reason, we are moving away from traditional HR and entering into a new age of daily-access HR. And with this new focus on people and usability, the future of HR tech is one that I am excited to help shape."

HR Tech Disruptor Hibob Recognized as One of "Tomorrow's Promising Growth Companies" by Qumra Capital

Date: 25-April-2019

HR Tech Disruptor Hibob Recognized as One of

Hibob, the HR tech disruptor with a year-over-year growth rate of 460%, is proud to be recognized on Qumra Capital's list of "Tomorrow's Promising Growth Companies," which includes 10 organizations with the potential to reach more than $10 million in annual revenue.

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"We are proud to have Hibob's innovation in the HR technology industry recognized on Qumra Capital's list of "Tomorrow's Promising Growth Companies"

Ex-ADP Executive, Keren Hillman Joins Hibob as Vice President of Sales and Operations

10-April-2019

Ex-ADP Executive, Keren Hillman Joins Hibob as Vice President of Sales and Operations

Hibob, the transformative HR tech platform that helps workers communicate, collaborate and cultivate culture more effectively, announces former ADP leader Keren Hillman as U.S. Vice President of Sales and Operations. The industry disruptor lures Hillman at a time when innovation in HR technology is critical, and startups like Hibob are better equipped to move quickly to support the new world of work. Hillman brings two decades of experience to Hibob where she will lead the company’s newly established New York office and spearhead U.S. expansion. Read more >>

“Keren’s background working with companies of all sizes in countries around the world, along with her futuristic approach, gives her a unique understanding of what our clients need as their companies grow from startups to industry leaders. We are excited to see how Keren spearheads the growth of our U.S. presence now and in the years to come.”

Hibob raises $20 million to modernize HR with digital tools

14-March-2019

Hibob raises $20 million to modernize HR with digital tools

Hibob, a Tel Aviv provider of cloud-based HR and benefits management software, today announced that it has raised $20 million in an extension of its series A round. The money comes from a raft of investors, including Bessemer Venture Partners, Battery Ventures, Eight Roads Ventures, Arbor Ventures, and Presidio Ventures. Read more >>

“There is a paradigm shift in the way people work, and HR is shifting from a system of records and resources to a way to manage relationships and productivity”

HiBob Partners with Perkbox to Bring a new Employee Engagement Proposition for Clients

08-January-2019

HiBob Partners with Perkbox to Bring a new Employee Engagement Proposition for Clients

The transformative HR platform HiBob has signed a strategic partnership with Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, Perkbox, to deliver an unrivaled engagement and well-being proposition to its clients via its benefits solution. Read more>>

"Both companies have grown rapidly since their recent founding as today’s companies recognize the need for HR to adapt to fast-growing workplace trends."

REC partners with HiBob to address recruitment workplace challenges

04-December-2018

REC partners with HiBob to address recruitment workplace challenges

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), the professional body for the UK recruitment industry, has unveiled HiBob as its latest partner. As well as making our innovative people platform with its innovative technology available to the REC’s 3,500 members, the organisation is also adopting the platform itself to manage its own HR requirements. Read more >>

“With the fast paced nature of the industry there is no question that culture, retention and benefits are an area where we need collectively to do more and HiBob can play a significant role."

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS HELPING BUSINESSES TO EMBRACE A DIVERSE WORKFORCE

28- November-2018

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS HELPING BUSINESSES TO EMBRACE A DIVERSE WORKFORCE

It's easy for businesses to adopt new technologies that consequently mean they lose that human touch, both for customers and their employees. These systems can leave employees feeling underappreciated but Joel Farrow, managing director of HiBob, says that they've found ways to use technology to put people first. Read more >>

"We at HiBob are working hard to move the industry from task-based functionality to people-inspired engagement."

HIBOB AIMS TO PUT PEOPLE FIRST IN HR TECH

10-July-2018

HIBOB AIMS TO PUT PEOPLE FIRST IN HR TECH

The most important element of your business is your people, and capturing what’s important to them is key to build a stronger workforce. There’s a deluge of HR technology out there that aims to automate major people-management tasks. But is it robust enough to help build culture, increase retention and even give employees a place to interact socially? That’s the hope behind the new platform “bob,” from the company HiBob, based in London with offices in Tel Aviv and New York. Read more >>

"HiBob wants to serve ambitious, fast-growing business — companies just like it."

HiBob Says Its ‘Your Voice’ Strengthens Harassment Reporting

13-April-2018

HiBob Says Its ‘Your Voice’ Strengthens Harassment Reporting

London-based HiBob, a cloud-based benefits platform is describing itself as “the HR platform bringing transparency to business management” as it launches “Your Voice,” a feature that allows employees to anonymously report workplace harassment. Read more >>

“We want to provide a tool that makes reporting both easy and safe for victims, while enabling businesses to ensure the safety and happiness of their employees”

5 London Tech Startups to Watch in 2018

08-February-2018

5 London Tech Startups to Watch in 2018

“HR is evolving from a compliance-only function to a strategic business role,” says Scott Tobin, general partner at Battery Ventures. “It needs to be able to consolidate and simplify its administrative responsibilities so that it can be freed up to convert the energy and passion that young people arrive with into long-term engagement. We believe hibob’s highly experienced team has an intrinsic understanding of how to address these core issues that businesses must solve.” Read more >>

“HR is evolving from a compliance-only function to a strategic business role”

HiBob Launches U.K. Benefits Platform in Partnership with Aviva, Canada Life

Date: 29-November-2017

HiBob Launches U.K. Benefits Platform in Partnership with Aviva, Canada Life

HiBob provider of an HR platform, has announced the launch of a benefits product for small-to-medium businesses in the United Kingdom undertaken in partnership with Aviva, Canada Life, Smart Pension and Sodexo. The offering is an enhancement of bob, the vendor’s cloud-based single platform solution, already deployed by clients in the U.K. market.Read more >>

"The HR platform provider also collaborated with Smart Pension and Sodexo to enhance ‘bob,’ the HiBob’s cloud-based single platform solution, already deployed by clients in the U.K."

43% want flexible working as part of their benefits package

29-November-2018

43% want flexible working as part of their benefits package

Its Part two: powerful perks: what people really want report, which surveyed 501 UK employers and 4,001 UK employees, also found that 41% of employee respondents want private medical insurance included in their employee benefits package, 40% want access to dental insurance, 40% want to be able to take flexible holidays, and 38% want critical illness protection within their employee benefits offering. Read more >>

"More than two-fifths (43%) of employee respondents want access to flexible working arrangements as part of their employee benefits package, according to research by Hibob."

Israeli Startup Taking Share From Workday In $15B Market

02-November-2017

Israeli Startup Taking Share From Workday In $15B Market

Startups can adapt better to changing customer needs than big public companies. An Israeli startup is proving this in the market for software that helps companies manage their people. That market is worth about $15 billion and is expected to grow at a 9.2% annual rate to nearly $23 billion by 2022, according to MarketsandMarkets. Read more >>

Hibob says it has been growing at a whopping 400% rate in 2017 and has "thousands of employees in its system." The company describes Hibob as "a cloud-based HR and benefits platform, that transforms the way modern businesses understand, interact and manage their talent."

HR and employee benefits platform Hibob raises $17.5M led by U.S.-based Battery Ventures

Date: 25-April-2017

HR and employee benefits platform Hibob raises $17.5M led by U.S.-based Battery Ventures

Hibob, a HR and employee benefits platform for small to medium-sized businesses, has raised $17.5 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is U.S. VC firm Battery Ventures, with participation from Arbor Ventures, and Fidelity’s Eight Roads Ventures. Existing backer Bessemer Venture Partners also joined the round, which brings total funding for the U.K. and Israel-based startup to $25 million. Read more >>

“HR is evolving from a compliance-only function to a strategic business role” said Scott Tobin, General Partner at Battery Ventures

London HR startup Hibob has raised $17.5m (£13.6m) in a Series A funding round

Date: 25-April-2017

London HR startup Hibob has raised $17.5m (£13.6m) in a Series A funding round

Hibob, a London-based HR startup whose main competitor is the Excel spreadsheet, has raised $17.5m (£13.6m) in a Series A funding round. Read more>>

“Our main competitors are Excel spreadsheets... in some other cases Hibob’s competitors are the outdated, siloed systems and practices that companies have been using for the past 10 years.”

London-based Hibob raises $17.5 million to expand its HR platform into the U.S. and other markets

Date: 25-April-2017

London-based Hibob raises $17.5 million to expand its HR platform into the U.S. and other markets

HR and benefits platform provider Hibob has raised $17.5 million in a Series A round of funding led by Battery Ventures, with participation from Eight Roads Ventures, Arbor Ventures, and Bessemer Venture Partners. Read more>>

“Our vision is to transform the way businesses engage with their employees and empower HR to be at the forefront of this fundamental change,”

UK: Aviva collaborates with HR tech start-up hibob

03-March-2017

UK: Aviva collaborates with HR tech start-up hibob

The hibob platform, which launched in June 2015, simplifies the 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 journey, with the whole process taking 15 minutes. hibob clients will also be eligible for a discount on the employer charge with Aviva’s Workplace Pension. Under auto-enrolment legislation all companies with at least one employee must now offer their staff a pension. More than 500,000 businesses will go through the process in 2017, with the majority of those being smaller companies who are not finding auto-enrolment easy. In Aviva’s 2016 Working Lives report only 24% of small businesses said they found the process straightforward. Read more >>

“We have integrated our systems to make it as easy as possible for SMEs to set up and manage their workplace pension online. Aviva is committed to being a more digital company and we have already made a huge amount of progress in that area. Working with hibob is a natural step for us."

Aviva partners with insurtech start-up Hibob

03-March-2017

Aviva partners with insurtech start-up Hibob

The arrangement will help small businesses to process the auto-enrolment of employees in workplace pension schemes. Aviva commissioned a survey which found only 24% of businesses said they found the... Read more >>

"Aviva has signed a deal with insurtech start-up Hibob to better enable SME clients to set up workplace pension schemes."

Aviva partners with HR tech start-up hibob for AE

03-March-2017

The hibob platform - which launched in June 2015 - aims to help smaller businesses deal with their human resource and people management responsibilities.

The deal with Aviva will allow businesses using the hibob platform to simplify the auto-enrolment process and will use employee data on its system to automatically assess eligibility and plan costs before feeding the results directly into Aviva's online system. Read more >>

"Aviva has teamed up with HR and insurance tech start-up hibob in a bid to help small and medium sized companies set up their workplace pension schemes"

Putting In Overtime: 125+ HR Tech Startups In One Infographic

Date: 23-November-2016

Putting In Overtime: 125+ HR Tech Startups In One Infographic

Year-to-date, there have been over 350 deals and approximately $1.96B invested to HR tech startups. At the current run-rate, 2016 deal count will surpass last year’s total, but dollars from these deals may lag 2015’s funding total. While investors haven’t invested at the same dollar pace this year, the increased deal count in 2016 suggests investors are still finding opportunities in the category. With deal count reaching all-time highs, we dug into HR tech on a more granular level to analyze where investors are placing bets. Read more >>

"These HR tech startups are helping companies manage critical pain points in HR processes"

Human Factors
Can HiBob Disrupt The Traditional HR Outsource Model

Date: 24-June-2016

Human Factors<br>Can HiBob Disrupt The Traditional HR Outsource Model

Human Resources. It's one of those essential functions that entrepreneurs and SME business would probably rather not spend too much time thinking about – or indeed allocating a resources to.

While a the CEO or Managing director of a young company can probably get quite excited about taking on a new head of sales or a hot young software engineer, the act of hiring an HR professional is much less likely to set pulses racing.

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"Take the pain out of mundane, but often time-consuming activities"

Putting the human back into human resources

Date: 9-June-2016

Putting the human back into human resources

Epitomised in the name, Hibob is a cloud-based platform aiming to put the human touch back into HR. The site will allow employee data to be uploaded to cloud-based software, rendering trailing through spreadsheets redundant as people management becomes interactive and available in one system. Within the system, HR can manage people, benefits and engagement, covering a range of tasks from absences to auto-enrolment and pensions. According to Andy Bellass, Co-Founder of Hibob, the software can save HR professionals 36 to 38 days a year. Read more >>

"Technology has cut through everything, apart from people management"

Hibob raises $7.5M to help SMEs manage their people
(and those pesky workplace pensions)

Date: 7-June-2016

Hibob raises $7.5M to help SMEs manage their people<br> (and those pesky workplace pensions)

Hibob — yes we’re running that low on company names — is a new U.K. startup building out a cloud platform that helps businesses manage their people. It offers various HR tools, such as management of employee perks, staff engagement and reducing churn, and, perhaps crucially, “auto-enrolment,” which relates to recent pension legislation that will see every U.K. employer having to offer a workplace pension scheme. In fact, I’m told the latter was largely behind Hibob’s decision to launch in the U.K. first. Who said red tape was all bad? Read more >>

"Solving a huge administration headache"

British HR startup hibob raised a $7.5 million seed round
from investors including the cofounder of TransferWise

Date: 7-June-2016

British HR startup hibob raised a $7.5 million seed round<br>from investors including the cofounder of TransferWise

A new UK HR technology startup is coming out of stealth mode and announcing that it has raised a $7.5 million (£5.1 million) seed round from investors including TransferWise cofounder Taavet Hinrikus, Saul and Robin Klein's seed fund LocalGlobe, and Silicon Valley investment firm Bessemer Venture Partners. Read more >>

"Do to HR & benefits what Slack did for team communication"

Hibob raises $7.5m to shake up old-fashioned world of HR

Date: 7-June-2016

Hibob raises $7.5m to shake up old-fashioned world of HR

Start-up Hibob has raised $7.5m (£5.2m) from a group of venture capitalists and angel investors  to take on the old-fashioned system of managing human resources. The backers include Bessemer, the venture capital fund behind Pinterest, Zopa and Wikipedia; LocalGlobe, which is run by veteran venture capitalists Robin and Saul Klein; and a consortium of angel investors including TransferWise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus. Read more >>

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