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

10-DEC-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?

6-DEC-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-NOV-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-NOV-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-NOV-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-NOV-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-NOV-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-NOV-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

4-NOV-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-OCT-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-OCT-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-OCT-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-OCT-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

3-OCT-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-SEP-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-SEP-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-SEP-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-SEP-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-SEP-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-AUG-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-AUG-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-AUG-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-AUG-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-AUG-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-AUG-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-AUG-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-AUG-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-AUG-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-AUG-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-AUG-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-AUG-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-AUG-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-AUG-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-AUG-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-JUL-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-JUL-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-JUL-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-JUL-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-JUL-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-JUL-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-JUL-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-JUL-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-JUL-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-JUL-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-JUL-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

9-JUL-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

5-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

2-JUL-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

1-JUL-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?

Date: 27-Jun-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

Date: 22-Jun-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

Date: 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

Date: 21-Jun-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

Date: 20-Jun-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

Date: 14-Jun-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

Date: 12-Jun-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

Date: 6-Jun-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

Date: 3-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

Date: 1-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

Date: 30-Apr-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

Date: 26-Apr-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

Date: 10-Apr-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

Date: 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

Date: 8-Jan-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

Date: 4-Dec-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

Date: 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

Date: 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

Date: 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

Date: 8-Feb-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-Nov-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

Date: 29-Nov-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

Date: 2-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 Mar 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-Nov-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-Jun-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-Jun-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-Jun-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-Jun-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-Jun-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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