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Talking Politics at Work: HR’s Roles and Responsibilities

OCTOBER-7-2020

Talking Politics at Work: HR’s Roles and Responsibilities

The upcoming elections have led to heated discussions across the U.S. It is challenging to control talking politics at work – primarily when employees work remotely. But it would benefit HR to implement policies to prevent inflammatory statements that mainly affect underrepresented employee groups in the workplace. We discuss the considerations for HR looking to formulate policies that govern the discussion of politics at work.Read more

The lines between setting “acceptable workplace dialogue” and suppressing first amendment speech have blurred in recent years, particularly in the court of public opinion. So many companies have come under fire for suppressing employees’ dialogues about workplace behavior, politics, and policy, so it’s important not to follow suit.

Slack less and work more: How too much communication can be a productivity killer

OCTOBER-1-2020

Slack less and work more: How too much communication can be a productivity killer

Experts say that while instant messaging can improve communications between remote workers, there are pitfalls to be aware of, including non-work-related conversations that can become a time suck.(Read more)

Slack--and other similar services--provide a way to update team leaders and fellow members on your status, as well as, if it's an appropriate time to contact you. "If you're working on a project where you need 'heads-down' focus for a while, update your status to 'busy' so they understand your response time may be slower," said Rhiannon Staples, CMO at Hibob,

Boomerang Employees: Why Rehiring Former Employees Makes Sense During COVID-19

SEPTEMBER-30-2020

Boomerang Employees: Why Rehiring Former Employees Makes Sense During COVID-19

Reviving businesses requires tribal knowledge with a fresh perspective. As businesses reopen, new roles emerge, and restructuring changes the nature of the business, former employees can bring back to it some unique skills and motivations. And that is why boomerang employees, as they are fondly called, can be good hires in the current crisis your business is facing.(Read more)

“Many companies nowadays are even managing a corporate alumni group. Especially if a former employee left on good terms, him or her coming back often means that they had an affinity for working at their former firm, and willingly chose to return. Rehiring an old hire often speaks very highly of the company and its relationship with the employee,” says Rhiannon Staples, CMO of Hibob, an HRIS people management software.

Which Holidays Should Your Business Offer Paid Time Off For?

SEPTEMBER-23-2020

Which Holidays Should Your Business Offer Paid Time Off For?

In the United States, there are dozens of observed holidays. Some are recognized at a federal level, others at the state level. Some are religious in nature and others political. With so many holidays celebrated by American workers, it can be tough for employers to figure out which holidays they should observe by offering paid time off. (Read more)

"Everybody celebrates different things, and everybody wants to take time off for different reasons," said Ali Fazal, senior director at human resources company Hibob.

Agile, Adaptable, and Innovative

Agile, Adaptable, and Innovative

There is no arguing that 2020 has been a challenging year for business. From switching to remote work seemingly overnight to making ends meet in an economic downturn, organizations have had to be agile, adaptable, and innovative to stay afloat. And employees are feeling the impact: Workers across industries are being asked to adjust to rapidly changing conditions in an uncertain climate, often facing furloughs, shifting job requirements, and entirely new modes of work. (Read More)

As workplace demands continue to evolve due to COVID-19, HR leaders share best practices for growing employee skills.

Employees Are Concerned About the Future – How Managers Can Show Empathy & Flexibility

SEPTEMBER-09-2020

Employees Are Concerned About the Future – How Managers Can Show Empathy & Flexibility

Rhiannon from Hibob takes on the manager’s role to enhance employee engagement amidst times of massive burnout amongst the employees and the role of empathy in doing so.

Due to the economic downturn and the fact that there is no clear end to the pandemic, people are looking for ways to adjust and thrive despite the indefinite period of uncertainty that lies ahead. People are putting in extra hours while also managing childcare and other home responsibilities, making it necessary for HR teams and managers to support employees who are facing added responsibilities and external stressors. Living alongside the pandemic has changed not only the place people work, it has affected their hobbies, their sports, their family and friend gatherings, and their leisure time; life has changed quickly and not temporarily. This creates stress. Read More

IT IS NOT JUST A SAYING, COMPANIES ARE MADE OF PEOPLE WORKING, CARING ABOUT THEIR JOB, ACHIEVING THEIR GOALS, GETTING THINGS DONE, GIVING SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS, TO EACH OTHER, HELPING EACH OTHER.

Welcome to the Age of FOMU (Fear of Meeting Up)

SEPTEMBER-08-2020

Welcome to the Age of FOMU (Fear of Meeting Up)

Last week, in the course of one day, I had two panic attacks. Well, okay, as someone who’s had actual panic attacks — find me a year ago, dry-heaving on a subway platform en route to a job interview — that’s not exactly what these were. They were more like flitting, flipping spasms of panic — somersaults of the stomach. And both times, they were in response to the prospect of going out into the world to meet up with people. (Read more)

Rhiannon Staples is the CMO of Hibob, a “people management platform” that enables employee growth and engagement. “We used to hear about the term FOMO, where people are afraid to miss out on events, gatherings, and experiences for fear of not being part of the action,” she says. “But since the pandemic, the opposite is true.

Perfect company cultures are out, inclusivity and transparency are in

SEPTEMBER-08-2020

Perfect company cultures are out, inclusivity and transparency are in

Employers must show employees and stakeholders that they don’t plan on letting the issue of diversity and inclusion slip down on the priority list or become usurped by “more pressing” business goals.
The past several months have been truly unprecedented for HR leaders worldwide. (Read more)

The past several months have been truly unprecedented for HR leaders worldwide. In addition to navigating a global pandemic, and helping their teams adjust to the potentially unfamiliar dynamic of remote work, so many social issues have finally emerged to the forefront of the conversation.

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