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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.

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"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.

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“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...

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"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.

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"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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