5 HR challenges in multinational companies

5 HR challenges for companies going global

Global companies have unique challenges, such as adhering to the local laws and regulations and building a cohesive culture among employees working in different countries.

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employee performance evaluation

An employee performance evaluation is an assessment process that tracks an employee's work progress throughout the employment period.  Like performance reviews, employee performance evaluations document the employee’s journey-- their accomplishments, setbacks, strengths, and weaknesses-- to provide a big picture of the overall work performance.  Depending on the company, its structure, and the industry, organizations may use different criteria and metrics for their evaluation system. Some organizations may prefer to incorporate the 360-degree review or staff review, while others may rely heavily on self-assessment and manager observation.   Why should HR leaders…

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workforce planning

Workforce planning is the process of building a robust organization through attracting, hiring, and training suitable candidates within each department. Businesses use workforce planning to avoid under or overstaffing and to support hiring employees with appropriate levels of knowledge, skills, and experience. Incorporating a workforce planning strategy enables companies to carefully respond to emerging economic or technological trends disrupting the workplace. Just as individuals meal plan to avoid routine consuming fast food and support optimal health, companies “workforce plan” to maintain a healthy and functioning staff and successful organization.   Why…

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employee resource group (ERG)

An employee resource group (ERG) is a social circle of employees who voluntarily join together based on shared identity, values, interests, perspectives, or goals. The purpose of employee resource groups, or affinity groups, is to strengthen workplace relationships, foster a sense of belonging, promote personal and professional growth, and ultimately, nurture the entire company community.  Employee resource groups first began in the 1960s to bolster the voice of minorities in the workplace. Today, ERGs represent general demographic groups, such as a woman’s ERG or a Latino ERG, or, more specific…

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Talent management

Talent management is a holistic method of recruiting, hiring, and engaging high-performing employees to achieve company objectives. An offshoot of HR management, talent management offers a strategic, integrated approach to attracting quality employees and optimizing their competencies.  HR influencer Josh Bersin explains the evolution of talent management. Known as the Personnel Department in the 1970s, it focused on the rudimentary functions of hiring, paying, and offering basic benefits. In the 1990s, the department transformed into Strategic HR, aiming to attract and engage desirable employees. Today, talent management strives to increase…

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Predictive HR analytics

Predictive HR analytics is a tech tool that HR uses to analyze past and present data to forecast future outcomes. Predictive HR analytics digitally digs through data to extract, dissect, and categorize information and then identify patterns, irregularities, and correlations. Through statistical analysis and predictive modeling, analytics enables data-driven decisions regarding HR functions.  Predictive HR analytics systems are reminiscent of the earthworm. The worm ingests natural waste and residue and excretes nutrient-rich, fertile soil material. Predictive analytics, too, intakes unused, raw data to transform it into applicable information that supports…

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Employee management software

Employee management software is an integrative tech system that assists in tracking, monitoring, recruiting, hiring, and communicating with employees. Usually, cloud-based employee management software aids HR professionals in overseeing every step of the employee lifecycle, providing a variety of automated services such as: OnboardingPayrollPerformance review evaluationsTwo-way employee-manager feedback Employee recognition functionsCompany policy communication  Why should HR leaders care about employee management software? Employee management software offers a cost-effective way to: Streamline HR processes Maintain accuracy and efficiency while reducing human errorBoost understanding of and compliance with company policiesIncrease retention and engagement through,…

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Employee satisfaction survey

An employee satisfaction survey is a questionnaire that measures the contentment level of personnel regarding the various components of their job. The purpose of the employee satisfaction survey is to provide actionable data to improve the employee experience. An employee satisfaction survey can include various answer types, such as checkbox, rating scales, and open-ended answers. Why should HR leaders care about employee satisfaction surveys? An employee satisfaction survey can provide valuable insights into how the organization can enhance the employee experience and nurture business growth. By strategically designing the survey,…

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employee mental health

Moving the dial on mental health at work

HR leader Nick Holmes offers insights into how companies can be more proactive in supporting employee mental health and how to create a culture of prevention instead of intervention.

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How to create a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Central to culture is creating an environment where a wide swath of individuals can collaborate, communicate, and achieve short and long-term goals together. Empowering employees to bring their full selves to work every day isn’t just good for business, it’s just plain good.

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A guide for bridging the global gap

What ties us to our coworkers isn’t shared desk space: it’s a shared mission. With teammates spread across a city, country, and even the globe, we’re faced with new communication challenges. How do we adapt and bridge the gap?

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Mental health awareness

Let’s talk about mental health in the workplace and what HR can do

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about mental and behavioral health issues and reduce the stigma surrounding the subject. Mental health is all-encompassing and affects how we think, feel, handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.  The pandemic has placed extra attention on employee mental health. The heightened feelings of anxiety and depression among the workforce have forced companies to address the inadequacies in their approach to employee wellbeing.  At Hibob, we conducted a global survey to understand the impact of the pandemic on…

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How Fiverr uses bob for the entire employee lifecycle

With an HR team made up of 25 professionals, Fiverr is dedicated to supporting its people. Four years ago, the company decided to replace its HRIS platform because it was not fulfilling their needs. Fiverr chose bob for its end-to-end functionality, intuitive user experience, and flexibility, enabling them to run HR the way they want. They haven’t looked back.

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Recruit like a human

Hybrid work is here to stay. Now let’s rethink recruiting.

Hybrid work requires changes to your recruitment process as you look for people who can work independently, adapt to change, and are self-motivated.

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Creating more inclusive workspaces for non-binary employees

Promoting non-binary inclusion and understanding across your business benefits both employees and employers. Hear our expert panel discuss how to create a culture of support for non-binary employees.