Don’t you just hate those days at work when you just can’t focus on work? In fact, in an ever-connected world an increasing number of people are facing this problem. On one hand, technology has enabled people to do more in less time, however the number of distractions it offers has also risen. Each and every day, we try to figure out how to...

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A popular quote by American basketball player and coach John Wooden goes, "Sports do not build character. They reveal it." Yes, the Olympic Games are back, to celebrate the spirit of sports, and promote camaraderie and peace. All in all, the Games in London are the current buzz globally. Just like every important institution, the Olympic Games have a motto too – Citius, Altius,...

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Though most startups recruit individuals who would fit that culture, more often than not most people end up being demotivated at work. Reasons are aplenty, right from peer pressure to the individuals' expectations of the job. Employee motivation is a key issue, and affects all kinds of companies, right from startups, small businesses to the industry biggies who have thousands and thousands of employees. However,...

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Managing human resources is not an easy task, especially if you are running a small-sized business or a startup. And when it comes to complex and touchy issues such as managing leaves or framing/changing a company leave policy, things can often get murky and make all the stakeholders uncomfortable. In addition to remunerations, many a candidate takes into account the leave policy of a company...

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It's not just the technology part that the sumHR engineers keep on enhancing. We pay a lot of attention to the UI/UX (user interface / user experience) too. We have just enhanced the UI of the Company Directory by giving the listing an über look. Here is a gist of what you can expect inside the new sumHR Company Directory: Smart Search The highlight of this enhancement is...

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Yesterday, Stephen Covey—one of the world’s leading management-experts—passed away due to complications received because of an accident he had a few months ago. He was the author of arguably one of the best self-help / management books ever published – The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The book, which has sold millions of copies and been published in nearly 40 languages, is revered...

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It has been more than a century since the first employee time clock was utilized. Back in the 1890s, using a time clock in factories served two purposes. The punched time cards enabled owners of the factories to keep a track of the time and hence the effort put by the employees. On the other side, it kept the workers from being cheated, as it...

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Influential management consultant Peter Drucker once said, "Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement." Knowingly or unknowingly, this seems to have fit in the psyche of today’s professional. When it comes to job satisfaction or even when changing jobs, individuals these days take into account several factors besides remuneration and the opportunity to learn new skills is one of them. Thus,...

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The World Wide Web changed the way business was carried out all over the world. Be it sourcing, researching, or even recruitment, everything became a tad easy and newer variables were added to the processes. However, with the information overload, it has become difficult, especially for individuals from non-technical backgrounds to differentiate what is good and what is not. Fear not HR managers, sumHR is...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As they say, recruiting is just the first part of the movie. The second and the main half is the other big R – ‘retaining’ the employee. And this happens when there are best HR practices and processes in place to ensure that the employees are happy. It was imperative for sumHR to have model HR practices for retaining employees as we ourselves come from...

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