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21 June 2016
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10 Effective Employee Retention Strategies Every Company Must Follow

One of the key worries of any organization is how to retain employees, more so the deserving employees. Not just that it is a setback but also the company has to start afresh with hiring new talent, grooming and nurturing them. A lot has been written on effective employee retention strategies in scores of management […]


4 June 2016
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13 Fun Ways To Motivate Employees Without Spending A Dime

In today’s age, most of the organizations like to boast about running ‘lean and mean’. It may seem nearly impossible to compensate employees for doing good work without breaking the bank. However in reality, you can reward your employees for their good work without even spending a dime. There are some ways to motivate your […]


31 May 2016
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3 Types Of Employees In A Startup And How To Help Them Give Their Best

After starting up, every entrepreneur dreams of finding the right people who will believe in her idea, passion and vision. Be it the big-shot hires acquired from top companies to the freshers placed from best colleges in India, every employee becomes an integral part of the startup and his/her work has the potential to create […]


1 September 2015
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How to Build a Great LinkedIn Network

As you know, LinkedIn is a social networking site for a business that is more professional and concerns more with the user’s professional aspect rather than social or generic aspects. As part of our career tips series, here’s how you can build a great LinkedIn network and profile:  More than a resume With so many […]


9 April 2015
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How to Foster a Culture of Engaged Employees in 2015

Employees are our brand’s ambassadors, they represent our business and exemplify our company, but 70% of American workers feel disengaged at the workplace. While some employers may think it doesn’t really matter, these detached employees cost the United States between $450 and $550 billion dollars in lost productivity each year. Their counterparts, much happier workers, perform […]


12 September 2013
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Employee Retention Strategies: The New-age Way to Attract & Retain Talent

Let me begin by quoting the infamous words of the CEO of Johnsonville Sausage, Ralph Stayer from the book, Flight of the Buffalo: “I learned what I had to in order to succeed, but I never thought that learning was all that important. My willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed is what fueled […]


18 December 2012
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Workplace Enthusiasm & Employee Relationships: What Startups/SMBs Need to Know

Enthusiasm in the workplace is all about how involved your employee is and how interested they really are in the working of the organization. To increase and encourage this, an organization needs to keep their employee as interested and enthusiastic as possible in their job. Make yourself known When an employee knows a very negligible […]


12 December 2012
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Importance of Bonuses for Employees in Startups & Small Businesses

Bonuses work like investments, wherein rewarding a bonus to an employee will usually increase the employees’ work input and simply encourage them to work better in the future. Every bit of due diligence counts In a startup and or a small business where the number of employees are mostly limited, every bit of effort counts. […]


30 November 2012
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Employee & Corporate Gift Ideas: How to Give the Best Business Gifts

The more you know an individual on a personal level, the easier it is to buy them a gift. On the other hand, knowing an employee mostly on a professional level makes it a tougher buy. Therefore, buying business gifts is the time one must really wear their thinking caps. Read on if you want […]


19 November 2012
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5 Tips for HR to Motivate Employees in Startups & Small Businesses

Employee motivation is a very important aspect in getting the best out of the workforce. One must remember the basic, which is, better input results in better output. In order to get a better input, one but obviously needs to motivate their employees. Here are five tips to motivate employees in startups and small businesses: […]


5 Best Ways to Create a Great Office Atmosphere: For Startups & Small Businesses

A guide to create a great office atmosphere should be followed in order to attain better employee engagement and more output. Here are a few pointers: Communication Honest communication should be carried out amongst your employees, and between you and your employees. Don’t encourage them to lie and avoid being dishonest to get more work […]


7 November 2012
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How to Write Emails to Employees: For Startups & SMBs

Emails to employees are a very crucial communication tool, and what you say in those emails is just as important. This mode of communication with employees is mostly consistent of instructions and attachments. It is important that your emails convey the message with clarity. Here is how you can write effective emails to your employees: […]


Employee Orientation Programs: Know the Onboarding Process & Checklist

For an organization, employee orientation programs are more of an investment than just a basic introduction and learning course. These onboarding programs help your employees understand their work better, and they know what is expected from them. New employee orientation programs avoid unwanted confusion about the job profile and save the superiors in charge of […]


2 November 2012
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Employee Engagement Activities in Startups & Small Businesses

The enterprise social network feature in sumHR, Streams, was developed keeping in mind the nature of employee engagement activities in startups and small businesses. You can try it out by


29 October 2012
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Working Late Vs Efficiency: What Policy Works for Your Company?

There’s no doubt that in a battle between working late and efficiency, the latter would definitely win. Whether we need we have important things to do or not, time for ourselves, family, friends etc really do matter. After all, “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.” Staying late at work once in […]


25 October 2012
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How To Retain Employees: 5 Useful & Innovative Ways

During school and university, getting bored of the monotonous lecture after lecture wasn’t anything alien. In such events, professors usually prepped up the class with movies and activities on issues that were taught that week. Much like employee engagement activities that help spruce up a work place. This is done by driving away an employee’s […]


3 October 2012
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HR Management: How to Tackle Different Types of Employee Personalities

Every work place, organization or any generic social gathering for that matter consists of a mixed bag of personalities. If it wasn’t for this heterogeneity, life would pretty much be like an extremely boring and long movie that you’re forced to watch simply because you need to be polite to your date. If you take […]


Startups & The Work From Home Option: More Connected Workers

Ask any HR department about the issue that gets a lot of debate, and the answer you will get is the idea of working from home. Globally, certain organizations have been open to this kind of an option, and the number sure seems to be growing. Still many firms hesitate to offer this arrangement to […]


7 August 2012
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5 Ways to Have an Awesome Company Culture for Employees

Besides having a dream to create a profitable venture, many entrepreneurs also have a dream to build a company that is loved by not only its customers but also its employees. Nevertheless, for doing that they require a company culture that is revered by the people who make it, which is, the employees. Many a […]


3 HR Management Rules Startups Use to Destroy Their Work Culture

Every organization has a social and psychological environment that develops slowly over time. The work environment is directly related to the values, behaviors, and the mission of the organization. As a startup keeps on expanding, it also needs effective HR management. Right from managing leaves and attendance to other policies that define the processes and […]

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