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 a look around (when at your work place) you can determine...

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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 its employees. There are various reasons, either it could be...

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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 time startups and small businesses end up concentrating more...

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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 the norms in an office, all points have to be...

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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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Yesterday, we told you why it is important for startups, SMBs, and growing companies to use enterprise social networks. We had also promised various techniques that a startup or an SMB can use for efficiently engaging with the employees on a business social network. In sumHR HRMS, the Streams feature for social networking for employees was developed keeping employee engagement in mind. Now here are...

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Most organizations still frown upon many online activities, let alone social media. Social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, etc have come a long way. The same can be said about LinkedIn, which is used by businesses, but the perception or myth held by employers, especially startups and traditional SMBs is that such activities are usually unproductive. Most companies are not even open to...

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Collate the documents. Check. Find the fastest way to reach via public transport. Check. Carefully read the offer letter (again). Check. This is what an individual usually follows before joining an organization. Now in the modern corporate setup, it goes without saying that processes are usually in place for employee onboarding. Remember, just the way an employer forms the first impression of the employee, an employee...

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