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31 January 2017
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HR Letter Templates – Free Samples + Direct Data Integration

Working in human resources, you will largely encounter instances where you will be required to send (sometimes draft from scratch) important emails and HR letter templates. These include internal communications with employees on confirmation, promotion, resignation, and much more. External communications with candidates include emails for offer letters, rejections, and other similar situations. Hunting for […]


2 September 2016
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Product Enhancement: Break-Time Tracking Attendance Policy

In today’s day and age, social media and work-from-home are buzz words almost omnipresent in our work cultures. It’s not surprising to find organizations which totally abolish the concept of “timekeeping” to give their employees the freedom to follow their own work-style and comfort zones. However, the number of these organizations is a small minority. […]


15 January 2016
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10 Worst Mistakes Every HR Manager Should Avoid

It’s often said that mistakes provide great learning opportunities. However, it’s much better not to make mistakes in the first place. Human resources management in itself is a complicated process. sumHR frees HR managers from all management worries and help streamline HRMS process, but certain things cannot be rectified by sumHR either, like the common […]


6 July 2015
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If You Are An HR Manager In India, You Can’t Afford To Miss This Hilarious Video

The Human Resources (HR) department is often dreaded by employees, in spite of being the department that takes care of the organization’s workforce. This video by the awesome folks at Vipra Dialogues portrays the relationship between an HR manager and employees in an outrageously funny manner. The punches in this video are hilarious and something […]


26 June 2015
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How to build the ultimate employer brand and create a loyal workforce

As humans, we’re way past the age where the driving points in choosing a job (any work for that matter) were meeting our basic needs – food, clothing and shelter. In today’s fast paced corporate world, the decision criteria for choosing jobs is quite a complex combination of aspects. Job seekers today are more aware […]


31 October 2013
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Role of HR Managers: In Times of Crisis

HR has never been associated with decision-making, operations, or business data. It has always had this bumper sticker of being too “soft”; more of a shoulder to cry on than a hand that walks you through troubles. As blunt as it may sound, that’s exactly the perception of HR in other more strategic and business-critical […]


23 October 2013
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Roles & Responsibilities of HR Managers in Growing Organizations

[Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the role of an HR manager in good and bad times. With the upsurge of economic crisis and troubled times ahead, the role of HR managers is constantly evolving. Before going ahead with the do’s and dont’s in times of crisis, let’s get back to […]


26 September 2013
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The Rise and Fall of Spreadsheets in HR Management

Spreadsheets have been synonymous with HR personnel since time immemorial now. Right from the advent of Apple’s VisiCalc in the 1980s to the Lotus 1-2-3 and the most recent Microsoft’s Office Suite, HR professionals all around the world have used or are using the spreadsheet as their default tool for managing basic operations. When your […]


5 September 2013
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What Everybody Should Know About Flexible Working Environments

“Have to drop my kid off at school, then reach work on time (steering through the never-ending traffic). Such torture! Wish my company let me choose flexible working hours.” “Been trying to get work done since hours, but it’s difficult to focus with such chatter around. Wish I could work from home in peace.” “Weekend […]


30 July 2013
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Google Glasses in Work Places: Pros & Cons

With the much-awaited launch of Google Glass, a futuristic and revolutionary product by Google, everyone is trying to figure how to accommodate it in their daily lives and work places. A Google Glass is a portable wearable computer with an optical head mount display (OHMD). The product enables the user to capture and share videos […]


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 […]


9 November 2012
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How to Setup Company Social Media Policy for Employees

A social media policy for employees, especially in startups and SMBs, should be the one that covers all grounds. All employees should follow it to avoid legal, ethical, and other such blunders. Here are a few ways how you can setup a company social media policy for employees: Set up technical norms Set up a […]


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 […]


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 […]


22 October 2012
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Performance Appraisal: What HR Should Know

One of the main reasons for performance appraisal systems in the work place is to merely know more about your employee – to know what your employees are capable of, what they find difficult to do, what they’re comfortable doing and what kind of work gets them in the mood or ticks them off. These […]


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 […]


28 September 2012
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LinkedIn Endorsements: A Boon for HR Management & Recruiters?

LinkedIn is fast becoming a popular destination for every job seeker and recruiter out there. While the good ol’ recommendation feature was a fine indicator of the users’ skill-sets and soft skills, there was a pressing need for a feature that would enable recruiters and employers to take an objective look on the person. Zerply, […]


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 […]

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