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Annual Holiday List: 2018 Plan Your Year In Advance

Look how fast 2017 just went! With 2018 kicking, all we want to know is when is the next looonggg weekend coming. Well, we are here to tell you and help you pre-plan your holidays for 2018. With our holiday list for 2018, you can decide when you can pack your bags for outstate holiday or […]


15 Ways HR can show Employee Appreciation

For any company, employees are the most valuable asset. From helping bosses to reach their goals to forming a wonderful environment to work in, it becomes important to give back to them in form of gift, kind or great ideas. This giving back is also termed as ‘Employee Appreciation’  Employee Appreciation or Staff Appreciation is a […]


23 November 2017
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8 Strategies for HR Managers To Improve Company Culture

When the 26/11 attack took place at the Taj hotel, every staff of the hotel worked round the clock to save the lives of their guest. Many of them died in the attack, but their families stood proud of the family of a soldier. The then chairman of Tata group, Ratan Tata visited the grieving […]


11 October 2017
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Diwali Gifting Made Easier With These Top 30 Corporate Gifting Companies

Diwali is a festival that is welcomed with loads of love and warmth. We often tend to celebrate the festival with our loved ones and fellow co-workers. So this year why not surprise your colleague and even your employees with some heartfelt, warm and special gifts. And for doing so, you need not scan through [...]

18 September 2017
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Methods HR Managers Use in Employee Performance Evaluation

An Invaluable Tool: Employee performance evaluation is an indispensable tool for the success of a business and its workforce. The human resources team, therefore, becomes a critical ‘player’ in ensuring that not only are work evaluations conducted regularly, but also effectively enough, to serve the purpose of development for all involved. Irrespective of the methods […]


16 May 2017
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Uncomplicate Employee Reimbursement With These Meal Vouchers

Thanks to technology, methods of transactions are constantly evolving. From barter systems to cash payments, we’ve now progressed to digital transactions. Managing expenses when it comes to reimbursing employees can be a real hassle. Tracking email requests along with proof of expense can result in wastage of time. Corporates these days are opting for other [...]

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 […]


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 […]

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