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 mistakes HR managers make. So, here are the top 10 commonly...

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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 every employee can relate to, no matter where you work....

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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 than ever, having instant access to unlimited amount of information...

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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 parts of the organisation. HR has been fighting a consistent battle in...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][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 the basics and take a brief overview at the core...

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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 company is small and the HR processes are new, there's...

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“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 felt so short, I could barely find time for myself. No wonder,...

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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 and pictures. It also has snazzy applications like face recognition,...

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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 done. Dishonesty in the work place and lack of communication won’t help...

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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 list of rules that adhere to legal ethics, religious / political sensitivity, vulgarity,...

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