Quite often, it is said that organizations should look for leaders rather than managers. This is true for startups and small businesses too. Agreed that the onus of the leader in a small company usually falls on the founder/owner, but in order to scale up, especially when the company’s headcount is expanding, leaders are needed to rally the teams and get them going. However, getting...

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Workplaces all over the world have seen a huge change in the way they do business, and also in the manner, they manage their human capital. The world has become a small place, thanks to the internet. As the demand and supply of good talent becomes more dynamic, organizations, especially startups and small businesses who usually offer more flexibility to employees, such as allowing...

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When it comes to human resource management, there are various ways and methodologies that startups and small businesses use to nurture and develop their workforce. However, there a few things that have become quite important for organizations, especially with the short supply of good talent. Practical Talent Management Time and again, management gurus and experts have cited that having a brand name attracts talent but is...

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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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A popular quote by American basketball player and coach John Wooden goes, "Sports do not build character. They reveal it." Yes, the Olympic Games are back, to celebrate the spirit of sports, and promote camaraderie and peace. All in all, the Games in London are the current buzz globally. Just like every important institution, the Olympic Games have a motto too – Citius, Altius,...

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Managing human resources is not an easy task, especially if you are running a small-sized business or a startup. And when it comes to complex and touchy issues such as managing leaves or framing/changing a company leave policy, things can often get murky and make all the stakeholders uncomfortable. In addition to remunerations, many a candidate takes into account the leave policy of a company...

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Yesterday, Stephen Covey—one of the world’s leading management-experts—passed away due to complications received because of an accident he had a few months ago. He was the author of arguably one of the best self-help / management books ever published – The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The book, which has sold millions of copies and been published in nearly 40 languages, is revered...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As they say, recruiting is just the first part of the movie. The second and the main half is the other big R – ‘retaining’ the employee. And this happens when there are best HR practices and processes in place to ensure that the employees are happy. It was imperative for sumHR to have model HR practices for retaining employees as we ourselves come from...

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The great football manager Bill Shankly once said, "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that." Now if you replace the word football with the word business in the quote, wouldn’t that be apt for a startup? More often than not, sports...

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