12 October 2012
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Of Rockstar Programmers and Startups: Recruiting the Best

While different startups have their own version of the profile, the ultimate “rockstar” employee for a tech company could be defined as someone who is extremely passionate about technology and loves to find solutions. Someone who is in awe of everything new that arrives in the market and marvels at old inventions and understands how […]


1 October 2012
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HR Software: Big Acquisitions & What Startups/SMBs Can Do for HRMS

Managing the workforce of an organization is a humongous task. Whether it’s a budding startup setting up processes or a mid-sized company trying to come to terms with its scaling up or an industrial biggie managing thousands of employees, all require some kind of a software to make complex processes easy. While the HR software […]


5 September 2012
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Moving HR Management from Spreadsheets to HR Software: For Startups/SMBs

A few years ago, spreadsheets started becoming a norm in offices, and have been used for a plethora of purposes. While using them for HR tasks is a good idea, it can lead to trouble later on, as certain errors can be costly when it comes to employees. The HR department of an organization is […]


3 September 2012
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Startups & SMBs: Why an MBA Degree isn't Important for Being a Leader

Some five years ago, having an MBA degree was as important as graduating. Whether you were graduating in Physics or History or even Accounts, the there was an immense peer pressure to get into a B-school. Most would opt for the normal MBA course, while some preferred to go for an entrepreneurial course. The general […]


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 […]


HR Management: In-house Leadership Development for Startups & SMBs

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 […]


16 August 2012
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Important Values of HR Management for Startups / Small Businesses

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 […]


13 August 2012
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What Entrepreneurs/Startups Can Learn from Athletes

Well, the London Olympics have come to an end and the last few weeks saw a good display of athleticism and sportsmanship. Thousands of athletes from more than 200 countries participated in 302 events in 26 sports. As we know, the fighting spirit of athletes is no different from that of a successful entrepreneur. At […]


3 HR Management Rules Startups Use to Destroy Their Work Culture

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 […]


What Startups & Small Businesses Can Learn on HR Management from Olympic Games

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 […]


24 July 2012
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Motivating Employees in Startups & Small Businesses: HR Management

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 […]


Why Startups, SMBs, and Growing Companies Should Use Enterprise Social Networks

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 […]


What Euro 2012 Can Teach Startups about HR Management

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 […]


12 June 2012
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Sting Operation to Uncover Price Disparity of HRM Software in India

At sumHR, our main focus is always on the customer. One factor that every client is touchy about is the pricing. Being a startup that serves other startups and SMEs, we know the kind of challenges such companies face, especially when it comes to costs. We wanted to highlight the fact how under-informed HR managers […]


29 May 2011
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sumHR HRMS Survey: Pressing Need for Organizations to Adopt HRMS

At sumHR, we realized that monitoring our employee’s performance, attendance, leave records, data, etc was getting very difficult. Being an organization that serves the recruitment needs of other organizations, we asked our clients if they too faced a similar problem, and the answer was positive. According to Anthony J. D’Angelo, “Focus 90% of your time […]

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