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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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 industry biggies who have thousands and thousands of employees. However,...

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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 are usually unproductive. Most companies are not even open to...

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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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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 and business owners are spending more money on HR management...

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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 on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems." As...

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