29 January 2016
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Product Enhancement: Employee Probation Policy Management

Recently, we launched a unique and perhaps ‘never before’ feature in HR software called HR Analytics. It’s a whole new module in sumHR which will empower companies with not only interactive graphic representation of regular HR MIS data but also add a touch of ‘gamification’ within the company’s human resources (employees), encouraging them to perform […]


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 […]


1 January 2016
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[Infographic] 2016 India Holidays Calendar for Best Long Weekend Trips

With 2016 starting to unfold itself, each of you would be busy partying, working on those New Year resolutions and hoping to make great memories over those short weekend breaks. Before you take that 2016 calendar out, here’s a calendar infographic that has a list of all the long weekends, leaves and holidays in 2016. […]


29 December 2015
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Product Update: HR Analytics Launch, Payroll Software Enhancements, and much more

December is a month of festivities, vacations and winter holidays, right? Everyone calls or meets up with their favourite people, catching up on lost time and creating happy memories. Let me add some more excitement and reason for cheer with the news of our much awaited powerful features and swanky new modules for sumHR. NEW […]


3 December 2015
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11 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Learn From Rahul Gandhi's Interview

It’s often said that entrepreneurs and political leaders are similar in many ways. We know that a certain IITian’s party has been likened to a ‘startup’ while a Chief Minister’s meteoric rise from a tea-stall vendor to a PM candidate is being touted as an inspirational ‘entrepreneurial-style’ story. But now the Kejriwals and the Modis […]


26 November 2015
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[Infographic] License HR Software V/S SaaS Based HR Software

sumHR is here to make your life easier and this time it is through a painless and uncomplicated infographic that explains the difference between license-based HR software v/s SaaS-based HR software. We have always believed that HRMS will increase efficiency and management and a two-minute look through this infographic will unveil a more economical, safer […]


16 November 2015
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Top 14 Executive Search Firms in India

The one ritualistic phenomenon undertaken by every other company under the sun is that of recruiting the right candidate for the job. Meticulously structured protocols are laid down, resources are gathered and online portals are scavenged for the perfect fit. Basically, the HR executive’s life goes for a toss every time a new recruit is […]



21 September 2015
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3 Things to Re-consider When Recruiting

For an entrepreneur or a business owner, one of the biggest concerns is to get the best talent. The last few decades has seen various perceptions developed about a person’s behavior and mentality and his attitude towards situations and scenarios. Everyone wants to hire a person who not only has awesome skill-sets but also an […]


7 September 2015
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Why Startups and SMEs Neglect HR and Recruitment

Have you seen an HR department in a startup? Noticed a formal procedure for recruitment, employee retaining, retrenchment or any kind of HR management in SMEs? If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, don’t be surprised. According to data from the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), 80% SMEs and startups have no formal […]


1 September 2015
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How to Build a Great LinkedIn Network

As you know, LinkedIn is a social networking site for a business that is more professional and concerns more with the user’s professional aspect rather than social or generic aspects. As part of our career tips series, here’s how you can build a great LinkedIn network and profile:  More than a resume With so many […]


4 August 2015
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Update for sumHR's Online Leave Management System: Unpaid Leave Type

Until last week, when applying for Unpaid Leaves on sumHR’s online leave management system, it was mandatory to select an existing leave type (for example, Sick Leave, Casual Leave, etc.) and then mark it as “Unpaid Leave” while applying/approving the application. Most of you, our customers, gave feedback that this causes lot of confusion and […]


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 […]


1 June 2015
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Why the service tax increase won't affect our customers

You’re probably already aware of the service tax increase which is effective from June 1st 2015. The tax rate has increased from 12.36% to 14%. This means you’re calls, credit card expenditures and outdoor plans are going to be a tad bit more expensive. This increase will affect absolutely everyone; companies and individuals alike. But, […]


15 May 2015
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A foolproof performance appraisal matrix for startup employees

Every startup wants to grow, who doesn’t? But with growth, every company needs to inevitably add more managers, more heads, more leaders, basically a larger workforce. This creates a frantic need to hire fast and more importantly the need to hire the right people. But in this urgency of recruitment drives, it’s extremely important to […]


8 May 2015
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What Separates A Boss From A Leader?

Managing a team is never easy. Influencing a number of individuals to work efficiently towards a common goal can be a tough task. Of course, you can try to impose your authority over the subordinates but that would never bring out the best in them. You would want the job done well rather than it […]


5 May 2015
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How To Hire The Perfect Content Writer

Finding the right content writer for your business takes more than just finding someone who can write. The person needs be able to craft his/her words in a manner that captivates your audience. The challenge is finding someone who can make your product/service more visible via the content being written. We at sumHR have often […]


2 May 2015
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How To Save Money Using A Payroll Software

Payroll is usually perceived to be a tedious and hectic process. Executing it manually means dealing with boring spreadsheets while going through each employee’s attendance records, tracking leaves, over-times, tax deductions etc individually and calculating the final salary. This can be a very complex procedure since there is no margin for error. This is where […]


27 April 2015
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Product Update: New look & features, better request management, lucid payroll, more power to you!

Hey everyone! I’m back for an announcement with a bag full of new features and product enhancements for you. 🙂 This time we’ve baked new feature for you in all sizes, big and small. Here’s a list to showcase them all below: NEW USER-INTERFACE We went live with our swanky new user-interface design, bring a […]

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