31 October 2013
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Role of HR Managers: In Times of Crisis

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 […]


23 October 2013
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Roles & Responsibilities of HR Managers in Growing Organizations

[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 […]


8 October 2013
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50+ Coworking Spaces in India

So you are an entrepreneur and have gathered all your resources, capital, useful links, determined your target audience, and basically have listed out the framework of your dream venture and are all set to kick the starter right from the comfort of your home. Now you are really busy getting your marketing and sales strategy […]


27 September 2013
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sumHR Update: Multiple Attendance Reports, Enhanced Directory, and Upgraded Technology

A few weeks ago, we had introduced the roster page for sumHR. The update had all our customers excited, and now we have made some really amazing additions to the HR product. We have also worked hard to enhance the back-end technology. Here’s more information about the whole set of updates: Attendance reports galore We’ve […]


26 September 2013
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The Rise and Fall of Spreadsheets in HR Management

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 […]


19 September 2013
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50 Traits of Not-so-good Bosses

Every week we put in lot of effort to give you some research ready, resourceful HR articles. But this week we’ve taken a lighter look at ‘management’ to give you some funny food for thought. [Statutory Warning: Before you start reading, this is a mere generalization and not meant to offend anyone. So put on […]


12 September 2013
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Employee Retention Strategies: The New-age Way to Attract & Retain Talent

Let me begin by quoting the infamous words of the CEO of Johnsonville Sausage, Ralph Stayer from the book, Flight of the Buffalo: “I learned what I had to in order to succeed, but I never thought that learning was all that important. My willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed is what fueled […]


5 September 2013
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What Everybody Should Know About Flexible Working Environments

“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 […]


28 August 2013
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Free HR Software: Is it the right option for you?

Whether in business or in your personal life, the word ‘free’ will always draw your attention. In this article, I’ll talk to you about how to decide whether ‘free’ is the right choice for you, and the advantages and disadvantages of using a free HR software for your small/medium business or enterprise. How to decide […]


5 August 2013
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The Top 10 Performance Appraisal Methods for Startups & Small Businesses

Performance appraisal is a systematic process that evaluates an individual employee’s performance in terms of his productivity with respect to the pre-determined set of objectives. It is an annual activity, which gives the employee an opportunity to reflect on the duties that were dispatched by him, since it involves receiving feedback regarding their performance. It […]


30 July 2013
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Google Glasses in Work Places: Pros & Cons

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 […]


10 July 2013
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Attendance 2.0 Goes Live, Biometric Devices Launched, Introduction of Roster Page

The last few weeks have been crazy at sumHR. Not only have we been busy at work to ensure that our users get more flexibility with basic HRM functions, we’ve also made a lot of improvements to the site. We now wanted to share the news that Attendance 2.0 is live and we’ve launched and […]


4 July 2013
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Jay Thaker’s Open Letter To Startup Employees Featured on YourStory.in

YourStory.in is perhaps one of the biggest news outlets dedicated to covering startups and budding businesses in India. Eagerly followed by entrepreneurs, founders, and startup employees, it has become a platform for many new businesses. The folks at YS were kind enough to feature a guest post from Jay Thaker, sumHR’s cofounder, which is an […]


21 June 2013
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Introducing Biometric Systems for sumHR, New Attendance Features Coming Soon

Back in May, we had rolled out truckloads of enhancements, especially giving more power to the admins. The last few weeks have seen a lot of activity at sumHR too. A swanky new website, more new team members, and customers from around the world! Yes, the last bit surprised us too, but now we’re seeing […]


21 May 2013
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sumHR Latest Bug Fixes & Enhancements: Now More Power to Admins & New Accrual Options

A few days ago, we had made enhancements to some of the major features of sumHR, such as Leave and Attendance Management, Calendar, Directory, and Organization Structure. As you know, our engineers continually test the software and work on enhancing the product wherever possible. This is in addition to working on bug fixes and suggestions […]


20 May 2013
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Understanding and Using sumHR: Dedicated Support Center for HR Software Users

We are delighted to announce the launch of a dedicated learning module in our support section – Understanding and Using sumHR. While the support center has been there for a while, we decided to add this extra module since many customers requested FAQs that would specifically help the employees when they start using the HRM […]


10 May 2013
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Top Entrepreneurs in India Who Didn’t Give a Damn About IIT/IIM

(Note: As promised to our awesome readers, we have now published a list of top women entrepreneurs in India) Most teenagers in India dream of getting into an IIT and/or IIM. Of lakhs of young Indians, who sit for the entrance exams, only a few hundred make it to these institutions. In addition to IIT, […]


24 April 2013
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Major Product Enhancements to Attendance, Leaves, Calendar and Org Structure

We know that you were worried about sumHR being in the quiet mode. But we were not! We were busy making gazillion enhancements for you folks. Ok, gazillion might look like an overstatement but yes, we have made several major improvements, including some long pending enhancements to the Attendance & Leave Management features. Below is […]


Tension Free Payroll Software in India: Process Your Employees Salary Quickly

HR professionals always want to excel at processing employee payroll. In the age of automation, it is important to have a world-class, tension free payroll software that enables you to easily prepare your employees salary. There are many free payroll systems available but it makes sense to use software that easily integrates with your HRM […]


25 February 2013
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5 Secrets of Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Every entrepreneur needs to possess a few traits that equip him to manage and build his organization, clients, and employees. Here are a few secrets that will help you become a successful entrepreneur: Leadership An entrepreneur should not only be able to envision his goals but also be passionate enough to lead his employees towards […]

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