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 HR department. Just in case you come across an HR department...

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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 potential employees today and so few employment opportunities, it is necessary...

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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 irritation on both, the employee side as well as Manager/HR...

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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 every employee can relate to, no matter where you work....

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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 than ever, having instant access to unlimited amount of information...

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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, there’s some good news… We’re proud to say that sumHR...

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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 take hiring decisions with utmost care and caution, because the...

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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 a payroll software can be of great help. It automates the...

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