How To Retain Employees: 5 Useful & Innovative Ways

During school and university, getting bored of the monotonous lecture after lecture wasn’t anything alien. In such events, professors usually prepped up the class with movies and activities on issues that were taught that week. Much like employee engagement activities that help spruce up a work place. This is done by driving away an employee’s […]


23 October 2012
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Update! Attendance Feature Enhancements & Primary Email Address Modification

It’s been quite some time since we have made enhancements to the basic features of sumHR. We have received a lot of feedback and while our engineering team has been hard at work developing the HR software, they’ve made some nifty but important changes to it. Here are the two exciting enhancements we rolled out […]


Performance Appraisal: What HR Should Know

One of the main reasons for performance appraisal systems in the work place is to merely know more about your employee – to know what your employees are capable of, what they find difficult to do, what they’re comfortable doing and what kind of work gets them in the mood or ticks them off. These […]


16 October 2012
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Why Employee Training Programs are Important for Startups & SMBs

Employee training programs are necessary to produce expert employees’ in order to attain better quality work from them. These programs are an investment that is guaranteed to give you returns and ease the work pressure for not only the employees but a major part of the organization itself. Avoid spoon-feeding Without a training program for […]


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 […]


9 October 2012
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Attendance Enhancement: Clock In Location & Late Mark Policy

Back in September, we had enhanced the Attendance and Leave Policy management system, enabling better administration of employee leaves and attendance. Now the sumHR engineers have further enhanced the Attendance feature by including location options for clocking in and the Late Mark policy. Select Clock In Location sumHR now enables employees to select the location […]


HR Management: How to Tackle Different Types of Employee Personalities

Every work place, organization or any generic social gathering for that matter consists of a mixed bag of personalities. If it wasn’t for this heterogeneity, life would pretty much be like an extremely boring and long movie that you’re forced to watch simply because you need to be polite to your date. If you take […]


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 […]


28 September 2012
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LinkedIn Endorsements: A Boon for HR Management & Recruiters?

LinkedIn is fast becoming a popular destination for every job seeker and recruiter out there. While the good ol’ recommendation feature was a fine indicator of the users’ skill-sets and soft skills, there was a pressing need for a feature that would enable recruiters and employers to take an objective look on the person. Zerply, […]


24 September 2012
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Configure Different Leave Policies for Employees

The modern-day company that offers a lot of flexibility to employees when it comes to HR policies leaves also needs tools to ensure efficient tracking of these policies. Leave policies are probably the most primary aspects in HR policy management. This becomes even more crucial for a company with many departments and different types of […]


24 September 2012
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Attendance Feature Enhanced: Attendance Policy Management Added

As more and more people start using sumHR, we are getting diverse sets of requests for features. Well, we agree that some of them are quite important keeping in mind how attendance is closely related to payroll. At sumHR, we are on a mission to make HR management hassle free. Keeping this objective in mind, […]


10 September 2012
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sumHR HR Software & Mumbai Coworking Space Covered in MiD-DAY

One of India’s most prominent tabloids, Sunday MiD-DAY, covered sumHR and the Mumbai co-working spaces that we are offering to budding entrepreneurs and startups. Here’s an excerpt from the SMD article: “But the cherry on the cake came last January, when they launched sumHR, an HR management software aimed at startups and small businesses to […]


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 […]


24 August 2012
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Bulk Import Attendance for All Employees, Export Details, and Edit Attendance

A few weeks ago, we launched the Attendance management feature of sumHR. We know you’ve enjoyed it, as per the feedback and suggestions received so far. Here is one more reason to rejoice. We’ve enhanced the Attendance feature of sumHR software and now you can look forward to three more things: Bulk Import Attendance You […]


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 […]


Managing Different Types of Employees Using HR Software: for Startups / SMBs

Workplaces all over the world have seen a huge change in the way they do business, and also in the manner, they manage their human capital. The world has become a small place, thanks to the internet. As the demand and supply of good talent becomes more dynamic, organizations, especially startups and small businesses who […]


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 […]

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