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 your laughing glasses and be a sport.] In your career you will...

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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 Johnsonville's growth. In 1980 I hit the wall. I realized that...

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“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 felt so short, I could barely find time for myself. No wonder,...

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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 whether free HR software is apt for you? Today, almost every budding...

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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 and pictures. It also has snazzy applications like face recognition,...

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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 started shipping the biometric systems. In addition, a Roster page...

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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 open letter from an entrepreneur to not only employees...

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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 customers signing up from countries like Malaysia, Nigeria, Turkey, UAE,...

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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 given by our customers. This time around, admins can expect...

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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 software. Nearly everyone who has used sumHR agrees that it is...

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