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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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sumHR updates
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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
Category:
Payroll Management
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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 completely […]


20 April 2015
Category:
Promotion
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20 Smarter Ways to Get a Promotion

Stuck at the same position for a long time? Do you feel the urge to get promoted? Newer responsibilities and cravings for a shiny future? Spot on! You’re in the right place. Promotions are like chocolates. Everyone wants more of it. Promotions are the sweet course of the meal. There isn’t anyone who does not […]


9 April 2015
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How to Foster a Culture of Engaged Employees in 2015

Employees are our brand’s ambassadors, they represent our business and exemplify our company, but 70% of American workers feel disengaged at the workplace. While some employers may think it doesn’t really matter, these detached employees cost the United States between $450 and $550 billion dollars in lost productivity each year. Their counterparts, much happier workers, perform […]


15 January 2015
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Product Update: Introducing Loans and Advances, Payroll Dashboard and much more!

Happy new year, once again. Hope you had a blast bringing in 2015, we sure did! I’m back to surprise you with a new set of features which just went live. 3 NEW MAJOR PAYROLL FEATURES 1. Loans and Advances– This was a much awaited feature for us, especially since some of you have been […]


24 December 2014
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Product Update: 28 New Features Ending 2014 with a Bang!

As 2014 draws to a close, you may be making plans on how to end it but whatever your party plans, we’ve decided to end it with a BANG! We’ve been in hibernation (on the blog) since 2 months – but – that doesn’t mean we weren’t at it. Here’s a consolidated product update for […]


17 October 2014
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Product Update: Introducing – Review and Approve Request Applications via Email

For several weeks some of our high volume customers have been pushing us to enable approval and rejection of leave or attendance requests via email itself. Earlier, our Human Resources Management product was designed on the on-product usage model like any other online platform (like Facebook, Twitter etc.) which notifies the user about an event […]

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