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3 Types Of Employees In A Startup And How To Help Them Give Their Best

After starting up, every entrepreneur dreams of finding the right people who will believe in her idea, passion and vision. Be it the big-shot hires acquired from top companies to the freshers placed from best colleges in India, every employee becomes an integral part of the startup and his/her work has the potential to create […]


11 May 2016
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What Is Useful Feedback And How sumHR Prioritizes New Feature Development

As we shut down our computers for the day at sumHR, someone somewhere has already emailed us asking to add another ‘XYZ’ feature in our ‘standard’ payroll and attendance management system. And it happens say about 2-3 times a day that we get such requests and about 30-40 times a month without fail. Don’t get […]


15 April 2016
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Attendance Management System – Here’s Why Your Business Needs It

As the businesses are growing, startups are becoming small and medium enterprises. A jump in scale of operations also means hiring more people to run those operations smoothly. Now if only the best way to account for the ins and outs, absenteeism, different shift timings was that attendance register kept at the reception. We all […]


2 March 2016
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Product Enhancements (February 2016): Reimbursements, Payroll, Employee Numbers

The month of February might have less days but for the team at sumHR it was one of the longest month. In addition to rolling out new modules like HR Letters & Templates, our engineering team were busy polishing the features of the current module. Be it an entrepreneur or an HR manager or the […]


22 February 2016
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Product Update: HR Letters & Templates

When one searches for HR terms on Google, one of the top searched requirements is often ‘HR Letter & Templates’. People regularly look for routine templates of HR letters such as appointment letters, offer letters, termination letters, and the list goes on. This same trend of searching for templates of HR letters was observed in […]


29 January 2016
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Product Enhancement: Employee Probation Policy Management

Recently, we launched a unique and perhaps ‘never before’ feature in HR software called HR Analytics. It’s a whole new module in sumHR which will empower companies with not only interactive graphic representation of regular HR MIS data but also add a touch of ‘gamification’ within the company’s human resources (employees), encouraging them to perform […]


15 January 2016
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10 Worst Mistakes Every HR Manager Should Avoid

It’s often said that mistakes provide great learning opportunities. However, it’s much better not to make mistakes in the first place. Human resources management in itself is a complicated process. sumHR frees HR managers from all management worries and help streamline HRMS process, but certain things cannot be rectified by sumHR either, like the common […]


1 January 2016
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[Infographic] 2016 India Holidays Calendar for Best Long Weekend Trips

With 2016 starting to unfold itself, each of you would be busy partying, working on those New Year resolutions and hoping to make great memories over those short weekend breaks. Before you take that 2016 calendar out, here’s a calendar infographic that has a list of all the long weekends, leaves and holidays in 2016. […]


29 December 2015
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Product Update: HR Analytics Launch, Payroll Software Enhancements, and much more

December is a month of festivities, vacations and winter holidays, right? Everyone calls or meets up with their favourite people, catching up on lost time and creating happy memories. Let me add some more excitement and reason for cheer with the news of our much awaited powerful features and swanky new modules for sumHR. NEW […]


3 December 2015
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11 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Learn From Rahul Gandhi's Interview

It’s often said that entrepreneurs and political leaders are similar in many ways. We know that a certain IITian’s party has been likened to a ‘startup’ while a Chief Minister’s meteoric rise from a tea-stall vendor to a PM candidate is being touted as an inspirational ‘entrepreneurial-style’ story. But now the Kejriwals and the Modis […]


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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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, […]

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