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14 April 2014
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Why VCs Don't Invest in HR Companies

In the startup ecosystem, HR has often been at the bottom of the pyramid, usually overlooked and majorly outsourced. Although the “recruiting” arm of HR gets its fair share of limelight, the remainder of the HR functions often fall into the pit. However, change is inevitable, and with that the so called “prosthetic” arms of […]


1 April 2014
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sumHR update: Payroll, Comp-off, Account Page, Automatic Division Of Paid/Unpaid Leaves

It’s been nearly six months since we rolled out a major update for sumHR. As usual, we have been super busy and this time we really wanted to get one of the most important modules of an HR software running — payroll! We are delighted to announce its beta launch, as well as a few […]


9 January 2014
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100+ Online HR Tools & Resources for HR Professionals

If you are one of our breed (that is to say, a human resources manager) or if you are a new born (just stepping into the HR world), then perhaps you have a huge load of work on your plate and lots and lots of queries. If there are times when you feel the need […]


9 December 2013
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Indian Holidays 2014 List

In an attempt to help out HR personnel assigned with the task of making an annual list of holidays in India, we bring to you this collated list of all the holidays in India for the year 2014. Unless mentioned in brackets, all other holidays are to be considered as public holidays in India for […]


8 November 2013
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Top 10 HR Companies in India

When we first started out in late-2010, the HR industry in India had just undergone a transformation. Leading HR companies from all over the world were signing mergers and acquisitions with top HR companies in India. Over the last few years, the HR scene in India has seen an evolution with more companies looking out […]


31 October 2013
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Role of HR Managers: In Times of Crisis

HR has never been associated with decision-making, operations, or business data. It has always had this bumper sticker of being too “soft”; more of a shoulder to cry on than a hand that walks you through troubles. As blunt as it may sound, that’s exactly the perception of HR in other more strategic and business-critical […]


23 October 2013
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Roles & Responsibilities of HR Managers in Growing Organizations

[Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the role of an HR manager in good and bad times. With the upsurge of economic crisis and troubled times ahead, the role of HR managers is constantly evolving. Before going ahead with the do’s and dont’s in times of crisis, let’s get back to […]


8 October 2013
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50+ Coworking Spaces in India

So you are an entrepreneur and have gathered all your resources, capital, useful links, determined your target audience, and basically have listed out the framework of your dream venture and are all set to kick the starter right from the comfort of your home. Now you are really busy getting your marketing and sales strategy […]


27 September 2013
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sumHR Update: Multiple Attendance Reports, Enhanced Directory, and Upgraded Technology

A few weeks ago, we had introduced the roster page for sumHR. The update had all our customers excited, and now we have made some really amazing additions to the HR product. We have also worked hard to enhance the back-end technology. Here’s more information about the whole set of updates: Attendance reports galore We’ve […]


26 September 2013
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The Rise and Fall of Spreadsheets in HR Management

Spreadsheets have been synonymous with HR personnel since time immemorial now. Right from the advent of Apple’s VisiCalc in the 1980s to the Lotus 1-2-3 and the most recent Microsoft’s Office Suite, HR professionals all around the world have used or are using the spreadsheet as their default tool for managing basic operations. When your […]


19 September 2013
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50 Traits of Not-so-good Bosses

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 […]


12 September 2013
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Employee Retention Strategies: The New-age Way to Attract & Retain Talent

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 […]


5 September 2013
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What Everybody Should Know About Flexible Working Environments

“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 […]


28 August 2013
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Free HR Software: Is it the right option for you?

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 […]


5 August 2013
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The Top 10 Performance Appraisal Methods for Startups & Small Businesses

Performance appraisal is a systematic process that evaluates an individual employee’s performance in terms of his productivity with respect to the pre-determined set of objectives. It is an annual activity, which gives the employee an opportunity to reflect on the duties that were dispatched by him, since it involves receiving feedback regarding their performance. It […]


30 July 2013
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Google Glasses in Work Places: Pros & Cons

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 […]


25 July 2013
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Startups & SMBs
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Affordable Coworking/Office Space for Rent in Mumbai For Freelancers

Coworking spaces in Mumbai or Office Spaces are ideal for freelancers, entrepreneurs, budding startups with 2 to 10 member teams, or big organizations looking for remote offices. Available now is a Coworking or Office Space for Rent in Mumbai at affordable rates. Mumbai Coworking Spaces is a progressive workspace offers you all thing necessary for [...]

10 July 2013
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Attendance 2.0 Goes Live, Biometric Devices Launched, Introduction of Roster Page

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 […]


4 July 2013
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Jay Thaker’s Open Letter To Startup Employees Featured on YourStory.in

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 […]


21 June 2013
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Introducing Biometric Systems for sumHR, New Attendance Features Coming Soon

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 […]

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