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5 November 2012
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Employee Data Management Becomes Easy: Now Download All Employee Data from sumHR

For any HR manager, employee data management is as important as employee management. Since sumHR also doubles up as an employee management system, we decided to enhance it even further for the Admin users to enable them to download all employee data from the system. So, how does this aspect of employee data management work? […]


2 November 2012
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Employee Engagement Activities in Startups & Small Businesses

[sociallocker] If your employee possesses a lack of interest in the organization and his/her job you’re in a pickle. Not only will you be wasting valuable resources such as time and money on an employee but the displaced emotions may be contagious to the other employees. After all the “rotten apple” theory isn’t limited to […]


1 November 2012
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Importance of HR Software & Employee Leave Management Systems

Sometimes even the most alert minds can lose track of things. The things on your mind like the discussion during the business lunch, the terrible economy, the presentation you’re working on etc. take up all your attention. When this happens, one is bound to be absent minded about other vital details in employee management, such […]


30 October 2012
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Export Reimbursement Details using sumHR

HR software are good at documenting information. However, what good is it if you cannot export the data for analysis? For any manager, being able to generate a “report” makes all the difference. Carrying forward this though, we have enhanced the reimbursement feature, allowing Admins to export the reimbursement details. Go to “Setup Company” (under Manage, […]


30 October 2012
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Attendance Management: Why HR Software Can Free You From Your Worries

With several errors to rectify and assignments to watch over, attendance management should be left to the attendance management software to take care of. When you have a herd of employees working under you, your assignments to complete, your boss to impress, your non-work life worries breathing down your neck, as an HR manager or […]


Working Late Vs Efficiency: What Policy Works for Your Company?

There’s no doubt that in a battle between working late and efficiency, the latter would definitely win. Whether we need we have important things to do or not, time for ourselves, family, friends etc really do matter. After all, “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.” Staying late at work once in […]


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 […]

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