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Startups & The Work From Home Option: More Connected Workers

Ask any HR department about the issue that gets a lot of debate, and the answer you will get is the idea of working from home. Globally, certain organizations have been open to this kind of an option, and the number sure seems to be growing. Still many firms hesitate to offer this arrangement to […]


24 August 2012
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Bulk Import Attendance for All Employees, Export Details, and Edit Attendance

A few weeks ago, we launched the Attendance management feature of sumHR. We know you’ve enjoyed it, as per the feedback and suggestions received so far. Here is one more reason to rejoice. We’ve enhanced the Attendance feature of sumHR software and now you can look forward to three more things: Bulk Import Attendance You […]


HR Management: In-house Leadership Development for Startups & SMBs

Quite often, it is said that organizations should look for leaders rather than managers. This is true for startups and small businesses too. Agreed that the onus of the leader in a small company usually falls on the founder/owner, but in order to scale up, especially when the company’s headcount is expanding, leaders are needed […]


Managing Different Types of Employees Using HR Software: for Startups / SMBs

Workplaces all over the world have seen a huge change in the way they do business, and also in the manner, they manage their human capital. The world has become a small place, thanks to the internet. As the demand and supply of good talent becomes more dynamic, organizations, especially startups and small businesses who […]


16 August 2012
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Important Values of HR Management for Startups / Small Businesses

When it comes to human resource management, there are various ways and methodologies that startups and small businesses use to nurture and develop their workforce. However, there a few things that have become quite important for organizations, especially with the short supply of good talent. Practical Talent Management Time and again, management gurus and experts […]


13 August 2012
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What Entrepreneurs/Startups Can Learn from Athletes

Well, the London Olympics have come to an end and the last few weeks saw a good display of athleticism and sportsmanship. Thousands of athletes from more than 200 countries participated in 302 events in 26 sports. As we know, the fighting spirit of athletes is no different from that of a successful entrepreneur. At […]


9 August 2012
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Performance Management & Appraisal Systems: What Startups & SMBs Should Know

Time and again, management experts have cited that employees are one of the strongest pillars of an organization. For most startups and small business, attracting good talent is a challenge and retaining them is even a bigger challenge. That’s why it becomes important for startups to reward their employees very often and use performance management […]


5 Ways to Have an Awesome Company Culture for Employees

Besides having a dream to create a profitable venture, many entrepreneurs also have a dream to build a company that is loved by not only its customers but also its employees. Nevertheless, for doing that they require a company culture that is revered by the people who make it, which is, the employees. Many a […]


3 HR Management Rules Startups Use to Destroy Their Work Culture

Every organization has a social and psychological environment that develops slowly over time. The work environment is directly related to the values, behaviors, and the mission of the organization. As a startup keeps on expanding, it also needs effective HR management. Right from managing leaves and attendance to other policies that define the processes and […]


2 August 2012
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Attendance Management for Admins: sumHR HR Software Feature Update

We have just launched the Attendance feature for sumHR HR software. Users will now be able to record and save their Clock In and Clock Out times. We are sure you would be excited to try out the new feature. As an Admin, you will have to first set it up for your users, according […]


2 August 2012
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HR Software Update: Now Log your Attendance with sumHR

In the last few months, a lot of the startups and small businesses which signed up for our HR Software had one common feedback (or request for feature) – Attendance. Well, we’ve got some very good news for everyone using sumHR. Now, employees can now log in their attendance using our new Attendance feature on […]


31 July 2012
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How to Concentrate & Focus on Work: 4 Ways to Increase Productivity

Don’t you just hate those days at work when you just can’t focus on work? In fact, in an ever-connected world an increasing number of people are facing this problem. On one hand, technology has enabled people to do more in less time, however the number of distractions it offers has also risen. Each and […]


What Startups & Small Businesses Can Learn on HR Management from Olympic Games

A popular quote by American basketball player and coach John Wooden goes, “Sports do not build character. They reveal it.” Yes, the Olympic Games are back, to celebrate the spirit of sports, and promote camaraderie and peace. All in all, the Games in London are the current buzz globally. Just like every important institution, the […]


24 July 2012
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Motivating Employees in Startups & Small Businesses: HR Management

Though most startups recruit individuals who would fit that culture, more often than not most people end up being demotivated at work. Reasons are aplenty, right from peer pressure to the individuals’ expectations of the job. Employee motivation is a key issue, and affects all kinds of companies, right from startups, small businesses to the […]


20 July 2012
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Leaves & Company Leave Policy: Biggest Challenges in HR Management

Managing human resources is not an easy task, especially if you are running a small-sized business or a startup. And when it comes to complex and touchy issues such as managing leaves or framing/changing a company leave policy, things can often get murky and make all the stakeholders uncomfortable. In addition to remunerations, many a […]


19 July 2012
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New Look for Company Directory in sumHR HRMS

It’s not just the technology part that the sumHR engineers keep on enhancing. We pay a lot of attention to the UI/UX (user interface / user experience) too. We have just enhanced the UI of the Company Directory by giving the listing an über look. Here is a gist of what you can expect inside […]


HR Management Inspiration for Startups/Small Business

Yesterday, Stephen Covey—one of the world’s leading management-experts—passed away due to complications received because of an accident he had a few months ago. He was the author of arguably one of the best self-help / management books ever published – The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The book, which has sold millions of copies […]


13 July 2012
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Attendance Software, Time Tracking Software, & Biometric Attendance: Free Yourself from Worries!

It has been more than a century since the first employee time clock was utilized. Back in the 1890s, using a time clock in factories served two purposes. The punched time cards enabled owners of the factories to keep a track of the time and hence the effort put by the employees. On the other […]


11 July 2012
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Employee Training: Why it Should Matter for Startups and Small Businesses

Influential management consultant Peter Drucker once said, “Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.” Knowingly or unknowingly, this seems to have fit in the psyche of today’s professional. When it comes to job satisfaction or even when changing jobs, individuals these days take into account several factors besides remuneration and the […]


6 Awesome Online Tools/Websites for HR Managers

The World Wide Web changed the way business was carried out all over the world. Be it sourcing, researching, or even recruitment, everything became a tad easy and newer variables were added to the processes. However, with the information overload, it has become difficult, especially for individuals from non-technical backgrounds to differentiate what is good […]

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