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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 […]


6 July 2012
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5 Best HR Practices You Should Follow To Keep You Workplace Happy

As they say, recruiting is just the first part of the movie. The second and the main half is the other big R – ‘retaining’ the employee. And this happens when there are best HR practices and processes in place to ensure that the employees are happy. It was imperative for sumHR to have model […]


5 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged on Your Enterprise Social Network

Yesterday, we told you why it is important for startups, SMBs, and growing companies to use enterprise social networks. We had also promised various techniques that a startup or an SMB can use for efficiently engaging with the employees on a business social network. In sumHR HRMS, the Streams feature for social networking for employees […]


3 July 2012
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New Enhancement: Import Leaves

Last month, we gave you the option of exporting the Leaves data. Well, it goes without saying that we would have to allow you to import your Leaves data too! Yes, as an administrator, you can import past leave records of all employees in one go, by uploading a .csv file. However, before importing any […]


Why Startups, SMBs, and Growing Companies Should Use Enterprise Social Networks

Most organizations still frown upon many online activities, let alone social media. Social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, etc have come a long way. The same can be said about LinkedIn, which is used by businesses, but the perception or myth held by employers, especially startups and traditional SMBs is that such activities […]


2 July 2012
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Importance of Employees Having Complete Profiles on HRMS

Professional networking sites like LinkedIn or social networking sites such as Facebook or MySpace always persuade their users to fill in complete information. So much so, most of them have a “Profile Completeness” status bar. For such websites, completed profiles enable growth and interaction amongst the users as well as there is a data bank […]


What Euro 2012 Can Teach Startups about HR Management

The great football manager Bill Shankly once said, “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” Now if you replace the word football with the word business in the quote, wouldn’t that be […]


The Employee's First Day Experience: What Employers Need To Know

Collate the documents. Check. Find the fastest way to reach via public transport. Check. Carefully read the offer letter (again). Check. This is what an individual usually follows before joining an organization. Now in the modern corporate setup, it goes without saying that processes are usually in place for employee onboarding. Remember, just the way […]


20 June 2012
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2 Tips for Admins to Enhance the sumHR User Experience

Being from the HR industry, we at sumHR know how difficult the job of an HR professional is. But we are sure you are enjoying the sumHR HRMS experience and must be at ease using the features we have developed to offer you a smooth experience, when managing your HR functions. At sumHR, our endeavor […]


12 June 2012
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Sting Operation to Uncover Price Disparity of HRM Software in India

At sumHR, our main focus is always on the customer. One factor that every client is touchy about is the pricing. Being a startup that serves other startups and SMEs, we know the kind of challenges such companies face, especially when it comes to costs. We wanted to highlight the fact how under-informed HR managers […]


7 June 2012
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New Feature: Company Setup Page

As you very well know, the boffins over at sumHR are continuously researching and finding new ways to improve the user experience. In the last few weeks, we have introduced many new features and enhancements for Admin-level users. From a navigation point of view, we observed that it may get difficult for Admins to find […]


4 June 2012
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New Feature: Export Employee Leave Data

You know the drill – you give us a feedback on the HR management system and our awesome engineers intuitively find a solution. Yep, we heard you when you wanted more features in the current leave management system. We now have added a new feature on sumHR that allows an Admin to export data related […]


30 May 2012
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Leave Policy Feature: New Enhancements Added

A few weeks ago, we had enhanced the Leave Policy feature in sumHR with various flexibility options. Now, based on the detailed feedback and suggestions from you—our customers—we have further enhanced and introduced a few nifty features in leave policies. Here are the details for the same. 1. Set Approval Levels for Leave Applications Earlier […]


28 May 2012
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sumHR Showcased at The Morpheus' Open Demo Day & Future Conference

We just landed in Mumbai after a whirlwind but fruitful trip to Bangalore, where we were a part of The Morpheus’ Open Demo Day & Future Conference. The occasion was the graduation ceremony of the Batch 7 startups. In all, 11 startups were present at the convocation ceremony that saw them showcase their hard work […]


21 May 2012
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sumHR Product Update: Personal Documents, Dependents, Pay Slips in PDF, and Org Structure

When we say HRIS is Human Resource Information Simplified, we really mean it. Don’t believe us? Then check out these enhancements that we have just made to sumHR. We are sure it will make your HR management activity a lot easier: Personal Documents Users can add and submit their personal documents via sumHR. Just head […]


18 May 2012
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sumHR Feature Update: Reimbursements

All right folks, the boffins here at sumHR have worked their magic again and come up with a real neat feature for employee reimbursements. On the sidebar, users can click Reimbursements (duh!) and then request repayment for official expenses incurred during work. In addition to entering details such as Date, Item Name, and Item Price, […]


30 March 2012
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sumHR Leave Policy Feature Enhanced

We have received a lot of feedback from sumHR users about the Leave Policy feature. We do agree that managing leaves is important as it is directly related to employee happiness, and even payroll. As labor laws in India are quite complex, we decided to first do an in-depth research on the various leave policies […]

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