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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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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