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8 HR Issues You’ve Dealt With And How To Eliminate Them

HR teams are constantly facing problems while enforcing policies or facing the backlash by employees. Apart from this, HR issues also include dealing with daily struggles like complaints against pesky coworkers, all the while handling tedious spreadsheets and data. Here’s a lighthearted take on 8 HR issues every HR exec has faced and how to […]


2 September 2016
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Product Enhancement: Break-Time Tracking Attendance Policy

In today’s day and age, social media and work-from-home are buzz words almost omnipresent in our work cultures. It’s not surprising to find organizations which totally abolish the concept of “timekeeping” to give their employees the freedom to follow their own work-style and comfort zones. However, the number of these organizations is a small minority. […]


2 March 2016
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Product Enhancements (February 2016): Reimbursements, Payroll, Employee Numbers

The month of February might have less days but for the team at sumHR it was one of the longest month. In addition to rolling out new modules like HR Letters & Templates, our engineering team were busy polishing the features of the current module. Be it an entrepreneur or an HR manager or the […]


25 February 2013
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5 Secrets of Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Every entrepreneur needs to possess a few traits that equip him to manage and build his organization, clients, and employees. Here are a few secrets that will help you become a successful entrepreneur: Leadership An entrepreneur should not only be able to envision his goals but also be passionate enough to lead his employees towards […]


12 December 2012
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Importance of Bonuses for Employees in Startups & Small Businesses

Bonuses work like investments, wherein rewarding a bonus to an employee will usually increase the employees’ work input and simply encourage them to work better in the future. Every bit of due diligence counts In a startup and or a small business where the number of employees are mostly limited, every bit of effort counts. […]


4 December 2012
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5 Characteristics of Leaders in Startups / Small Businesses

More than any other point in business, the startup is when the business and the employees most need their leaders. To carry them with ease through the instability and uncertainties, an exceptionally brilliant leader will become a firm’s guarantee to achieving success in a competitive marketplace. Dynamic Leader A business needs to be led by […]


30 November 2012
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Employee & Corporate Gift Ideas: How to Give the Best Business Gifts

The more you know an individual on a personal level, the easier it is to buy them a gift. On the other hand, knowing an employee mostly on a professional level makes it a tougher buy. Therefore, buying business gifts is the time one must really wear their thinking caps. Read on if you want […]


5 Best Ways to Create a Great Office Atmosphere: For Startups & Small Businesses

A guide to create a great office atmosphere should be followed in order to attain better employee engagement and more output. Here are a few pointers: Communication Honest communication should be carried out amongst your employees, and between you and your employees. Don’t encourage them to lie and avoid being dishonest to get more work […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]

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