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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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