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 the end of the day, it is the will...

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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 and appraisals. But as a Startup/SMB, why does a performance...

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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 the norms in an office, all points have to be...

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[caption id="attachment_1339" align="alignright" width="250"] Click to enlarge[/caption] 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 to your company policies and...

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[caption id="attachment_1335" align="alignright" width="250"] Click to enlarge[/caption] 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 sumHR. To access the feature,...

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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 every day, we try to figure out how to...

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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 Olympic Games have a motto too – Citius, Altius,...

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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 industry biggies who have thousands and thousands of employees. However,...

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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 candidate takes into account the leave policy of a company...

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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 the new sumHR Company Directory: Smart Search The highlight of this enhancement is...

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