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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


29 May 2011
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sumHR HRMS Survey: Pressing Need for Organizations to Adopt HRMS

At sumHR, we realized that monitoring our employee’s performance, attendance, leave records, data, etc was getting very difficult. Being an organization that serves the recruitment needs of other organizations, we asked our clients if they too faced a similar problem, and the answer was positive. According to Anthony J. D’Angelo, “Focus 90% of your time […]


12 May 2011
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First Look: sumHR Dashboard

Hello people! We have been busy. In addition to getting a new logo designed and reclaiming our Twitter handle, we were working hard on something really awesome. You guessed it right. The first version of sumHR is up and running. Below is the first screenshot of sumHR (alpha): The server side technology of sumHR comprises […]


25 April 2011
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Significance of HR Software / HRMS in Organizations

We, being humans, have a limit to which we can do things efficiently. After all we just have two hands! If we try biting more than what we can chew, it becomes difficult to manage things and be productive. Our productivity and quality of work will decrease which in turn will yield low results. Case […]


4 March 2011
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How We Reclaimed our Twitter Handle – @sumHR

Once we got sumHR up and running, the next logical step was to establish various media channels to publicize the product. In addition, for a SaaS-based solution like ours, we continually need to broadcast product updates through various channels, including Twitter. However, when we tried signing up with the handle @sumhr, we realized that an […]


2 March 2011
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How to Get Your Logo Designed: The sumHR Example for Startups

The great American chemist Linus Pauling once said, “The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.” Well, we decided to put that theory to test by using the crowdsourcing method to design the logo of sumHR, by holding a contest on LogoTournament.com. At stake was an amount of […]


4 February 2011
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The Origins of sumHR: How SaaS and HR Inspired Us

When you start a business, you never know where it will lead you. Sometimes, while running one business, you strike an idea for another – and that’s what happened to us at Sutra. When we started off with Sutra, we knew that we will do something different, something that revolutionizes the world of recruitment. We […]

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