Stepping Up Employee Engagement

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What does it take to have a dedicated, motivated and hardworking team that supports the very columns of your company ?

The answer is simple but technically the most difficult to achieve. “The Employee Engagement” – creating  a culture and understanding throughout the organization to uplift and equip your best talent.

How to reach that Nirvana?  The place where it is all hunky dory, with rainbows, unicorns and glitters, where there is an environment of motivation and success fueled by achievers and go-getters reaching far beyond their goals. The place where employees get a sense of ownership and responsibility, where gratitude turns into success of the organization as a whole.

The honest truth remains on a more obvious approach towards transparency and mutual trust, without creating a co-dependency. The process of liberating the employees, where checks and balances do not jump far off the fence and undermine their capabilities but rather enhance their existing skills.

Having said that, it reminds us to nurture a constant mechanism of feedback and learning where the communications are focused and bring out the desired outcome. The ” performance evaluation ” as the term goes is also entering into a completely new territory and is of a less judgmental sort and more of a learning and development activity. The solution lies in listening, observing and measuring how to create a symbiotic environment  between all tiers of the organization, displaying the best features offered by those employees.

The DNA OF A Successfully Engaged Team 

 

If the motives are always weighed as collectively, rather than individually and benefits are portrayed as a shared “success”, it will provide enough incentives to perform brilliantly and bring forth an energized and charged atmosphere, improving the workplace ambiance.  The purpose of boosted self-esteem can result in a constructive achievement of objectives. “The learn and develop” mantra can help groom the team for future challenges and teach them to co-operate at all levels and stages of the projects. A mechanism that is well oiled and working in coherence. The system where concerns don’t come out as arguments and promises of rewards don’t stay empty promises. I cannot stress enough on this, that employees are the company’s best ambassadors and represent the face of the company, so their well-being and prosperity is a company’s well-being and prosperity. They would not only promote and glorify the company’s motto but also deal with the clients more efficiently, binding them into a long term beneficial business relationship.

Small gestures and appreciation go a long way, a happy and emotionally stable employee would be more creative and would work faster, overcoming all glitches and improvising where hurdles come. Companies relying on constant innovation can benefit immensely from employees which stay tuned and focused rather than the employee who couldn’t think beyond working from paycheck to paycheck.

The more engaged the team at work is, the more chances of productive days and less absences and sick leaves. Employees get engaged where there is room for thought, consideration and realization. A workplace where culture, traditions and values are taken care of become the examples other would like to follow. If this scenario is achieved, an atmosphere is set for visionaries to be born and incubated to fill in the shoes of the leaders passing on this legacy.

The Deal Breakers

An array of behaviors, ranging from being over powering to being super-bossy might scare people and the term, keeping them “in-line” loses its importance. It is morally unjustified to keep employees tied up in errands that undermines their personal growth and engages them in an unpleasant, burdened and mechanical way of working. An emotionally upset employee might not utter something against the employer but the productivity and loyalty would certainly decrease over a period of time. Any kind of manipulative behavior might come under abuse, a very cynical and sarcastic approach can tarnish the company’s image in a paramount fashion.

Pointing out employee’s faults publicly can cause a caustic background and would put the members of the company in an awkward relationship with each other. Disappointment and resentment can never lead to a team that works towards the prosperity, as employees need a balanced leadership to guide them through different phases of the job cycles. Maturity and responsibility comes with setting examples that can be followed and adopted. Public ridiculing and humiliation are two zones, that if entered or ventured into might lead into the destruction of the very structure of the company. The only sensible way is to calmly work on the things that work and then encourage the employees to expand their skill sets.

Working with weaker parts of the team all the way up to the strengths and then letting them build the foundations of mutual association and team spirit to guide them through ups and downs of a company. These are the very basics of self-sufficient teams that can work independently.

The essential point that centralizes a gentle and understanding leadership to focus on building and strengthening the basic structure of the company is the “mainstay agenda” towards effective employee engagement.

 

 

Let WebHR deal with your Christmas Headaches this year!

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So it’s Christmas round the corner eh? but it is jingling your bells harder than it should. Let WebHR be a Christmas present to your employees this year.

It is very easy for employees to get a bit lazy and feel all Christmasy which could only lead to a pile up of work ahead. A year end transitioning into a New Year can take a toll on a company in many ways than one. Let WebHR take that heavy load off your dainty shoulders.

The Cyber Monday is an inevitably sluggish time for employees who are eager to empty their wallets on some lucrative and some not very lucrative online deals. So the work falls into the snares and follies of the ever attractive e-commerce.

With Holiday season around the corner, comes other distracting attractions, from fantasy football to late night parties to employees posting way too much on social media that can effect your company, directly or indirectly.

Let WebHR regulate and remind them about their unfinished tasks to as far as scaring them with terrifying Memos!

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Make a strict policy and share them on the dashboard as a warning for bad ass partying types, to keep them informed about the consequences. Don’t be a party pooper but a little disciplining goes a long way. Give some incentives to slackers with Facebook like communications in WebHR, specially for the ones that would share details about those late night parties damaging your image. Let it instead be posts and videos on WebHR’s dashboard, rather than their public profiles on Facebook and Twitter that can mar your company image.

Announce bonuses and badges, encouraging team spirit and high performers  with WebHR’s beautiful badges feature at the same time asking them to stay humble about their titles and not brag about it too much. Make them celebrities and boost their self worth and purpose to do more for your company and themselves as a person.

Figure out the people taking an advanced time off and manage your workload before hand through WebHR’s detailed leaves management module. For employees laid off at the year end budget cut, offer a leaving certificate or extra badges, complimenting them on their services, to make the process more humane through WebHR.

Make more communication through WebHR with your employees about New Year’s policy changes and provide them accurate information about possible mergers, acquisitions or take overs, so they believe what is true and not pay heed to rumors circling about it. More comunication creates an environment of rust. WebHR believes it is the next step towards creating harmoney and effective leadership.

Provide assistance and extend compassion towards troubles employees. Let WebHR’s robust communication help you out with the ones suffering with some kind of loss or depression. For those switching jobs, make it an easy transition and replace them with the help of WebHR’s job portal. Get them to sign all important documents which are already given in detail in WebHR, test the new candidates through WebHR’s predefined Tests.

Distribute an office’s party policy through WebHR, notifying them about serious actions to be taken against all kinds of harassment and discrimination towards either gender. Remind them to be respectful towards the female office workers and hat all drunk harrasment would be met strictly and action would be taken against any complaints coming through WebHR’s system. Encourage the females to report any incidents through WebHR to create a fair and safe office environment.

Let WebHR be your Christmas Savior and keep the Holiday spirit alive.

Above all, get your hands on the Christmas and New Year Saving Coupon designed by our team to give a little something extra in the spirit of the Holiday, so a very “merry Christmas to you all”

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WebHR Ranked As A Top HR leader by Gartner’s GetApp – 2016

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GetApp’s quarterly ranking showcases the top 25 Human Resources (HR) apps based in the cloud. Each app is scored using five factors, worth 20 points each, for a total possible score out of 100. These factors include user reviews, integrations, mobile app availability, media presence, and security. Each app’s score is independent of commercial interests and existing relationships that GetApp has with app vendors.

WebHR is again ranked at the top of the HR leaders category by GetApp for the year 2016. WebHR has stayed in the top three slot for a whole year and that is an achievement in itself.

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Give Your HR A Face Lift

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The diversification of teams at workplace is increasingly bringing up a question, that most of the HR industry has not been answering –           ” why is there no cost-efficient high quality tool with zero set-up cost that works like a charm for small-mid-sized companies. The key is to not break their budget and still be profitable”  The answer is there is a huge void left in that space and there is literally no one out there that does that.

There is an evident need of an HR face-lift for years now. Flexible All-In-One Platforms are going to be the next big game changers. There is an urgency for HR solution providers to revamp their age-old practices. Larger Enterprise solution providers scare companies away with their over the top prices and complex, multi-layered, hard to get use-to set-ups, that require extra service charges. Everything seems to be a trap, so the customers are paying a lot for too little. The other softwares offer limited HR services and leave huge gaps, leaving no choice for small-mid sized companies. Expensive is better, is no longer true these days, since there are cloud based SaaS solutions to solve that.

WebHR ( http://webhr.co ) is one of those unique All-In-One HR platforms that has an ample of capacity to customize itself according to the needs of its customer base. Rapid innovation, has set WebHR apart from mediocrity of slower more traditional platforms, charging ridiculous price from the customers. WebHR incorporates innovative techniques to tackle this and has been handling way more pain points than any other HR  operating model. It has become an “HR Manager” for companies that have just started and don’t even have an HR department, to going as far as an “internal HR consultant”, that replaces a whole team of people required to define talent practices. It has become the planning expert, analyst and an internal auditor, solving all problems at once. WebHR is innovating at a rocket pace using AI and automating things that have never been automated in an HR software before.

Data science has become an integral part of the face-lifts and WebHR has been researching the future prospects continuously. The new workforce around the globe is treading the margins and has crossed into a territory, where laws and rule books have to be re-written accordingly. The change is evident in the cultural and gender diversification including the dynamic nature of their job titles.

WebHR is the true digital HR that the markets have been searching, as it knows how to evaluate the trends and shapes it accordingly, designing enhanced tools for a better, more engaged and closely knit DNA of a team structure at at work. Allowing them to communicate through HR in a fun Facebook kind of way and still perform their hard-core HR activities with ease. WebHR’s fluent and easy app, is now the most reliable HR platform existing. WebHR is a platform that a company seeks when their employees join, to their exit, to even after they leave. This is by far, the most detail oriented platform to ever surface.

The perfect feedback is that, it is easy to use, since WebHR managed the difficult and intricate part of making it user-friendly at the back end, so that what shows at the front is a superior,  flawless,and fluent UX. A frequently noted feedback is that they haven’t seen anything like it. WebHR’s amazing advancement in AI and NLP has been ground breaking and people in this industry need to watch out for WebHR, as it is paving its own way to the top.

WebHR has a way of transparent goal setting, performance management, evaluation and enhancement, anonymous employee data converted into analytical reporting , access and evaluate data that the top management of a company wants to see , employee wellness, document sharing, advanced tool for on-boarding and managing different types of employees, mobile time and attendance, e-tracking, e-signatures, benefits management and a lot more. It  has forced the CEO’s to be more connected to their teams and conduct evaluations and surveys to generate a vibe that says, there is a sense of harmony across the team.

WebHR has stepped into uplifting the user experience and incorporating futuristic practices. WebHR is all ripe to disrupt this industry and is going to do it faster.

 

 

Put your HR on AUTO-PILOT

Poster_AutoPilotImagine a world with a new religion, a cult or something like that and add millions of followers to it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the globe would orbit around “Elon Musk” in just about everything? Lets accept the fact that “Elonism” is taking over the world and we all simply love it. We want our cars to drive us, our robots to cook & clean for us, our bots to replace our dead girlfriends, I mean it couldn’t get any crazy than that, isn’t it?

Well then you guys are in for a surprise because that is just the tip of the iceberg, because a lot of systems are just ripe enough to start getting automated. Yes, you heard me right, a lot of them – Even your HR!

Remember when in 2014, a software update turned 60,000 sensor laden Tesla cars to auto-pilot? The most exciting moment ever? It was called Tesla version 7.0, We bring to you HR 2.0 – “WebHR , The auto-pilot of the HR world”. We are re-vamping the way HR works. AI is taking over all the processes and the boring is once again entering the “sexy”. The day to day HR tasks don’t have to be a burden or hassle, WebHR promises a gateway to new possibilities. It has ventured into automation and has put your HR on an auto-pilot. This break through technology would help the companies to swiftly cruise their entire on-boarding journey to the point where they want to extract intelligent, predictive data out of the system. The magic happens when a detailed and sophisticated auto-pilot makes HR so easy that companies might look into hiring people with less or no specific HR qualifications and still be able to run their operations smoothly.

The relationship of automating tasks to customer satisfaction has dramatically increased over the passage of time, as the system gets smoother and friendlier. Good data fed into the systems over the years has led to refined technological advancements.

WebHR has successfully achieved a feat that other HR organizations have been dreaming to do, reducing the staff by taking a lot of responsibilities on its shoulders. Now it will be possible for companies to put a few dedicated people to sort their HR processes compared to over staffed companies blowing their budget up. This increases the efficiency and performance, as people can focus on more important things needed to uplift their companies, automating the immense paper work required and creating intelligent analytical data to optimize their strategies.

The top management can rejoice as WebHR returns some peace of mind to them by providing complete business intelligence of their HR data, they get a different perspective about the most important asset in their company, their “human resource”

 

WebHR: A Success Story

WebHRPoster30Like all SaaS startups, there was always a dream to make it “better” than ever before. A young aspiring graduate from the University of Minnesota relentlessly worked day and night and found out that his path is not normality in life but chaos.

Back in the days when SaaS and cloud was not heard of, an idea was tested in a third world country,  heaps of files with paper based records and ancient office norms for HR were completely changed. Some times, giving away the software for free to hundreds of not for profit organizations and educational institutes. The only reason for this madness was to upgrade the existing practices and putting these countries in line with Advanced technology of the world . The lunacy was not to have left the dream jobs offered at the most reputed companies but to build a ground breaking All-In-One Social Cloud Based HR that caters to everything from Hire to Retire. The day day it was launched, it received its first ever paid clients from three major countries of the world. Then there was no stopping it, revenue and money had never been an objective, the objective was to make things affordable, to provide what no other does and bring high quality advanced technology in different languages to the world.

WebHR, a first ever Scoial Cloud HR was created that spread its existence to 193 countries without any marketing tactic or expenditure. The path to success was innovation, changing and putting it at a pedestal where only some very reputable companies exist. With a team of ten to twenty dedicated people to begin with, our relations with our customers were not just strong but very personal, sometimes extensive training , which to this date usually costs them nothing, were given round the clock. The team would work diligently  in different time zones with little or no sleep. A “lean methodology” was our mantra and “Steve Blanks”our GURU. We were our own brand ambassadors.

Our freemium model, which was very  useful for thousands of companies around the world with ten or less employees was an instant success and conversion rates were phenomenal. We had zero people on marketing to begin with, as it was completely boot strapped and couldn’t afford expensive and fancier tools. The organic growth came into focus, the more we improved and expanded the system, the more customers started pouring in. Integrations and apps were built, all using no money, just one big crazy developer with sleepless nights, making miracles happen. The retention rates were great, the burnt out team would celebrate every time a new country was pinned on the WebHR map.

Every customer had one single feedback, you are giving away a whole world of HR at a very little price. We would press them to criticize and create support tickets within in the system and that is how we built a great software. Making it so secure that it could handle a company as low as five employees and as big as 30,000 employees.

The user interface was a big winner, the designs and layouts were sleek, sophisticated and so neat that no time was spent to set up an account. WebHR kept security its priority and worked on it, as the data was of paramount importance for every company and specially us. Our A/B testing kept on going but we never annoyed our loyal customers, our vision is to create workplace harmony and provide a social interactive mechanism within a company, providing them room for progress and promote company culture at all platforms.

WebHR is built on the principles of organic growth and lean methodology which has been a success in every possible way, landing it a top HR category leadership position at Get App by Gartner Globally. It is being taught as a case study at American University of Dubai and several other universities. It is a product built with honesty and perseverance , aimed to take over the world of SaaS and cloud HR.

A Surprising Trend In SaaS

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Most SaaS companies have faced what’s called  “bubble” that has almost burst in the recent times. The lack of true growth and money flowing in through generous investors, who believed and romanticized with the idea of growth at any cost, has abruptly come to a cruel end. The lack of true profit being the culprit, has left many SaaS companies either going down the dreaded curve or some larger companies pushed into doing down rounds with investors ;as the perceived valuation goes down. What’s more surprising is , where did things go wrong?  Since, SaaS companies are known to stringently rely on hardcore metrics that are excellent indicators of a company’s progress. It sure is good for the general audience and some investors to judge a company’s progress based on its ARR and revenue per share and perfect for companies gone into public trading but the hard fact is SaaS is a lot different than just that.

The decisions based on the above stated facts can simply be disastrous. In olden days the ways were simpler for SAP and other giants, their revenues were solid representation of their earnings , like if a company would get their software for a year that would account to an addition to the company’s revenue as compared to software as a service model where the revenue and expenditure is completely mismatched.

Hence, the flow of cash is not what it seems for the SaaS companies. It is much tough, a lot of ease for the customer though as they pay once a month or a year at a time. For the older companies any upgrades to the software added a percentage to the existing cost of the license.

This trend leads to a whole lot of negative cash flow amounting to a longer time to reach a plateau where the customer actually starts paying for the software expenses. The more customers added to a SaaS model only lead to more diversion of the curve until a point comes when it starts gaining a bit of the momentum on positive aspect.

A newer SaaS startup has a lot more to catch up than just align with the cash flow. Investors mostly have little or no knowledge about the SaaS models with the exception of a few. A few brave enough to delve deeply enough to get success at it, specially Jason, Skok and Mark Suster. They bring a welcome change to he scenario and a have a deeper understanding of the SaaS companies than anyone out there. Their word of mouth and endeavors to make things easier for newer companies is commendable.

SaaS companies are evolving at a much faster rate than any traditional company and hence, it is better to bet your money at an advanced system that has more room for improvement and spends lesser cost on research, for SaaS the scalability is more profitable as the “one version” software is easy to upgrade and fix. The support and I always say, customer support is an epitome of success. Why do the recent wave of entrepreneurs and investors get excited by SaaS, its only because the customers have an odd but a very reasonable desire to stick to SaaS models and once a company signs up with them, they are theirs to play with. The top tier involvement in the company’s decision to adopt a certain system has brought in more space and adjust-ability to more educated and evolved SaaS products to come into focus. Thus, most companies hardly ever rely on IT alone to make such decisions.

SaaS companies are usually way more transparent in their billings and operations as they strictly  follow all metrics involved, be it CAC, LTV, Churn or deffered revenue.

The news some times might get scary for SaaS companies but some of them are scaling, taking huge market chunks and just know their maths. These small SaaS companies have a desire and will probably take over the corporate world.

 

 

WebHR raised rank in HR Leader category Globally by Gartner’s GetApp

Last week, Get App by Gartner released its quarterly ranking and WebHR is proud to announce that it was included in the top 25 HR Leaders Category. WebHR has had a continuous  upwards trend at Get App and has moved to #2 this quarter.

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The unique five factor scoring, worth 20 points each, for a total possible score of 100. These factors include user reviews, integrations, mobile app availability, media presence and security. These being WebHR’s strong fortes moved and pushed it up the slots, in the midst of some great competition. Get App is pretty transparent and is independent of commercial interests and existing relationships that Get App has with App vendors.

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WebHR is a cloud based social HR that handles everything from Hire to Retire used by over 15,000 companies in 193 countries Globally. WebHR is a fully developed and trusted app, with multiple interfaces, such as web app, iOS, Android and windows 8 app. It is available in multiple languages such as English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese & Turkish.

SaaS HR is a 22bn industry and it is estimated that by 2020 80% of Fortune 1000 companies will replace their existing HR software and adopt  a more futuristic and SaaS based HR. That is where WebHR comes in . It is a cost effective, feature rich HR solution, which handles complete recruitment, payroll, comprehensive graphs, performance reviews, leaves & attendance, employee tracking, time tracking, extensive employee profile, auto reminders and a detailed online job portal.

WebHR is destined to be a primary HR tool in the cloud

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Why Is WebHR Absolutely Essential For Your Business?

First and foremost, if you are a startup and just spreading your wings in the most hostile economic conditions , as all the VCs keep stating, it is the matter of your survival and there is no other way out, then to save every penny. On the other hand you’ve managed to get some decent talent on your team and want to have everything as perfect as the launch of your product, then WebHR is your tool to leverage your business.

If you want to keep a clear focus on how most of the details of hiring, payroll, performance and employee connectivity are going to be taken care of and don’t just want to start burning cash right away, it is not a mystery or a puzzle. A cloud based social HR- WebHR has your back all the way.

The corporate structure requires enhanced security and a bonding with the owners for a more long term plan. Most clients with 500+ employees fall into that category and it comes as a pleasant reinforcement of the fact that WebHR has been doing that successfully. Surprisingly, a company that is much younger than most Giants in the industry, it has gained more Global approach than them. Breaking into the markets with a more personalized approach and provides them a solution in a their own language. The diversification of payroll structures never seem to have been an obstacle and reaching out to the world is their motto. The size of their “niche” hence changes and catering to a larger audience becomes the real purpose. A company with such flare and traction is bound to break the norms and will be a major game changer.

The possibilities of it growing bigger than most of of its competition is not that far fetched, when you have the whole world on your side, the signs of success, growth and scaling are obvious.

The Only Multi-lingualSocial HR

We hear the same thing over and over again these days. “Diversity” is hot and controversial at times, a lot is being said than done. It is pretty fashionable to mention it to become a part of those so called kind at heart and thoughts. People do it more as a gesture of being generous, when it should have been the most natural thing to do.

The world is not all white and black anymore, it is way more racially mixed and complicated than ever before. Would be unjust to kind of hijack the word and never actually mean to get practically serious about it. From hot shot VCs to major companies boast their racial and religious richness and that they care about it deeply, when we see too little happening in reality.

This year at SaaStr Annual we learnt that there were actually some from those top notch that were not just using fancy language to look modern and hip, it was applied and implemented as a norm. Still feeling pretty proud to be the only founders from Pakistan in an event like this, the crowd had people coming from 47 countries. WebHR was honored to have the opportunity to be there, learning and observing a very special need in the market for a company like ours.

A lot of them looked pretty surprised to see a sophisticated serious SaaS company from this region that has spread its wings globally. Most of the feedback was promising and positive, we had advices and honest ideas fed to us by the major players in the industry.

That being said, it not just boosted the companies morale,it registered the fact we were doing something that most of the companies have not even thought of doing . WebHR has broken into most complicated markets by being diverse and providing a futuristic solution in multiple languages.

The motto is simple, we grow and scale and penetrate the markets that were dominated by softwares that people were struggling to understand and cope with. We innovated the age old ways of doing things, not because we were crazy but because we felt it was time somebody did that. I know a lot of companies would desperately try to get an investor on board at this stage and get things going to a new level, kill me for saying this, WebHR has different focus. We have learnt the art of lean and clean and are busy building it like we wanted, solving problems like we should.

Raising rounds too quick can be wonderful and overwhelming at times and observation and market trends tell us, that drop in the valuations that fluctuate with downward trends can be pretty lethal. The focus towards market sensitivity should be clear, WebHR has gathered a Hire to Retire strategy and has given it out to the world with multilingual interface, a smart and well thought out plan to serve the markets deficient in sophisticated technology. What could be better than this, people not struggling with tricky solutions that provided too little against a huge chunk of money, something they dread to do but have no other option. Opening channels for them has been a satisfying job for WebHR, which tends to open new avenues. Reaching and grasping scores of companies from Nigeria to Vietnam, from UAE to Mexico , reaching out to 193 countries on the map. True “diversity” not just as a multilingual solution but being geographically diverse when it comes to customers. Having a dedicated team that makes this dream come true, WebHR is destined to be the primary HR tool in the cloud