WebHR – A Smart Personal HR Assistant

 

Intelligent assistants are driving things in directions where we would have never perceived they would. These smart assistants, or virtual assistants prove to be valuable, based on their accuracy and unbiased view of the scenarios. Most personal assistants have the capability to compile and bolster up statistics for higher executives, like emails, calendar invites, calendar events, files and enumerate a variety of tasks that need the utmost attention.

WebHR has introduced a personal HR assistant, which very smartly becomes a go-to, “smart HR manager”  It most likely, is an assistant, that is not just smart but automates daily repetitive tasks, sometimes acting as an HR manager that handles the data management without user induction or  interactions, predicting and representing the data as needed. WebHR’s personal assistant can be seen on Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana and their physical device called “invoke”. WebHR performs different tasks using NLP and understands different users and evolves itself accordingly. its “Conversational UX” uses Bots and AI to simulate a conversation, creating a co-worker or an assistant that deals with your day to day HR related tasks.

WebHR is merging HR with AI enabled devices, specially “Amazon Echo” using its virtual assistant Alexa, which acts as your personal HR buddy. This is the next big thing people have been waiting for, the much needed leap, specifically for start-ups and emerging businesses that cannot afford costly enterprise solutions or large teams to deal with HR. This comes as a sigh of relief not just for them but for large corporations that intend on going futuristic and believe in the 4th industrial revolution, as this helps them work smarter and faster. The future of work has a lot of hype around it but very little is done to show on surface or has any real tangible benefits, WebHR believes in bringing real technology to work tables in offices around the world.

This new wave of automation and smart assistants  would let your “Amazon Echo”  “Microsoft’s invoke” Google’s “Home”  or any device to enhance your workplace productivity by minimizing the time required by actual people to do the same task. Leaders with vision and scope to do more, need tools like “WebHR” to empower them and equip them to provide a next-level connectivity to their teams at work. These thought leaders must realize the power to move ahead, step forward and be bold, bring their statements to life and shape up a unified motto of “innovation” and creativity, that sets them apart from the crowd.

When WebHR interfaces with Alexa, Cortana, home or any other smart device, it becomes the new assistant that not only answers your HR related queries but will also help you with tasks, such as, “Mark my attendance,” “I am going for lunch” “schedule a meeting”, “apply for sick leave”, “email me my pay stub ” etc. So when you implement AI in WebHR you open up a completely new perspective into your HR data by engaging in a conversation and asking for information from the system, such as “How many female employees we have? ” “who is present today?”, “Give me last year’s employee retention rate”, “Give me performance evaluation reports” etc.

This hands-free atmosphere gives one a sense of freedom, no screens, no wait periods to extract data and no hassle of switching screens.The top management may immensely benefit by having a quick access to their workforce data by analyzing/crunching key HR matrices such as, employee retention rate, employee turn over, payroll summary, head count (headcount by category, nationality, gender, age range etc). This helps bridge the gap between the management and HR data by allowing rapid reach to important decision making data and reports required to accelerate growth and prosperity of the company. This brings the spark back into your boring HR routines by quitting multiple apps to get your HR related work done, talk to “WebHR’s – Smart Personal HR Assistant” and get what you want in a simple more natural language.

With a continued hype around connectivity of these devices as the trend continues, WebHR surfaces as the first company ever, to have entered and bring a much needed innovation to the HR world. This is a huge untapped potential is an opportunity which a lot of companies are unfortunately missing out on. WebHR’s personal HR assistant will answer queries and perform actions via voice commands using a natural language user interface. Natural Language Processing, can give these smart assistants, a bit of a personality and that is where WebHR is headed towards, an HR manager with an elegant personality, which is a pleasure to work with. Since WebHR supports more than 20 languages, imagine what relief it is going to be on a global scale, when on the far corners of the world where English is not a native language, this provides them a platform of natural communication with their system to get the work done efficiently, without the barriers erected by language. An object placed at every desk, conversing with you in your language and performing tasks, that would otherwise have required a lot of time for completion.

Natural language processing (NLP)  is the ability to examine vocal input, analyze natural language application , and form voice output, which is the main rationale behind the current digital assistants  being referred to as intelligent. WebHR is an undisputed “pioneer” and has brought disruption to the HR industry because along with its claim of bringing an affordable corporate structured HR service, it is now also the first one to have gone a step further and has introduced HR services, through AI enabled devices. It has unlocked a hidden potential of providing a hands-free work environment which is a bliss for company heads and top managers. With these smart assistants becoming a rage, we must understand that they need to be secure and protected, connected to safe portals for the distribution of data and WebHR understands, that data security is the most important concern, when it comes to big organizations and companies.

Algorithmic vision empowered by virtual assistants are considered to be among the major recent technological upgrades and most promising consumer trends. Some visionaries affirm that digital experiences will gain a status-weight comparable to ‘real’ experiences, if not become more sought-after and prized. The trend is verified by a high number of frequent users and the substantial growth of worldwide user numbers of virtual digital assistants. In mid-2017, the number of frequent users of digital virtual assistants is estimated to be around 1bn worldwide. The market for speech recognition technology is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 34.9% globally over the period of 2016 to 2024 and thereby surpass a global market size of USD 7.5 billion by 2024. According to an Ovumstudy, the “native digital assistant installed base” is projected to exceed the world’s population by 2021, with 7.5 billion active voice AI–capable devices.

The possibilities of this innovation to spread like fire are immense and WebHR aims on exploring it all.  It intends on reducing work overload and intelligently transforms the way we view the data, eliminating the unnecessary details, bringing forth highly customized data analytics designed for workplace optimization.

Revolutionizing HR Through AI

Societies and cultures tend to re-model and re-shape themselves, corresponding to changing times and trends. The scientific innovations and inventions have changed the face of the world as we see it. People have always led businesses working in clans, groups or teams, varying in methods and techniques to handle them. The sense of belonging has shaped and modeled the way they work, a common belief and motto has driven them to stick to certain schools of thought and work accordingly. From pre-historic era to the modern day world, things have moved and modified to fit certain, standard benchmarks. The people who lead and direct their work patterns become the decision makers, hence organizations, institutes and businesses tend to hunt, hire and retain employees using a wide variety of techniques. People have always been attracted to equipping themselves in a far superior way, than has been practiced previously. With a technical transformation in every walk of life, people management has also come a long way, upgrading itself to match the needs of the future tech world.

The importance of educating and incorporating sophisticated methodologies to transform teams at work, has come a long way. From archaic paper based record keeping, to electronic way and all the way to using artificial intelligence, to performing complex tasks, HR industry is in a constant momentum. Leaders around the world are following the non-stop pace of innovation. It is now a widely accepted truth, that the need to automate and simplify people management has brought up the need for AI, to be effectively merged with several HR components. The modern age companies have evolved and are ripe to leap forward and allow cognitive computing, to make operations simplified and automated.

WebHR‘s AI capabilities came into focus, when no other company was even paying attention towards it. It had designed high-tech tools to simplify and innovate overall employee experience. It has broadened the horizons and has created a thought leadership pattern, incorporating critical intelligent dimensions, helping companies formulate business strategies. According to an IBM survey, 66 percent of the CEOs and Leaders of organization believe that AI and cognitive computing will play an important role in HR transformation. The change is imminent, some companies and leaderships might not realize what they are missing out on, yet. Having said that, many believe that automation and AI tools, not just empower their teams at work but also help them make smarter, more intelligent future tactics that strengthen their core strategies.

Even if AI might be valuable to have in place, to help automate workflows, a lot many speculate that it might not fit their allocated budgets for HR. WebHR is the only HR company, that has re-vamped the old and aged methodologies, bringing forth modern tools, that are quick to install and cost effective. The Global trend and migration to cloud technologies, from large enterprises to small companies has urged WebHR, to bring a novel pricing plan, that fits all criterion and budgets. The Global reach, has allowed the company to extensively research and navigate a vast varieties of cultures and norms, and bring forth a customized tool for them. With an impressive presence in 197 countries, the tech team at WebHR has seen closely, all the pain points, when it comes to HR processes.

The delightful surprise, is that, most companies and businesses, no matter what the size, always show interest towards such scientific advancements. There is always an ever present knack and curiosity to know more about it and learn to use it, for their benefits. WebHR is probably the only HR app at Amazon’s Alexa skills marketplace and Microsoft’s physical device called “invoke”, making it a pioneer in hands-free HR assistance. WebHR’s chatbots and AI capabilities make it easier for the user to navigate and perform HR related tasks with ease and efficiency.

From on-boarding, to vacation requests, to team training, to hiring process, to obtaining critical business reports, WebHR makes these processes predictable and faster. These automated business intelligence reports, help the management make informed decisions. These reports, present the data in interesting graphical presentation and maps, that show a clear picture of the recent trends at the business during different quarters, annual, bi-annual, monthly, daily or hourly, with just a few clicks. These things keep the management in the loop with all the key decisions taken, at all the levels of hierarchy within the organization.

WebHR helps bring AI automation, to low-value repetitive tasks, that take up a lot of valuable time, spent on them. This measure helps bring focus back to, more important, attention worthy business operations, that require a team’s undivided attention. A step or two towards these areas of focus, without worrying about menial tasks, has a greater impact on an organization and contributes to its success, in the longer run.

WebHR‘s analytical capabilities make it a go-to portal for an intelligent more comprehensible insight into the business. The data driven results are imperative to help remove, man-made glitches, errors and biases. When the data is accessed through such tools, all humanly errors are eliminated, making it more accurate and time efficient. In a fast paced world, missing out on these things could cause an enterprise a huge set back and result in a substantial loss of valuable capital. The idea of bringing financial gains through optimizing workflows through AI and emphasizing the need to equip people at work, is the mainstay belief of WebHR.

 

Stop Workplace Harassment with your HR Software

The modern world scenario has marked and identified a true gap, that falls into the category of ignorance and negligence, when it comes to cases related to harassment. A lack of intent has been seen, to train and educate the staff, whether supervisory or subordinates about harassment and its legal implications. It is imperative to take into consideration all perspectives regarding such inappropriate behavior and reporting any such misconduct, no matter at what level has it been committed.

The requirement for a modern and fully equipped office also includes software of a kind that has capabilities and allows both genders to have an equal representation when it comes to confidential approach. This approach could be directed towards people within the organization and in case of  its failure, allowing the employee to seek outside intervention, including legal entities and social organizations that support such causes. These tools should be built and incorporated within company policy and systems, to empower women at work and to provide them a safe, stress-free work environment.

Anti-sexual harassment training should be obligatory for all tiers in the company. Workplace bullying, as much as we think is a notion not common with today’s world, is totally false. The actual picture is much worse, as it appears, it is not just prevalent amongst office workers but it is also something that gets brushed up under the carpet too often, The fear of repercussions is prominent when it concerns someone notable in the staff and it is too common for employees to stay quiet about it. As much as, we would hate to accept this bitter reality, bullying can happen at any level at a company and be efficiently brushed aside for the sake of “company integrity and reputation”

Women need to be given a liberty to perform at their full capacity, without any concerns or fears at the workplace, there needs to be  mechanism in-place to ensure their safety and respect. All companies employing female staff should take, appropriate measures to make sure that the work environment is safe and friendly. Unfortunately most women at workplaces, have learnt to work under immensely stressful environments for a long long time and there have been little to no checks and balances. The recent wave of showdowns and women coming forward, is a very brave and respectful stance, we have seen women coming out in every industry, which brought forth the most famous #MeToo movement on twitter, where women from different walks of lives exposed recent and past experiences where they had to face harassment of varied proportions at the hands of co-workers and people they dealt with. Some of the very notable investors of the Silicon Valley and people in Hollywood were named amongst many.

Some of the industry’s tech giants in the Silicon Valley have been dragged into the limelight due to such events. Uber being the most famous of all, where the CEO had to face the backlash and was ousted from his own company and had to step down from his position. This global trend has reached the other countries, where no one imagines that women would ever come out, due to intense societal taboos and approaches towards such incidents.

The recent events at a Pakistani startup unfolded a workplace nightmare, that any company at any stage might dread the most. Patari a music streaming app, that had gained some recognition over the past years, has been faced with some similar circumstances. The global wave of women, exposing men for their inappropriate behavior at work and outside of work has reached far corners of the world, including Pakistan. This tells us, just one thing that the issues are common and the solution is lacking. What is required is a vigilant mechanism that tracks and reports all such cases within an organization, to not just concerned authority within the office but also links it to social and legal rights organizations outside of the office. A third party intervention  can be taken into consideration, provided the fact that it is beyond resolution within the organization and to emphasize on fair play regarding that issue.

The team at WebHR recognizes this unique and complex scenario and has formulated a mechanism where such alerts could be sent to the HR department, through the software and allows them access to help regarding any misconduct or harassment incident that occurs within office premises. It also allows to initiate an unbiased investigative procedure that embodies the concept and doctrine of zero tolerance towards harassment against men/women at work.

There is no clear picture or definition of what remarks the boundaries and ethics and what exactly comes under harassment. The developed and advanced societies have very strict laws against discrimination, racial biases and harassment but the rest of the world is still catching up on it. What seems or be a vast array of such acts starting from the point when employees are hired to the point where they work as a coherent team, at any point of this work cycle, if an employee faces any discrimination, it should be reported and the accused punished according to the rules and regulation. A transparent company policy and an effective leadership can help prevent these situations.

Any unwelcome advances from anyone at work, be it the boss, coworkers or clients, can break the trust and morale of the employees and an act of misdemeanor of any kind should always be promptly reported, to avoid confusion and doubt about any situation and help formulate a just and fair decision. Physical assaults, sexual advances and bullying are severe forms of harassment and should never be taken lightly. Any attempt made to intimidate the victim into keeping quiet about it, is and should be taken as facilitation or collaboration with the accused party. What most people don’t realize is that calling someone names, sharing offensive content or pornographic images at workplace are also considered harassment. Suggestive remarks, unwanted hugs or physical contact can all be reported as such. Asking workers to stay for longer hours or be present at unusual hours of the night time, outside of their work-shift schedules, not informed or mentioned to them prior to requesting them are considered as harassment. Or forcing someone, specially a female co-worker without their consent to stay longer or make unofficial advances towards them would be vividly placed under harassment.

Other criterion for misconduct or harassment includes, age, racial orientation, nation of origin, gender, pregnancy, weight, height, color and physical deformity. If someone is found discriminating or bullying employees based on any of these categories, it would be considered as harassment and the culprit should face the consequences according to the company policies and laws of labor. hostility at workplace can always lead to mistrust and negativity, that directly effects the employee’s productivity and that kind of evil should be nipped in the bud. In many cases, a leader or the CEO at a certain workplace, creates such a culture of trust and harmony that, it is followed by the team on the whole and any untoward incident is dealt amiably by discussing and solving the issues, without any involvement from a legal entity. Having said that, all employees should be given enough space and capacity to express themselves properly through a mechanism  like WebHR, either to higher ups or to the HR department, without the fear of being intimidated or threatened into submission.

Our team at WebHR is constantly working and formulating such areas within the software that would equip all companies to promote a culture of trust amongst all tiers at any particular organization. This is not just done through allowing them to represent their anti-harassment policies through WebHR but also using WebHR‘s newly launched module for workplace harassment, that helps them report such cases to HR immediately.

 

Affordability and Innovation in HR

The basics of every HR software must be to serve the best interests of organization by managing its people in the most effective way possible. To automate where necessary, to make it efficient and fast, to reduce the amount of time, energy and labor required to perform a certain task.

A modernistic approach towards this, makes us believe that the workplace scenario is changing. We no longer conceive the workplace in the same fashion as we use to. Any business or organization, no matter what the size, has a typically fast paced environment but the flexibility of work schedules, remote working, free lancing and a global workforce sets it apart in the modern age. The challenges are far greater and there is an evident gap for a software that truly matches the futuristic approach.

Large enterprises tend to burn more cash as compared to small companies, which have been wise enough to shop and hunt for cloud based solutions. The transition is slowly bringing a new wave to corporate world, which has just started to appreciate the potentials of a cloud based software. This wave enables a sense of urgency to migrate to better HR management software and upgrade the way, all of this has been perceived in the past. The enterprise world realizes that it lacks the exponential growth if it lags behind in adopting the newer methods of handling their workforce, which in turn may be lethal for their existence. The corporate structure can benefit with such reforms and cut costs as a whole, bring an ease of operation within the organization that is associated with the cloud technology.

To go completely paperless, that is the mainstay belief  for cloud HR companies like WebHR. Valued a bit over $15 billion globally, human resource technology is the fastest growing tech business and is not going to slow down any time soon. This is the reason that markets around the world have seen a surge of budding new companies, solely based to upgrade the human connectivity at workplaces. An element of socially wired, well coherent teams, that build the basics of any organization. WebHR supports and pioneers all such concepts and has been the biggest advocate of such changes even before they were heard of.

Every business needs to manage employees, lure them and evaluate them in an efficient manner, so the core HR fun functionalities like hiring, on-boarding, payroll and benefit administration should be made as convenient as possible, to ensure  a smooth day to day performance. Systems like ” WebHR ” are a powerful tool for any organization, no matter what the size.It has brought forth, the cutting edge technologies, pioneering innovation when the HR space was stagnant, at a rocket pace. WebHR brings an all-inclusive, social HR  that does all the core functions of an HR software and  much, much more in the most affordable way possible, providing room to grow for budding and established companies all the same.

The analytics-driven and agile persona of WebHR has lured the corporate world to re-think their affinity to acquire a hosted solution and move towards the cloud, making processes faster and better for their transformation. The user-friendly, social look of the tool, makes it popular, not only amongst the employees, engaging and connecting them, but also for the top management. WebHR helps them step into the future of automation, helping in making decisions based on the analytical data gathered by the software, which otherwise would cost them millions of dollars. WebHR makes it super affordable for companies to get tools like, social elements of engagement, recruitment, performance management, assessments, learning management, workplace wellness, all at one place.

The age old, under performing, under whelming, overtly hyped software, which we thought and longed for, are no more in demand and are being rapidly replaced by faster, more automated cloud software. The new wave of people-oriented software, change how the HR operates and brings a culture of inclusion, all through-out the company. This brings forward a pre-meditated strategy for everyone to be more involved and empowered. This is a recipe destined to bring success, as it provides a liberty to organizations to work over more important stuff and let the software handle, the most important asset in their company, their “employees” .

For corporate world, it is very important for the C-suite level executives to engage with all employees, to bring into alignment  their investment and other strategic decisions, depicting strong leadership traits. According to the HR objectives of any said company, it is easy for them to migrate to systems such as WebHR, by evaluating their needs and then just enabling the modules they want to use, with no transfer or set up fee. The aim is to make it so convenient that any company can come on board and start using the software within a day’s time. The technically sound teams, help with the migration process and streamline their workflows in no time, with competent tech support team that works round the clock to cater to a global audience, WebHR has made HR services not just easier to use but budget friendly. It hardly takes a day or two to train the people to use it and then they are good-to-go. WebHR is also the only HR application that works with “Amazon’s” Alexa, and is moving forward rapidly towards automation and voice enabled assistants to act as HR managers and analysts for different organizations.

The futuristic approach of WebHR’s Cloud powered social HR traits, with its competitive edge, has set it apart and has positioned it globally. The key is to cut down on lengthy unnecessary steps and extensive learning, lowering down the costs for high turn-over companies, substantially reducing the time required by them to hunt, hire and bring on-board an employee, assign tasks right away, giving them a “Facebook” like dashboard to connect and engage, follow the goals, get evaluated, paid, allowed to take leaves and breaks, without actually switching screens or going through strenuous lengthy details.

WebHR’s affordable HCM suite is a big revolution in the HR world that syncs the needs of different organizations with tools available, speed processing their work flows and cutting their budgets to a minimum.

WebHR “Goals” For Smart Business Decisions

The “SMART” acronym used for smart goals, is actually a method to enable a means and direction towards growth in any company. Goals are designed in a “Specific”, “Measurable”, “Achievable”, “Relevant” and “Time-bound” fashion to bring forth realistic targets that are doable. All goals and sub-goals are set in such a manner that their even distribution amongst different tiers in a company or within the team, end up complimenting one overall SMART goal.

The “Specificity” Of A Goal 

Why do the goals need to be specific in nature?

It is always important for the health of the company to stay focused about their specific tasks. The randomness of  decision making for any particular issue, or or pursuing things in all directions can effect, not just the projects in focus but also lead into the failure of performance on a team mate’s parts, painting a gloomy picture on the whole. To assign  goals effectively, they have to be precise and directed towards the right people.

WebHR goals lets you create titles and involve different people, complimenting each other for that particular goal. It creates a beautifully formatted flow of work that shows a transparent picture of phases of maturation of any particular goal over a specified time-line.

“Measurability” Of A Goal

For a goal to be measurable it must be defined by a particular unit. It could be bound by capital expenditure, dollars, amount, units, events, number etc. Putting a number to the picture always brings clarity and help foresee matters of significance. It is essential for better decision making, that one weighs in the weaknesses and strengths of that particular goal and measure them in such a fashion that it puts forth an appreciable result with accurate set of data, for example, bringing on-board a certain number of clients in  a pre-defined time-line.

“Attainability” Of A Goal

Every goal designed should always be realistic and achievable and not just shooting for stars aimlessly. A realistic goal is always achievable and not something from an exaggerated wish list. An attainable goal should stay in the limits, encourage the employees to work towards its success rather than strain and stress that curbs any essential positive development. Like putting forth a billion dollar goal for a million dollar revenue company would not just be unrealistic but would also crumble ego and self-respect of a team, making them look as under-performers.

“Relevance” Of A Goal

A relevant goal should always be according to  the skill sets of the employees involved in the completion of that goal. Assigning goals to employees incapable of achieving them creates an air of mistrust between the employees and the employers. An irrelevant goal is just a “goal” going to waste, Plus expenditure of energies in the wrong direction. A relevant goal is created when it has a specific task  assigned to a person, who is not just capable of performing it but is also able to communicate it further without a lot of prompting and directing.

“Time-line Of A Goal”

Time-critical nature of any goal ensures its completion on time and creates a sense of responsibility amongst the team-mates building up a sense of urgency. The dead line  is imperative for any given task and brings about an attitude of seriousness, that it would otherwise lack. If the goals are not limited by time, there would not be any time-critical measurable data to be compared, with the past progress. This is the most essential part of setting up a goal. Making it time bound would allow the employers to get the most out of it and push the employees to do more. To specifically state a time-line or dead-line for any task, puts considerable significance to it and make it more defined, helping the involved company to manage the events of progression on a calendar with quantifiable results.

WebHR’s Goal helps creating an observable and measurable end result in any business, small or large  by having one or more objectives to be achieved within a more or less fixed time-frame. The success of any “goal” or “target” always contributes to larger outcomes for any business and therefore, the team at WebHR  believes that a well-crafted goal monitoring mechanism can help businesses scale manifold.

 

 

Evolution Of HR in the Retail Industry

With the economic uncertainty looming, a lot of retail industry is forced into reducing their workforce and involved in hiring temporary staff to fill in for their seasonal spurts. The challenges are humongous and their staffing needs are complex. Providing for different industries and meeting their specific demands is what a complete and robust HCM suite must do. Having said that, the retail industry has a unique set of requirements when it comes to HR. All the way from hiring in spurts due to seasonal changes and peaks in the business to the on-boarding of different types of employees, to their extensive paper work, to extensive filing and storing of the documents, it all involves meticulous screening processes . Time is ripe for the retail industry to tackle this problem with better, more technologically advanced software, that not just meets their demands but assists them in doing everything swiftly. The time between recruiting , then training and then finally putting an employee to work is very limited when it comes to the retail sector, as they directly deal with customers.

With a booming employee turnover, the teams keep changing and to build customer loyalty begins to become more of a challenge for these businesses, that is where it is best to go an extra mile to break the habit of hiring more often and try to retain the best recruits for longer gains. A large number of employees usually comprise of young generation, still pursuing their studies, using job as their financial support mechanism, tells us just one thing, that they don’t tend to stick to their jobs for a long time, creating a constant gap in the workplace. This incessant change can be tiring and effects the customers of that particular business, as they get used to deal with familiar faces. This in-turn effects the business and to tackle this problem, better hires and a better recruitment process needs to be in place. Fortunately these days there are software around that make it easier to go through this process. Not just these software take a convenient path to hiring, they enable the managers to be able to select better candidates, using a detailed scoring ritual assisting them, to make informed decisions.

In this new age where there is a constant battle of online retailers versus brick & mortar stores, there is also an evident war between managing people the old way and adopting newer platforms to do just that. The future of the workplace looks at the modern workforce differently, demanding a system in place that can meet challenges of the modern day. Companies like “WebHR” truly believe, that a company or a business only thrives when its employees thrive and they are a fundamental part of their success. Such companies tend to look after the most important asset of any business involved, “its people” in the best way possible.

WebHR brings forth a cutting edge automation and ease of dealing with these major issues, by conducting extensive market research and formulating a solution that is no longer a “forte” for large enterprises. They present a universal solution that is expendable and adaptive to any company whether small or large, like big “retail chains”. It has successfully served in different sectors including the retail sector.They believe employee retention can remove the unnecessary costs of hiring but if it is imperative for a business to hire, then WebHR helps in reducing those costs to minimum and financially strengthen a business, making it easier for them to spend money where it is most needed.

The expenditures for retail businesses is far more than online ones and hence, the need for physical tools to help with the business should not become a cumbersome liability, so cutting down on budgets allocated for managing people should be amongst the top priority. That is where WebHR comes in, it presents an affordable and complete mechanism, that not just saves those extra expenditures but also puts management and the top executives at ease, as a culture of engaged more shining employees create a sense of well-being for the business as a whole.

Retail industry already has a lot on its plate to deal with , so when it comes to regular appraisals, it is no less than a war at hands. Cloud based applications can be a savior as they already have easier ways to approach this issue, creating a transparent tool to do that for them. A tool specifically designed to work with different levels in an hierarchy at any particular business. Its rewards and badges, make employees believe in a community system. That sense of belonging, a tribe or a clan brings about a cohesive work pattern and builds team work. Even the youngest or the newest employee instantly feels at ease, as WebHR helps them embark a socially connected network of employees with a transparent means of communication.

The retail industry understands the imminent need to replace the outdated HR systems with modern day cloud technologies like “WebHR” to better initiate a process of innovation at work. As the cloud technology helps retail industry climb the ladders towards better management, more engagement amongst employees, it also allows executives a liberty to work more on strategy and development, rather than being bothered about menial tasks.

WebHR At The Top On Human Resources (HR) Category Leaders Q1 2018 On Gartner’s GetApp

Gartner’s GetApp, recently published the quarterly ranking of the Top 25 HR solutions on the market, and WebHR was named #1! https://web.hr Their ranking report aims to recognize the top solutions for SMBs and is based on five unique factors: reviews, integrations, data security, mobile platforms, and media presence. There are more than 286 HR solutions listed on GetApp, so being #1 is quite the achievement!

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

Who is the ranking for?

GetApp’s Category Leader ranking is for business owners and decision makers looking for a comprehensive list of the leading cloud-based software products in the industry.

The ranking serves as a point of reference highlighting key factors that small businesses should look at when assessing a piece of software. These factors include user perception (reviews), compatibility (integrations and mobile compatibility), market presence (media presence), and security features (security).

How are the scores calculated?

An app’s score is calculated using five unique data points, each scored out of 20, giving a total score out of 100. The ranking and scoring methodology ensure complete impartiality and independence from any relationships that GetApp has with app vendors.

User Reviews

Review scores are calculated using reviews collected from GetApp and its sister sites, Software Advice and Capterra. Scores are calculated based on the total number, average rating, and recency of reviews.

The number of reviews and average user rating are scaled against the category average. A weighting is then applied to reward recency of user reviews: reviews written in the last 6 months score up to 10 points, those written between 6 and 12 months ago score up to 6 points, and those more than 12 months old score up to 4 points. These numbers are added together to give a total maximum score of 20.

Integrations

Integration scores factor in a number of variables. Up to 16 points are awarded based on the number of integrations an app has; the first 10 points are awarded based on the number of integrations relative to the category average, while 4 points are awarded based on the number of integrations relative to the leaders in the category. An additional 5 points is awarded for an integration with Zapier, a widely used software integration platform, while an extra point is given for h

Mobile Platforms*

Mobile scores are calculated based on the availability of an iOS and Android app. 5 points are awarded for the presence of each app, with an additional 10 points being awarded for the number and average rating of reviews in both the App Store and Google Play. These review scores are calculated and scaled against the competition for a maximum of 5 points per platform and an overall maximum score of 20.

If there isn’t a native iOS or Android app, the product’s website is assessed using Google’s PageSpeed Insights to measure mobile usability. The score is returned out of 100, then scaled to a score out of 5 for a maximum of 5 points.

aving an open API. The total possible score for integrations is 20 points.

Media Presence

Media presence is calculated using the number of Twitter followers and Facebook fans that an app has. The number of fans and followers are added together, and each app is scored based on this overall number, compared with others in the category. The first 15 points are awarded for the combined number of followers and fans scaled against the category average, while the final 5 points are awarded for the combined number of followers and fans scaled against the top leaders in the category. These two scores are added together for a total out of 20 points.

Security

Security scoring is calculated using answers from a vendor-completed survey. The questions in the survey are based on the Cloud Security Alliance self-assessment form as part of the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry. With 15 questions, each answer is assigned a point value based on vendor response, with additional points given for security certifications, for a maximum possible score of 20.

In the event of a tie, each data point is weighted for importance, with security taking precedent, followed by reviews, integrations, mobile apps, and media presence, respectively.

*All data points combining calculations for both ratings and reviews are calculated using a Bayesian estimate, which is a weighted average that includes the number of reviews and the rating of an app, benchmarked against others in the category.

 

 

Connect and engage your workforce with the future of HR

The coming years, would be the years of evolution and change for HR. The way we manage people has come a long way, there is an ever changing scenario, when it comes to how a company advertises, recruits, engages and evaluates employees. There was a huge gap between the corporate outlook and the way SMBs see things a few years ago, along with distinct differences between the ways to deal with their respective workers, which seem to have been merging now and the new ideology tells us that every company, large or small needs to quantify and gauge the employee experience and retain their best talent, not just recruit them.

All that glitters is not gold and not all expensive software ensure the quality of services provided. The true demographics of companies all over the world, according to a research done by the analysts at WebHR, tell us a surprising story, there is a huge demand for an All-in-One HCM suite not just for smaller companies but also larger corporations, that tend to burn a whole lot of money on software systems, that are hard to deploy, provide little value compared to the amount spent on them or have an extremely complicated learning curve. What the team at WebHR has found out is that, it doesn’t matter how pricy the software in place, if it fails at basic functionality and doesn’t provide an ease of use for the user, it becomes a burden on the company.

The next generation of software tend to be smarter, precise and more vigilant about the customer requirements, have shorter life cycles for necessary updates essential to make the workflows smoother, make more customization to cater and adjust to different workflows. The newer tools focus on customer queries, their worries and concerns and provide them support free of cost to equip them with a better understanding of the software, helping them use it at its maximum potential. The evolutionary process wants these systems to incorporate more social aspect tools, that keep the teams engaged, performing up to their mark, meet targets and then evaluated more responsibly and fairly. Companies need to make sure that their spending is justified and they get ease of using a software that covers most aspects related to HR and goes an extra mile.

The rapid innovation onset round the globe, accounts for an increased level of automation and intelligent analysis of data to bring out more productivity, that is where the team WebHR understands that AI and data analytics can be a game changer. The use of certain physical devices to extract data, without actually doing any manual work, like Amazon’s Alexa, acting as an HR manager. These are the facts that are changing the way HR looks and feels. The meetings from different ends of the world, done virtually in a conference room with just a VR headset, that works with WebHR. This is just a fraction of what the team at WebHR is planning to do in this space.

The step forward is not just all that innovation but also to meet the human end of it and improve it manifold. The evaluations, as we see it today are based on old tactics and sometimes do not turn out to be beneficial in any substantial change in an employee;s career or pathway. To bring  valuable and significant change, is not to bring out a feedback that is not reflective of employees day to day activities but more directed towards an overall achievement designed to highlight those certain phases where they completed a project and showed their best capabilities, with elated sense of team spirit. If we look into the life cycles of startup, that continually go through different phases of development, their employees go from the very basic in skills set to becoming an integral part of the team, where everyone works as a cohesive and combined force, having a larger success rate of getting things done effectively. The level of persistence and organizational development depends on the level of engagement amongst the employees and the focused objectives to do better by adapting skills at work and utilizing them effectively.

Today’s employees have entered an era of competition, where people grab opportunities faster and are ready to take on career paths, that are challenging and demand a constant process of learning, with that said, finding that talent has become more convenient through tools like “WebHR”, as WebHR helps creating a brand recognition for the company and help them spread good vibes about them, putting forth their mission towards acquiring and retaining the best suitable candidates for their businesses. This not just brings out the companies as specific “brands” but also ensure that their integrity, is the main focus during the process.

The latest wave of showdowns for the leaders in the upper-most tiers of the company and their deeds being highlighted on social media, means surrounding the company culture. No company big or small, can survive on brand names alone, it is imperative to build a culture of trust and understanding as portrayed by the CEO of the company itself. Nothing stays inside a company’s board room, or no misconduct can be brushed under the carpet these days. A better management, is a connected, honest and culture reflective management. A culture where all employees have an equal opportunity to grow and get promoted to the positions they deserve. The mechanism of sharing and appreciating efforts put in by every member of the team, with very visual tokens of appreciations, like “employee of the month”, “high achievers”, badges, that make their day and boost their ego, making them feel involved and engaged at all times.

The team at WebHR has experimented and tested different ways of bringing a social aspect to HR and uplift its current role, moving it towards a platform that provides, connectivity and sense of tribe building amongst the employees. Improving the mental well-being of even the most introverted of the employees in the company by giving them a chance to mingle with all the tiers in the company. The team at WebHR has noticed that it bridges the gap between older and younger employees, creating a unique mechanism of learning, where millennials seek wisdom and advice from older, more experienced ones.

WebHR’s team has always been innovating the ways we deal with our most valuable assets ” our employees”, the team holds this notion highly, that an overall success at any company is directly related to the well-being of their employees. They are not just a tool to get a better ranking but also an essential and integral basis of how a company builds its image from the ground up and be known for that. The modern day companies want more, they want fast, effective and affordable ways of doing things and larger corporations have realized the same thing. The coming year would be the year when affordable HR tools break their way into companies of all sizes and categories. The need has been identified and the change is imminent.

WebHR – Facebook Of The Work World

The need to collaborate, be acknowledged, to help, to uplift and to assist each other in a team is as natural as breathing. To feel and be a part of a connected framework, is a primary need that brings a sense of belonging amongst people who work together, building mutual aims and ambitions. This primal desire of being connected has been met in the modern age through cloud computing and mobile networks.

WebHR has been a staunch supporter of going social from the beginning, even when the concept was unheard of and called themselves an All-in-one Social HR, pioneering the concept of highly engaged teams. The high-tech social dashboards on an HR software are a sight to be delighted. They bring the people working in a company closer and engaged in many ways and at many levels. The team motivation helps people perform at their highest potential, bringing a surge in company profits and improving revenues. The open work spaces are best examples of the collaborative teams, a very sought after, “must have” trait for the millennials. In the modern day offices employees want to associate themselves to a part of culture that speaks their language, their codes and behaviors, a true representation of most of the young and fast growing tech empires of the world; including the king of all “Facebook”. Their success story is based on Global connectivity and that is what modern day work spaces need the most.

WebHR not just looks, feels and acts like Facebook, its highly advanced AI capabilities bring it closer to the fact that it is the “only software” out there to do things unconventionally, bringing a sense of ease and fun, while doing a boring and repetitive job of performing the HR tasks day in and day out. The complicated work flows are simplified for more accurate results. It has all the glory of Facebook fun, seriousness of the most sophisticated HCM suites and technology of the future  to make it unique in every aspect.

The clients feedback provides fodder to its self-esteem, WebHR has been told by some of the very well known companies in the world, that they spent millions of dollars in search of a suitable mechanism that they can adapt to and merge with their ecosystems for more productivity and failed at it, until they switched to WebHR. They hinted that the functionalities were far superior in comparison and it saved them immense time and money to manage their employees as compared to systems that took months to implement with complicated workflows, with little to no ease in learning curves. This young and promising company thrives on such feedback, it lives to accomplish this motto and provide the best practices for people and their companies, spreading a sense of comfort and ease all these social tools bring to your lives.

From the moment someone logs into WebHR, they are taken to a dynamic and a beautifully crafted dashboard. This dashboard allows the employees to update their statuses, post photos, videos, wish each other over the holidays, post birthday greetings, welcome new employees, announce something or share motivational content. They can share informative videos, creating a process of learning and employers can give badges to reward and appreciate the employees, boosting their Morales. There is a new chat messenger feature that allows all online employees using their WebHR accounts, to engage in a conversation with each other, keeping a log of their previous chats, so that they can catch up on their conversations in case they have logged out of the system. There is also a personal task widget with animated icons, to help create personal deadlines and a To-Do list  in a fun way. The company news feed looks like Facebook and helps employees stay updated with the company timeline and its events like, company news, birthdays, lunches etc. All this exercise keeps them off their other devices, gently eradicating unnecessary distractions and their need to rely on them as a tool for communication within the company. This highly dynamic platform also provides a conference room, discussion forums, polls and surveys that creates essential recorded data for business intelligence.

Employees through the history of workplaces have been subjected to harsh and unproductive work environments, where employers thought that the only engaging tool was to pay them well. As it has been proved over a course of time that, it is not true, employee wellness and performance improves with appreciation, rewards and acknowledgement. A collaborative work environment that encourages team spirit is more supportive and well perceived. WebHR has played its role in the modern day HR industry by initiating this positive thought process, creating a well informed circle of employees that acts as a tightly knit community, which is not distracted but more encouraged to perform well by not competing with its peers but upgrading themselves to a better level and stage gradually. This process not just brings value but also forms a culture of symbiotic benefits, that have a chain effect on the progress of a company as a whole.

The video chat feature in WebHR also eliminates the need for external software to jump in and fulfill that requirement, reducing the costs allocated for such tasks, conveniently bringing it all under one platform, saving a ton load of hassle to constantly stay on a switch mode. This level of engagement  and connectivity brings forth teams that perform well in a Global setting as well. A well coherent inter-relational mechanism of all departments working in harmony, allowing customers to connect to support teams, support teams to tech teams, tech teams to collaborate with customer success, giving space to the R&D teams to build and research cutting edge technologies that are in turn tested and launched by separate teams. This fuels a funnel of inter-dependent and yet fully functional units at work that uplift and compliment each other, portraying the values of a company.

This smart ecosystem gives birth to the concept of “we” rather than individuals working in personal capacities, forming personalities and characteristics of employees that tend to belong to “teams” and groups who collectively get appreciated and rewarded for accomplishing tasks done by helping each other out. This produces remarkable outcome when done in such a fashion, that it automatically highlights high-performers and alpha roles, that hardly ever crumble under pressure, solving problems at a rapid pace. WebHR’s social engaging tools form community of employees at work, that have an unwavering dedication towards team mission, they are go-getters, who  believe in working with diverse teams, achieving goals faster, efficiently and more responsibly than others.

The concept of a “fun” and “sassy” workplace brings more engagement and happiness, creating positive thinkers who in turn become high achievers. A fun workplace also accounts for an evident sense of happiness, creating positive vibes and outcomes. WebHR envisions the true image of practical connectivity and is considered as the “Facebook” of the work-world. The vision it embodies is the representation of a futuristic digital HR, that is part and parcel of a much needed HR transformation. WebHR’s future connected employees symbolize all the traits like goal oriented, fast communicators, information sharers, leaders and performers merged together. These are the people who always stay ahead of the learning curve.