WebHR On Top At FrontRunners® for HRIS Management

Congratulations to the team at WebHR , it is on the top of the grid!

WebHR is a FrontRunner for HRIS software!

More than 520 products were evaluated and only those with the top scores were featured. You may view the report here: https://www.softwareadvice.com/hr/#top-products

What Is the FrontRunners Quadrant?

A Graphic of the Top-Rated Human Resources Information System Products

FrontRunners uses real reviews from real software users to highlight the top software products for North American small businesses.

Our goal is to help small businesses to make more informed decisions about what software is right for them. That’s why we engineered FrontRunners.

To create this report, we evaluated over 520 Human Resource Information System (HRIS) products. Only those with the top scores for Usability and User Recommended made the cut as FrontRunners.

How Are FrontRunners Products Selected?

 

Products Are Scored Based on User Reviews

 

The gist is that products are scored in two areas—Usability and User Recommended—based on actual user ratings.

To be considered at all, products must have at least 20 reviews published within the previous 18 months, and meet minimum user rating scores. They also have to offer a core set of functionality—for example, HRIS products have to be able to act as the system of record for employee data with personnel tracking and reporting capabilities.

From there, user reviews dictate the Usability and User Recommended scores. Usability is plotted on the x-axis and User Recommended on the y-axis.

You can download the full FrontRunners for HRIS Software report here. It contains a table showing the scores of each product in the Frontrunners report.

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.

 

WebHR Payroll

WebHR is announcing a major step in the HR industry by becoming a modern payroll provider. So, alongside streamlining the core HR functionalities, WebHR enables a simplified payroll processing  unit, taking into consideration all pain points and automating most processes, reducing the costs. WebHR has made its space in this industry and is considered a pioneer and a global leader that is destined to become a global payroll provider alongside an All-in-One HR portal.

WebHR defines and implements the modern day advanced technologies, that are much needed to automate the processes for HR. WebHR’s value addition is designed for economic benefits for all sizes of companies, a universal approach towards the future of workplace, that enhances the business and upgrades the team ethics, creating a connected and tightly knit network of employees. It focuses on goals and collaboration at all levels, creating a cohesive workforce and promoting the company culture. WebHR’s cloud based global solution targets at becoming your one stop “go to” HR software, that goes beyond  that defining term and provides you  a social connectivity tool, that  looks and feels like Facebook upon usage.

The ease that a cloud based payroll software adds is far greater, as the businesses can run  and manage payroll from any where. WebHR allows all companies to efficiently pay all kinds of employees, be it full-time, part-time, contract and freelance. It allows companies to enjoy a seamless workflow, that automatically calculates how much the employees need need to be paid every pay period, by extracting data from its time and attendance module. WebHR makes it convenient for the companies to regulate work flows for different shifts, overtime, holidays pay taxes etc. It goes a step further and does the direct deposit, print checking or populating NACHA files. Along with filing payroll taxes, which includes withholding employee taxes, filing and then paying tax withholding to appropriate Federal and State agencies, it also issues W-2 and 1099 forms.

An employee self-service platform allows the HR mangers and teams to enable employees to view their pay stubs, PTO balances and a lot more. WebHR’s extensive reporting format allows the organizations to gather intelligent  data related to payroll information in both graphical and tabular formats. With this modern cloud based payroll processing, companies can bring an end to their ordeal of doing things the archaic way, with low budgets dedicated towards payroll processing. Not only does that save time and money, it saves them valuable labor that can be put to better use, enhancing the growth spurt of a company. WebHR simplifies this critical task, so that days and hours worth of time can be reduced to a few clicks and done with in minutes, eliminating all glitches and blockages which are a usual part and parcel of these processes, causing an avoidable nuisance.

By incorporating WebHR’s online payroll processing, a very valuable labor time is saved and dedicated in-house payroll processing is avoided, cutting costs in general. A software like WebHR is more likely to comply with regulations and stay updated than an in-house payroll processing unit. HR is going under an immense re-modelling, as it is high time we re-think our ways with dealing with the most important asset in our companies ” our employees” and move towards a more dynamic approach towards tackling the common core pain points.

 

WebHR Topped The Human Resources (HR) Category Leaders Q4 2017

WebHR has the honor of maintaining its position at number 1, throughout the year 2017. This is purely because of the cost-friendly All-in-one cloud HR, that is breaking and shattering the norms in the market and introducing an enterprise level software to SMBs.  WebHR is introducing automation and AI in the field of HR and has broken into everything that is futuristic by making HR as automated as it could get by empowering the teams at work, creating a connected world of employees.

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

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.

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.

For more information please go to https://www.getapp.com/hr-employee-management-software/human-resources/#getrank

Digital HR For Healthcare

Health tech/ Healthcare facilities are existing in a “survival” mode for far too long. Most of the techniques and procedures used to manage their day to day lives and keep the HR records intact are old and archaic. Even the software, if they use any, are worse than using paper and files for documenting everything necessary. It takes them hours to populate the data in systems, that are outdated. Businesses like these are usually defined separately from mainstream commercial ones, as their operations fall into completely different categories and have a different way of approaching varied issues at work. Medical or healthcare facilities face time and financial constraints and the money flow sometimes puts a cork on the budget, to do more than just necessary day to day operations . The pace of workflow is usually so fast, that there is less time left to document appraisals or other important HR related tasks and usually get ignored altogether.

The people dedicated to HR department in healthcare businesses,  are not solely responsible for maintaining employee records and keeping everything up to date but usually multi-task and are involved in maintaining a ton of legal paperwork . Hence, they get stressed out, when core HR processes involving complex shifts and time scheduling is handed over to them. The recent wave of Cloud based SaaS models are making lives easier round the world and it has been noted that most of the world’s largest businesses are moving towards this. They provide cost-effective alternatives to complex out-dated systems that were in place and don’t do much to facilitate the healthcare businesses.

It is also noted that in the past, businesses like these have used multiple tools to manage people and it becomes too complicated to make sure everything syncs and works at the same time to produce desirable results. With All-in-one SaaS HR software, this need can be fulfilled. WebHR has made leaps and bounds in this space and provides an All-In-One portal for a company’s HR needs and manages everything from Hire to Retire. It brings an ease of cost effective solution which complies with all Federal Ordinances to make sure it stays updated, as workplace laws continually change at a fast pace.

The availability of an enterprise level solution that costs only a fraction of what most of these businesses spend to manage people, comes as a pleasant wave of change. A much needed transition that every healthcare business and medical facilities require to upgrade themselves and meet their increasing demands of getting work done quickly, without any glitches. A paper-less work environment takes stress off HR personnel  by reducing time taken to to do all the scheduling, appraisals and recruitment. All HR decisions in healthcare businesses are of critical nature and account to immense loss of valuable time and energies, if not done properly. A technically advanced SaaS software is more capable of handling complex organizational healthcare structures and make them part of the software to simplify them. It is imperative to understand that healthcare is a whole lot different from the rest of the commercial world and with the latest wave of crunching down funds for such businesses, it is important to have the knowledge about the budgeting brackets for different sizes. A SaaS model has the capabilities to adjust to all sizes and needs with a more modular approach and caters to specific needs by solving most issues at hand and then has room for all kinds of operations going on with a complete sense of privacy and security, as we know that all records at these businesses hold confidential content, that needs protection. A solution that cuts the costs and caters to their needs, is exactly what is missing in most enterprise solutions and that is where SaaS models have an edge.

Healthcare is notorious for their love of paperwork, which is more of a legal formality than necessity. With all the legal hassle to store and document the massive amount of paperwork, the mainstream HR practices are ignored till the last minute. The critical employee appraisals, forms and surveys are usually lost under heaps of legal issues. To bring a sense of order and sanity to chaotic work schedules, these businesses need to drift away and modernize, moving to a more dynamic SaaS Cloud platform that provides an end-to-end HR solution that handles everything from the point of hiring people to the point when they exit, in a seamless and efficient way. Software As a Service model like WebHR, can save thousands and millions of dollars for large hospitals and medical facilities, even the ones working multi-nationally as it already deals with clients from 196 countries and allows them to use the software in more than 30 languages. These newer systems can replace old broken ones, that are in place since the 80s, yes it is hard to believe, but there are facilities that don’t only need to stop using paper but also upgrade to technologies that solve modern day problems. It is not only about lowering down the cost to deal with the hefty and cumbersome tasks but also to automate most of the procedures, allowing teams to be more efficient and productive. These SaaS HR software need minimal skill sets for a person to use it to its maximum potentials, hence allows more room for the dedicated people to do their regular health related workflows, while the software stream-lines  their hardcore HR processes. Scheduling of the nursing staff that works in shifts in the emergency department can not only be handled by the software, managers can remotely access/ monitor it, while traveling. These tools provide custom tailored analytical reports,  that allows managers to judge their working cohorts and adjust the staff accordingly. This lets them control their hiring processes according to the amount of work and the way it varies seasonally.

We can conclude, that as the industry changes and goes under metamorphosis, there is a huge need for SaaS  Cloud Software to fill this gap and provide a modern, more “complete”, cost-effective solution and the healthcare businesses need this now, more than ever before.

WebHR Topped the Gartner’s GetApp Ranking!


Yes it’s official! WebHR is at the top of Gartner’s GetApp ranking again!

GetApp recently published their quarterly ranking of the Top 25 HR solutions on the market, and WebHR was named #1!   (https://www.getapp.com/hr-employee-management-software/human-resources/#getrank )

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 255 HR solutions listed on GetApp, so being #1 is quite the achievement!

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

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.

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

Free HR for Startups

Freebies have never lost luster and attraction. These days it is all about the value you can get for your money. For the startup world that actually means a lot. Imagine the most fragile time of your life, as an entrepreneur it means everything that matters to you, is the fact that your life depends upon the successful launch of your company. You are a builder, a dreamer and a doer, the only thing that you lack at this stage is resources. You might want to invest in a software that grows as your team grows.

WebHR has the capacity of accommodating and expanding as the needs change. The startup phase of the company is pretty critical, it is a time when one is experimenting, learning, exploring and venturing into new areas. At that critical phase of a startup’s life,  WebHR wants to provide all the initial leverage required  to launch without worrying about budgets and costs. WebHR also wants to provide them a classy most innovative experience, creating a culture of excellence right from the beginning.

Our motto is to not only cater to large corporations but also create an ultimate support mechanism for young businesses, so if a company has five or less employees, WebHR is free for them and provides them all the tools they need to manage their team in the best possible way. The mission is to educate and update entrepreneurs about the latest experiences in HR, also providing them a platform that uses AI to automate a lot of processes. Our aim is to provide an experience which they can easily claim they haven’t seen before.
Having said that, as a team grows and at times emerges as a bright and promising company that expands and adds in more employees, the system builds  a social culture within the organization, becoming an integral platform that would stick with them through their office lives.

Our teams have built brilliant ways of employee engagement which matter the most when any entrepreneur is building their legacy. The status updates, announcements, surveys, polls, meeting rooms, and badges for encouragement are all social elements that binds the employees together as a team.

WebHR gives all hard-core HR management tools and a lot more making office lives easier.
Our commitment towards all sizes of teams has set us apart from other HR companies. For WebHR it doesn’t really matter what size your company is, everyone gets personalized demo and training of the software for free.

WebHR believes in the culture of trust and openness between us and our clients hence, there is a detailed demo of the software available and anyone can view it. The customer service works round-the-clock, as we have clients all over the world, so it has to work in all times zones.

WebHR seamlessly takes care of on boarding, personal tracking, time and attendance, payroll management, recruiting, employee training and a lot more for free for any company, that has five or less employees. This social HR platform also features employee self service functionality and ability to manage employee training. It also allows the company to gather important verifiable data to report generation tool.

WebHR has made leaps and bounds in the field of AI, something upcoming companies might fall in love with. WebHR brings an easy hand free work environment where Amazon’s echo or Microsoft’s invoke becomes your HR manager.

Our team believes in innovation and so far is the only HR software that has partnered and integrated with physical devices to give the users an insight to what the future of HR is going to hold for them.The Web app is completely conversational now and acts like a personal HR assistant. WebHR helps organizations to get an effortless HR management to make startup of  life cycles smooth, so that they can function and exist in a peaceful environment and focus on their growth. WebHR understands that startups have time critical work goals and need to complete tasks as quick as possible, this is the reason WebHR helps them all the way from the time they on board their employees, to when they exit and provide them an exit screening.

Automation is the way forward and there is no stopping it. This helps facilitate the HR managers, supervisors and assistants and in numerous ways, so it doesn’t essentially means that it would eliminate the need of these people but enhance their skills. For startups it means less people with a better more efficient way of working. With automation startups can now focus more on strategy building and other productive measures to make their businesses more lucrative. The future of work means to get more productivity and profits out of your businesses and that is WebHR’s ultimate goal and motto. WebHR provides the boost and sense of accomplishment required by these small hard-working teams, keeps them engaged, rewards them and awards them, creating a sense of harmony and acquiring targets faster.

WebHR makes things simpler so even people with zero HR knowledge could feed data to the software and get faster more precise results. With a few clicks of the mouse or just by talking to the software, one can process payroll, benefits, on boarding, scheduling, shift planning, event planning, training -everything can be done without pulling out piles of paperwork that takes months of completion.

WebHR has the most secure way of having back ups for your data and in cases of emergencies and natural disasters, it is a sigh of relief that your data is backed up on a server rather than on files and papers that get destroyed.

WebHR supports and uplifts startups around the globe because, it knows the importance of how valuable the next generation of entrepreneurs is.

How Loyal Are Your Employees ?

employeesloyaltyThe workplace science and chemistry is directly reflective of inner harmony or devotion of an employee towards their employers. A strong allegiance often is a result of constant and untiring efforts on both, the employee and employers end. As of today, hiring is not that big of a hurdle as compared to engagement and retention of the best talent on the team. The feeling of belonging and merging with an environment comes with understanding and working with different mindsets. An attitude that emanates a sense of interest in the idea of commitment towards the employer, a sense of duty that clearly embodies that no employee should knowingly or willfully bring harm to the employer’s business or have conflict at work, that is due to the polarity of their self interests.

As businesses mature and companies go through phases of metamorphosis, it generally becomes more complicated to practically achieve this balance. A growing and successful business is more often a result of multiple tough decisions and a constant wave of restructuring, hiring, firing and resizing teams. In the midst of all that craze, any layoff can become an ugly next day news headlines.

We have seen this happening now, more than ever that with a wave of dozens of large companies that managed to hire too fast, without analyzing practical expenditures Vs. true earnings, had artificially inflated valuations. All of that drama is coming to an end and we have observed some of the very popular companies crumbling under such pressures by being carelessly extravagant. Then begins a cycle of layoffs, resulting in angered employees, who would magnify any discrepancies a company has; sometimes publicly in press.

A bad press is what scares many large corporations, or we must say that it should. There are many examples that we can directly relate to, Theranos, Zenefits and Uber top the charts for controversies and employee dishonesty. The problems were not mainly related to employee loyalty but a major set back happened due to that. I always say and stress on this, that if honesty pays back, dishonesty can bite back when one’s least expecting it. To expect a loyal and honest employee that you could present as a gold star standard, the leadership in a company must portray a major share of those traits itself, to ensure that it is a give and take scenario. If this sensitive equilibrium is not maintained, a back lash can hit hard. Many companies don’t realize the implications of downsizing , it doesn’t just immensely mar their image but the benefits they expect to reap from that restructuring are too little, as compared to the negative vibes emerging in the market about them. A loss of trust and respect are the major areas where the race is lost. It is a better approach, we must say, to build business with a hiring process that is not fueled and forced by the investment or profit but rather is more focused towards the goals it meets, through a number of employees that is just “enough” for its needs. Hiring a team, to look powerful and influential or just because some investor pumped more money into the business, makes no sense.

We are an impatient society that has weird ideals and want quick results, even if that means you need to fake it at times. “The growth at all costs” does not necessitates that one deals their conscience for money. The founders who rise above and beyond that notion, not just acquire that equilibrium but earn a long lasting employee loyalty.

How many times do we see employees actually beginning businesses that are in direct competition with an employer, steal business secrets, unlawfully take confidential customer lists and supply them to the competitors, lure the existing customers towards a new business, some even conspire and cause massive resignations of the key employees from the company( e.g the Co-founder of hyperloop ), delaying a deal intentionally so that they could direct it to their maturing business, vandalizing records or computer files etc. All these actions are however, crimes punishable by law but by the time the law gets to them a substantial amount of harm has already been caused.

To put an employee’s duty under a proper law and boundary a  mechanism is in place and this law is called a “Uniform Trade Secrets Act”  This act clearly hinders any embezzlement of trade secrets by illegal means.

There is a wide array of laws in this regard like:

  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ( CFAA )
  • A non-competition clause, also called a ” non-compete clause, a restrictive covenant, or a covenant not to compete”
  • A non-solicitation clause
  • A confidentiality clause
  • A work for hire clause

The details of these clauses can be looked up, while no employer is immune to fraud and theft but a certain amount of research done before hand can save them from a lot of future trouble.

A few important guidelines to follow are:

  • Background checks, specially with teams that handle and maintain finances
  • Securing company’s financial records ( regular password changes )
  • Thorough review of the payroll records to check phantom employees
  • Adopt a code of ethics or policy manual that is publicly known by the employees
  • Try to get employee dishonesty insurance coverage

An employee’s loyalty is not just a definition of their personality, it is also a reflection of a good leadership guiding and training them to enhance the culture of a company.

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.

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.

Top Human Resources (HR) Software 2016 | GetApp

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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