The imminent need for Cloud HR in Hospitality

Hotel management or the hospitality industry, as we see it today has completely changed and if anything, the pain points are more now than ever. The Gen-x or the millennials somehow don’t seem to be moving towards this industry and that has led to the shortage of skilled candidates. With more people leaving than entering the hospitality workforce and very little resources, the hoteliers are facing a surge in the cost of labor.

Along with this, the other major core problem areas for most, modern day hospitality businesses are compliance, compensation & benefits, analytical or organizational dynamics, finding the right person for the job and then training them. With most of the fortune 1000 companies moving towards SaaS based models for HR, the hospitality industry is lagging behind and it is about time, they up their game by moving to something, that can make their lives easier. Smaller businesses in this category have been identified to be short on funds and working capital, the result being the lack of an “in-house” dedicated staff for HR. Cloud HR can solve this issue for them, as most modern day full-suite HCM solutions in cloud, specially “WebHR” notably reduces the budgets allocated for HR in these businesses, with no need for additional HR resources.

Also it is hard to judge how retained the employees would be for these businesses, taking into consideration the fact that vacation seasons see spurts of employees joining, which are then hard to retain once the holiday time is over. HR’s role over the past few years has changed considerably and the kind of value it brings to different organizations today, is immense. It can provide a  substantial amount of data about these trends in hiring, which in-turn could help with the hiring for a busy season to come.

In addition to, dealing with the most critical tasks at hand, like time management, goal setting, storing employee records electronically, going paperless, tracking the hours, lunch breaks, holidays, sick leaves, tardiness and employee absenteeism; there is an evident need for a better employee engagement and uplifting. A software that can create a conducive environment and coherence amongst the people working together.

Along with seamless applicant tracking, on-boarding, performance management, the most useful tool that a hospitality industry can benefit from is reporting & analytics and a strong mobile app to support staff, even if the managers are on the move. WebHR is the first ever, cloud based social HR ( http://webhr.co ) that meets the exact demands because of the nature of this industry. It is imperative to cater to this industry in its, most transformative phase, where it is transitioning and drifting into a more technically advanced era. It is essential for these businesses to have an All-in-One portal like WebHR, which is trusted by 196 countries globally, to build a culture of engagement amongst their teams at work and providing them a connected network. Organizations with international presence benefit the most out of these software, as different teams with cultural variations can learn to work in harmony and stay connected at all times.

With a cloud based software in place, all hospitality businesses can enhance their ROI and reduce monetary risks and fall-outs. These businesses go through a lot of phases, to just get the right candidate on-board with them, a complete and more robust SaaS HR can make these processes easier, plus have a liberty of an expandable software in place for future needs as well. A system that grows just as your business grows. A cloud based HR could fulfill their need for a data-driven hiring process, that also uses social media for that purpose.

HR’s role in a modern-day hospitality business has to go an extra mile, so that they become high-performance and service oriented organizations, having strong hold on all domains, to work in a cohesive pattern, for maximum output. These cloud, All-in-one portals ensure that these businesses are on track by following a simple, yet sophisticated method of automating, tiring every day tasks with measurable outcomes, seen on the dashboards, with just a few clicks of mouse.

A very “people oriented” industry has to have a deeper road-map  to build a strong connection with organizational culture by promoting their core values and passing them on to their teams; setting realistic goals and targets, achieving them, converting them into a useful measurable data, so that the top management could decide on the vision it wants to infuse in the company. An understanding of these metrics which are a result of proper assignment of goals and targets, is what an evolved HR needs to provide.

The hospitality industry has huge gaps to make up to, compared to other businesses and because of the fast-paced nature of these businesses, it is always beneficial to have a cloud based HR software in place, earlier in the life cycle of a company, rather than later. Also these businesses face a very tough competition in the market and to stay on top, they must have these high tech software in place. All HR professionals and leaders must constantly review the beliefs, theories and common practices that push their businesses in right direction. Attitudes make a lot of difference, the need to get things done faster, may psychologically push towards obtaining a readily available technology that fits every need and size. A system, that proves to improve the learning process of all individuals in the organization.

 

 

HR Software For Non-Profits

 

 

The constant rise of non-profits for a vast array of causes means “more” challenges and hurdles regarding the funds, staffing needs and compliance with the state and Federal laws.

There is a wave of new generation, promising leaders venturing into the launch of non-profit organizations and the space is pretty competitive. It gets immensely constrictive for the growth of a non-profit when it deals with the same set of requirement as any other company or corporation but with limited resources. Their staffing needs are more eloquent, as they need to spread the word out about the cause to build a sense of trust. This has to be done in such a manner that it ensures a constant influx of funds to keep the organization afloat.

With a rigorous hiring process, the demands to manage a more complicated hierarchy arises. The diversification of roles is such that it goes any where from philanthropists that are on the board of the organization, all the way to a vast number of volunteers that are a part of the organization. Presenting a “typical” case scenario for a large non-profit organization. Their HR needs hence become unique and more specific. On the contrary, some organizations have too little staff and yet their volunteer team is more out and about in the field. No matter what the structure or the tiers exist in the organization they deal with essentially the same issues. So, the fact that there is a mobile nature of their recruits which calls for a flow of communication between their peers and colleagues, becomes a hassle for them. Their traveling obligations change their work locations. This is where a more responsive HR mobile app can help them.

Typically, apart from different sets of resources that these organizations have, their needs for human resources management are almost the same as any other for profit company. They do need something more or less on the same patterns as any other company and have it at a discounted rate.

Their unique structure compels them to stay at par with the core principles of legal compliance and performance evaluation. It is imperative to comply with state and local law in addition to ACA and FLSA and always avoid the danger of breaching the law or engaging in any unlawful activity unknowingly.

Also, it is clear that non-profits never rely on generating cash as their main purpose, the inflow of of funds is always directed towards the intent of achievement of goals related to the cause.

How WebHR serves the Non-Profits

WebHR has been a strong advocate of non-profits in such a way that, it provides discounts to them, keeping in focus the fact that they have limited financial resources. It also has a way of adjusting to their unique structure that sometimes sports more volunteers than regular employees, by letting them add those volunteers in a contact directory. It saves them the subscription fee for each employee.

It is a sigh of relief for many organizations to just keep adding more workforce as volunteers and never actually being charged for those in the system.

“WebHR offers a clear 30% discount on an already discounted yearly plan, specifically for non-profits”

This discount is in addition to an already reduced yearly plan price, so that they can stay more focused towards their mission rather than worrying about their HR bills. Non-profits are never charged for their support or setup when they come on board with WebHR, making the process more smoother and convenient.

Since WebHR has spread its wings globally and deals with companies located in 196 countries, it understands the diversification of teams and their differences when it comes to the way they operate, which is why, WebHR is a well rounded, more appropriate choice for non-profits globally.

WebHR “The Number 1 HR Software ” as rated by Gartner’s GetApp

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.

( https://www.getapp.com/hr-employee-management-software/human-resources/#getrank )

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

WebHR has had a competitive advantage for a long time and is now being given its due credit, by the most respected platforms on the internet.  It has been placed at the number one position by Gartner’s GetApp for the second quarter of 2017. This remarkable achievement compliments the facts that it has also stepped in as a front runner at Gartner for  HR software this year. This constant success and recognition is the result of immense hard work and basic values that the WebHR’s team believes in. The company culture that supports its teammates as one closely knitted family.

Web Human Resource (WebHR) is a cloud based HR application. WebHR makes it easy for the HR Department to start managing their HR effectively and efficiently in less than 20 minutes. It is an indispensable tool not just for HR Manager but for the entire organization.

WebHR facilitates all functions of the Human Resource Department that deals with recruitment, employees’ management, payroll, performance, training etc. In fact, WebHR can be used to simplify the daily tasks involved in the HR Department.

WebHR acts as a bridge between human resource management and information technology. It allows enterprises to automate many aspects of human resource management, with the dual benefits of reducing the workload of the HR department as well as increasing the efficiency of the department by standardizing HR processes. It has recently integrated with Amazon Echo and for the first time in the history of HR world, also gives a physical device that acts as your HR manager and automates HR related processes.

WebHR converts human resources information into a digital format, allowing that information to be added to the knowledge management systems of the organization. The result of this is that HR data can be turned into useful information that can cater the needs of any other department within the organization. In analyzing organization wide resource usage this data can prove valuable. Data related to the time usage of the workforce can enhance the decision making abilities of management, allowing the HR department to form an integral aspect of strategy formation for the organization as a whole.

WebHR has essentially opened doors to the future of Work force management and ventured into the most innovative ways of dealing with it. Its unique company culture and values places it at a pedestal that is respected by its clients around the Globe, emerging as a true Global Leader in the HR sphere.

WebHR in Gartner’s FrontRunners 2017

WebHR has been included on the 2017 FrontRunners quadrant for HR software!  http://www.softwareadvice.com/hr/#top-products

FrontRunners is powered by Gartner Methodology and offers a data-driven assessment of the most capable and valuable systems for small businesses. It’s driven by real user reviews/ratings, and verified product data.

 

This FrontRunners analysis is a data-driven assessment identifying products in the HRIS software market that offer the best capability and value for small businesses. For a given market, products are evaluated and given a score for the capability (x-axis) and value (y-axis) they bring to users. FrontRunners then plots the top 25-30 products in a quadrant format.

To be considered for the HRIS FrontRunners, a product needed a minimum of 20 user reviews, a minimum capability user rating score of 3.0 and a minimum value user rating score of 3.0. In most cases, we evaluate hundreds of products and feature only 20-30 as FrontRunners; thus, all products that qualify as FrontRunners are top performing products in their market.

WebHR is proud to be included in this category and wants to share this exciting news with its clients and customers.

Your Business Is Doomed ! – Here is why…

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“Winter is coming” – No it’s spring actually, so you can smile! The agonies are finally over, or are they?

Look around you and try to absorb the fast pace of change, if you haven’t been to a public park in a long while, now is your time to go sit in the sun ( like the one we have here in California )

Coming back to what I want to share with you, if you haven’t had a reality check I want to send you to a verbal intervention, shake you up a bit. If you own a business, buckle up! I want you to rise from your sweet slumbers and witness the global shift in the way businesses work these days.

There was a time when big corporations ( the sharks) reaped all the benefits and dominated in every area you can imagine.

Fast forward to “today” where we see startups and small companies taking over the world. Something that was unimaginable 10 years ago.

Imagine, what your company is doing with 50 employees and the same is done by a 3 employee company, even more efficiently, what would you do?

Scary! isn’t it?

Sears, JC Penny, RadioShack etc these are the outlets we millennials have been visiting since we were  small kids, looking at them fading away today just breaks our hearts.

How to save them?

After every few decades, there is a paradigm shift, that changes the whole scenario and if you are not fast enough to move to the next paradigm, you will be left out.

AI, AR, VR, ML, NLP – Are these all just buzz words? I don’t think so, I think you cannot step into the future without them.

If your company does not board this super sonic flight of innovation, it will bite the dust and evaporate eventually.

In today’s age if your company is not well equipped with tools of technology, a startup will eat your lunch and eventually replace you.No matter how harsh it sounds, this is the reality. Kind of like what Uber is doing to the Taxis and AirBnB is doing to the hotels.

“You can run, you can hide but you cannot escape this apocalypse”

So, what is it that you are missing out on?

And what can you do to make sure, your company lives to see another day ?

  1. Get WebHR, sit back and relax and “walla” you are done! – “NO!” JK! There is much more that you have to do, Such as –
  2. Equip with technology in every possible way
  3. Go mobile wherever you can
  4. Meet remotely as much as you can
  5. Cut your costs and avoid extensive cash burn
  6. Automate! automate! automate!

Technology:

Fifteen years ago, businesses without a website were considered as stone-age companies, of course your business has a website today but does it have a chatbot?

Chatbots are a great way to engage with your customers by not hiring, expensive support team.

Of course a chatbot cannot replace a human but trust me, it can handle 60% of their tasks efficiently. The way 1-800 replaced a lot of customer support representatives 10 years ago. Today chatbots are replacing 1-800s

Go Mobile :

If your business is tied to a building, you should consider going mobile wherever you can. Gone are the days of brick and mortar, lets not forget, that every individual is equipped with state of the art smart phone in their pockets, who wants to have access to your business even when they are pooping!

 

Meet Remotely :

GoToMeeting, Xoom, Skype, Hangouts, etc these are some of the ways we are suppose to meet people these days, rather than flying or driving – That’s so yesterday !

Technology has made communication so fast and efficient that you can have a meeting with a prospect client based in Japan at 9:30 am and with another client in San Francisco at 10:00 am.

I met a few people probably in their 60s last month and they were constantly flying back and forth to meet their clients, result? They were out of business soon! I say cut the cost and cut the crap!

Avoid Cash Burn :

Let me just ask a simple but very important question, “Do you have to hire expensive HR people, when you can do the same for just $50 Amazon Echo device? ”

Think of cost cutting, a drone can bring versus the delivery guy. I feel sorry for all the jobs that technology will cut  – but this is unavoidable!  Time and again we have seen and witnessed the downfall of large corporations with more employees than some countries in this world, some of them just hiring to look bigger and the rest to burn the cash they got from making a fool out of wealthy people. The amount of pain and agony that some very dedicated teams have to go through, when the companies realize that they don’t have enough to have such large teams and begin their process of downsizing. The anger and resentment is just part and parcel of those procedures.

 

Automate :

Every industry is taking enormous advantage of automation revolution. Why should the small and medium companies be left out? If I must say, this is your chance to compete directly with the big bosses or the large enterprises. Regardless of what industry you are in, you can make a huge impact and set the sails of success in the right direction. This is when you define the character of your company by displaying the kind of ambitions and motto you follow. Be a champion by embracing the innovation and the boon of triumph will be served to you in the golden platter.

 

Technology is the only enabler that has brought everyone on the same page. Today any small or a medium company can buy sophisticated software, that were only affordable by large enterprises few years ago. Software as a service ( SaaS ) is becoming the de facto or mainstream choice for the companies, to acquire all of the latest tools at the fraction of a price.

You too, can survive the wave of innovation and stay afloat by using it as your “life buoy”

 

Let WebHR deal with your Christmas Headaches this year!

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

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

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

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

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

I am kidding, or am I?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Give Your HR A Face Lift

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Why Is WebHR Absolutely Essential For Your Business?

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

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

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

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

The Art Of Pitching To Customers

An invaluable advice to overcome the most basic hurdles at pitching to every customer that comes across you is : “ DON’T “

Time is money, don’t waste it on people who don’t seem serious. Now I can’t say that do not pitch at all but just be cautious when you do it. Talking to prospect clients should be no less than a well articulated “speech” that has been delivered many times. It is an art and there should be a version for all sorts. You should know when to cut it short and when to elaborate according to the size of the company and number of employees. For a SaaS company, every sale counts and sometimes the scrutiny might be harder than you think.

The key to judge is simple, there should be a pre-decided or planned out criteria or a graded scoring system to rate the prospect client. In addition, there should always be a certain person on the team who should know how to assign and distribute the deals according to the capabilities of the salesperson. Although, my mantra is that everyone on the team should know how to close a deal. Need be, every person should be your salesperson and brand ambassador. After all, your client would be the word of mouth about your business and for great testimonials, personal recommendations and endorsements your customers must have a lasting impression.

Power of judgement at the most crucial times can make or break a company, it is best to take second opinions while closing a bigger deal. As much as the big deal may look appealing and noteworthy, it could have an opposite effect as well. Some big deals are technically less suitable for a business and might actually hinder your growth process. Never try to own an area that you are least confident about, every person in the company is therefore assigned a specific role. Trying to master it all might cause a trust deficit and may actually hint towards a lack of competency of people in a particular organization.

Make notes about the customer behavior and patterns and how does your “niche” decide to have your services, after all your pitching and convincing styles could be tweaked a bit to adjust accordingly. Of course all metrics matter when it is a SaaS company we are talking about but the cost of customer acquisition matters the most, as selling to small and mid sized companies cannot and should not result in burning up too much cash. Leads should carefully be chosen and worked upon to convert them.

Not all leads are worth working upon, it never hurts to get two opinions just to be safe and make authentic decisions. One more golden rule to be followed at all times is, never to pitch while cold calling. The person on the other hand is not expecting a walk through the dreaded park, he/she is not even expecting you’d call in the first place, so let it be.

Always leave room to think, be convincing, be accurate, be boastful but never imposing. If you think you’re smart enough to cloud the judgement of a customer, than that might not be true. Even if you are such an enigma and somehow reach that nirvana while convincing and enticing the client, he might snap out of it soon. Let the client decide and respect their decisions.

Workout the challenges that any typical and atypical pitch might have. “The might haves” should not be left to be “tended to” later category. There can always be an array of questions that you haven’t covered, always remember that clients can surprise you and put you out in a corner where you’d like to bang your head in the wall or go jump off a cliff. So before you try any of those, try a middle ground “ learn, learn, learn “ always be observing, analyzing, studying, experimenting and upgrading.