In a hyper connected social world that sees no distinction between work and social life, we live, breathe and survive on Facebook. The professional networks on LinkedIn create new opportunities and business ventures, socially connecting the different businesses and expanding our horizons. These days, there are hundreds of thousands of tools that let you stay connected and updated at all times. Be it twitter, SnapChat, Facebook or WhatsApp, they all create this essential set of connectivity.
WebHR is all combined in one, status updates, photos and videos shared like Facebook. The video calls & conferences, video interviews with candidates. The companies can share news, update news feeds and news letters. WebHR shares and helps create company events, that go to everyone involved as notifications or show up on the dashboards as part of the news feed.
WebHR engages the employees by providing badges for employee engagement and encouragement. Live conference rooms, for different tiers and departments within a company to stay in touch and converse in real time. It’s tools are a great way of providing value to the clients, a way of adding more perks and cutting costs, to give them a taste of the future. It is the only HR software that has a conversational Web App, has integrated with Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Invoke to provide a futuristic HR assistant, that helps you gather intelligent data within a flicker of a second.
WebHR has means of constantly measuring the usage of clients and then upping its game, to keep giving them something new to try, test and add it as a feature. The fast paced innovation has enabled us to add a VR experience to everything like, meetings, conferences and candidate interviews. This is still in the testing mode but the team is very excited and is testing all possibilities of making it flawless. Every detail is measured in terms of usage and user experience and then launched for all the users. The sidebars on WebHR’s dashboard show valuable everyday details that all HR managers would promptly want to get in touch with, like all important days, leaves, birthdays etc.
The news feed becomes daily stories to keep employees updated about all important things they should know about. The project management gets everyone involved, on the same page and makes it easier for employees to set assignments and monitor how tasks are accomplished. The teams can chat in real time or send messages, there are hundreds of tools companies use separately to make these things possible, while WebHR brings all under one platform. Every feature introduced and created is aimed towards usage and user friendliness, this is the reason the feedback we get is that WebHR is helping companies with higher engagement amongst teams at work. We constantly roll out something new, to make office and work lives easier, our teams are ahead of the curve when it comes to innovating and implementing something exciting.
The only way WebHR tops its competitor is true, responsive customer service, no call has gone unanswered since the conception of the company, having teams that work round the clock, since our customers are spread round the world and are now expanded over 196 countries. Our teams engage with its customers over calls, live chat, Facebook messenger, emails, phone calls, Skype, contact us form, twitter, LinkedIn etc. There is no way a customer could have a problem reaching out to us. The team at WebHR is always on a research and build mode, we listen to the pains of the customers attentively, talk to them and take their concerns into consideration, engage with them and develop features that makes things easier for them. The only way any company can increase usage is to keep offering things that remove glitches from everyday work life cycles.
Every integration made through our platform is always something requested by our customers, not just power users but also startups because that is where the true talent lies. We keenly observe the trends and usage of apps at all times and then integrate them with ours and that makes it easier for the users to get data all under one platform.
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.
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.
“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 ?
- Get WebHR, sit back and relax and “walla” you are done! – “NO!” JK! There is much more that you have to do, Such as –
- Equip with technology in every possible way
- Go mobile wherever you can
- Meet remotely as much as you can
- Cut your costs and avoid extensive cash burn
- Automate! automate! automate!
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.
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”
The 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.
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.