WebHR “Goals” For Smart Business Decisions

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

The “Specificity” Of A Goal 

Why do the goals need to be specific in nature?

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

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

“Measurability” Of A Goal

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

“Attainability” Of A Goal

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

“Relevance” Of A Goal

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

“Time-line Of A Goal”

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

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



Evolution Of HR in the Retail Industry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connect and engage your workforce with the future of HR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WebHR Placed in Gartner’s Top Quadrant

WebHR has again been placed on the 2017 FrontRunners quadrant for HR software!

More than 390 products were evaluated, and those with the top scores made the quadrant. Feel free to check out our placement here: https://www.softwareadvice.com/hr/#top-products

WebHR has steadily climbed up in ranks and feels pride in being placed in the top quadrant at Gartner, the most reputable institution for evaluating the companies in this space. The key performance indicators have been positive for the past two years and WebHR’s Global presence sets it apart from others. It is considered as boon for most organizations, as it is the most comprehensive HCM suite present to this date and is also considered as the most affordable software for companies of all sizes. WebHR’s motto and its ambition is to upgrade the workplace connectivity and bring a facebook like platform to connect the teams at work. It has revolutionized the way we think HR and has created an X factor when its comes to going an extra mile, with no set up costs and free training of the software, it takes into consideration the longevity of its relationship with its clients in almost all time zones on the globe.

The future of workplace has been envisioned by our visionary leadership and a constant merge of technology with the traditional tools is re-directing it towards automation where it is needed. WebHR’s has also been named as the one of the only useful HR app on Amazon Alexa, was a launch partner for Microsoft’s Cortana device “Invoke ”  which also supports WebHR. The advancements in the field of HR using AI has again been the reason WebHR is one of the most innovative HR firm and is a pioneer in doing things way before the rest. It is also destined to be the one of the only Global Payroll provider, along with everything required to manage your people, bringing an All-in-One HR that meets demands before they are created.

WebHR wishes to improve the office lives by bringing teams at work closer and by making people management simpler and faster.

Hire Like A Boss With WebHR

Recruitment has come a very long way over the time, from years of newspaper ads, where companies have spent a fortune over these ads, all the way to modern day advanced recruitment. The newspaper advertisement might look like the most basic form of recruitment technique but it has been a very effective method. The major drawback with this technique is the huge expense related and its lack of directing it to a certain set of audience in a specific age group, that might be interested in taking up that job. It is either this or hiring through the agencies, that shortlist the candidates on your behalf and find the professionals as per your requirements. The additional commissions and fee required by such agencies and the hassle of talking to all such middlemen is the process, could be an added hassle.

Some companies might post advertisement at local employments at local employment offices, that already see and meet people looking for jobs and match them to different businesses that are hiring. It would have been a very useful method, provided, if we still lived outside of the internet age. These days the youth are more connected through social media than these offices. Having said that, promoting the employees already working for that particular company is also useful, provided you have enough people to fill in the previous post. Otherwise, that might create a big void in the company as well.You might be able to skip interviewing and hiring process for new recruits, since you already know the strengths and weaknesses but you might still miss out the more skilled workers int he market and also fail to replace their existing titles by doing so. Internal hiring can be more useful when the number of employees is more and the company has greater chances of filling their previous posts.

Modern times demand drastic measures and all the techniques described previously don’t work too well in these times. To land candidates best suited for your most critical positions in the company, more advanced recruitment methods are required. Organizations all over the world  are moving to more dynamic and convenient solutions for hiring, an All-in-One software software, that doesn’t only meet their HR needs but also helps them with their hiring process. As we all know, it is a cumbersome task and requires a lot of patience and time on the hiring team’s part. Not anymore, the digital age has brought a sense of ease and relief as far as, recruiting is concerned.

The power of social media has completely thrown away the ancient techniques of hiring, out of the window, creating an immense opportunity for companies like WebHR (http://webhr.co ) to jump in and serve. Hiring with WebHR is inexpensive, effective and fast. It links to all major social media channels for the purpose of hiring the right candidate. Social media sites are directly linked to WebHR’s job portal, hence, finding the right candidate for your company is a very simple task now. With in-built video interviewing feature, there is also a lot less miscommunication, less need for an in-person interview , less commute involved, until the hiring managers or the top management reaches a legitimate decision.

WebHR is also working on incorporating some high-tech features such as, hiring using VR setup. It is also using a lot of AI to influence hiring decisions depending on the data retained and analyzing  the hiring trends at any particular  organization. WebHR works on knowledge based recruitment , re-recruitment, event recruitment,networking  and EOS.

WebHR is also integrated with  a resume parser or scanner  that can be accessed  through the portals, this is also one of major pains faced by many companies these days. Hence, the resumes are filtered through a pre-defined criterion.

WebHR provides a well structured ATS (applicant tracking system), with a strong back-end support. The more evolved interface allows increased  flexibility and the expandable nature, allowing  room for all sorts of modifications to cater to individual needs and demands. Every employee in a company now becomes a “recruiter” and a brand ambassador. With WebHR, the hiring scope and expected network  increases, including people who might not specialize for the defined post or job title, but can easily be trained to do so.

The metrics can aid in a much successful hiring process and recruiters can lift up the image of any business by promoting the company culture. A few indicators, most important for these processes are :

  • The success ratio, judged by the performance or the quality of hire.
  • Administrative satisfaction
  • Identifying the correct methodology for hiring and the most useful source
  • Candidate experience
  • Reducing the cost per-hire by advancing the candidates in the pipeline by an effective method of succession.

Advantages Of Hiring With WebHR

  • Well organized and detail oriented process
  • Faster and cheaper
  • Integrating and incorporating a job portal to an existing company website
  • Automating the process and saving a bunch of time required for bringing on-board a fresh candidate
  • WebHR provides a complete and robust on-boarding process that seamlessly begins right after hiring the right candidate
  • A very interactive link between the candidate, portal and the hiring manager
  • Highly optimized solution with a strong tech support, helping you hire the right people and maximize your company growth.
  • Registering a healthy communication between the company and the candidate.

WebHR’s online recruitment helps thousands of companies and organizations in 196 countries to effectively automate the process of recruitment, being cost and time effective. WebHR builds the DNA of your organization, helping you create highly engaged and connected teams. This All-in-one HR application is bound to break the market by providing cost-effective solution for all sizes and structures of organizations.

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 – Creating A Connected Work World

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.

Another Milestone – WebHR & Microsoft’s Cortana Collaborate !

Like the widespread popularity of Amazon’s Echo and its interface with other physical electronics, businesses and apps with its assistant called “Alexa”, this is the year for Microsoft’s “Invoke” to enter into our lives. It has shattered all boundaries and with its highly superior AI ventured into everything we can imagine. With Microsoft’s extensive experience, in the field of AI and mixed reality, there is no doubt that Cortana will take this space to a new heights.

This year has been the most busiest at WebHR, we have announced huge game changing moves in the field of HR and are moving at rocket pace to get them done. For example, we were a proud and the only HR platform on Amazon Alexa’s skill this year and their Echo devices became “the HR managers” for an innovative workplace environment.

Having said that WebHR didn’t stop at that, as the fast pace of innovation is the mainstay themes of everything done at WebHR, Microsoft’s team reached out to WebHR and urged them into integrating with their “Cortana skills kit” just like we did with Amazon. Microsoft informed us of their intentions to launch a physical device empowered by Cortana. This is the glorious year when Microsoft has announced to go beyond mobile and desktop and spread it’s AI wings to their very first device “Invoke”

Invoke looks the same magnificent cylindrical shape as Amazon Echo but has a metallic Harmon Kardon speaker cabinet. Apart from its physical attributes and classy looks, it is determined to bring ease of automation to a large number of varied fields. That is where WebHR comes in, it shares a common goal and mission with Microsoft to bring AI and automation to workplace, to bring more interactive and connected teams, to challenge the past practices, to break the way offices work and to provide a pedestal of advancements improving the work culture. It shows the capability of WebHR and Cortana to get things moving faster not for just large and innovative corporations but also for small and medium enterprises.

Invoke goes beyond being an assistant, it collaborates with WebHR’s advanced integration platform and empowers the future trends of workplace. WebHR had the privilege to be at the Microsoft’s build conference 2017, which was larger than life in every possible way. WebHR was invited to be a part of their launch for their “Cortana powered device called Invoke” as their launch partners and was proud to be displayed as the very first and probably the only business app on their skill sets. This mighty beauty called Invoke can make your offices look like something from the future or more so like the movie “HER” where, you would be able to communicate with the devices and do most of the HR data analysis, this would be your Go-To manager by default.

As easy as it looks and feels like a seamless process, WebHR had to go over a multi-layered complex mechanism to attain this capability. ” It is a developer’s delight to work with Microsoft’s team” – something I hear my team saying constantly. They were always praising Microsoft’s prompt responses and unfaltering support at all times. The Cortana skills kit before going live was available to our developers in its infancy and it was an honor to have worked with them so early on for WebHR’s integration with “Invoke”. WebHR already had a background with Alexa, so it made the process faster if not easier. Teaching Cortana to do what needs to be automated in HR is imperative, as it will make things not just simpler for a lot of large organizations and companies out there but it would help them analyze critical data quickly without any delays or wait time for the team to come up with reports and analysis.

Being at Microsoft Build 2017 was a learning experience and we took home a lot with us, most notably the way they plan “world domination”





One HR Software to Rule Them All

Organizations go through different stages of metamorphosis and their needs change accordingly. It is imperative to induct HR software ahead of time than to repent later. As companies enter a growth phase it becomes an obstruction to sort things out and then start compiling important verifiable data. To make it a chain of succeeding upgrades, always focus on needs vs. accessories and a viable HR focused mechanism earlier in the life cycle of an organization can not only prove beneficial to them in keeping the records clean but also improve employee engagement and work culture.

The early stage companies are always more focused on “time critical” tasks and it is better to avoid archaic procedures and automate as much as possible.

Here, I have attempted to piece together a summary and a guide of all essential HR software needs, as described by cloud based HR software consultancy Software Advice, that different sizes of companies could possibly execute.

This data is a representation of why anyone should be aware of future innovations in HR, in order to successfully build their company’s HR architecture in a proper fashion.

A. How WebHR helps a company that is just starting up


WebHR helps companies in the stages of their infancy, even when they have no established HR department, all the way to the stage where they have thousands of workers. It helps establishing a basic structure through which they can course through the employee’s earnings and salary ranges, accurately remunerating t workers. Once, setup and integrated with a payroll processor, they can calculate total payroll, charge the company bank account for the correct amount and transfer the wages to their employees.

WebHR successfully manages payroll for over 200,000 employees worldwide and has recently announced that it will start calculating and filing federal taxes in U.S. too. It already has a fully integrated payroll mechanism that serves most of its clients but now it will launch an in-house payroll processing module.

Since payroll data is so classified, WebHR takes extra ordinary stances towards the security of its clients and has been rated highly for that.

Time and Attendance:

WebHR offers a complete tracking mechanism for employee hours, leaves and shifts. It is by far the most extensive time and attendance module, which besides just managing employee time and generating reports, allows the employees to clock in and out of shifts, view schedules and request time off.

WebHR is the most innovative HR solution out there, as it integrates with multiple platforms like Amazon, Microsoft etc and has these services given as voice enabled commands, providing the first ever conversational platform for HR related tasks. This hands-free work environment is the leading reason WebHR is considered as one of those companies that is merging AI into the HR industry at a fast pace.

Consider the fact that if a company is even a bit over 100 employees, it is near impossible to track employees hours and PTO manually and hence, WebHR will certainly help manage the company most effectively in that regard.

Personnel Tracking:

With a solid amount of information and data for each employee in an organization, updating and recording data for employees in the age old method of spreadsheets will certainly not work these days, as it is not only time consuming but also error prone. WebHR helps in digitally managing and keeping a log of every important document and creating an easily manageable database of those records. The migration to WebHR can offer any company a fresh start to straighten out any discrepancies and validate administrative composition, hierarchy and structures of the organization.

WebHR allows the system admin/supervisor to be in charge of the level of accessibility of the employees to update their profiles, data and records themselves. So this way, WebHR’s personnel tracking module helps throughout the lifecycle of an employee, starting from the point when the employee comes on board with the company to the point when they exit.

B. Growth Phase

A company when it enters a growth phase and goes on a hiring spree with a substantial number of people, it could benefit immensely from the modules WebHR has to offer in that category. It is specifically designed to adjust to and cater to organizations with growth spurts and has the flexibility to accommodate and mould itself according to their structures, goals and increasing needs.


WebHR helps in an in-depth 360 degree evaluation, which involves multi-layer assessing mechanism through managers, supervisors, colleagues and annual reports involving employee self-assessment. WebHR establishes a mechanism through which individuals, teams and company goals are created and then weighed against employee’s performance focusing on their individual goals.

Performance evaluation and management is not a vanity indicator of a company’s success but a handy tool to judge an actual growth and improvement by accessing “real measurable productivity” that helps employers to identify high performers. This process of identifying high performers also helps companies to recognize their short-comings and then train their employees accordingly. This exercise results in accelerating sales, generate revenue and engage existing employees.

WebHR has a clear edge on other softwares because it helps companies pull out actionable metrics that are essential to formulate analytical data, that structures future strategies.


It is noted that reasonably larger companies, need benefits management for the purposes of enrolling, such as health insurance or a 401 (k). WebHR has a comprehensive and in-depth benefits administration module that makes these processes easier and tacks the data for cost and correspondence towards its expenditure

WebHR’s self service portal can help employees enroll themselves in benefits with an easy vetting process to weigh their options.

Applicant tracking:

WebHR’s ATS is the most popular tool for its clients worldwide and provides a central tool through which recruiters post job openings and can embed it into their websites, post it to social media, refer it to a friend and is also integrated with popular job sites to make the process easier.

It helps in a process of collecting the applications, track the workers, score them individually or set a criterion and test them all the way to where it generates job offer letters for the best candidates.

WebHR has gained immense popularity amongst the recruiters all over the world and has been complimented upon its ease of use and increased functionality. It is also the most sought after feature for most of the companies going through their growth phases.

On boarding:

WebHR’s on boarding tool facilitates new recruits to easily become full fledged employees by moving them through all necessary steps and making the employer’s lives easy. The forms are digitally generated and optimized according the latest rules and regulations.

WebHR takes away the need to have any paperwork involved by automating most of the tasks, providing them an online portal to avoid any confusion regarding their initial roles. WebHR provides a seamless transition to all new job applicants to transition from being a candidate to an actual employee within the company. WebHR makes this tedious task of on boarding for large corporations very simple and swift do that they can move on with the daily routine in no time.


WebHR’s learning management module allows the organizations to train their employees in an online portal. LMS is a great way to identify under-performers and give them necessary training courses to re-enforce their core capabilities and enables the employees to perform at a much better pace.


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.