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.

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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.

How Loyal Are Your Employees ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A few important guidelines to follow are:

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

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

Just Ask WebHR

Just ask WebHR

It is about time, that HR enters into newer more advanced territories. WebHR has been a “lucky star” to almost do things before the market catches up with it, introducing the latest trends and technologies at a rocket pace. The latest being its “Conversational UX”

WebHR has a more agile focus and is targeting consumers with precision now, it has a habit of engaging in rapid innovation and upgrades. That includes the use of Bots and AI to simulate a conversation, creating a co-worker or an assistant that deals with your day to day HR related tasks.

The revolution has carried WebHR on a wave of new discoveries and now, it not only uses the chat-bots but has ventured into merging HR with AI enabled devices, specially “Amazon Echo” using its virtual assistant Alexa, which acts as your personal HR buddy. This is the next big thing people have been waiting for, the much needed leap, specifically for start-ups and emerging businesses that cannot afford costly enterprise solutions or large teams to deal with HR. So, there is good news for them – WebHR is their savior and it opens up new avenues for them, assisting them to work smarter and faster.

This integration with Amazon’s Alexa is the first step as it wants to now interface with whatever, interconnected device or AI assistant you use, such as  Cortana, Siri or Google Home.  This would let your “Amazon Echo” or any device to enhance your workplace productivity by minimizing the time required by actual people to do the same task.

In the era of GIG economy, workforce comprises of all kinds of workers like full-time, contractors, part-time and free lancers, automation will probably bring relief to new businesses by reducing its costs and budgets, giving the HR team more space to focus on strategy to improve the quality of work, rather than wasting their time on menial tasks.

The leaders that want to blend in with the futuristic trends and technologies should look forward to incorporating tools like WebHR and promote a culture of ease and comfort leading to a fluid and smooth work flow. Lets embrace a positive change for the betterment of work culture around the globe.

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

The top management may immensely benefit by having a quick access to their workforce data by analyzing/crunching key HR matrices such as, employee retention rate, employee turn over, payroll summary, head count (headcount by category, nationality, gender, age range etc). This helps bridge the gap between the management and HR data by allowing rapid reach to important decision making data and reports required to accelerate growth and prosperity of the company. This is bringing the spark back into your boring HR routines by quitting multiple apps to get your HR related work done, talk to “Alexa” and get what you want in a simple more natural language.

Not only would you enjoy this new way of dealing with your software but it would make a heck of a difference in the way you can actually summarize and smartly utilize your time with just a few sentences. There is no screen, no stress and no manager to deal with. On a lighter note, you don’t have to worry about your manager getting sick or taking a day off, or being late to a critical meeting. Alexa kind of takes care of that part by being available at all times.

WebHR Alexa

What’s better than a chat bot? A physical device, a portable “physical device”. Think about the immense benefit it can provide to companies short on funds and a mere $49.99 of one time investment into buying Amazon Echo, can eliminate the need for elaborate HR teams. The purpose is to automate what can be and create a “yes-man HR manager” you can easily talk to.

With a continues hype around connectivity of these devices as the trend continues, WebHR surfaces as the first company ever, to have entered and bring a much needed innovation to the HR world. This is a huge untapped potential and an opportunity which a lot of companies are unfortunately missing out on.

Since WebHR supports more than 20 languages, imagine what relief it is going to be on a global scale, when on the far corners of the world where English is not a native language and this provides them a platform of natural communication with their system to get the work done efficiently without the barriers erected by language. An object placed at every desk, conversing with you in your language and performing tasks, that would otherwise have required a lot of time for completion.

It can proudly be claimed that WebHR is an undisputed “pioneer” and has brought disruption to the HR industry because along with its claim of bringing an affordable corporate structured HR service, it is now also the first one to have gone a step further and has introduced HR services through AI enabled devices. It has unlocked a hidden potential of providing a hands-free work environment which is a bliss for company heads and top managers.

We are thrilled to offer this “hands-free” work environment related to HR to companies of all sizes and structures, since WebHR is more like an “Uber” of the HR industry and has set new norms by re-writing the rule book. “The bar for excellence has been raised”.

Breathing life into HR through AI

 

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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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 Only Multi-lingualSocial HR

We hear the same thing over and over again these days. “Diversity” is hot and controversial at times, a lot is being said than done. It is pretty fashionable to mention it to become a part of those so called kind at heart and thoughts. People do it more as a gesture of being generous, when it should have been the most natural thing to do.

The world is not all white and black anymore, it is way more racially mixed and complicated than ever before. Would be unjust to kind of hijack the word and never actually mean to get practically serious about it. From hot shot VCs to major companies boast their racial and religious richness and that they care about it deeply, when we see too little happening in reality.

This year at SaaStr Annual we learnt that there were actually some from those top notch that were not just using fancy language to look modern and hip, it was applied and implemented as a norm. Still feeling pretty proud to be the only founders from Pakistan in an event like this, the crowd had people coming from 47 countries. WebHR was honored to have the opportunity to be there, learning and observing a very special need in the market for a company like ours.

A lot of them looked pretty surprised to see a sophisticated serious SaaS company from this region that has spread its wings globally. Most of the feedback was promising and positive, we had advices and honest ideas fed to us by the major players in the industry.

That being said, it not just boosted the companies morale,it registered the fact we were doing something that most of the companies have not even thought of doing . WebHR has broken into most complicated markets by being diverse and providing a futuristic solution in multiple languages.

The motto is simple, we grow and scale and penetrate the markets that were dominated by softwares that people were struggling to understand and cope with. We innovated the age old ways of doing things, not because we were crazy but because we felt it was time somebody did that. I know a lot of companies would desperately try to get an investor on board at this stage and get things going to a new level, kill me for saying this, WebHR has different focus. We have learnt the art of lean and clean and are busy building it like we wanted, solving problems like we should.

Raising rounds too quick can be wonderful and overwhelming at times and observation and market trends tell us, that drop in the valuations that fluctuate with downward trends can be pretty lethal. The focus towards market sensitivity should be clear, WebHR has gathered a Hire to Retire strategy and has given it out to the world with multilingual interface, a smart and well thought out plan to serve the markets deficient in sophisticated technology. What could be better than this, people not struggling with tricky solutions that provided too little against a huge chunk of money, something they dread to do but have no other option. Opening channels for them has been a satisfying job for WebHR, which tends to open new avenues. Reaching and grasping scores of companies from Nigeria to Vietnam, from UAE to Mexico , reaching out to 193 countries on the map. True “diversity” not just as a multilingual solution but being geographically diverse when it comes to customers. Having a dedicated team that makes this dream come true, WebHR is destined to be the primary HR tool in the cloud

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.