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.

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.

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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”.

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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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WebHR Ranked As A Top HR leader by Gartner’s GetApp – 2016

Human Resources (HR) Category Leaders Q4 2016 for WebHR

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.

WebHR is again ranked at the top of the HR leaders category by GetApp for the year 2016. WebHR has stayed in the top three slot for a whole year and that is an achievement in itself.

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Give Your HR A Face Lift

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

WebHR: A Success Story

WebHRPoster30Like all SaaS startups, there was always a dream to make it “better” than ever before. A young aspiring graduate from the University of Minnesota relentlessly worked day and night and found out that his path is not normality in life but chaos.

Back in the days when SaaS and cloud was not heard of, an idea was tested in a third world country,  heaps of files with paper based records and ancient office norms for HR were completely changed. Some times, giving away the software for free to hundreds of not for profit organizations and educational institutes. The only reason for this madness was to upgrade the existing practices and putting these countries in line with Advanced technology of the world . The lunacy was not to have left the dream jobs offered at the most reputed companies but to build a ground breaking All-In-One Social Cloud Based HR that caters to everything from Hire to Retire. The day day it was launched, it received its first ever paid clients from three major countries of the world. Then there was no stopping it, revenue and money had never been an objective, the objective was to make things affordable, to provide what no other does and bring high quality advanced technology in different languages to the world.

WebHR, a first ever Scoial Cloud HR was created that spread its existence to 193 countries without any marketing tactic or expenditure. The path to success was innovation, changing and putting it at a pedestal where only some very reputable companies exist. With a team of ten to twenty dedicated people to begin with, our relations with our customers were not just strong but very personal, sometimes extensive training , which to this date usually costs them nothing, were given round the clock. The team would work diligently  in different time zones with little or no sleep. A “lean methodology” was our mantra and “Steve Blanks”our GURU. We were our own brand ambassadors.

Our freemium model, which was very  useful for thousands of companies around the world with ten or less employees was an instant success and conversion rates were phenomenal. We had zero people on marketing to begin with, as it was completely boot strapped and couldn’t afford expensive and fancier tools. The organic growth came into focus, the more we improved and expanded the system, the more customers started pouring in. Integrations and apps were built, all using no money, just one big crazy developer with sleepless nights, making miracles happen. The retention rates were great, the burnt out team would celebrate every time a new country was pinned on the WebHR map.

Every customer had one single feedback, you are giving away a whole world of HR at a very little price. We would press them to criticize and create support tickets within in the system and that is how we built a great software. Making it so secure that it could handle a company as low as five employees and as big as 30,000 employees.

The user interface was a big winner, the designs and layouts were sleek, sophisticated and so neat that no time was spent to set up an account. WebHR kept security its priority and worked on it, as the data was of paramount importance for every company and specially us. Our A/B testing kept on going but we never annoyed our loyal customers, our vision is to create workplace harmony and provide a social interactive mechanism within a company, providing them room for progress and promote company culture at all platforms.

WebHR is built on the principles of organic growth and lean methodology which has been a success in every possible way, landing it a top HR category leadership position at Get App by Gartner Globally. It is being taught as a case study at American University of Dubai and several other universities. It is a product built with honesty and perseverance , aimed to take over the world of SaaS and cloud HR.

A Surprising Trend In SaaS

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Most SaaS companies have faced what’s called  “bubble” that has almost burst in the recent times. The lack of true growth and money flowing in through generous investors, who believed and romanticized with the idea of growth at any cost, has abruptly come to a cruel end. The lack of true profit being the culprit, has left many SaaS companies either going down the dreaded curve or some larger companies pushed into doing down rounds with investors ;as the perceived valuation goes down. What’s more surprising is , where did things go wrong?  Since, SaaS companies are known to stringently rely on hardcore metrics that are excellent indicators of a company’s progress. It sure is good for the general audience and some investors to judge a company’s progress based on its ARR and revenue per share and perfect for companies gone into public trading but the hard fact is SaaS is a lot different than just that.

The decisions based on the above stated facts can simply be disastrous. In olden days the ways were simpler for SAP and other giants, their revenues were solid representation of their earnings , like if a company would get their software for a year that would account to an addition to the company’s revenue as compared to software as a service model where the revenue and expenditure is completely mismatched.

Hence, the flow of cash is not what it seems for the SaaS companies. It is much tough, a lot of ease for the customer though as they pay once a month or a year at a time. For the older companies any upgrades to the software added a percentage to the existing cost of the license.

This trend leads to a whole lot of negative cash flow amounting to a longer time to reach a plateau where the customer actually starts paying for the software expenses. The more customers added to a SaaS model only lead to more diversion of the curve until a point comes when it starts gaining a bit of the momentum on positive aspect.

A newer SaaS startup has a lot more to catch up than just align with the cash flow. Investors mostly have little or no knowledge about the SaaS models with the exception of a few. A few brave enough to delve deeply enough to get success at it, specially Jason, Skok and Mark Suster. They bring a welcome change to he scenario and a have a deeper understanding of the SaaS companies than anyone out there. Their word of mouth and endeavors to make things easier for newer companies is commendable.

SaaS companies are evolving at a much faster rate than any traditional company and hence, it is better to bet your money at an advanced system that has more room for improvement and spends lesser cost on research, for SaaS the scalability is more profitable as the “one version” software is easy to upgrade and fix. The support and I always say, customer support is an epitome of success. Why do the recent wave of entrepreneurs and investors get excited by SaaS, its only because the customers have an odd but a very reasonable desire to stick to SaaS models and once a company signs up with them, they are theirs to play with. The top tier involvement in the company’s decision to adopt a certain system has brought in more space and adjust-ability to more educated and evolved SaaS products to come into focus. Thus, most companies hardly ever rely on IT alone to make such decisions.

SaaS companies are usually way more transparent in their billings and operations as they strictly  follow all metrics involved, be it CAC, LTV, Churn or deffered revenue.

The news some times might get scary for SaaS companies but some of them are scaling, taking huge market chunks and just know their maths. These small SaaS companies have a desire and will probably take over the corporate world.

 

 

WebHR raised rank in HR Leader category Globally by Gartner’s GetApp

Last week, Get App by Gartner released its quarterly ranking and WebHR is proud to announce that it was included in the top 25 HR Leaders Category. WebHR has had a continuous  upwards trend at Get App and has moved to #2 this quarter.

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The unique five factor scoring, worth 20 points each, for a total possible score of 100. These factors include user reviews, integrations, mobile app availability, media presence and security. These being WebHR’s strong fortes moved and pushed it up the slots, in the midst of some great competition. Get App is pretty transparent and is independent of commercial interests and existing relationships that Get App has with App vendors.

Top Human Resources (HR) Software 2016 | GetApp

WebHR is a cloud based social HR that handles everything from Hire to Retire used by over 15,000 companies in 193 countries Globally. WebHR is a fully developed and trusted app, with multiple interfaces, such as web app, iOS, Android and windows 8 app. It is available in multiple languages such as English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese & Turkish.

SaaS HR is a 22bn industry and it is estimated that by 2020 80% of Fortune 1000 companies will replace their existing HR software and adopt  a more futuristic and SaaS based HR. That is where WebHR comes in . It is a cost effective, feature rich HR solution, which handles complete recruitment, payroll, comprehensive graphs, performance reviews, leaves & attendance, employee tracking, time tracking, extensive employee profile, auto reminders and a detailed online job portal.

WebHR is destined to be a primary HR tool in the cloud

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Why Is WebHR Absolutely Essential For Your Business?

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

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

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

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

The Art Of Pitching To Customers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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