WebHR – Facebook Of The Work World

The need to collaborate, be acknowledged, to help, to uplift and to assist each other in a team is as natural as breathing. To feel and be a part of a connected framework, is a primary need that brings a sense of belonging amongst people who work together, building mutual aims and ambitions. This primal desire of being connected has been met in the modern age through cloud computing and mobile networks.

WebHR has been a staunch supporter of going social from the beginning, even when the concept was unheard of and called themselves an All-in-one Social HR, pioneering the concept of highly engaged teams. The high-tech social dashboards on an HR software are a sight to be delighted. They bring the people working in a company closer and engaged in many ways and at many levels. The team motivation helps people perform at their highest potential, bringing a surge in company profits and improving revenues. The open work spaces are best examples of the collaborative teams, a very sought after, “must have” trait for the millennials. In the modern day offices employees want to associate themselves to a part of culture that speaks their language, their codes and behaviors, a true representation of most of the young and fast growing tech empires of the world; including the king of all “Facebook”. Their success story is based on Global connectivity and that is what modern day work spaces need the most.

WebHR not just looks, feels and acts like Facebook, its highly advanced AI capabilities bring it closer to the fact that it is the “only software” out there to do things unconventionally, bringing a sense of ease and fun, while doing a boring and repetitive job of performing the HR tasks day in and day out. The complicated work flows are simplified for more accurate results. It has all the glory of Facebook fun, seriousness of the most sophisticated HCM suites and technology of the future  to make it unique in every aspect.

The clients feedback provides fodder to its self-esteem, WebHR has been told by some of the very well known companies in the world, that they spent millions of dollars in search of a suitable mechanism that they can adapt to and merge with their ecosystems for more productivity and failed at it, until they switched to WebHR. They hinted that the functionalities were far superior in comparison and it saved them immense time and money to manage their employees as compared to systems that took months to implement with complicated workflows, with little to no ease in learning curves. This young and promising company thrives on such feedback, it lives to accomplish this motto and provide the best practices for people and their companies, spreading a sense of comfort and ease all these social tools bring to your lives.

From the moment someone logs into WebHR, they are taken to a dynamic and a beautifully crafted dashboard. This dashboard allows the employees to update their statuses, post photos, videos, wish each other over the holidays, post birthday greetings, welcome new employees, announce something or share motivational content. They can share informative videos, creating a process of learning and employers can give badges to reward and appreciate the employees, boosting their Morales. There is a new chat messenger feature that allows all online employees using their WebHR accounts, to engage in a conversation with each other, keeping a log of their previous chats, so that they can catch up on their conversations in case they have logged out of the system. There is also a personal task widget with animated icons, to help create personal deadlines and a To-Do list  in a fun way. The company news feed looks like Facebook and helps employees stay updated with the company timeline and its events like, company news, birthdays, lunches etc. All this exercise keeps them off their other devices, gently eradicating unnecessary distractions and their need to rely on them as a tool for communication within the company. This highly dynamic platform also provides a conference room, discussion forums, polls and surveys that creates essential recorded data for business intelligence.

Employees through the history of workplaces have been subjected to harsh and unproductive work environments, where employers thought that the only engaging tool was to pay them well. As it has been proved over a course of time that, it is not true, employee wellness and performance improves with appreciation, rewards and acknowledgement. A collaborative work environment that encourages team spirit is more supportive and well perceived. WebHR has played its role in the modern day HR industry by initiating this positive thought process, creating a well informed circle of employees that acts as a tightly knit community, which is not distracted but more encouraged to perform well by not competing with its peers but upgrading themselves to a better level and stage gradually. This process not just brings value but also forms a culture of symbiotic benefits, that have a chain effect on the progress of a company as a whole.

The video chat feature in WebHR also eliminates the need for external software to jump in and fulfill that requirement, reducing the costs allocated for such tasks, conveniently bringing it all under one platform, saving a ton load of hassle to constantly stay on a switch mode. This level of engagement  and connectivity brings forth teams that perform well in a Global setting as well. A well coherent inter-relational mechanism of all departments working in harmony, allowing customers to connect to support teams, support teams to tech teams, tech teams to collaborate with customer success, giving space to the R&D teams to build and research cutting edge technologies that are in turn tested and launched by separate teams. This fuels a funnel of inter-dependent and yet fully functional units at work that uplift and compliment each other, portraying the values of a company.

This smart ecosystem gives birth to the concept of “we” rather than individuals working in personal capacities, forming personalities and characteristics of employees that tend to belong to “teams” and groups who collectively get appreciated and rewarded for accomplishing tasks done by helping each other out. This produces remarkable outcome when done in such a fashion, that it automatically highlights high-performers and alpha roles, that hardly ever crumble under pressure, solving problems at a rapid pace. WebHR’s social engaging tools form community of employees at work, that have an unwavering dedication towards team mission, they are go-getters, who  believe in working with diverse teams, achieving goals faster, efficiently and more responsibly than others.

The concept of a “fun” and “sassy” workplace brings more engagement and happiness, creating positive thinkers who in turn become high achievers. A fun workplace also accounts for an evident sense of happiness, creating positive vibes and outcomes. WebHR envisions the true image of practical connectivity and is considered as the “Facebook” of the work-world. The vision it embodies is the representation of a futuristic digital HR, that is part and parcel of a much needed HR transformation. WebHR’s future connected employees symbolize all the traits like goal oriented, fast communicators, information sharers, leaders and performers merged together. These are the people who always stay ahead of the learning curve.

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”

 

 

 

 

Your Business Is Doomed ! – Here is why…

WebHR_EmbraceTheChange

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scary! isn’t it?

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

How to save them?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Technology:

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

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

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

Go Mobile :

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

 

Meet Remotely :

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

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

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

Avoid Cash Burn :

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

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

 

Automate :

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

 

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

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