By Michele Nachum, 14 May 2013
As we all know, many small to mid-sized companies would like to work on the core parts of their business, but often they do not have the time. HR (especially today) is becoming more complicated but managing employee information has never been more important. Having a professional online service like BambooHR that can take the weight and the stress off a small business that either has a small HR department or no HR department at all. With help from an online service like BambooHR, HR managers have more time for meaningful work: to create a rewarding culture; to provide accurate executive reports with the click of a button; to anticipate employee milestones; to give managers role-specific access that ensures personnel information is confidential and secure; to enable employees to self-service their time off; and to proactively respond to compliance guidelines, which vary from state to state and country to country. Upshot - having a professional online service that automates daily HR tasks is a lifesaver for many entrepreneurs and start-ups. This BambooHR review highlights how this “in the cloud” HR management service specializes in helping small businesses with all of their HR needs.
By Stephanie Miles, 18 April 2013
Employee training is big business. In the U.S. alone, organizations spend an estimated $156 billion on employee learning each year, according to the American Society for Training and Development. Mindflash is an innovative platform that can help firms reduce those costs, enabling human resources and training departments to host employee training classes and company seminars online for a fraction of the price. In this Mindflash review, I will evaluate this online training platform and see whether the cloud-based courses and videos that users can create are truly as effective as in-person training seminars. I will find out what types of businesses the platform was designed to work best for, and learn exactly what’s involved in putting together a professional presentation using the application.
By Rakesh Sharma, 25 March 2013
[caption id="attachment_17782" align="alignleft" width="105"] workable review[/caption] Hiring decisions are difficult and rarely easy. Complexity is ingrained into the process. This week we will look at a solution that simplifies the hiring process using existing Internet tools and process. In this Workable review we will dive into an innovative hiring and tracking recruiting software. We will look at its features, interface, and see how it can be of use to you.
By Stephanie Watson, 5 March 2013
Team Insights has been developed by a Brighton based company, HowToMotivateATeam Ltd, and that is exactly what it does. It works alongside existing HR software and process to survey your team and identify exactly where you need to focus to engage and motivate them. Why is this important? Well there is a lot of research that clearly shows that a motivated and engaged team is more productive, happier and more profitable. Continue reading this Team insights review for more information on this web-based program.
By Stephanie Watson, 27 February 2013
Keeping track of who is off work, how much time each employee has used and the vacation schedule for the business year is complicated. So is keeping everyone happy about time off, from workers to managers. TimeOffManager says it has organized this tricky part of business life. Let's take a look in this TimeOffManager review.
By Stephanie Watson, 25 February 2013
Doing the payroll for a small to medium size business is no fun. Who am I kidding, it's not fun for any business! Getting the hours right, calculating taxes, adding commissions, bonuses, subtracting the coffee fund fee—it's complicated and easy to make mistakes. PaymentEvolution says it makes doing a Canadian payroll fast and user friendly. I know as a small business owner that it can be confusing to keep everything straight. I often wish I had a software that let me keep track of everyone. Let's take a look with this Payment Evolution review.
By Stephanie Watson, 11 February 2013
With the unemployment rate so high, you would think that finding good employees would be easy. Unfortunately you still have to interview many candiates you find one who fits the position properly. In this GooodJob review, we will explore how GooodJob Mobile, the new referrals app from GooodJob, makes it simple for your current employees to refer new employees through your employee referral program. Most of the time the best employees are recommended by current employees. An employee would not want to recommend someone who would do a bad job - nor would an employee want to recommend a friend to a bad job! Let's learn how you can benefit from this cool recruitment app.
By Rakesh Sharma, 7 February 2013
On the best of days, resource scheduling using spreadsheets can be a painful and time-consuming affair. This is because it involves multiple tasks and headaches from wrestling with pivot tables and inscrutable formulas in Excel to finding out scheduling conflicts for your resources. To top it all off, there are very few solutions in the market that are exclusively focused on scheduling. This week, we will review Resource Guru – a solution that simplifies resource scheduling and makes it enjoyable. We will look at its interface, features, and see how it can be of use to you.
By Elke Schmitt, 1 February 2013
It is no secret that large companies such like Microsoft get around 50,000 resumes per week. There is no doubt that they have an established process and software to review the candidates and only show those that are a good fit. However, also small companies need to spend some time thinking about how they want to organize their applicant tracking or HR chores in general. At GetApp we are big fans of Quora and we made a research on the most interesting Quora threads for recruiters that we want to share with you.
By Elke Schmitt, 29 January 2013
It´s January! That means hiring times for small businesses. We know that it is not easy for small business owners to be the CEO, marketing manager and HR manager at the same time and, of course, keep the budget spent low. The good thing is that many software companies know about this problem and offer affordable solutions in the cloud. Today, we are going to look at 3 very affordable talent management apps that will help you manage your workforce, train your talents on board and help you find new employees.
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