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7 reasons to switch to a cloud payroll software

Posted by Yohann on Jan 23, 2017 2:17:58 PM

World-over, companies are making the switch to cloud payroll software for their HR & Payroll needs. There are multiple reasons for this; ranging from cost-effectiveness to reductions in the carbon footprint. Below, I've listed five of the most prominent reasons that's sure to make you lend a thought in this direction:

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Topics: cloud payroll software

From the diary of a seasoned HR Practitioner: Workplace Communication

Posted by Guest on Jan 16, 2017 11:47:16 AM
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Topics: HR

Understanding leave and leave policies

Posted by Guest on Jan 11, 2017 1:00:07 PM

After having bagged your dream job (congratulations for that!), we believe you would like to read your employment contract in more detail. One of the clauses on the contract deals with the leaves that you can avail. Well, thank your employer for providing you this work-life balance! These are off-work days in addition to the holidays that you are entitled to, in the manner laid out in that policy, and you need not work all work-days to earn your salary. Most of these leaves are 'paid leaves' except for leaves taken beyond such entitlements, which is termed as 'Loss Of Pay (LOP)' or 'Leave WithOut Pay (LWOP)'.

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Topics: Leave

Leave year-end process: Why it’s time to move on from Excel

Posted by Thushara on Jan 9, 2017 2:25:33 PM



The leave year-end process is a key aspect of leave management in any organization. Leave year-end activities include consolidation of different leave types availed of, clearance of all pending leaves, and more. Even a mismatch of a single day’s leave can result in cost implications for your organization and employees alike and needless loss of credibility for the organization, not to mention disgruntled employees.

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Topics: Leave

The all-new Data Drive feature: Data collection made easy

Posted by Abhilash on Jan 2, 2017 2:42:25 PM

Do you wish you had an easy way of collecting Aadhaar card and bank account details from all your employees to file their PF returns via ECR 2.0?

We have an easy solution: our recently launched Data Drive feature. This feature allows you to initiate, monitor, verify and complete such large and recurring data drives with just a few clicks.

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Topics: PF, HR and Payroll software

Version 5.3.4: Product Update

Posted by Tanwistha on Dec 29, 2016 4:39:57 PM



Release 5.3.4 brings a new feature, Data Drive, along with some major enhancements in the application. This blog sums up all these changes and keeps you updated.

Data Drive

It is often a key responsibility of the HR admin to collect critical information from employees for quality assurance, statutory compliance and good decision making. Aadhaar card details, bank account information, PAN card details, UAN details, etc. are some important information that the HR admin may require to collect. 

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Topics: Update

Leave year-end process: Quick and easy on greytHR

Posted by Thushara on Dec 26, 2016 6:06:27 PM

It’s that time of the year we all look forward to, the time to bid farewell to 2016 and ring in 2017.

Christmas and New Year’s eve always evoke pleasant memories. But amidst all the merrymaking, are you cutting down on your own leaves to streamline the leave year-end process? Are you using multiple spreadsheets? Are you at your wits’ end in an attempt to eliminate copy-paste errors that invariably arise when working with Excel? Or, are you lost in a mire of e-mails and scrambling to capture disorganized leave approvals and requests received through them?

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Topics: Leave Management, HR

Decoding Attrition – The Other Side of the Story

Posted by Guest on Dec 21, 2016 2:51:03 PM

“Losing people to the competition could lead to a dip in the company’s market share and increased revenue for the competition.” – Shailja Dutt, Chairperson, Stellar Search, Business Today, December 18, 2016.

“Companies need to find out why people are leaving and how they can prevent attrition.” – Amit Nandkeolyar, Assistant Professor, Indian School of Business, Business Today, December 18, 2016

Voluntary attrition is always painful for the company barring exceptional situations. The intensity of pain is directly proportional to the contribution-potential of the employees, who quit for a variety of reasons.

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Topics: HR

Win a Christmas hamper worth ₹3,000 by spending just 2 minutes on Facebook!

Posted by greytHR on Dec 19, 2016 1:53:03 PM

‘Tis the season to be jolly indeed! With Christmas just around the corner, we thought we’d get a head start and usher in the season with the greytHR Christmas Contest. Offices around the world will be gearing up for the celebrations with festive decorations, themed parties and lots of cake. So we thought we’ll create a cache of Christmas celebrations in various offices around India. This will be the perfect platform to showcase your most creative and festive workplace by capturing and uploading pictures from your office. To top it off, the two most popular entries will get the specially curated, greytHR Christmas Hamper worth ₹3,000.

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Topics: Contest

Employment Contract: Clauses that are important

Posted by Guest on Dec 15, 2016 12:30:16 PM

Most of us would have heard of the dialogue made by Salman Khan “ek baar jo maine commitment…”, right? In real life though, most people are not just as committed; which is why contract law in India transitioned over the years from ‘oral’ to ‘written’. When written commitment was not enough and fell short of what was required to be done, the concept of ‘witness’ was brought in to spice matters up. Indian contracts have proved that ‘more’ does not always mean ‘merry’.

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Topics: HR