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Top Indian startups that are redefining HR

SaaS enabled HR tech platforms came out as game changers for the industry

Top Indian startups that are redefining HR

Mumbai: Human resource (HR) technology is an ever changing domain where technology has always been at the pinnacle of addressing the complex issue of HR management. In a bid to create this better and more evolved domain of functioning for an organisation, innovations in the Indian startup ecosystem are now revolutionising the way HR Practices work.

HRTech and software as a service (or SaaS) are enabling organisations with simpler yet effective tech solutions, integrating platforms with the help of AI and automating day to day activities. This gives an empowering experience for leadership and mid management employees thereby enabling them to cultivate better cultural ethos inside the organisation.

With an evolved applicant tracking system, creating a robust hiring process alongside workforce management tools has become crucial. These tools are helping HR and people leaders throughout the employees' lifecycle in an organisation and at multiple touch-points from hiring till the person separates from the organisation.

These performance analytics benefit administrators in becoming more aware of the good and the bad and the right and wrong in their organisation. SaaS enabled HR technology platforms have come out as game changers for the industry.

Chennai-based CultureMonkey is a full stack employee engagement platform that enables to set, track and measure engagement goals through employee surveys and feedback management. This B2B HR tech SaaS platform is on a mission to create happier workplaces across the world by creating tech-enabled modern workplace platforms for employees.

The motivation behind this razor-sharp SaaS model comes from the idea of building an energetic, happy and safe environment that inspires the right mindset of productivity within an organisation. Additionally, this SaaS application can be integrated with other HR SaaS tools which are widely recognised throughout the industry and have been acclaimed by G2 Industry body as a high performing SaaS tool for their spring edition 2022.

Few unique features offered include competitive pricing, lightweight usability, Intuitive UI/UX, swift plug and play capability with super-fast implementation which makes CultureMonkey a revolutionary HR SaaS startup in the country today.

Talking to Bizz Buzz, Senthil Kumar Muthamizhan, Founder & CEO of CultureMonkey says, "SaaS is becoming a game changer for the industry by providing simple management tools for revolutionising the way HR practices work. We provide simple tech solutions to increase employee engagement and instant feedback feature that allows employees to share their concerns with the HR department anywhere, and anytime."

"The employees need not wait for surveys to be sent by the HR department to raise their concerns — they can just e-mail their concerns anonymously. These issues can range from asking for better laptops to internal team issues," he added.

Founded by Chaitanya Peddi, Jayant Paleti and Rohit Chennamaneni in 2015, Darwinbox is a Hyderabad-based company that provides cloud-based Human Resources Management Software (HRMS). The company's SaaS platform engages and empowers employees across the entire lifecycle (hire-to-retire) with a smarter, simpler and mobile-first HR tech experience powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).

he company is backed by Investments from TV Mohandas Pai, Endiya Partners, StartupXseed Ventures, Tracxn Labs. DarwinBox has served 650 organizations and 1.5M employees across more than 90 countries including large conglomerates and fast-growing technology unicorns like Adani, Mahindra, Kotak, TVS, Arvind, JSW, Nivea, Swiggy, Tokopedia, JG Summit Group, NutriAsia, Capiter and more.

Founded by Jay Thaker and Swati Bhargava in Mumbai, sumHR is eliminating the error-prone, highly unreliable spreadsheets. Using the experience and knowledge of new-age HR practitioners,the company is creating a modern cloud-based HR software that will reduce paper work, increase productivity and give everyone time to concentrate on real work.

The company's young professionals are very efficient as they deal with the latest in SaaS and HR and bring the best of the best. sumHR is building a flexible and configurable end-to-end HRMS to help HR teams automate the mundane, streamline the chaos and improve the employees' HR experience.

Founded by Vijay Yalamanchili and Sashi Pagadala, Keka is modern HR software in India that manages employee engagement. It offers time tracking, attendance management, leave management, and payroll management solutions. Keka enables HR leaders to make well-informed decisions and create experiences that help employees stay engaged and productive at work.

Keka's steadfast focus on building an employee centric HR platform was well received by more than 3,000 businesses across India and the world. It simplifies common tasks and allows organisations to seamlessly manage human resources processes. Mobile apps for iOS and Android provide users with on-the-go capabilities.

Founded by Sridhar Vembu in Chennai, Zoho People is an online Human Resource Management System designed to manage and access all employee data from a centralised location. To get started, a device is needed with an internet connection and a Zoho account. There is no software installation required.

Zoho People is cloud-based HR software crafted to nurture employees, quickly adapt to changes, and make HR management agile and effective. Simplify your HR operations, retain talent, and build a high-performing workforce while putting employee experience first. The company provides a powerful but simple way to manage and deliver the best learning experience to employees.

With more than 4,500 organisations, Zoho People have catered to businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Kumud Das
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