Is a Training Meeting the Best Approach

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is an excerpt from my book, “ Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.” There an important step to the training process – answering the question “Does it need to be a meeting?” But it didn’t take a meeting for that type of learning to happen.

What Happens At the Meeting After the Meeting

HR Bartender

( Editor ’s Note: Today’s post is an excerpt from my book, “ Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.” The meeting after the meeting does exist. Many people think it’s really a big gripe session about the meeting. We covered getting buy-in with pitch meetings.

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Raise Business Capital: Give a Time and Attendance Overview

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With an advanced time and attendance system, you can create customized reports to help meet the enormous reporting requirements of securing capital. time and attendance reports profit centers securing capital Has a shiny new object caught your eye?

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – March 2015

HR Bartender

Next week, I will be attending SHRM’s Business Acumen: Integrating HR Across Operations seminar here in Fort Lauderdale. I’m also attending Human Capital Media’s Chief Learning Officer Symposium in Miami on April 13-15. We all know what a bad meeting feels like.

How an Office Uses Cloud Based Time and Attendance Software

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In fact, a cloud based time and attendance software –– with employee self service features –– greatly increases employee engagement among office workers. Here's how: A cloud based time and attendance software has flexible options to meet the needs of different office environments.

ACA Compliance with stratustime Time and Attendance Software

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If you're still calculating time and attendance on a spreadsheet, you'll want to demo our Affordable Care Act (ACA) module in stratus time. You'll see firsthand how time data is captured in real time, with no errors from manual entry.

A First-Time Attendee’s First Impressions of HR Tech


Like many of you, I’ve spent the last few days at the office following up on connections made while attending the 18th annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition. For a first-time attendee of HR Tech, here were my impressions: • A majority of organizations are changing HCM technology.

Conference Attendance 101

China Gorman

You took advice from my last blog post and decided which conference to attend. But now you want to be sure that you leverage your investment by making the most of your attendance. The speakers are typically big names in the industry who speak on universal topics relevant to the conference theme or they are big celebrity names meant to draw your attendance to the conference. Each time slot will hold multiple options for your consideration. Save time for Networking.

Meet Spark Hire at the 2015 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition

Spark Hire

This time, Spark Hire is headed to San Diego, California to attend the 2015 SHRM Talent Management Conference and Exposition. We’re at it again! Once again, we’ll be the guys in the bright orange polos displaying how video interviewing for HR is the future of hiring.

Conference Attendance 301

China Gorman

In 2010 I wrote Conference Attendance 101 , a post on my blog, Data Point Tuesday. Attending HR conferences successfully – getting the most out of the experience – really has taken careful planning and tons of time management.

Do You, or Your Company, Screw Up Meetings?

HR Ringleader

It’s made the social media rounds, but was still good for a laugh one more time. It got me thinking about meetings… specificaly conference calls, since I work from home. Here are just a few: Employees don’t have time to get their other work done.

Meeting Experiences: Survey Results

Future of Work

Last week I asked my readers to complete a brief survey to help me understand the kinds of meetings you participate in and how you feel about them. I was initially somewhat surprised by that essentially positive assessment of meeting experiences.

2015 Talent Landscape: Meeting the Demands of 5 Generations

Cielo HR Leader

For the first time in history, five generations comprise the global workforce – Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen 2020. It’s exceptional, really, that 20- and 30-year old workers are rubbing elbows with 50-, 60-, perhaps even 70-year old professionals in 2015.

Want More Employee Productivity? Figure Out Their “Flow”

HR Bartender

Catherine] Flow is a mental state of being so fully engaged in a task that you lose track of time and place. Cultivating flow requires those common conditions and attending to those individualized factors as well. Lastly, cultures that encourage people to block time are smart.

A Dangerous Meeting


I''ve spent my professional life in meetings. But the reality is meetings are vitally important if led well. I used to believe meetings needed to be managed well. Meetings need to be led. Why It may sound simple, but when you attend a meeting do you know why you''re there?

Use An “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) To Create Employee Engagement

HR Bartender

The reason I’m mentioning this feature is because I attended a conference several months ago where one of the speakers said that they do AMAs with their senior management team. An Ask Me Anything can be conducted at any time. The CEO is in Europe meeting with a potential client?

Hello #SHRM15 Conference Attendees!

HR Bartender

I’m attending the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference. At that time, a small earthquake happened – let’s hope history doesn’t repeat itself. Oh, and I just published my first book, “ Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.”.

Convincing the CEO Isn’t as Difficult As You Think

HR Bartender

I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I’m going to London for Tucana’s HR Change & Transformation conference on October 13-14, 2015. I’m very excited about attending and being a part of this conversation. In one of my first HR jobs, I would attend a weekly manager meeting.

Aligning #HR Technology With Your Talent Decisions

HR Bartender

What is the best use of their talents (as a full-time, part-time or contractor)? By that I mean data that is consistent, accurate and timely. HRMS can also offer scheduling, time and attendance, and absence management functions.

4 Recruiting Tools You Should Be Using in 2015

Spark Hire

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look at the recruiting tools you used in 2014 and make some decisions on how you will stay ahead of the game in 2015. Video can save you so much time and make recruiting a lot easier and even fun.

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THE TOP 20 BRANDED HR PROS: Meet Linda Aldred, SVP of HR at Texas Children's Hospital.

The HR Capitalist

Corner her on why, and she'll tell you that she poked and prodded the team into social engagement over time. I suspect there's only so many times your SVP of HR can mention you on Twitter before you get engaged with the tools, right?

Win a VIP Meet And Greet With Rob Lowe or Arianna Huffington


You probably know that Arianna Huffington and Rob Lowe are speaking at WorkHuman 2015. But did you know that you actually can meet Rob or Arianna? Register for WorkHuman 2015 now! Meet Rob Lowe or Arianna Huffington at WorkHuman 2015!

What Are #HR Analysts and Why Should You Pay Attention To Them

HR Bartender

As a blogger, I’ve been fortunate to participate in events that I would not normally have attended when I was an HR Generalist. During those events, I learn about the companies, the products and services they provide, and how they meet the needs of human resources professionals.

#HRTechWorld And #HRTechConf 2015 Attendee Tips

In Full Bloom HR

But whether you’re going to both shows or just one of them (and I can’t imagine that any of you will be missing both of them), it’s time to finalize your preparations so that you get the most out of your time in Paris and/or Las Vegas. do you want to meet?

THE TOP 20 BRANDED HR PROS: Meet Pete Radloff, Technical Recruiter at comScore.

The HR Capitalist

It takes time to brand yourself, and the results aren't necessarily evident until years in the future. You can attend the livestream online featuring studio coverage with Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett by registering here (click to register).

The Top 3 Mistakes Consultants Make

HR Bartender

After enough time has passed, they will realize that consulting is your real job. Consultants need to be prepared, follow-up and meet deadlines. Take time to attend conferences, classes, etc. even if it means leaving some billable time on the table.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter

HR Bartender

Let’s face it, we go to a conference or meeting and get talked into opening an account on a social network. But the reality is, we get home and often that extra time doesn’t materialize and we never really learn how to make the most of that new program.

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Handling Your HR Mistakes – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

When I explained my hire date was incorrect, I was told that I had been accruing Paid Time Off (PTO) at a lower rate. Looking back, there were times when I took time off, didn’t have enough PTO, and lost wages.

Avoid These 3 Workplace Pitfalls That Can Hurt Productivity

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Below are a few of the most common workplace productivity barriers and suggestions on how to work around them: Unscheduled meetings. Avoid this common workplace pitfall by pre-scheduling meetings 2 weeks to a month in advance (when possible).

Make Your Next Employee Event “Instagrammable”

HR Bartender

In my career, I planned parties, but I also attended the P&L meeting. Last year, I attended the BlogHer Pro conference where a speaker talked about making events “Instagrammable”. They wanted the managers to have a good time.

THE TOP 20 BRANDED HR PROS: Meet Mary Faulkner, Head of Talent at Denver Water.

The HR Capitalist

9 times out of 10, people who are well-branded get their start by being pushed or inspired by others to share their ideas. Branding is an outcome of sharing in a consistent fashion across time. .

“READ … MY … FAX!” Is NOT a Good Termination Meeting!

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday’s Advisor celebrated Back to the Future: Part II on the date of Emmett “Doc” Brown and Marty McFly time-traveling to October 21, 2015—and it highlighted a few scenes that were surprisingly applicable to HR. HR 2015? HR Management 2015 Future Marty Game Plan HR

Meetings: A Snapshot of Your Organization’s Culture


Meetings are cultural artifacts that give us a snapshot about how people in the organization relate to each other. Posters proclaiming good meeting habits tell us about the espoused meeting culture while the food fight we see during the meeting shows us the culture that actually exists.

Four Keys To A Good Recognition Program

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Here are a four helpful ways to do just that: Discovery Time. Opening up an anonymous survey to discover what these needs are can help you gain insight into how to develop a program to meet these needs. employee engagement time and attendance software

Meet Amy, Our New HR Director!


Amy has been with us since the beginning of May—just in time to help reinstitute our summer flex time policy , put recruiting into high gear, and attend SHRM with the rest of the team. Can you believe Baudville was without an HR manager for six months?