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Standup Meetings Help Build Transparency

HR Bartender

There are only three types of meetings : informational meetings, problem solving meetings, and feedback meetings. Within each of these types of meetings are narrower categories; for example, a brainstorming meeting can be considered a feedback meeting because the purpose is to get feedback (in the form of ideas) about a particular issue. One of the most effective types of informational meetings is the standup meeting.

Use These 4 Question Types To Facilitate More Effective Meetings


People hate meetings… and for good reason. Leadership knows they are expensive , and take up time that could be better spent on producing actual outcomes. Employees can find them to be boring or a waste of time. But meetings don’t have to be that way. For example, one-on-one meetings between managers and employees are vital and should never be skipped. Facilitating an effective meeting is not always an easy task. Follow Meeteor on Twitter at @meeteorHQ.

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Discovery Phase – the start of a successful Workforce Management (WFM) implementation


For example, you may be asked questions such as, “What are your organization’s policies regarding working on a holiday?” “Would you like your time and attendance rule to standardize this process and track working on a holiday the same for all employees, or should different employee groups be handled differently?” Interfaces are a key part of a time and attendance implementation. Clock Analysis for Time and Attendance Discovery phase.

6 Reasons To Attend HR Tech User-Conferences

China Gorman

I am frequently invited to attend user conferences in the HR Tech space and I am becoming a huge fan of these events. The latest case in point was KronosWorks , the annual gathering of customers and prospects of Kronos , the heavyweight provider of tools and services to manage and engage an entire workforce with a focus on time/attendance management. ATTEND THESE SESSIONS! Creating relationships with peers in other organizations can save you time and money.

Can You Bring Your Mother To a Meeting With #HR – Ask HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Employees often get very nervous when asked to a private meeting with human resources or their supervisor. Can you have someone sit in on a meeting between you and your supervisor? The situation is that an employee asked if her mother could attend the meeting, fearing that she would be in a hostile situation. This is not an unusual situation at all. I’ve been asked the question several times. Does age factor into having “invited guests” to meetings?

11 Small Business Tips for an Epic Annual Meeting

ExactHire HR Trends

One of my favorite instances of this benefit is the annual ExactHire company meeting. While we do meet as a team on a monthly basis, the annual meeting enables us to retreat off site and do a deep dive into the state of the organization, our long-term product road map and our business strategy. Having at least six of these yearly meetings under our belt now, I can say we’ve definitely improved our efficiency and meeting outcomes over the years.

Back to Basics: Making Your Meetings More Effective

Future of Work

I’ve been studying and writing about organizational meetings for years. And I’ve offered lots of tips, techniques, and “rules” for making your meetings matter – to the organization, to your staff, and to yourself (see my new website, , for details about my new book and associated service offerings; and scan my past blog posts for loads of ideas and recommendations). But I haven’t spent enough time discussing why making meetings matter is so important.

Making Your Meetings Better: The Business Case for a Fix

Future of Work

What is it worth to make your meetings both more efficient and more effective? As I have been suggesting for the past several weeks, meetings can be improved in many different ways, both by reducing their costs (fewer meetings, shorter meetings, fewer participants, smaller conference rooms, and relying more on virtual meetings), and by improving their outcomes (crisper decisions, more explicit commitments to action, more active follow-up and feedback).

Three Steps for Increasing Your Meetings ROI

Future of Work

Over the last several weeks I have been exploring several basic ways to improve your organizational ROI for meetings. Last week I talked about two complementary approaches to improving meeting efficiency: Holding fewer meetings. Conducting shorter meetings. See “ The Business Case for Making Your Meetings Matter (Part 3) ” for details). Today I am focusing on how distributed meetings can reduce costs in dramatic ways.

Reduce the amount of time you spend in meetings


There’s good reason most employees and leaders celebrate meeting-free afternoons. Too frequently, meetings lack adequate preparation, which results in a bad use of valuable time. As you develop expertise and rise in seniority, people will seek your input more often, leading to more meetings on your calendar and less time to get work done. Richard Nam suggests, “Before accepting a meeting, ensure there is a goal and a clear agenda. Time to fix that!

Four Questions to Protect Yourself from Bad Meetings

Future of Work

I’ve been writing about meetings and how to make them better for months. And, as you know, I even wrote a book about making meetings matter (available on at this link – contact me directly for volume discounts). Most of my ranting has been directed at senior executives and team leaders, because I consider them the most accountable for lousy meetings. I completely agree: that’s where the bad meetings epidemic begins.

6 Must-Attend Sessions at HR Tech Conference


6 Must-Attend Sessions at HR Tech Conference Published date: October 3, 2016 Home. Meet our Bloggers. Yogi Berra is one of my all-time chroniclers of the obvious. Just a quick look at the Agenda and you find myriad forks to navigate a journey of discovery that is only possible once a year. Two choices at exactly the same time, Thursday October 6 at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy your week at HRTech.

have you put what you learned at shrm 2016 to use?

O.C. Tanner

SHRM 2016 was packed with engaging conversations and invaluable insights from some of the top experts in the world of HR. It’s hard to believe that it’s been just over 30 days since SHRM 2016! In the month that you’ve been back at work, we hope you’ve been able to put a few things you learned to use. Connect with the peers you met at SHRM16. Chances are you met at least a few new people at SHRM16.

Making Every Meeting Matter: The First Step

Future of Work

The first step in making your meetings and other conversations matter is to be more intentional about them. However, because every one of us engages in work-related conversations of all kinds every day, it is highly unrealistic to suggest that you spend time thinking through every conversation before it takes place. So let’s focus on formal meetings. Every meeting you set up and hold consumes scarce corporate resources – time and money.

SHRM 2016 Unofficial Party, Cocktail & Reception List #shrm16


Hello and welcome to the 2016 SHRM Unofficial Party, Reception, Meetup, Cocktail and Activities List. You must follow registration instructions to attend the event. . The SHRM 2016 Annual Conference is right around the corner. 2016 PARTY & EVENT GUIDE. PRE-CONFERENCE: SATURDAY, JUNE 18th, 2016. DAY 1: SUNDAY, JUNE 19th, 2016. 6th Street Lobby Bar at 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House at 950 I St.

Having a hard time managing your budget AND meeting goals?

nettime solutions

This can help ensure the company is working at the highest level of production. In order to do that, managers need the proper tools so they can see what is actually happening at every level within the organization. Gain a clear picture of where your resources are being spent and improve them by having full visibility within these categories: • Attendance. PTO, sick time, floating holiday time. Employee activity levels and processing time.

Employee Feedback a Key Theme at HR Tech 2016


The 2016 HR Technology Conference (HR Tech) is next week! We are so excited to head to Chicago to meet HR leaders (like you!) We have a lot going on at the conference this year – including a demo of our new mobile employee feedback app in the “Awesome New Technologies for HR” session, the launch of our #feedbackisagift. Because helping managers and employees become skilled at delivering real-time feedback is a crucial element of ongoing performance management.

Eight Ways to Make Your Meetings Matter

Future of Work

If it was a meeting that mattered – an experience you want to have again – then it included a meaningful conversation. As the meeting wound up you were incredibly energized and ready to do something important, and/or you were disappointed it was over. As I think back on memorable meetings I’ve been part of, it seems clear that the participants were speaking openly and honestly, and with respect for each other’s experiences and intentions.

Getting Strategic in 2016

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday we heard from BLR® Senior Legal Editor Holly Jones, JD, who had some excellent tips on getting your goals strategically oriented for 2016. Consider the attitude that, “Well, every time we set a goal, something comes up, and nothing is ever completed—so why bother setting the goal in the first place?”. Start on Friday, January 22, 2016, with a new interactive webinar—HR’s Place at the Executive Table: Boost Your Stock When You Contribute to the Strategic Mission.

Meet the Top 30 + HR Pros on SnapChat at #SHRM16


We get you the parties and must attend SHRM events first. . Which means there is still time to sign up, start snapping, experiment and most importantly, understand how it’s being used by your employee population, unions and in employee engagement and recruiting. When it comes to technology adoption, human resources pros aren’t at the cusp of all things new. But personally, I think we might be looking at this the wrong way. 6 Mistakes to Avoid at SHRM16.

Making Meetings Matter: An Overview

Future of Work

Are you frustrated by all the unfocused, boring meetings you have to sit through? Do the meetings you attend produce lasting solutions to the challenges you face? Or do you and your staff waste precious hours at work sitting through meetings that don’t seem to matter? I want to get you out of the unproductive meeting trap that so many organizations have fallen into. But most meetings still unfold the same way they have for centuries.

Making Meetings Matter: Distributed Leadership

Future of Work

Last week I offered ten tips for making a meeting flow smoothly (“ 10 Tips for Leading Meetings That Matter ”). They were clearly directed at meeting leaders who have responsibilities for designing, convening, and directing meetings. Here, with only minor editing to clarify his perspectives, is Bob’s advice for meeting participants: Good, easy list of tips to follow. I’d also encourage a Top 10 list focused on meeting participants.

2016 Unofficial HR Tech Conference Party Guide #hrtechconf


HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE 2016 HR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE. My favorite time of the year is now upon us. It’s the Annual HR Technology Conference time. By calling it a night at 1:00 AM, I’m not the first to go home from a night out among my friends, and I’m not the last. I eat, attend sessions, demo products, and meet with HR folks. I’m recharged, refreshed, and just in time for dinner and the night life all over again. Meet Us on the Roof.

Five Simple Rules for Making Distributed Meetings more Effective

Future of Work

Most of us today spend more time in meetings with people who are somewhere else than we do with our colleagues down the hall. And while most of the “rules” for leading face-to-face meetings also apply equally well to distributed meetings, the situation is clearly different. They go to different churches, synagogues, and mosques; they participate in different local town events; their children attend different schools and participate in different sports programs.

9 Indicators of An Innovative Culture

HR Bartender

At this year’s Great Place to Work Conference for small and medium workplaces , I had the chance to hear Ruth Yomtoubian, director at AT&T Foundry , talk about their innovative culture. We might have a tendency to think of AT&T in a more traditional business sense. Office space needs to be flexible to meet the needs of all employees – including spaces for alone time and collaboration. One parting thought to consider in looking at this list.

Four Questions to Ask About All Those Meetings

Future of Work

I’ve said it many times: meetings are the very heart of the future of work. Meetings are the way knowledge workers learn, communicate, problem-solve, create, share ideas, influence others, and inspire. We sort out the wheat from the chaff, we develop new ideas, and we build consensus in meetings. But how effective are the meetings you participate in, or lead? Almost everyone I talk to complains about the meetings they attend.

5 Can’t Miss Sessions at SHRM 2016


We are so excited to join over 13,000 of our HR friends at this year’s SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition ! Check out the full schedule here and let us know the session you’re most excited about in the comments below and reach out to us at if you’d like to meet up to grab a coffee! For the 2016 SHRM Conference, this is it! The post 5 Can’t Miss Sessions at SHRM 2016 appeared first on WorkBright.

How to get the most out of your meetings


Your day starts at 8:30 a.m. with a staff meeting, followed by a managers meeting at 10 a.m. Then there’s the monthly production meeting at 1:30 p.m. and a brainstorming session at 3 p.m. time to get down to business. Meetings take a lot of time and energy, sometimes leaving little left for the work at hand. The fact is that unproductive meetings are a huge drain on your time , your people and your company’s bottom line.

can I compare attending college to working a full-time job in my cover letter?

Ask a Manager

I have been trying to spin my college years as actually working a full-time job in my cover letter. What I mean is comparing attending college full-time to having a full-time job. For example, showing up to classes on time is just like showing up to work on time. Here is what I have so far for my cover letter concerning my college years: “Attending college has been my full-time job for the last four years.

Advanced User Permissions – June 2016


June 2016 – WorkBright Wire. SHRM 2016. Check out the help article with some common welcome email FAQs or contact our support team at For the past 6 months our team has been thinking through every user permission issue, meeting with leading HR experts, studying the legal implications of access, and building out one of the most advanced user permission feature sets available in HR technology! . 5 Can’t Miss Sessions at SHRM 2016.

It's Tri-State HRMA Time!

nettime solutions

The nettime solutions crew is at it again… Join us in Mount Laurel, New Jersey on Thursday, May 5 th for the Tri-State Human Resource Management Association’s 30 th Annual Conference. Innovation and creativity is the name of the game in order to meet the expectations and needs of the members. Which is why nettime solutions will be hosting an exhibit at the show to display our time and attendance solution – stratus time.

Finding your ideal vacation policy


In 2014, a New York City councilman proposed a bill requiring three weeks paid leave for employees who had worked at a company for five years. That, plus the mandated five-day sick leave, would have amounted to four weeks of paid time off. Despite being the legal bare minimum for every European Union country, four […]. The post Finding your ideal vacation policy appeared first on Replicon.

Increase Productivity with Fewer Meetings and More Feedback

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

Time is money, and wasted time is money down the drain. We’re actually referring to the countless meetings your whole team sits through to hear the same thing over and over again and the wasted time each of them experiences by sitting in a meeting that’s not going anywhere. alone, $37 billion is lost due to unproductive meetings. On average, 62 meetings are attended a month by employees, and half of those are considered a waste of time.

The Legal Consequences of Not Paying Your Employees On Time


Payroll compliance is a new topic we’ve been exploring on the blog, and this week, we’re talking about the legal repercussions of not paying your employees on time. Your employees have a right to a timely paycheck according to state payday requirements that govern pay frequency. I was once involved in a case where the amount in controversy was low (less than $5,000); the case was tried and the worker ultimately won at trial,” says Longo.

Developing An Intentional Learning Culture

HR Bartender

One of the words I’m starting to hear at conferences and in business conversations is “intentional.” I found a great example of “intentional” decision making at Southwest Airlines. This Fall, I will be speaking at CPP’s MBTI© Users Conference. Also speaking at the event is Chris Robbins, senior program leader with Southwest Airlines University and a learning performance professional with over thirty years of experience. It should be a fabulous time.

Everything #HR Needs to Know About HCM

HR Bartender

At first, we had the HRIS or Human Resource Information Systems, referring to the basic traffic-cop and record-keeping software that recorded people being hired and fired, transferred, given raises and promotions and their benefits among 100 different items. Kutik] The software industry term for those are ‘point solutions,’ and their primary advantage is they may be ‘best-of-breed’ which means they are simply better at what they do than a comparable software module in an end-to-end system.

Can a Manager Praise Employees Too Much [poll]

HR Bartender

At first, I totally agreed. Especially when you hear statistics like the ones from the WorkHuman Research Institute that found 21 percent of respondents have never been recognized at work and 33 percent haven’t been recognized in 6 months. But if employees actually received recognition – I mean timely, specific recognition in a way that was meaningful – could it ever be too much? At that point, doesn’t it come down to what employees are being recognized for?

Employees: You Need to Read This

HR Bartender

Employee handbooks are time consuming and expensive to produce. EEO policy, anti-harassment policy, PTO and attendance policy , I-9 policy, etc.). During a meeting with the employee, HR and the manager explain that a rule has been broken or a policy not followed and there are consequences. Do HR people want to spend their time creating, printing, and filing a bunch of documents? Because when employees understand the rules, they can focus on being successful at work.

Meet Namely: Emmett Swan


At Namely, our coworkers are one of the top reasons we love what we do. The Meet Namely series spotlights real Namely employees across the company. Emmett joined Namely in 2016 as a Product Manager but his role quickly evolved to incorporate more of his payroll expertise, ultimately earning him the title of Senior Payroll Compliance Manager. How did you end up in your role at Namely ? Eight years later, I got my first payroll job at CompuPay.

Preventing the Horror Movie Syndrome In Your HR System Implementation


Challenge yourself to extract at least one meaningful learn, win, or risk avoidance in every meeting. It takes a lot of time to learn a company’s culture. It’s not unusual to have a kick off meeting with 50 people in attendance. Six months later you’re still plodding away on weekly calls that maybe three people attend. The kid who went to the basement alone, even though you screamed at the TV, gets eaten by the monster.

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