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Use These 4 Question Types To Facilitate More Effective Meetings

15Five

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.

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? I’ve been asked the question several times.

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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? Imagine this: a team of 10 well-paid professionals holds a one-hour status/progress meeting every Monday. And it’s only considering meeting efficiency improvements.

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. 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. 10 – Respect everyone’s time.

Back to Basics: Making Your Meetings More Effective

Future of Work

I’ve been studying and writing about organizational meetings for years. But I haven’t spent enough time discussing why making meetings matter is so important. In other words, what is the business case for changing the way you design and lead meetings?

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.

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. All user conferences provide training on getting the most of the product or service. ATTEND THESE SESSIONS!

Help Your Team Be More Productive with these 4 Tips

The People Equation

If you asked your team members what saps their productivity, what would they say? They’d probably mention unnecessary meetings, interruptions or poor communications, right? The concept is simple: Create a system that allows people to focus for an uninterrupted amount of time.

Reduce the amount of time you spend in meetings

Everwise

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. Richard Nam suggests, “Before accepting a meeting, ensure there is a goal and a clear agenda.

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.

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. So let’s focus on formal meetings. Every meeting you set up and hold consumes scarce corporate resources – time and money. Why are you calling the meeting?

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?

Busyness Is Not Productiveness

TalentCulture

As I met with people, I notices how busy they were, their calendars were filled from the morning to evening with meetings, many had multiple meetings scheduled concurrently. I became curious about the number of meetings and their “busyness.”

Using Technology to Improve Engagement and Boost Productivity

Get Hppy

With recent technology advancements, organizations are finding new ways to improve engagement and create a productive atmosphere at the office. As NY Times bestselling author Kevin Kruse explains , “It is an emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals”.

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. 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.

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.

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. Still not better, close the meeting.

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. But how effective are the meetings you participate in, or lead?

2016 Unofficial HR Tech Conference Party Guide #hrtechconf

Workology

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. I eat, attend sessions, demo products, and meet with HR folks. Click here to register and attend.

Report: Contract Workers Are More Productive than Full-Time Employees

HR Daily Advisor

Work Market, an on-demand workforce management platform, commissioned the new research report through KRC Research to evaluate the views of CFOs and line-of-business managers on productivity and workforce utilization across a diverse range of industries and business sizes.

9 Indicators of An Innovative Culture

HR Bartender

Office space needs to be flexible to meet the needs of all employees – including spaces for alone time and collaboration. But new partnerships can lead to new products and services. Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby while attending the Great Place to Work Conference in Austin, TX.

It's Tri-State HRMA Time!

nettime solutions

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.

Employing a Paperless System for Employee Time, Attendance, and Payroll.

Unicorn HRO

In many companies HR staff have to deal with the unenviable task of managing employee time, attendance, payroll, and benefits programs, and this can be time consuming if manually performed. However, with new software and platforms such as cloud databases, HR departments can easily transfer to a non-paperless system which can increase productivity and efficiency. Training can be designed to meet your employees’ individual needs and learning preferences.

Hours Worked: What’s Compensable in a Day’s Work?

FingerCheck

clarify and narrow the scope of what is legally constituted as compensable working time in a work day. Time spent commuting for instance, is not considered as on-the-job time. ” Waiting time . ” Travel Time. Lectures, Meetings and Training Programs .

How to get the most out of your meetings

Insperity

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. 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. There are 25 million meetings taking place in the U.S.

Employee Feedback a Key Theme at HR Tech 2016

Saba

The 2016 HR Technology Conference (HR Tech) is next week! We are so excited to head to Chicago to meet HR leaders (like you!) Because helping managers and employees become skilled at delivering real-time feedback is a crucial element of ongoing performance management.

Staying Productive After 3 P.M., Quiet In The Office, Company Culture Through Physical Exercise And Creating A Leadership Circle #FridayFinds

Get Hppy

Six Ways To Stay Productive After 3 P.M. This is a particular great Friday read; although most productivity-related articles focus on how to organize your morning and define your tasks for the day, there is that dangerous timeframe after lunch, when time stands still and digestion takes over.

Free Up Your Time: 5 Types of Flexible HR Software

nettime solutions

Below are 5 types of HR software that can give you r HR team the flexibility they need so they are able to effectively and accurately meet the demands of your business. Scheduling is often integrated with time and attendance software. 2: Time & Attendance.

Meet Namely: Emmett Swan

Namely

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. I started off working part-time for the Better Business Bureau while I was in college studying finance and investments. At Namely, our coworkers are one of the top reasons we love what we do.

When A Co-worker Thinks You're Leaving Early (But You're Leaving On Time!)

Workplace Diva

It's been a long day filled with meetings, conference calls and demanding customers, but now it's quitting time! Aren't you going to stay for the 4:30 meeting? No, I won't be at the meeting," you answer, nicely. "I No, you will not be attending today's 4:30 p.m.

5 habits to ensure a productive and stress-free year-end

Ceridian

By Celine DuPuis, Product Marketing Manager, Ceridian. This time of year can be tough for many people. It’s supposed to be a time of cheer and joy but, in reality, the time leading up to and during the holidays is often congested with work stress and family obligations.

What could possibly be worth a twenty percent gain in productivity?

Interact-Intranet

Time for some context: 1. Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything.” Great Britain is behind 16 other OECD countries with regards to labour utilisation vs productivity. Now ask yourself: What percentage of your week is spent in meetings?

7 Strategies for Hiring and Managing Creative Employees

UpstartHR

When those founders who scored highest on the Innovativeness Index were compared to those who scored lowest, the ventures of the high scorers averaged 34 times as much profit, 70 times as much revenue and employed 10 times as many people.

HR Tech 2016: 10 Epic Presentations You Won't Want to Miss

Bonusly

The 2016 HR Technology Conference & Exposition is shaping up to be an exciting event, packed with innovative presentations from the world's leading experts in business and human resources. This event is the public's opportunity to turn great ideas into real products -- all within 48 hours.

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Should You Attend #Compference17? Here’s What Your Peers Are Saying

Compensation Today

Unsure if you should attend? We reached out to five attendees from Compference 2016 to get their thoughts on the Compference experience, and they kindly provided their responses. What was your favorite part of Compference 2016? Julie: Meeting other compensation geeks like me.

Redefining Leadership for the Digital Age

Future of Work

Are you ready to become a smart meeting leader? I invite you to join me on Tuesday, April, 26 , at 4 PM Eastern time, for a free one-hour online conversation focused on “Redefining Leadership for the Digital Age.”. How long has it been since you led a meeting like that?

5 ways to experience #CeridianINSIGHTS through social media

Ceridian

This year’s event will be the biggest and best yet featuring over 160 educational sessions, product demos, 30 customer speakers and 2,000 attending HCM professionals! Meet a new friend at the Welcome Reception, or at our “O” Customer Appreciation Event?