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Workforce Management Resolutions for 2016


Now that you’ve made your personal resolutions for this year, it is time for your company to make Workforce Management technology resolutions. Is your current solution meeting your company’s needs? Resolution 3: Spend less time on mundane tasks. Written by: Erica Niesse.

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


Using the example of a time and attendance system, this would include processes regarding timekeeping, payroll processing, current systems of record, approval workflow, and time off request workflows. Interfaces are a key part of a time and attendance implementation.

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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.

5 Fun Physical Activities to Boost Your Worksite Wellness


There’s no need to turn into a fitness guru overnight, but there are ways to incorporate small doses of physical activity to boost worksite wellness at your company. . One of the biggest obstacles for busy workers is finding the time to actually exercise. Yoga time.

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.

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. With over 2,500 attendees from all over the world, KronosWorks was organized like a well-oiled machine.

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?

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?

Financial Wellness Benefits: Employers are the Employee Financial Lifeline


Wellness as an employee benefit has expanded in the last year or two to include more than just the physical aspect–it now wraps in financial, emotional, and other types of wellness as well. It’s time to do something about it. General Benefits Wellness

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. Refinable goals are those that recognize that, well, things happen. Tuesday, January 22, 2016.

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.

Can a Manager Praise Employees Too Much [poll]

HR Bartender

But if employees actually received recognition – I mean timely, specific recognition in a way that was meaningful – could it ever be too much? Bob, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you coming to work on time today.

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.

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. Two choices at exactly the same time, Thursday October 6 at 11:00 a.m.

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. Look for fun informal meetups, dinners and cocktail receptions as well as attendee organized sightseeing. 2016 PARTY & EVENT GUIDE. PRE-CONFERENCE: SATURDAY, JUNE 18th, 2016. DAY 1: SUNDAY, JUNE 19th, 2016.

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. Well, sometimes the best solutions come from “working within the institution.” Employees and organizations must be able to manage change well.

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?

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.

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. Although some companies fear that moving over to a paperless system can interrupt day to day business, it can be an easy process if managed well. Moreover, outdated systems such as paper timesheets or a time-clock cannot accurately monitor sick days, vacation time, or holidays.

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.

How to get the most out of your meetings


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. Who needs to attend?

Developing An Intentional Learning Culture

HR Bartender

Our 300+ SWA University instructors and training support staff are responsible for all initial and recurrent training in our new 500,000sf facility in Dallas as well as in every city we serve. It sends the message that communication and decisions were well thought out and planned.

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.). Well, maybe they do. Well, because it all comes down to employees placing a value on paperwork.

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.

Asking Your Boss to Telecommute – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

We feel that three months is too long to live apart so I planned to go with him and my boss enthusiastically agreed that I could telecommute during that time so that I won’t interrupt my job, which lends itself well to working remotely.

7 Strategies for Hiring and Managing Creative Employees


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.

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.

Help Your Team Be More Productive with these 4 Tips

The People Equation

They’d probably mention unnecessary meetings, interruptions or poor communications, right? Because you have ignored the one element that helps everyone focus on things that matter most: You haven’t helped them create the space to attend to those important tasks.

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


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 will be a great talk to attend.


Improving Organizational Culture to Support Employee Well-being


The World Health Organization defines mental health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease". Organizations can create an environment where all aspects of employee well-being are supported Tweet this.

Meet Namely: Emmett Swan


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.

How to be a Public Speaker in 2016

Laurie Ruettimann

You have to market yourself like it’s your full-time job because it is a full-time job. At least 50% of your time should be dedicated to creating content that adds value to the world. Well, they might not pay you. Attend Toastmasters.

Preventing the Horror Movie Syndrome In Your HR System Implementation


Reading one of the many “What I learned from horror movies” articles the other night, it occurred to me that those same rules could serve you well in any life situation and can easily be applied to all the implementations I have been involved. 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. Written by: Elissa Montoya.

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Making 2016 Matter: New Year’s Resolutions that Change Behavior

Future of Work

It’s that time of year; all of us are focusing on the future and defining new goals for the new year. Well, I have one overarching resolution this year (which I fully intend to accomplish): it is not to make resolutions I won’t achieve. I am a meeting design strategist.

3 Reasons Physical Offices & Face-to-Face Meetings Are Not Going Away

Workplace Psychology

The traditional, physical office is not going away any time soon despite advances in technology allowing people to work remotely , either at a home office, coworking space, virtual office, or another remote location (such as a coffee shop, library, or bookstore). 2016, March 11). 2016).

my coworker is lying about attending meetings, I need to fire a volunteer, and more

Ask a Manager

My coworker is lying about attending meetings. My fellow coworker, who is also a director in my unit, is supposed to attend a weekly meeting on marketing and report back to our staff. I have noticed that this director really couldn’t answer many of my questions about the marketing meetings when I would follow up with her reports. The head of Marketing told me that no one from our unit has attended the weekly meetings in six months.

Skip-level Meetings: How to Get Truly Honest Feedback from Employees


If so, it’s time to add regularly scheduled skip-level meetings to your arsenal of leadership tools. A skip-level meeting is simply a meeting where a manager’s manager meets directly with employees, without that manager in attendance. The benefits of such meetings are obvious: Unfiltered access to information about what’s really going on in the organization – good or bad. Next, create an email inviting employees to the meeting.

Key Learnings from the American Payroll Association 2016 Fall Forum


Recently I had the opportunity to attend the American Payroll Association (APA) Fall Forum at the Mirage Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, NV with my colleague Mario Besner, Senior Product Director for Payroll. I was able to attend a number of these sessions in addition to meeting attendees and discussing their time and attendance and payroll requirements at the SumTotal booth. This could offer significant usability and time savings for employees. .

A Debate is not a Discussion, and a Discussion is not a Dialogue

Future of Work

With all the presidential candidate debates filling up the airwaves recently, it’s time to think about what makes for a good conversation. Patt Schwab , a good friend who is a professional speaker, educator, and the founder of FUNdamentally Speaking , stressed authenticity as well.

is this work-from-home set-up unfair, my schedule means I can never attend office happy hours, and more

Ask a Manager

He is available by email and phone, but I know he gets ski runs in during the day as well. On the other hand, if none of that is the case for them, then yes, it comes across as a double standard — that they’re holding others to a bar that they’re not meeting themselves, and without good reason for the disparity. My schedule means I can never attend office happy hours. when the other staff member and I cannot attend. Is managing staff a skill that will come in time?