Is the Android App the Next Big Step For Time & Attendance


So many Time & Attendance solutions have already added an Android app to their offering, those that haven’t yet will have to move to keep up. Rolling out an Android app extends the functionality of your solution, empowering both workers and managers to access to it whenever the time is right for them. Extend the reach of your time & attendance solution with an Android app. You can learn more about our new Android-based time clocks here.

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.

8 Strategies for Running an Effective Team Meeting

Eagle's Flight

Attending meetings is an everyday occurrence for many of us at work. However, not all meetings make good use of employees’ time. Meetings don’t have to waste anyone’s time. Know the Meeting Objective. Keep the Meeting Engaging.

Make Meetings Matter

HR Daily Advisor

Meetings do matter. For me, their main importance is as a forum for making timely decisions that will benefit the business. But most people know the feeling of frustration when the meetings they have to attend get overlong and dull, or the subjects under discussion don’t concern them.

A Guide to Planning the Best Offsite Meeting


This begs the question: what is it that makes an offsite meeting productive and memorable? Offsite meetings give your organization one of its biggest chances to confirm its culture. Like culture, these three abstract terms need a solid definition.

Super Meetings: More Effective, Productive, And Collaborative


The core strategy team arrives in the meeting room. The boss is already anxious and stressed out—for this is a crucial meeting that will define the future of his unit. Needless to say, this was a totally ineffective, mismanaged and unproductive meeting—and everyone knows it.

Why It’s Strategic to Ask Questions Before Meetings


Time management is a crucial element in just about any workplace. According to the Muse, managers in upper management can spend about 50 percent of their time in company meetings. The sad thing is that most of these meetings tend to be unproductive with little to no decisions made. As such, before scheduling any meeting, it’s important to ask questions to determine the viability of your meeting. Define the Purpose of the Meeting.

Conference Topics To Meet Every Need

Compensation Cafe

Technological advances provided hints at future inroads and areas ripe for automation, but no innovations met the definition to be categorized as “artificial intelligence” yet. A slightly more scientific observation was the discernible number of first-time attendees at the conference.

How to Manage a Direct Who Resists 1 on 1 Meetings


Their recent podcast struck a nerve: Resistant Directs in a 1 on 1 Meeting. If you do not have 30 minutes to listen the podcast now, below is a 3 minute summary you can take to your next meeting. If you do 1:1 meetings with your direct reports, keep reading.

should I ask to be paid to attend the holiday party, how do people call in sick, and more

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Should I skip the holiday party unless I’m paid to attend? It is after hours and I found out from the HR manager that we are all expected to attend. I am part-time and hourly; the “after hours” part of this is four hours after my day usually ends, and I would not be paid for the time spent. and have my time respected? Technically, if the party is truly mandatory and you’re hourly, they need to pay you for your time there.

How I Meet 500+ Customers a Year as a CEO

Business2Community Leadership

Yes, I am definitely an “E” in Meyers-Briggs language. of their time with clients, I was shocked. That averages out to roughly 11 clients a week, 45 clients a month, and over 500 client meetings a year. If you are a leader looking to meet more clients, this article is for you!

a fired employee still wants to attend the office holiday party

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It for was for minor things such as frequent lateness, too many personal calls and emails on company time, and general friction with other coworkers, to more serious things such as a very sharp decline in his work quality, cursing at other coworkers, and admitting to getting high at work. He has mentioned it to other workers that he will be attending, and they see no problem with it, as he got the party invitation before being let go.

The “10 Percent Meeting Rule” and Other Ways Workplaces are Keeping People Engaged

Thrive Global

And over time, those days have a huge impact on your overall experience — and your creativity and productivity — at your job. A “10 percent” meeting rule. “We It’s part of our culture in valuing each other’s time. Open-forum meetings.

fired employee wants to attend the holiday party, rejected for going to school full-time, and more

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Fired employee wants to attend the company Christmas party. Our office recently let go of an employee for numerous reasons after several warnings, for minor things such as frequent lateness, too many personal calls and emails on company time, general friction with other coworkers, to more serious things such as a very sharp decline in their work quality, cursing at other coworkers, and admitting to getting high at work. I just thanked her for her time.

Why I’m attending #HREvolution

Strategic HCM

I’m off to Atlanta on Friday to attend the US HR community’s HRevolution unconference. I love and strongly believe in unconferencing – in all its forms – and very nearly attended the first HRevolution back in 2009.

I got fired for attending a conference that I wasn’t invited to

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The idea of the conference sounded interesting and at our next departmental meeting I asked my manager’s manager about being able to attend the conference. This was for several reasons: (1) what I heard about the conference in the elevator sounded interesting, (2) I was trying to show initiative, and (3) It would be good for my career to attend something like that. I offered to do all the conference so he could get the meeting set up.

How to Prepare for the New Overtime Changes


By definition, an individual is currently exempt from earning overtime if he or she meets all of the following three conditions: Performs executive, administrative, or professional job duties. Time Tracking . As you hopefully know, starting on December 1st, effectively 4.2

updates: the office pooper, the fake brainstorming meeting, and more

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I ended up setting up a meeting with my manager and letting her know how I felt about her idea and how I was perceiving it. I think I mentioned in the comments that we had a Sergeant from the sheriff’s office at a staff meeting the year before to discuss workplace violence. He offered during that meeting to review our policies and make suggestions. I faked a team brainstorming meeting. Here are four updates from people who had their letters answered here this year.

we’re supposed to share emotional baggage at meetings, managers calls to me whenever I pass his door, and more

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We’re supposed to share any emotional baggage at the start of meetings. My supervisor has recently adopted a “baggage-drop” activity, where we all go around the room and share what is on our minds, mostly personal stuff, supposedly to clear our heads and make the meeting more productive. (I I find it irritating, probably due to the fact that I can never think of a good answer, and I feel our meeting time is so precious and this is not a productive use of our time.

new employee wants me to give him money, I wet myself during a board meeting, and more

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If you can’t feasibly say that (because he’ll see you chatting with others or so forth), then say, “I’m sorry you’re having a tough time. I wet myself during a board meeting. I’m heavily pregnant with only three weeks to go until my due date and plan on working right up until labor to save my leave time. I’m an executive assistant and a huge part of my job is to attend board of director meetings. How do I survive wetting myself during a board meeting?

my coworkers won’t come to my meetings, ankle-length hair at work, and more

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I can’t get my coworkers to read my updates or come to my meetings. To give a few examples, I send weekly updates via email that no one reads and I schedule meetings that team members skip without notice beforehand or acknowledgement after. And they might not actually need the weekly updates or the meetings. So I’m doing X, Y, and Z, but I want to make sure you know those other pieces may not be finished by the time I leave unless Jane and Fergus have time for them.”

updates: the early morning meetings, the boss posting fake news, and more

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Can I push back on daily morning meetings before my usual start time ? (#2 I emailed the meeting organizer something like, “8am is a bit early for me on a daily basis. Could we do this asynchronously or at a later time on some days?” ” His reply indicated to me that I was not the first person on the team to ask ;) In the end the daily meeting idea was dropped (thank goodness). I’ve been lost for a long time, and everything’s felt wrong.

Meet The Female Leaders Of Finance: “Women have a responsibility to elevate one another” with Kassandra Dasent and Jason Hartman

Thrive Global

…Finally, women have a responsibility to elevate one another instead of trying at times to undermine the efforts of each other. This is a definitive example that cookie cutter personal finance solutions will not suffice.

my boss is constantly texting and emailing during meetings

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A reader writes: My boss, the president of our company, constantly looks at his phone during meetings. One example is the weekly meetings he sets up for my coworkers and me so we can give him weekly updates. However, he either doesn’t attend or looks at his phone the entire time. Today, he asked that I set up a meeting so he could point out some changes he’d like to see on the draft of a project I’m working on that I sent out.

Is the Holiday Season ?the Right Time For A Little Self-Care?

Thrive Global

Most calendars are already crammed with business meetings and when we add seasonal social events it may begin to look a little hectic! The question that has been on everyone’s mind in the last few weeks: What are your survival tips for managing both time and energy for the holiday season?

“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. Time to start planning with BLR’s new HR Playbook.

refusing overnight travel for training, attending a coworker’s baby shower after being fired, and more

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I’m a recent grad and am looking to enter an office job for the first time. That aside, though, I think the situation really means that your best bet will be to focus on employers where it’s highly unlikely that this will ever come up (just like someone with severe anxiety about, say, public speaking might avoid applying to jobs where they might need to give presentations or lead meetings). Attending a former coworker’s baby shower when I was suddenly fired.

coworker is secretly taking photos of dress code violations, manager misses early-morning meetings, and more

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He might have even requested that she do so in preparation for a management meeting on our need for a less-ambiguous dress code. If so, how can I best articulate the problem to our boss, or call out my colleague next time I catch her taking these photos? My manager misses meetings because she schedules them too early. I started in this role mid last year and she has been my biggest supporter throughout my time here. so there is a six-hour time difference between us.

coworker interrupts conversations, accepting a beverage at a meeting if no one else does, and more

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This behavior really bothers me and, while I haven’t witnessed any major consequences yet, that could just be a matter time. Most of the time you may need to just roll with those — although if a conversation is truly personal (like the one about gynecologists — WTF?!), Should I accept a beverage at a business meeting if no one else does? This is definitely not a very serious question, but one that I’ve been wondering about nonetheless.

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

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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. I want to bring this up to my manager, and see if there is a way we can include everyone, but at the same time it feels like something so petty!

7 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Next Meeting In-Person

Business2Community Leadership

Simply put, technology has made it possible to meet with others without the need for travel. And while that definitely can save you time and money, you shouldn’t completely neglect in-person meetings because of the 7 following reasons. Regardless if you’re meeting with your team, clients, or potential investor body language is extremely important. I’ve definitely been guilty of this in the past. StartupStockPhotos / Pixabay.

What is Absence Management and How Do Companies Approach It?


Recent research showed the average employee received 304 business-related emails weekly, spent about 16 minutes to refocus attention after handling incoming email, and checked email an astonishing 36 times an hour. The same research found the average employee lost 31 hours a month in meetings and was disrupted around 56 times a day—taking an incredible two hours out of his or her day to recover from these disruptions.

Becoming a Full-Time Musician: What you Need to Know

Career Metis

Being a full-time musician has a lot of great perks. Sometimes, the work isn’t very stable either, and you will struggle to make ends meet. Most people can’t walk right out of a regular full-time job into full-time music gigs. Teaching Music As A Full-time Musician.

giving extra time off to people who get married, how to end networking conversations, and more

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Giving extra time off to people who get married. I’m on the board of the association for a charity that pays for me to attend various networking events. Well, it was great meeting you!” It was great meeting you.”. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

coworker uses icebreakers in every meeting, is it wrong to fake enthusiasm in a job interview, and more

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My coworker uses icebreakers in every meeting. One of my coworkers runs a lot of the meetings at my workplace. He’s good at his job and generally well-liked, but I’ve noticed that he almost always schedules an icebreaker for meetings — even small ones with only three or four people. They don’t usually have anything to do with the meeting topic, more along the lines of “Rank these breakfast foods.” It’s five answers to five questions.

can I refuse to travel for work, I got emotional in a meeting, and more

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I subscribed to a ADA newsletter, watched webinars, and attended conferences. This same training was offered online just not at that time, which I was willing to do. I got emotional in a meeting. We have meetings every couple of weeks, and I expect him to be involved in hiring decisions. Today, I had a meeting with Max to critique my work from this summer. One of his oldest friends, who I’ve met and spent a lot of time with, passed away unexpectedly.

coworkers are using Snapchat in staff meetings, my office is old and gross, and more

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Coworkers are using Snapchat in staff meetings. There has been a lot of turnover in the group, and new full-time people have also started in the past year. Occasionally, I will attend the staff meetings for my normal group. I have noticed in the staff meetings that some of the newer employees have their cell phones out and are taking pictures of different people in the meeting and putting them on Snapchat. It’s five answers to five questions.