“Who called this meeting?” is usually an accusation, not an expression of innocent curiosity. One of my colleagues once announced, 30 minutes into a meeting, that the company had just wasted $1,000 in company time, based on the $4 million in salaries sitting around that conference table divided by 4,000 half hours. Facing the same problem? Here are some basic steps you can take to get more done in less time: Stay on mission. Know exactly what the meeting is going to cover and don’t let people get distracted. Require that all personal or mobile data devices be turned off or left at the conference room door. Allocate a set period of time for each
There’s a big push going on in today’s fast-paced business world — in the form of data being pushed to personal devices ranging from laptops to smartphones. As technology allows employees to remain connected to their data from any point on Earth equipped with Internet access, an increasing number of companies large and small have embraced “cloud computing” as a central part of their IT. Employers can now push email and calendar updates automatically to Blackberries, iPhones, Android devices and other popular mobile tools. But these tools are also being used for personal data — and that can spell trouble. Misuse of your company’s IT network can have disastrous consequences. If your employees are surfing
In a previous post we discussed the need to invest in your talent pool by offering competitive compensation and making sure your current employees are aware of it. At the ... Make a Statement about Your Workplace: Total Compensation Statements
Your company is a great place to work. Maybe you offer not only a supportive and positive environment but also plenty of benefits — health, vision and dental insurance, paid ... HR Outsourcing: A Strategic Perspective
Outsourcing your HR can do a lot more than just relieve immediate headaches. You may find that your core team now has time and energy to address “big picture” issues ... Tax credits for hiring Veterans? It could happen
Thousands of soldiers who served our country may soon find new opportunities to serve in the US. workforce. President Obama has called on Congress to authorize a $120 million, two-year ... Audit those personnel files!
In a previous post we discussed the ever-present danger of identity theft to any company with an HR department packed with sensitive information. But you need to worry about more ... What you pay people: you’re not the only one keeping track
What’s your HR department’s system for recording and documenting your employees’ hours worked and daily attendance? Computerized logins and logouts? Good old-fashioned time cards? Whatever it is, make sure you ... How to prevent employee identity theft
Identity theft has become an unbelievable risk and waste in recent years -- and much of that risk rests with employers. HR departments contain a virtual El Dorado of sensitive ... I-9 Storage: Don’t Get Burned!
If you’ve been hiring employees for any period of time, you know that you must collect a completed I-9 form from each employee within three days of hiring. You may ...
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