mushroomHR 583 Posts
Could anyone tell me their secret for getting employees to meetings on time. I had to schedule individual meetings for insurance open enrollment for 40 employees. The meetings were scheduled every 15 minutes and I have been doing nothing but calling and paging people all day to get the people to their meeting. Does anyone else ever have this problem and if so, can you recommend a way to get people to be on time? Thanks.
To: All employees
From: The Big Kahuna
Subject: Benefit Meetings
Any and all EEs who are more than two minutes late for said meetings will be assigned Refregerator clean up. One week for each minute late.
We used to have mass retirement orientation meetings followed by opportunities for one-on-one questions with the retirement guy for existing participants. HR would sign us up for 15-minute appointments, and if we were so much as two minutes late, we got reassigned to the next available slot, and had to sit in the hall (like outside the principal's office) until the person who'd been bumped into our slot got finished. If the bumped up person got finished early, then the retirement guy took a break while waiting for the tardee's new appointment time. I guess the bosses either snapped the whip hard enough or employees actually liked doing their jobs enough to be anxious to return to their duties, so this enforced-delay seemed effective.
When I got this job, I eliminated that one-on-one scheduling entirely. Come talk to me *any* time, not just on March 31st or September 30th...