The department I manage is made up of 12 employees. Currently I do all the one-on-ones myself and I do each employee once a month. I see the value in One-On-Ones, but with my travel for work and having 12 employees I am not sure what to do to bring this up to a weekly or bi-weekly. Right, wrong, or indifferent my department is the only department still doing One-on-Ones with all team members. Typically this is only used for Manager level positions or higher (now).
With my travel and my team members travel alternates every week (because of plane schedules and rental cars). There is no good way I can think of to schedule this. At one point in time we tried doing all the team members every week, I scheduled them on Monday and Friday which are the low travel days. I was spending all day in one on ones (30min each with a 30 minute block between for fallow up and prep).
I was thinking about scheduling 6 every Friday, doing them every other week (so each employee would get one every other week), and if for some reason I can not do them Friday they move to the following Monday. But this would cause an issue with some of my employees that base there day on the schedule.
Does any one else have this problem? What do you do?