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Hot Seat Criteria
Following are some criteria to keep in mind when preparing your HRHotSeat challenge:

1. HRHotSeat challenges may be required to be submitted for consideration in advance of a given event to the event organizer. This is simply to ensure that selected hot seat challenges are of the greatest potential value to all participants. Summarizing your proposed challenge in just a few sentences via the Meetup.com messaging function will suffice (e.g., "I am having trouble with ____. I would like the group's input on ___.").

2. HRHotSeats are open to ALL members. It has been demonstrated that it is the nature of the challenge presented and not necessarily the role of the presenter that makes for the most effective, engaging HRHotSeat conversations.

3. HRHotSeat challenges should articulate a current, real-life problem or issue relevant in some way to other HR professionals. Scenarios requiring an intimate knowledge of specific personalities, policies, and circumstances may discourage engagement among participants.

4. HRHotSeat conversations should be treated as confidential and may NOT be recorded in any way. In order to build trust within the group, members are asked to not speak about details shared during an HRHotSeat event outside of the event. HRHotSeaters may choose to share as much as little information as they feel comfortable, including by altering names and other identifying information as they see fit.

5. HRHotSeat challenges should be kept concise. The value in a given HRHotSeat challenge is the discussion that ensues among participants once the challenge has been presented to the group. Plan to take no more than 2-3 minutes articulating your challenge to the group, who may then ask any relevant follow-up questions.

HRHotSeat challenges are NOT...

* opportunities to present HR non-relevant issues with limited applicability to the HR discipline as a whole (e.g., "My former employer won't return my phone calls")

* opportunities to convene a commercial focus group around a potential or existing product or service (NOTE: service providers are encouraged to propose hot seat challenges that instead focus on the HR-related functions of their own businesses and organizations, such as the sourcing of candidates, building of teams, and creation of policies)

We look forward to considering your hot seat topic to be featured at an upcoming Meetup!

NOTE: Event organizers are not responsible for any information shared by HRHotSeat Meetup members during events or on HRHotSeat-related web sites.