To start using our One-on-Ones Tool in KYT to hold effective one-on-one meetings, follow these simple steps...

First and foremost, you'll want to make sure your team is added to KYT.

Follow these steps, first, to add your team.

Then, visit the One-on-ones page + schedule your first meeting

After you've added your team you'll want to make sure to schedule your first one-on-one meeting by visiting the One-on-ones page:

Then click "Schedule your first meeting":

Then, you can pick the team member you'd like to hold the one-on-one meeting, the desired frequency, and timing:

How frequent should your one-on-one meetings be? It depends on the person's experience level (for example, junior employees will likely need more frequent one-on-ones than senior employees). The most common frequency, though, is once a week or once every 2 weeks. Read more in our Guide.

How long should your one-on-one meetings be? About 50% of leaders said that their one-on-ones lasted 30 minutes to 1 hour. Read more in our Guide.

👉 My personal tip: I recommend hold one-on-one meetings for 1 hour long, every week, or every 2 weeks with each direct report. For one-on-ones with other team members (e.g., for skip level meetings), I recommend 1 hour every month or every quarter.

We also have a Google Calendar, iCal, and Outlook integration that you can set up:

You're all set!

🎊 That's it! Your one-on-one meeting is scheduled:

After you schedule the meeting, you and your team member will receive a heads-up email (or Slack) notification that looks something like this:

You'll both also receive a reminder to prepare for the meeting a few days before the meeting, and notice 1 hour before the meeting begins. You can adjust your personal notification settings for One-on-Ones here.

Next step: Use the One-on-Ones Tool to prepare for your meeting

👉 My personal tip: You can start writing + preparing for the agenda if you'd like! See a walkthrough of how to use our One-on-Ones Tool to prepare for your one-on-one meeting.

Ready to use the One-one-Ones with your own team?

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