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Bored or restless workers often kill time online. While you can ban personal use of the Web, that’ll breed resentment. It’s better to warn workers that their company-owned PC is for business use, and that clicking on inappropriate sites can trigger harassment suits or compromise corporate security. You also can install filtering programs that block access to certain sites and let you track employees’ Web use. Examples: Cyber Patrol (800-828-2608) and SmartFilter (800-379-4944).
In the role of gatekeeper, assistants are a critical set of eyes and ears for their managers. But it's just as vital to be the voice, too. When assistants are empowered to speak up and take the lead in collaboration with their managers, the potential for increased productivity and professional growth is limitless....Click here to find out more.