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Admin Pro Forum

Share best-practices with your administrative peers. Pose a question, offer advice, or just be a fly on the wall.

Question: “How would you file the business name William Starck Architects? Is it Starck, William Architects, or Starck Architects, William, or something else?” — Lisa

Question: "My CEO asked me to look into the feasibility of requiring employees to be 'tobacco-free' off the job as well as during working hours. He thinks we could save a lot on health insurance if none of our employees smoke. Has anybody done this ... or considered it?
What issues do I need to consider before I make a recommendation on how we should proceed?" — Anonymous

Question: "My CEO asked me to look into the feasibility of requiring employees to be 'tobacco-free' off the job as well as during working hours. He thinks we could save a lot on health insurance if none of our employees smoke. Has anybody done this ... or considered it?
What issues do I need to consider before I make a recommendation on how we should proceed?" — Anonymous

Question: “We have a co-worker who is nearing 80 years old. Her performance is starting to slip, and we’re too busy to cover for her when she creates more work than she accomplishes. Is there an alternative to termination?  We’d like to help her depart with dignity, but there are no indications toward that end.” — Caroline

Question: “We have a co-worker who is nearing 80 years old. Her performance is starting to slip, and we’re too busy to cover for her when she creates more work than she accomplishes. Is there an alternative to termination?  We’d like to help her depart with dignity, but there are no indications toward that end.” — Caroline

Question: “I’d like to update my Microsoft Office skills. If I have limited staff development funds, but would like to get some advanced training, which program would be the most beneficial to me and the company? In other words, what’s the best bang for the buck?” — Anonymous

Question: “I’d like to update my Microsoft Office skills. If I have limited staff development funds, but would like to get some advanced training, which program would be the most beneficial to me and the company? In other words, what’s the best bang for the buck?” — Anonymous

Question: “One of my co-workers is jealous of me. I am young but very valuable to this company, and I get along with everyone but her. Lately, she’s been snooping around my desk, even though there is no reason for her to be at my desk. Any suggestions as to how I should handle this nosy and annoying co-worker?” — Anonymous

Question: “One of my co-workers is jealous of me. I am young but very valuable to this company, and I get along with everyone but her. Lately, she’s been snooping around my desk, even though there is no reason for her to be at my desk. Any suggestions as to how I should handle this nosy and annoying co-worker?” — Anonymous

Question: “What would be a few good agenda items to discuss at our next administrative professionals meeting?  No one really wants to say anything, and therefore, the individual departments do not share any new ideas or updates on their activities. Do you have any sample agendas to share?” — Victoria