BMD Editors

Many workplaces have their share of part-time employees. And many managers view those folks as “different” from the full-time staff.

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Check out this cartoon as a manager handles documentation for firing.

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Insider tips for using Facebook

by BMD Editors on February 9, 2016 5:00pm

in Web Tools

Facebook has become a staple in both our business and our personal lives, but how to get the most from Facebook is not always obvious.

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Today’s mobile devices are just as vulnerable as your computer when it comes to hackers. The recent Android security gap made it possible with a simple text for a hacker to take over complete control of your phone.

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Q: “An employee went on maternity leave and will use paid time off until the short term benefit kicks in. Does she continue to accrue PTO while on short-term disability?” – Anne, Texas

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They’re getting their work done somewhat, but you’re just not quite sure if they’re taking advantage of the situation and getting sidetracked with something else. That hasn’t happened at N2 Publishing.

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Wrapping up a project gives leaders and employees something to celebrate. Don’t, however, get lost in the excitement. Shortly after you complete a project, it is ideal that you sit down with your team to talk about the challenges you faced so that you can learn from your mistakes and improve your processes.

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Check out this cartoon about a manager’s thoughts on staff commitment.

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If your boss seems as stressed as the one in this cartoon, take a few more steps back from the desk.

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Q: “I’ve discovered that at our publishing company of 75 people, each employee has a single personnel file into which all documents go—everything from their new-hire paperwork to performance reviews to doctor’s notes. How must we separate this information going forward to keep legally compliant? We’re supposed to split off certain medical information so that each employee will have different sorts of files, correct?” – Theo, Maryland

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