Business Management Daily

You’re taking minutes in a meeting when the conversation suddenly goes off topic. Or two attendees begin to argue. To what extent should you capture the conversation? Joan Burge, founder and CEO of Office Dynamics, offers these tips for turning meeting conversations into a valuable road map—even when the conversation is difficult to track.

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The number of ways in which to craft job descriptions are as varied as the positions for which they’re written. There are, however, a series of universal steps every employer can take to write a solid job description.

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Call them what you will—toxic bosses, controlling bosses, just plain pain-in-the backside bosses—lousy managers are a fact of life in the workplace. An employee could always quit, but in a down job market, that’s easier said than done. Business Management Daily’s ‘The Bully Boss Strikes Again! How to deal with bosses who make crazy requests’ will teach business professionals how to handle these difficult bosses who make ridiculous requests.

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According to the IRS, 80% of workers currently classified as contractors are actually employees. That means they’re missing out on benefits they can sue to receive. Microsoft was forced to pay $96.9 million to independent contractors, and the IRS is enthusiastic about auditing employees and receiving unpaid payroll taxes and penalties.

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More than a third (35%) of small business owners plan to raise prices this year, while only 7% plan to cut them, according to a PNC Financial Services survey.

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Business professionals use Microsoft Outlook on a daily basis. They can answer emails, keep their appointments and calendars, and save their files in various folders. But is it possible for professionals to manage their entire workflow with Outlook?

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Many employers today complain that their employees have poor writing skills. Their administrative professionals struggle to write clearly and concisely and spend far too much time organizing their thoughts. Business Management Daily’s webinar Business Writing That Gets Results will help professionals sharpen their writing skills and produce effective written communication that gets results.

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Administrative professionals are busier than ever keeping their executives on track. As a result, time management is a fundamental skill for them to possess. It’s important for admins to develop timesaving shortcuts to help them complete their work more efficiently.

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Uses these keyboard shortcuts to work faster and smarter.

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Employers prize accurate minute taking skills more than ever. However, not everyone knows how to take effective minutes – and some people panic at the thought of having to keep track of everything that happens in a meeting. The Minute Taking Template and Sample Meeting Minutes will help administrative professionals feel less stressed at the thought of taking minutes. These resources will provide them with the information they need to take organized and effective minutes during important meetings. In honor of the 60th anniversary of Administrative Professionals Week, Business Management Daily is offering the Minute Taking Template and Sample Meeting Minutes free for a limited time.

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