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Office Management

Who’s there to organize the office organizer? Business Management Daily helps admins with dealing with bosses, records retention, and other key tasks.

We provide thousands of articles to help admins and office management staff through better meeting management, improved time management, and much more.

It won’t surprise you that most companies plan to spend less on training this year. Rather than lament the fact that there’s less money in the budget for traditional training, consider this: Less-formal training might be more effective than formal training, and it still allows you to develop your career.

Even when money's tight and unemployment is high, employers cannot let employee retention and motivation efforts fall by the wayside. Employees should be appreciated no matter what the economy. And when the economy turns around, you don't want employees jumping ship at the first opportunity. Recognizing employees for their hard work doesn't have to be expensive.

Even as we watch the stock market slowly recover, organizations are still laying off employees and searching for ways to cut overhead. If your organization is eliminating even one job, plan it carefully. A hasty layoff can create legal problems that cost more down the road than keeping the employee would have. Here are 10 things to consider:

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Admin Brooke Wiseman knew that administrative professionals in her company weren’t being used in the most productive ways. For example, some shared the same title but had wide variations in duties. Her goal was to bring more value to the company by turbocharging the partnerships between executives and their assistants. Here’s how she did it.

Family-friendly practices have suddenly taken a back seat as struggling businesses focus on the bottom line. Now employers are looking for other ways to give employees time off, albeit involuntarily. But when employers impose furloughs, forced shutdowns and reduced work schedules on exempt salaried employees in increments of other than a full week, it can jeopardize exemptions under the FLSA.

Companies are employing multiple cost-cutting strategies in order to delay, reduce, or eliminate the need to make permanent job cuts, according to a survey by global outplacement and business coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas (Chicago).  Of the approximately 100 HR executives surveyed nationwide, 92% said their companies have initiated cost-cutting measures.  The average number of cost-cutting actions initiated among companies taking a multi-tiered approach was 5.3.  These are the measures utilized by the most companies, in descending order. 

You’re already printing on both sides of paper and recycling. Now, what can you do to inspire your less-green co-workers? Tips from Tim Sanders, author of Saving the World at Work:

White Paper published by The HR Specialist, copyright 2009 ______________________ Mary was furious with Paul, one of the customer service phone reps she supervised. He had called in sick again, forcing the other employees to pick up the slack. Paul was averaging one sick day every two weeks. It simply wasn’t fair. “Please get Paul [...]

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