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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.

Online training programs eliminate the hassle of trying to schedule a convenient time for employees to be trained. This means employees may end up taking the training at home and after normal work hours. You must evaluate whether this time is compensable work time, and pay employees accordingly.

Chip away at a paper pile by first flipping the stack upside down, so the oldest material is on top. It’s easier to toss out old things. Break down a large pile into one-inch piles. Attack the first one-inch pile by reviewing each piece and asking these four questions:

Make Adobe Reader remember where you left off, as well as your selected zoom and pan settings ... Improve daily planning by being specific on your to-do list ... Expect a VIP visitor at the office? Use this tactic from Darienne Page, receptionist for President Obama’s Oval Office ...

If you develop a reasonable retention policy and follow through by regularly deleting information you don’t need, chances are an employee later won’t be able to say you intentionally interfered with the ability to present a legal case ...

Last month, T-Mobile USA was hit with a class action lawsuit, which alleges that the company did not properly pay employees and supervisors for all of their time worked. The case reminds employers of the legal pay issues that can arise when employees are electronically tied to the office.

Two online tools to help you manage schedules when everyone isn’t on the same calendar system: Meeting Agent and Shiftboard.

If your organization is limping through the economic downturn, you’ve no doubt considered cutting down your labor burden to save money. Before you resort to radical surgery—in the form of layoffs—consider a more benign cure that increases the odds of a full recovery. Furloughs—requiring staff to take unpaid time off—can reduce payroll costs without inflicting long-term damage.

Employers expect employees to get to work on time. Occasional problems with traffic or family issues sometimes make employees late. But chronic tardiness is another thing altogether. While most employers track tardiness occurrences, they should do more. How?

For many of us, August means vacation. But for meteorologists, August is peak hurricane season.

The Obama administration is stepping up efforts to audit employers it believes are violating federal employment eligibility verification laws. At the same time, it's ending "no-match" letters and requiring federal government contractors to use the E-Verify electronic verification system. Find out the latest on the ever-shifting issue of immigration and employment.