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Q: Must nonexempt employees enter the time they leave and return from lunch, or can we assume that they took their lunch hours unless otherwise noted in their time records?
The most common distraction from work is nonwork-related chats, followed by Internet searches and loud co-workers, according to a new CareerBuilder.com survey of nearly 4,000 workers. Here’s the complete list of what’s eating into productivity.
Sometimes it can be hard to strike up a conversation with your boss about something other than your assignments, but you really should make the effort. Five topics you may want to weave into conversations with your boss:
Your payroll department won’t become audit bait if you file a Form 941-X to correct a previously filed Form 941, keep good records, file returns on time and respond to IRS notices, according to an IRS senior program analyst for employment tax policy. What does put you in the audit hot seat?
Not everyone loves meetings, and no one can stand the people who show up and just make things worse. If you don’t want to be one of those people, blogger Alison Green has a list of 10 behaviors you need to be sure to avoid.
Q: How do we record this work shift: Our workweek begins and ends at midnight on Sunday. An employee works eight hours Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for 40 hours, and then works an additional shift from 6:00 p.m. Saturday to 3:00 a.m. on Sunday?
Metrics can add value to the Payroll department, said Linda Obertin, vice president at Fidelity Investments, at the American Payroll Association’s Annual Congress. To implement a metrics program, Obertin highlighted these six steps:
If your business is moving, be sure to file Form 8822-B with the IRS. Failure to notify the IRS of a change of address recently prevented a taxpayer from contesting a lien for unpaid taxes.
With colleagues away on vacation, now's a great time for Payroll to prep for some year-end tasks and perform general payroll maintenance.
Email is supposed to make life easier and more efficient, but often it makes things harder and cuts into job productivity. To get more done in less time, you need to take charge of your inbox.