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.

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Employers are still approaching hiring, raises and promotions with caution, so it may take special skills to get ahead in 2013, says Wall Street Journal columnist Ruth Mantell.

Executive assistant duty gives ambitious young professionals a big-picture view of a company’s operations as well as a glimpse of day-to-day decision-making. It also provides exposure to the varying leadership methods, intense schedules and high pressure found at the upper echelons.

Mark your calendar. By Jan. 31, employees must have their W-2s, and the IRS must have the fourth-quarter 941 form, and annual 940, 944 and 945 forms. Here’s what you must do now.

Executive assistant, administrative assistant or secretary—whatever the title, you are the ones who keep America’s offices running, even though you’ve taken on more and more work as budgets shrink.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the IRS has issued a package of payroll, 401(k) and individual tax relief measures. This relief applies to individuals and businesses located in the disaster area, and to those whose tax records are located in the disaster area.
You want to cover as much as possible, but marathon meetings take up valuable business hours and often leave participants frustrated or bored. Achieve better results in less time with these three strategies:

Whether it’s deciding what to eat or what to wear, making decisions drains mental energy, writes Robert C. Pozen. Assistants who free their bosses from having to constantly decide on things can easily be­­come indispensable.

“Oh, it’s no big deal, it’s just a cold.” How many times have you heard an employee casually dismiss an illness like this? As a manager, it’s imperative that you inform employees of how easily common infectious bugs such as colds and flu spread.

The IRS has named the states that will be subject to FUTA credit reductions for 2012 FUTA taxes. FUTA credit reductions arise when states borrow from the federal government to pay regular unemployment benefits and fail to timely repay the loans.

No matter how much effort you put into creating a travel plan for your boss, something can go wrong at the last minute. Julie Perrine, All Things Admin, has five possible solutions for sticky travel situations.

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