Medical records: Do’s and don’ts

  • February 03, 2012

Medical records are among the most sensitive documents employers maintain in personnel files. They must be afforded the utmost protection, so no transgressions arise...

Hoarders in the Office? Address the Mess

  • August 24, 2011

Hoarding may get your employees a spot on reality TV, but it could damage the professional image of workers—and hurt their chances at a promotion, recent surveys...

Organize a disorganized boss? Maybe …

  • June 23, 2011

Your boss has a “hands-on” work style that demands all files stay nearby. So how do you help a boss whose office is drowning in paper? Here are tips for...

Keep the workplace running like clockwork

  • May 31, 2011

Whether your office has sophisticated scheduling software, day planners for everyone or no formal calendar management at all, a few visual reminders can keep everyone...

Are you as organized as Bill Gates?

  • January 05, 2010

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates uses digital tools to get things done. No surprise there, but are you using any of his top tactics?

Any pointers on ‘filing etiquette’?

  • July 31, 2009

Question: “I supervise a clerical worker in my department. She has difficulty knowing where to file folders with only initials or those that begin with a numeral,...

How long should we retain employee files?

  • June 01, 2009

Q. How long after employees have left should we retain their files? And if we shred the files, do we have to keep a record of employment date, termination date and any...