Is it time to ban swearing in the workplace?

  • July 20, 2011

The recession has ratcheted up America’s stress level, and employers are seeing the results spill out in their workplaces. Swearing is the most obvious example....

Do’s and don’ts of business meals

  • May 12, 2011

If Nina Zagat knows anything, it’s how to have a successful business dinner. The co-founder of the Zagat Survey restaurant guides says the main goal of any meal...

Business email etiquette checklist

  • February 18, 2011

“All first drafts are terrible. I don’t care if you’re Hemingway.” That comes from a writing professor who may as well have been talking about...

1-Minute Strategies: Dec. ’10

  • December 30, 2010

If you've received an invitation to a party at your boss’s home, yes, you do have to RSVP, attend, dress appropriately, mingle and send a thank-you note ...

Teetotalers: Surviving the holiday parties

  • December 08, 2010

Question: “Last year, our company celebrated the holiday season at a bar near our office building.  This event was basically an “alcohol fest”...

Snoopy co-workers and other busybodies

  • September 17, 2010

Frustrated with her snooping co-workers, one anonymous admin wrote on the Admin Pro Forum: “I work with a group of people who always want to know what I’m...

Is ‘Dear’ in the salutation passé?

  • May 05, 2010

Has e-mail become so ubiquitous that it has changed the way we craft business correspondence? That’s what admins recently debated on our Admin Pro Forum. Some...

5 ways to create a grateful workplace

  • March 08, 2010

Liz Jazwiec, author of Eat That Cookie!: Make Workplace Positivity Pay Off, is a big believer in workplace gratitude. Not just the kind that passes from boss to...

Co-worker wasting all day on Facebook?

  • February 04, 2010

An administrative assistant recently posted this dilemma on our Admin Pro Forum: “I know my office co-worker chats on Facebook most of the day ... and now I have...