Office Administration

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Strategies from your peers: When conducting performance reviews, what do you discuss last?

August 11, 2014
Do you have a tip or tactic you would like to share with ­readers? Please email your response to editor@OfficeManagerToday.com along with your first name or initials.
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Consider humility when hiring

August 11, 2014
Skills, experience and attitude usually top the list of attributes sought in a job candidate. But for Rob Daley, CEO of 4moms, a Pittsburgh-based baby products maker, humility comes high on that list, too.
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Where moms spend their days

August 11, 2014
Stay-at-home mothers are increasingly rare, and highly educated, relatively well-off mothers who stay at home are the rarest of the rare.
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Is ‘We’re short-staffed’ a legal reason to deny an employee medical leave?

August 11, 2014
Employers must be fully staffed to function efficiently. But what if you’re already short-staffed and an employee requests leave for a last-minute medical appointment? Just how much scheduling chaos must you tolerate before saying “no”?
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When you hire someone with a disability …

August 11, 2014

You’ve just hired a new employee. She uses a powered chair. You know she can do the work, but you’re concerned with how she’ll fit in with the team. Here are a few tips on how to make everyone feel more comfortable,

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Handling common gripes about pay

August 11, 2014
What do you do when workers bellyache to you that they should be seeing fatter paychecks?
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The odds of an employment liability charge being filed against your company are…

August 11, 2014
Take a guess. Are you in a low or high-risk state?
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1-Minute Strategies: September ’14

August 11, 2014
Take a few minutes to find out who you work for … Improve your writing with the Hemingway app … Make a newbie feel more welcome.
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Fire a vendor (and still feel OK after doing it)

August 11, 2014
Chances are, you’ll have to part ways with a vendor someday. There are specific steps you can take to make it less painful for everyone.
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Changing employee behavior: 8 simple steps for ‘the talk’

July 11, 2014
If employees make a mistake, it’s often best to consider coaching, mentoring and additional training instead of immediately considering discipline and termination. The purpose isn’t to punish the em­­ployee. It’s to change the employee’s behavior.
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