Office Administration

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11 questions about employee expense reimbursements answered

January 29, 2016
Whenever employment tax specialist Mindy Mayo offers her latest webinar on expense reimbursements, we can expect a lively Q&A session, as the gray areas in the IRS’ expectations never stop coming. From recent sessions we’ve collected a handful of the most pertinent questions and Mindy’s responses to them.
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Thermostat wars? Employees battling over temperature

January 13, 2016

When it comes to office air temperature, you can’t please everyone.

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A better break room on the cheap

January 13, 2016

Here are three upgrades you can make to your break room, without breaking the bank

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Meeting icebreaker: Get them talking

January 13, 2016
Here’s a quick exercise that will get each meeting attendee up on his or her feet and thinking quickly.
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Master body language at work

January 5, 2016
Is it only trained professionals who can read your body? How about your employees, your peers, your boss? Here’s a brief guide to what people are seeing in your every move.
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5 reasons to love team-building

December 21, 2015
If you are one of those people who thinks team-building activities are lame, think again. Here are five reasons why you should want to participate.
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Don’t goad poor performance

December 17, 2015
Have you ever gotten so tired of hearing someone complain about doing a particular task that you just stopped assigning it to him?
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How to change your work rules without courting a lawsuit

December 16, 2015

It’s management’s prerogative to change workplace policies and rules. Courts don’t like to second-guess employers for managing their businesses as best they see fit. But how (and how consistently) you change those rules can make a big difference in your exposure to legal liability.

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The how and why of a great expense policy

December 16, 2015

Crumpled receipts, overindulgent choices, ill-defined budgets … an expense policy needs to accommodate the realities of what happens when staff starts spending.

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Is your copier a blabbermouth?

December 11, 2015
If you send your print jobs to the copier/printer/scanner that all employees use, you’re asking for a security breach on the morale-busting level. An employee waiting at the copier for it to spit out his job just might see your “list of employees who are getting year-end bonuses,” and not see his name on it. […]
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