Office Administration

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Your office lighting may be killing productivity

May 13, 2015
Have you ever asked your employees how the lighting in your office affects them or about their preferences? It’s a conversation worth having.
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Pencils are cool again!

May 13, 2015
According to Jason Chen, writing in Bloomberg Businessweek, vintage pencils are gaining traction as the preferred writing instrument of those who just might be tired of the pen and PC and want the feel of a well-balanced wooden writing tool.
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Suburban office parks? Don’t get used to them

May 13, 2015
Choice Hotels, Marriott and State Farm Insurance have joined a growing list of large employers quitting the far suburbs and moving office complexes closer to downtown.
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Celebrate the creators within your office

May 12, 2015
So how come the art in your hallways isn’t produced by your employees, or their kids?
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Still have some employees resisting direct deposit?

May 12, 2015
State laws generally prohibit employers from mandating that employees participate in direct deposit. And regardless of your best efforts, a few may be tough to convince. One tried-and-true tactic is to include direct deposit enrollment forms as part of routine paperwork.
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Are those images you’re using legal?

May 9, 2015
When the Office.com Clip Art library shut down in late 2014, it was a blow to those who produce office memos, newsletters and other publications. It can be tempting to just use any images you find online, but doing so is asking for trouble, legal experts say.
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When you hire someone with a disability …

April 15, 2015

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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Beware the heartbreak of ‘vendor switch remorse’

April 13, 2015

It looks so good on paper: You can shave 5% of the procurement budget just by picking up a phone and returning that new, aggressive vendor’s phone call. But many an office manager has gone down this road only to regret it.

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Think outside the suggestion box

March 11, 2015
Here are five tips to make your suggestion program more effective.
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Online freelancers: How do they stack up?

March 11, 2015
There are a number of websites that will tell you they are the No. 1 destination with the most qualified freelancers. So you need to do your homework.
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