Office Administration

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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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Compensation is probably a mystery to your employees

March 2, 2015
Chances are, less than half of your employees have any idea how your compensation system works. Polled by the nonprofit total-rewards organization WorldatWork, large numbers of HR pros confessed that they have generally done a poor job of explaining how their organizations decide how much to pay people.
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Tips for improving problem-solving skills

January 16, 2015
You can’t solve every problem, but you can improve your skills and take responsibility for solving problems that others avoid. Here are some simple strategies.
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Why your office coffee sucks … and how to make it better

January 16, 2015
The truth is, your coffee is bad for a lot of little reasons, all of which can be fixed.
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Hold a “disgruntled customers” meeting

January 16, 2015
Ask each attendee to come not as an employee, but a flaw-finding customer …
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Study: Employees steal more than shoppers

January 16, 2015
The annual Global Retail Theft Barometer reports that dishonest employees cost retailers $18 billion in revenue last year, more than the $15.7 billion taken by light-fingered shoppers.
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Leverage your workplace culture to attract and retain A-players

December 10, 2014
Crafting a powerful, engaging culture not only boosts hiring, but it also helps you keep the talent you already have.
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