Office Administration

Overcome frustration with a task

October 18, 2018
When you hit a wall while trying to execute a task or solve a problem, don’t let your frustration kill your productivity and motivation. Follow this advice to keep moving in the right direction.
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1-Minute Strategies: November ’18

October 18, 2018
Just say no to Monday-morning meetings … Take a step back before changing up your breakroom … Saving or savings?
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Get your email under control!

September 26, 2018
There’s no single “magic” solution to keep your email organized and working effectively for you. The good news is numerous options are available to make managing email easier. Here are some starting points.
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Design impressive handouts

September 26, 2018
Marketing materials for industry events can be pricey. Create eye-catching materials to increase the likelihood attendees will hold on to them. Use these tips.
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Most like music at work, cite greater productivity

September 25, 2018
Silence may be golden, but most workers feel they’re more productive at the office when listening to music, new research from staffing firm Accountemps shows.
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A post-conference checklist to lock in learning

July 5, 2018
So the professional conference you attended was great—but now you’re back in the office, and the clock is ticking on the knowledge you were given. Run down these steps to guarantee you get what you pay for at a training conference, and can share its highlights with your colleagues who weren’t lucky enough to attend.
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Hand sanitizers: A great addition to supply cabinet

June 20, 2018
Among your boxes of paper clips, Sharpie pens and seldom-used rubber bands, perhaps you should stock a dozen or two of travel-size hand sanitizers for your staff.
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Put an end to conference call angst

May 8, 2018
Few things cause people more angst than the nuts and bolts of a conference call. “Do we dial 9 first?” “Where’s the mute button?” “Wait … should we have pressed #? Is that why we can’t hear?” Help out by providing terse, clear and permanent instructions beside each common phone in the office.
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2018 standard auto mileage rate increases 1¢ per mile

January 3, 2018

The IRS’ standard mileage rate, which you can use to reimburse employees who drive their own cars on business, increases to 54.5¢ a mile for 2018, up one penny from the 2017 rate.

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The top 5 résumé red flags to avoid

November 15, 2017

As a hospital CEO, I’ve seen many résumés come across my desk—from physicians to clerical staff—and the red flags remain the same regardless of the position. Don’t give your prospective employer any excuse to eliminate your résumé before you get the interview! Here are my top five red flags.

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