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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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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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Strategies from your peers: For a quick, no-cost morale booster, what do you do for your staff?

July 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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Conference room energy savers

July 11, 2014
Remember that’s a mighty big room and it guzzles a lot of heat and A/C…
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How much time do you spend reading a résumé?

July 11, 2014
Hiring managers looking for talent don’t waste much time. Most spend less than five minutes reviewing a résumé to decide if an applicant is worth bringing in for an interview.
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You’re a boss … dress like one

July 11, 2014
Even in workplaces where casual dress is the norm, managers and leaders wonder whether they should be dressing differently—that is, better—than their team members. Here are some points to consider.
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