Fever, coughs and sneezes, OH MY! Flu season is here and with a new vengeance! Everywhere we turn in the news media today we are bombarded with warnings about H1N1 and the flu. Vaccination shortages, updates on the number of cases and warnings to stay home are almost a daily occurrence. We have
According to the Gallup Management Journal’s Employee Engagement Index, 29 percent of employees are actively engaged in their jobs, 54 percent are not engaged, and 17 percent are actively disengaged. As an employer, what effect will this have on your business? Why don't these people quit? What can you do? These
Did you ever stop and think that every time you pick up the phone to call a potential employer that the first person who answers the phone could possibly have a major part in all hiring decisions? First impressions are lasting impressions. Most callers view the gatekeeper as just as the receptionist and act as
Employee recognition. Many companies realize that its true value rests in the people they hire and how they reward employee service. Recognizing a job well done can often be a determining factor in the longevity of staff and can have benefits far beyond tenure. Improved quality of work, reduced absenteeism, interaction with co-workers and overall
The Healthy Families Act (HFA) has been introduced in both the House (H.R.2460) and Senate (S.1152). Sponsored by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), the bill would require employers to provide employees with up to 56 hours of paid sick leave. Read more here.
The U.S. Department of Labor reminds employers and employees that the federal minimum wage increased to $7.25 on Friday, July 24. With this change, employees who are covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are entitled to pay no less than $7.25 per hour. Read more here.
Running a front desk can be challenging! If you work for a company that has a lot of interpersonal interaction over the phone and in person, it can be a constant exercise in patience, attitude, prioritizing, and time management. It seems that everything happens at once at a busy front desk and that you rarely
In the real world of business, turn over happens. Whether you cut ties with an under performing employee, experience layoffs within your company, or a star performer decides to join the competition or move across the country, turn over happens. Along with the expense of hiring and training new employees comes an expense that many
Administrative Professionals Day, Wednesday, April 22nd – Don’t forget to plan ahead and recognize the Administrative Professionals on you team! Recognition can go beyond flowers to include gift certificates for shopping or a spa, lunch with the boss or even time off. Some companies have even supplied a temporary employee to cover a much deserved
Celebrity Staff recently honored administrative professionals and those working in the legal field during Administrative Professional’s Day on April 22 and Law Day on May 1. Admin Day, formerly known as Professional Secretaries Day, was created by The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), formally called the National Secretaries Association, as an event to recognize