Paying employees for their travel time - and dealing with subsequent reimbursements and deductions - is one of the most confusing parts of HR and payroll administration. It's vital to know:Read More
No one has to sell you on using Microsoft® Excel® Pivot Tables. You get it.
Now, you want to take your Pivot Tables to the next level. Whether your challenge is summarizing totals as percentages, analyzing with formulas, or introducing interactivity, this program will pack your toolbox with features that will help you turn your plain Pivot Table into a data-crunching, information-revealing machine.Read More
Active shooters continue to strike American workplaces on a daily basis. While every attack is different, there are commonalities -- including confusion.
In recent incidents a "good guy with a gun" at an Alabama mall was killed mistakenly while the shooter got away, a police officer was killed in a Chicago emergency room in pursuit of a suspect and police rushed to the scene of another Chicago business for what turned out to be a well-intentioned but poorly communicated active shooter drill.Read More
Terminations are the most stressful and legally dangerous moment for any HR professional or manager.
Just one mistake during the process - a discipline error, documentation slip-up or the wrong words at the termination meeting - can spark years of litigation. Plus, you have to deal with the emotional fallout... risk of violence... and co-worker response.
Do you and your management team know all the right moves?Read More
Conflicts between employees can disrupt morale, reduce productivity and create a generally unpleasant place to work. Because a solution often seems impossible, these disagreements can also drive managers crazy.
The good news, however, is that you do not have to tolerate disruptive workplace conflicts. By consistently using effective management practices, you can restore peace and productivity to almost any bickering group.Read More
No matter what business you are in, a dashboard is a critical tool in your communication armory and as with any communication tool, presentation is everything. Although there are many tools that can be used to create a dashboard, Excel is commonly used due to its power, flexibility and the fact that most people have it installed on their computer.Read More
Organization is a critical skill for administrative professionals.
Chances are you struggle to create order in the disorganized chaos that is your workspace. It's possible you need more effective systems for keeping yourself, your team and your workload organized.
If so, it's time to create effective systems that help you get organized, reduce that feeling of being overwhelmed and increase productivity.Read More
Millennials now make up 35% of the U.S. workforce. And in 10 years they'll be more than half.
But integrating this generation (born between 1981 and 1996) into the workforce has become a major challenge for organizations. Millennials have different wants and needs... and they already have one foot out the door.Read More
Why do employees leave?
Departing workers probably told you it was "for more money." But only 12% of employees actually leave their jobs in pursuit of higher pay, according to a Saratoga Institute study.
In reality, the No. 1 reason employees leave is the way they're supervised. As the saying goes, "People join companies, but leave managers."Read More
You've been promoted… so now what?
No one is born knowing how to be a supervisor. And no other job can prepare you for this challenging assignment. Now, you not only have to worry about your performance, you have to worry about how others perform, too.
The good news is you can quickly add the "secrets" of successful managers to your supervisory toolkit.Read More