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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 6:00amBobbi Dempsey0
- A Simple Way to Get a Handle on a Company’s Culture [LinkedIn]
- 5 Worst Resume Sins [Career Realism]
- 10 Ways to Have a Good Day at Work [Lifehack]
- Holiday Parties: 7 Ways to Network Like a Pro [Inc.com]
- Style: Go from Office to Holiday Party in a Snap [Forbes]
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 11:00amBeth Braccio Hering0
The Affordable Care Act has put the subject of health insurance in the spotlight lately, but other benefits are also an important part of an employee’s package. Here’s a look at what U.S. workers are commonly (and not so commonly) being offered by their employers. (All figures courtesy of the Society for Human Resource Management.)
- Dental: 74 percent of employers provide dental coverage. This number is expected to increase next year because the Affordable Care Act requires health plans to provide childhood dental coverage as an essential benefit starting in 2014.
- Group term life insurance: 68 percent of all organizations offer group term...
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 9:00amBeth Braccio Hering0
If you are among the workers hoping for a nice bonus (or at least a fruit basket) from your employer this holiday season, here’s an encouraging finding. According to a survey by the Advertising Specialty Institute, spending on employee gifts is expected to be the highest it’s been in four years. Companies giving gifts (but remember, not all do) plan to spend an average of $44.98 per employee in 2013, compared to $41.70 last year. Gift cards topped the list as the most popular present, followed by cash bonuses and food/beverages.
Yet the outlook isn’t merry across the board. According to this...Read More »
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 7:00amBobbi Dempsey0
If your work seems to revolve around email, you know how important (and often challenging) it is to keep your email organized and easily accessible. If you use Gmail, there’s a great tool that can be a huge help. Streak is an app and browser extension that adds a bunch of great features to your Gmail. It’s often referred to as a CRM that’s built into your inbox.
One of the newest features that Streak has added to their service is the ability to track emails you have sent. You can see if they were opened, when and by whom.
You can also schedule messages to be sent at some point in the future. And you can keep your inbox manageable and organized by diverting messages into specific boxes or folders. You can also group all messages from a particular contact or company all...Read More »
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Our featured admin for November is Ingra Green-Johnson, an administrative coordinator for the Christian humanitarian organization World Vision in Grand Prairie, Texas. She was nominated for this honor by her manager, Froswa Booker-Drew, who notes, “Ingra is so insightful and a step ahead of all of us. In addition, she is genuinely concerned about each of us in and out of the office. She supports us with her wisdom and peaceful spirit daily!”
This busy grandmother of two who likes to read and make jewelry in her spare time recently shared these thoughts with The Office Professional’s Beth Braccio Hering: Read More
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