It’s National Payroll Week!Read the rest of this entry »
You know that this is National Payroll Week, right?
No? But you knew that Monday was Labor Day, a paid company holiday, didn’t you?
What if the payroll professional who handles the time cards, tracks vacation days, sick days, paid holidays, makes sure your deductions are right and processes all the paychecks “forgot” Monday was a paid holiday?
Not that any payroll professional would, but you get the point.
HR’s Jobs of the Future Are Already HereRead the rest of this entry »
What will the human resources profession be like 10 years from now. How about in just five years?
In many ways, it will still be recognizable to a practitioner today. There will still be recruiters and benefits managers and compensation specialists, though they’ll be aided in the heavy lifting by artificial intelligence. HR generalists will still be around, especially at smaller companies, but with automation handling much of the rote …
Open Enrollment is Going Virtual This YearRead the rest of this entry »
The dog days of summer aren’t likely to have you thinking of health plans, life insurance, 401ks, or any of the other benefits employers offer. That is, unless you’re in HR.
This year, open enrollment – the weeks in October and November when employees make choices about their benefits – is going to be so different from those of the past that HR professionals began their planning while the rest …
The Rising Star of Digital MarketersRead the rest of this entry »
Pandemic driven business closures, budget cuts and sweeping changes in consumer habits have forced marketers to throw out their playbook, developing new strategies on the fly and pivoting from quarterly plans to going week by week.
Forced to make-do without access to production teams or facilities, marketers have embraced digital media in new and unique ways, placing even greater reliance on social media to reach consumers.
“We can’t go get …
Some Like It Hot, Some Like It ColdRead the rest of this entry »
With summer promising to be a hot one and workers returning to offices, the perennial battle over the thermostat is about to heat up. (Yes, the pun is intended.)
It’s a battle office managers are all too familiar with. Their struggle to reach the perfect Goldilocks temperature is never-ending. Some like it hot; some like it cold, and there’s rarely agreement on the “just right” office temperature.
BusinessNewsDaily attempted to …
Demand Growing for Paralegals to Work RemotelyRead the rest of this entry »
Opportunities for paralegals to work remotely are opening up across the country as courts liberalize the use of digital filings and states broaden the services paralegals can provide.
An article on the American Bar Association website says legal recruiters are reporting “expanding opportunities in the virtual job market. Even in this uncertain time, what has become clear is that the scope of paralegal work is changing with the growing need …
Flexibility, Communication Are the Keys to Becoming a Top AdminRead the rest of this entry »
The warning about serving two masters is an apt caution for administrative professionals who, as companies reopen offices, may find themselves suddenly having two bosses.
Where once an executive assistant might stay with a single executive, the trend now is for all but the most senior leaders to share the services of a single admin. As a recent article from the American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) says, “managing the …
Ad Agency Belt Tightening Will Move Creative Work In-HouseRead the rest of this entry »
Belt-tightening at ad agencies is forcing chief marketing officers to be more resourceful, relying on in-house expertise to handle tough challenges they previously would have hired outside help to address.
Market research firm Forrester estimates that media spending will be off 23% as a result of the COVID-19 closures and the slow business rebound economists predict. To offset the dramatic reduction in revenue, ad agencies have already begun to shed …
Retail Marketers Get New Trends ToolRead the rest of this entry »
Facing tighter digital media budgets even as consumers spend more time online than ever, marketers have a new tool to help them spend those fewer dollars more effectively.
Google’s new Rising Retail Categories lists the fastest-growing product categories based on what users search for. With the interactive tool a marketer can drill down by category, locale and week, month or year to see what’s trending and the top search terms …
Thank You To Receptionists For Everything You DoRead the rest of this entry »
We take time out today to recognize the work of those who answer the phones, who continue to staff front desks at medical facilities and essential businesses across the country and who are the face of our businesses to visitors and callers.
Today, National Receptionists Day, we say Thank You for all that you do.