Essential Elements of an Office Emergency Evacuation Plan

10 Essential Elements of an Emergency Evacuation Plan

Extreme weather, bomb threats, combustible dust explosions: all events that require companies to switch on emergency gear. Since these situations invariably cause panic, having a solid emergency evacuation plan in place is the best way to handle them. OSHA has identified some crucial elements that should be included in every business’s emergency evacuation plan, and in this post, we’ve adapted them …

Creating An Effective Receptionist Job Description

Receptionist Job Description: How to Optimize Your Front Desk Efficiency

Your reception area is the first point of contact for office visitors. As such, it plays a key part in creating a positive impression of your business, and helping reduce office traffic. While many offices are shifting toward digital reception—more on that later—plenty of businesses still have a person at the front desk for at least part of the time. …

The Receptionist for iPad Version 3.0: More Customizable Than Ever!

While you were hopefully enjoying a relaxing summer vacation on a tropical isle, the Engineering team at The Receptionist was hard at work making your office check-in process even more awesome. Version 3.0 includes many more button options so that you can create an even more highly customized check-in process for your visitors. Read on for more details, along with …

Your Lobby’s Role in Office Security

As the first point of contact with your office visitors, your lobby plays an important role in setting a welcoming tone and communicating your brand image. It’s also absolutely crucial to office security. A secure reception area can improve employee safety, protect customer privacy, and even thwart major security breaches. Read on for tips on how to make your lobby …

5 Common Office Tasks You Can (and Should) Automate

A small investment in automation can save you hundreds of hours in the long run. Automating common tasks reduces mistakes and frees up workers to focus on more important assignments. It also improves your bottom line. Here are some practical strategies to automate your workplace. Data back-up Automatically backing up your data ensures that you’ll always have access to complete, up-to-date files, even if something …

Our Top 5 Most-Read Articles of 2015

We hope you’ve found great resources on our site this year. Just in case you missed one, here are our five most popular posts of 2015. Did You Know Your iPad Could Do This? 11 iPad Features Most People Never Use Swipe between apps? Shake to undo typing? This article explains 11 iPad features you might not know about that …

91 Newsletter Ideas for Office Managers

So, you’ve gathered email addresses, signed up for an email service provider, and promised everyone in the office a weekly or monthly newsletter. The only question left is: What the heck are you going to write about? Here are 91 newsletter ideas to keep the content flowing. Letter from the President or CEO. A letter from someone at the top …

Visitor Management System Best Practices

Visitor management systems improve the flow of visitors through your office while also reducing the administrative burden and increasing security. Here are seven best practices for implementing a visitor management system. Choose a user-friendly system Yes, a visitor management system benefits you by improving office productivity and security. But it is also one of the first interactions visitors will have …

Modern Office Technology and Software Tools

7 Must-Have Tech Tools for the Modern Office

Technology is what drives and supports businesses today, from apps that enable communications to smart conference tables that allow anyone at a meeting to share their screen with the press of a button. Here are seven tech tools we’ve come across that will turn your office into a modern digital masterpiece. Office automation control system Homes and buildings are becoming …