New Features: Pre-Registration and Returning Visitor Check-In

A few weeks ago, we launched The Receptionist for iPad version 3.0. (Missed the announcement? Check it out here). But today is the BIG announcement! Today, we’re rolling out two huge new features to make your visitors’ check-in even more efficient: pre-registration of upcoming visitors and fast-track check-in for returning visitors. To update your app, go to the Apple App …

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 vital role in making a positive impression and helping office traffic run smoothly. Many offices are shifting toward automated reception (more on that later!). But plenty of businesses still have a person sitting at the front desk at least part of the time. …

17 Office Design Blogs You Should Read and Follow

It’s no secret that office design can either enhance or dampen your company culture. Ultimately, the best design for your office is the one that reflects your values and meets your company’s and your employees’ needs. To help you figure out what’s right for you, we’ve tracked down 17 blog and magazine feeds that offer inspiration, insight, and advice for …

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 …

Adding That Wow Factor to Your Front Desk Experience: An Interview with TripAdvisor’s Jessica Moore

In this series, The iPad Receptionist users share their experiences. Jessica Moore, from TripAdvisor travel planning and booking site, reflects on how The iPad Receptionist saves employees time and impresses office visitors.   Why did you first consider using The iPad Receptionist? Moore: We’re an up-and-coming technology company, and we needed a higher tech way to greet customers from the …