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Five reasons you need an employee handbook

By Julie Ellison bio For many employers, the idea of creating an Employee Handbook is overwhelming.  But the importance of having one should outweigh that hesitancy given the peace of mind it can provide you while you are busy running your law firm or business. An Employee Handbook is your roadmap for what your employees can expect from you and what you expect from your employees.  It should be simple, straightforward and relevant.  Not having one in place can create huge headaches that are completely avoidable. Here are five good reasons to have an employee handbook: 1. Handbooks Set Employee Expectations Handbooks allow you to clearly set forth everything from job responsibilities to disciplinary procedures, thus keeping employee expectations consistent with the employer. Experience teaches us that employees are willing to… . . . read more.

INCREASING PROFITS

21 easy ways to boost practice profitability fast

Simple changes to billing procedures, hiring policies, purchasing, patient relations, and other daily activities can have a positive impact on…


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MANAGING STAFF

“Why are you leaving us?” 5 key questions to ask staffers who resign

There’s good information to be had from a staffer who’s leaving.
People who have resigned “don’t have a hidden agenda.” They tend to be candid…


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YOUR CAREER

Asking for a raise

One of the most frequently asked career questions is, “What is the best way to ask for a raise?”
Not surprising, a frequently…


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MANAGING STAFF

3 bonus formulas that boost staff productivity

What bonuses should the office give, and how can it design the bonuses to increase productivity…


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COLLECTIONS

7 best practices for optimizing your collections

By Ranadene (Randi) K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
Collections isn’t the most glamorous part of running a practice. Perhaps the only thing worse than making collections calls is receiving them…


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READER TIPS

Try these no-cost ways to boost staff morale

To have good employees, an office “has to treat people right,” says Sabrina Hebert, manager of Northlake Surgical Associates…


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MANAGING STAFF

What are you doing for MARWeek?

We hope this won’t come as a surprise to you, but it’s the third full week in October, which means that it’s Medical Assistants Recognition Week. (MARWeek), with Wednesday (October 19) being the…


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STAFF TRAINING

Develop a habit of training your staff and create a corporate culture of excellence

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation,” said Aristotle. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but…


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PRODUCTIVITY

Use straight talk to solve 4 common people problems in your office

The key to success as a manager is being up-front with employees. Yet that is what managers are most reluctant to do. They don’t want to sit down with…


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