12 New Year’s Resolutions for HR and Payroll – Concluded
11. Use proper and complete sentences in all business e-mails
We all get those emails from colleagues – the short, quick answers. They return half a sentence in response to our question from a month ago. Now you have to go back and read the full e-mail string to be able to decipher the meaning of the answer and figure out what that abbreviated sentence is supposed to indicate. If your goal is to save time this year, help those around you save some of their time when reading your e-mails. A short, precise answer is much easier to read then a cryptic, abbreviated response.
12. Find 10 ways to reduce your costs
“What a great idea … like we haven’t already done that.” In the current economy we have all been looking at ways to cut costs. Sometimes some fresh eyes can really help. Ask the receptionist if she has an idea or call on contracts that have been running with vendors for awhile. You might be due for a price reduction; most vendors are not going to alert you to that fact. Stop printing out documents for files; this could save substantial money overtime. Rather than printing e-mails from employees, attach them to their files in your HRIS/HRMS or payroll software. Don’t have the ability? Go back and read resolution #1, and make life easier for you and your team! Creating a paperless, or near paperless, office could save your company substantial money and time.
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