tips on preventing infectious disease spread at your office

Protect Your Office From the Risk of Infectious Disease — Starting in the Lobby

The recent threat of COVID-19 has everyone focused on preventing the spread of disease, both at work and at home. However, practices like thorough and frequent handwashing and refraining from face-touching have benefits that aren’t limited to the new coronavirus. After all, viruses and other infectious diseases such as the flu have long been to blame for hurting productivity in …

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 …

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 …

Visitor Management and Regulatory Compliance: What You Need to Know

We write a lot on this blog about the benefits of visitor management systems for today’s offices, focusing mostly on productivity, brand image, and security. But for companies in some industries, a visitor management system isn’t just a great way to impress your clients and protect your employees from constant interruptions — it’s a key element of regulatory compliance. Here …

Are Your Competitors Using Your Visitor Log to Spy on You?

We all know that a visitor log is crucial for office security. But could a written log threaten the privacy of your customers? The answer is “yes”! Imagine this: You’ve been developing a breakthrough product in a competitive field. After months of R&D, you’re ready to apply for a patent on a working design. So, you go to your attorney’s …

How to Enhance Your Brand Image with Office Technology

Satisfied clients and employees are your most effective brand ambassadors. Their experiences in your office space are often a major part of how they interact with your company, and thus how they think about your brand. So when you choose office technology, your desired brand image should be an important factor in the decision-making process. Read on for tips about …

7 Trends in Modern Office Management

With developments in technology and an ever-evolving workforce, office management is constantly changing. Here are seven trends currently shaping office operations. The cloud More and more businesses are adopting cloud computing, and this trend is expected to keep growing. The cloud can improve and streamline all sorts of processes—from collaboration and project management to data organization and information backup. And, …

How to Choose Office Technology That Supports Your Business Strategy

With the myriad options available, choosing office technology can seem like a daunting task. You can narrow your search by focusing on the technology that best supports your business strategy. Here are some ideas to get you started. Create a technology plan If you haven’t already, start by developing a strategic technology plan. This plan should be closely linked to your overall …

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 …