In the table below, you can see the first column contains what I called the "action menu" and some examples of action could be: email, create task, send letter, create paycheck... The second column is the "Edit" column. Click on the icon will lead users to the employee's page in editing mode. Right now a large number of users think it's handy since you can go directly into editing mode from this page. However, it does adds some clutter and I'm considering to combine it with the action menu. Maybe the first option in the menu is "Edit". Any thoughts?