February, 2021

The Long Term Shift in Business Applications to Solopreneurs

Small Business Labs

In the early 2000s, about 60% of all new business applications were from businesses planning on having employees.    The other 40% were from solopreneurs who did not plan to hire employees.

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The 3 Essential Functions of Time Management

Eat Your Career

“What is time? If nobody asks me, I know; but if I were desirous to explain it to one that should ask, plainly I know not.” ” St. Augustine. When it comes to professional development, time management is one of my most passionate areas of study (and most enjoyable topics to teach ).

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Is your Executive a poor communicator?

Practically Perfect PA

Is your Executive a poor communicator? In a recent survey conducted in the UK, Hays recruitment found 43% of those surveyed said leaders needed to improve their communication skills.

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Is an Administrative Assistant Certification or Designation Worth It?

Office Dynamics

In the ever-evolving administrative profession, a topic of recent interest has been training, certification, and designations. Many top-notch organizations are looking to the future with an eye towards optimization and growth.

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Elevating the Virtual Interviewing Experience

How do you break through the digital barrier when conducting a virtual interview and share your exceptional self? Think in unconventional ways to elevate the virtual interviewing experience.

Black History Month Interview Series: Jamika Watson

Executive Leadership Support Blog

Black History Month Interview Series. Meet Jamika Watson , Senior Executive Assistant to the COO & Founder, mPower at Mortgage Bankers Association. Jamika Watson started attending the ELS Forum in DC in 2018, and we were immediately drawn to her energy and passion for the role.

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How To Confidently Talk About Your Experience as a Virtual Assistant When You Have None to Speak of.

Virtual Moxie

Even with our amazing training and mentoring , something our new VAs can struggle with is how to talk with potential clients about their “VA experience” when they have very little, or none at all.

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Communicating with Confidence

Eat Your Career

Communication is a complicated, multi-faceted skillset required for professional success. Unfortunately, it’s a tough one to master. More important than what you say is how you say it. All too often, messages are muddied because of insecurity, self-doubt and nerves. People don’t hear the words because the delivery is so distracting. Confidence has the power to enhance your communication in dramatic and surprising ways.

Communicating your priorities better with the ‘rule of five’

Practically Perfect PA

Communicating your priorities better with the ‘rule of five’ One of my go-to tools for prioritising and managing my to-do list is Trello. I use the collaboration tool to manage all of my tasks and projects, and I love how easy it easy to collaborate on projects with the other members of the [.].

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Why You Need a Letter of Recommendation Now

On The Job

Since the pandemic began, many people have been laid off, or taken positions that "underemploy" them. In other words, they haven't been in their "real" job for some time. As the job market starts to improve this year, many people will want to return to their "real" jobs.

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The world dosen’t have exit without a plan

Office Organization Success

Solve the secrecy of a wrong exhibition or save a girl in grief by comrade up with your befriend. Subscription Benefits Include Today’s Paper Find excitable-friendlily conversion of distinct from the Time’s rag in one quiet-to-peruse. But if you are situated in part office or house, you would emergency to logon to the computers apart and have something to tell helter-skelter the plucky to each other with – such as FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Ask Anastacia: Why Are Humans Lousy at Estimating the Time They Need to Do Things?

Virtual Moxie

In another post , I mentioned that we humans tend to fall down when we have to estimate the time it will take us to do something. Arnatte wrote to ask me why I think that is. That’s a great question. One I should have talked about!

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Book Review: Building the Business of You

Small Business Labs

Building the Business of You aims to help people "navigate the uncertain, post-pandemic world of work, while aligning personal purpose and professional advancement." 

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Building Cultural Competence & Navigating Unconscious Bias in the Workplace Part 1

Executive Leadership Support Blog

Building Cultural Competence & Navigating Unconscious Bias in the Workplace Part 1. This workshop provides an overview of the The Depth of Diversity – uncovering the many dimensions of diversity, understanding unconscious bias, building cultural competence and awareness of the biases and barriers that hold us back from cultural competence.

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Convex Payment, The “S” Curve, And Pay Per Epoch

Brilliantly Better

Today I’m going to share 3 things: 2 concepts that I recently learned (or fixed them better in my cognitive field) and one that I created myself, but in close relationship to the first two.

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4 Ways to Make Sure Your Career Thrives While Working from Home

On The Job

Working for home has become the norm for many workers since the pandemic began, but would you like to continue to do so once it's safe to return to the office? For some employees, the question is moot since their companies will require them to return to the office.

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Maximize the benefits of your PPC marketing

Small Business CEO

With a limited marketing budget, every dollar spent needs to deliver a return. Many marketers are using PPC (pay per click) as a way to track the results from their online ads, ensuring they can increase the effectiveness of their communications as well as their spending.

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Planning Your Day When You Don’t Know How Much Time You Need To Do the Work

Virtual Moxie

When you have a cubic ton of things to handle, how do you plan your day when you have no idea how much time you need to do the work? It’s the bane of existence for maaaaany people, not just virtual assistants.

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Side Giggers and Independent Workers in Super Bowl Ads

Small Business Labs

We haven't seen all the Super Bowl ads yet, but we know independent workers will be featured in two of them. Squarespace's ad (below) features Dolly Parton singing 5-9, a take off on her hit song and movie 9-5.    It shows a variety of side giggers pursuing their passions.

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Ep 104: Dayne Shuda on Written Communication, Working Remotely, and Fighting Burnout

Go Burrows

Dayne Shuda has worked with executive assistants for about 7-8 years and has had a full-time remote assistant since 2015. His assistant happens to be in Australia, but he’s in Wisconsin. Over the years, he’s learned a few things about organization, burnout, and working with a remote team.

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Geo-arbitrage, Or How To Get The Most Of Where You Are

Brilliantly Better

And not necessarily of who you are. Because that counts, you know. Where you are is just as important, or, sometimes, even more important than your amount of knowledge, your experience, your skills or your connections.

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This is Why Meetings are Such a Hot Mess -- and What You Can Do About It

On The Job

It often seems that many meetings go off the rails right away. Someone shows up late. Another person won't stop texting. Still another participant stares into space and seems to be in another world entirely.

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How to Take Your Small Business Online

Small Business CEO

So you want to take your small business online? That’s great news! After all, customers spend a great deal of time online, so why not meet them where they are?

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Here Are A Few Common Recruiting Terms Recruiters Must Know By Heart

Recruit CRM

These are the times when recruiting is practised through various staffing agencies and even taught as professional or full-fledged courses in universities globally.

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It Had to Happen. A Gig Economy SPAC

Small Business Labs

A SPAC is a special purpose acquisition company.    A good description comes from CNBC's SPACs used to be a joke in Silicon Valley — now they’re going mainstream. Key quote: In a SPAC, a group of investors raise money for a shell company with no underlying business. The SPAC goes public, generally at $10 per share, and then starts hunting for a company to acquire. A new SPAC called Z-Work was recently formed that's focused on the gig economy. 

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A No Frills Zoom Interview with Allison Miller, Chief of Staff, Access Healthcare

Admin Awards

Allison Miller is Chief of Staff at Access Healthcare in Dallas, Texas, and the winner of the 2016 Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence in DFW.

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I’m Not A Cat

Brilliantly Better

This pandemic changed our world in ways we would have never imagined before. One of the things that changed dramatically is how we work.

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3 Tips for Writing an Appreciation Letter

On The Job

When you're in a job search -- or land a new job -- one of the key ingredients for your career is to make sure you write letters of appreciation.

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Three Smart Ways to Start Investing Your Money

Small Business CEO

It’s never too early to start investing your money. If you have some extra cash set aside, no matter how small or large the sum, it’s best that you put this to good use.

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5 Ways To Incorporate Video Into Your Instagram Recruiting Strategy

Recruit CRM

With a continually changing work environment, employers are placing more emphasis on creating a sustainable business culture. Hiring employees with the appropriate skills that fit into this environment is of the utmost importance.

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Professional Services Business Applications from Freelancers Continued their 2020 Surge in January.

Small Business Labs

In 2020 professional services applications from independent workers (freelancers, independent contractors, etc.) increased by 21% over 2019.

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Black History Month Interview Series: Lacretia Adamski

Team ELS

Black History Month Interview Series. Meet Lacretia Adamski , Senior Executive Assistant at Salesforce. Lacretia Caldwell Adamski has 1 5 years of experience supporting C-Suite executives in multiple industries including SaaS, health administration, and higher education.

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Unintended Consequences, Convergent Evolution And Stranger Things

Brilliantly Better

The term “unintended consequences” defines outcomes that aren’t visible, or predictable at the moment of an action.

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Episode 359: The Common Path to Uncommon Success with John Lee Dumas

Productivityist

This candid conversation reveals what John Lee Dumas has learnt throughout his life – which includes interviewing thousands of entrepreneurs on his show – and steps you can take on a common (yet simple) path that can lead to uncommon success. This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs.

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The Importance of Maintaining a Tidy Workspace

Small Business CEO

No matter what project you’re working on, a good job can only be done if you’re functioning from a tidy workspace. You could be operating out of a warehouse, in an office or in a workshop – but regardless of where you are, a clean space will help you to work better.

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Using A Visual Medium To Enhance The Recruiting Process

Recruit CRM

Using the visual medium as a part of the social recruitment process was already present but it's even more in fashion owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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