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Bounce Into 2024 With My Three Tips For Assistants

My EA Career

We’re welcoming a new year and farewelling the old. If you’re like me, you’re experiencing this in real life as well as via your social media feed. It can feel overwhelming. In all honesty I am someone that finds this transitional time of the year a tad tricky. The start of a new year is challenging for me. I’m hard on myself. I’m hard on myself. I need to remind myself that I can climb another metaphorical mountain again.

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Quiet Hiring: Admin Professional Trend

Bonnie Low-Krayman

By Bonnie Low-Kramen for Admin Professional Today | November, 2023 The Great Resignation of 2020 led to massive and chaotic hiring in 2021. As burnout, stress, and mental health issues increased to red alert levels due to poor onboarding and inadequate training, Quiet Quitting took hold in 2022. What’s happening now? Quiet Hiring. Quiet Hiring is about filling open positions with the staff who are already on the payroll rather than hiring from outside the company.

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How to Deal with Non-Negotiable Unrealistic Expectations

Eat Your Career

In the professional world, navigating unrealistic expectations is a common challenge. Often, we encounter demands for immediate results or exceptional quality that doesn’t match the available resources. While it’s our duty to clarify and push back on such expectations, we may face situations where that impossibly high bar is simply non-negotiable.

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Embracing process improvement and problem-solving

Practically Perfect PA

Embracing process improvement and problem-solving Process improvement and problem-solving are two interconnected aspects that drive your organisation's success forward and will help Assistants add a huge amount of value in their role. In this article, we will delve into process improvement principles, practical tips for creative problem-solving, [.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Ep 253: Amaia Arruabarrena – Former Executive Assistant to the CEO of ezCater

LEADERASSISTANT.COM

Amaia Arruabarrena was executive assistant to ezCater’s previous CEO, and is now ezCater’s Director of DEI & Operations. She focuses on creating an inclusive environment that nourishes trust and encourages learning and vulnerability. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Amaia shares her fascinating story about her pursuit of becoming a doctor, finding a customer service job at ezCater on Craigslist, becoming EA to the CEO, and how her experience as a c-suite assistant prepared he

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Embracing technology: The intuitive Assistant’s guide

Practically Perfect PA

Embracing technology: The intuitive Assistant's guide Technology has become integral to our daily lives in today's fast-paced roles. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on various industries, including the role of Assistants, has been a topic of discussion. Back in 2020, Lauren Bradley [.

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30 Content Ideas for VAs

Karen Vivarelli

Hey VA! Need help with what to post on social media? 30 Content Ideas for VAs You’re in luck! Take these ideas and craft your own captions on your social media platforms. I hope these ideas give you some inspiration to start posting regularly so that you can showcase your expertise and VA-awesomeness to your ideal clients. Scroll to the bottom to download your list of 30 social media content ideas.

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How Adult Coloring for Creativity Boosts Home Businesses

Tips From T. Marie

Today, let’s dive into something a bit unconventional yet incredibly effective – adult coloring for creativity. Yes, you read that right! The simple act of coloring, which we often associate with childhood, holds immense potential for us as home business owners. Why Adult Coloring? In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, creativity isn’t just an asset; it’s a necessity.

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Could AI Generate A 3-Day Workweek?

Allwork

While being nervous about the future of AI is reasonable, workers would get much more mileage out of accepting AI’s place in the workforce and taking steps to familiarize themselves with the technology. Unfortunately, accepting a three-day workweek would almost certainly be accompanied by widespread job loss. Rather than fighting against the inevitable, workers need to familiarize themselves with AI and the tools they have access to in order to better prepare for a more AI-reliant future.

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Elevating the Virtual Interviewing Experience

Sharing your authentic self in a virtual interview can be an unwanted challenge. 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.

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Annie Särnblad Wants to Teach You How to Read Facial Expressions—So You Can Get Ahead in Business

Success

Annie Särnblad knows what you’re thinking. No, really. She’s an expert in reading and decoding facial expressions and can tell what someone is thinking and feeling—oftentimes before that person has even processed an emotion. It’s a scientific skill she’s honed throughout decades of research and practice, one that has earned her the title of “human lie detector.

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Third of employees resent return to office mandates

Workplace Insight

A new poll from Scalable Software of 2,000 UK knowledge workers claims more than a third (35 percent) resent being told they have to go into the office for a set number of days. Half (50 percent) of respondents say their employer has “productivity paranoia” over employees working away from the office, with 62 percent reporting their organisation has implemented a return to office policy within the last two years.

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The Anatomy of a Procedure [Infographic]

All Things Admin

Procedures can help any office run more efficiently. Not only do they allow your team members to cover for you during planned or unplanned absences, but they also demonstrate the value you bring to your organization, help save time and effort, and become part of the legacy you leave behind. Although most administrative professionals understand that they should have a procedures binder, many still don’t have one.

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Remove These Resume Red Flags To Land Your Dream Job In 2024

Allwork

In the fiercely competitive job market of 2024, standing out is not just a goal—it’s a necessity. But you don’t want to stand out for the wrong reasons. Resume Genius’s latest guide illuminates the top nine resume red flags that could signal trouble to potential employers. In the evolving job market, it’s essential that applicants learn how to properly navigate the use of AI in crafting applications.

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

New vaccine mandates and testing policies will affect employers with more than 100 workers. Get Paycor’s free, customizable vaccination policy template to communicate critical details and new requirements to your employees. Get Paycor’s Template today!

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A Day in the Life of AI Consultant Juliette Powell

Success

Juliette Powell once was introduced at a keynote speech as “the female Elon Musk.” The term stuck, and the next person to introduce her used the same one—because they’d asked ChatGPT to help them write the intro, and the term became “fact” as humans fed the machine that is generative AI. And it isn’t far off— Powell is leading the charge on how to design and use AI now and in the future, exploring the shoulds, shouldn’ts and possibilities of the next generation of tech.

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Workspace Design Show reveals all-encompassing speaker programme

Workplace Insight

The speaker programme at Workspace Design Show (27-28 February 2024, Business Design Centre, London) has been an integral part since the event’s inception in 2021 and this year is no exception with over 120 speakers featuring across four key elements of discourse. The Workspace Design Talks programme, which will take place in a dedicated space, the Design Talks Lounge (bottom), designed by global design and architecture firm Gensler, will feature inspiring sessions from leading industry professi

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Episode 509: (Mostly) Paper Planners | PM Talks S1:E1

Productivityist

Welcome to the inaugural episode of our monthly series, “PM Talks,” where my good friend Patrick Rhone and I delve into a myriad of topics, each leading to incredibly productive and insightful conversations. This time around we’re (mostly) kicking things off with a subject that’s near and dear to both of us: the world of paper planners.

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Is Your Workplace Experience Commute-Worthy?

Allwork

The time invested in a daily commute is now a significant factor in selecting our work location. For many, the decision to commute to an office comes down to whether the benefits of being in the office outweigh the costs and inconveniences. With so many factors to consider, the key to making a trip to the office enticing and commute-worthy lies in improving the employee experience.

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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Resetting Your Marketing Strategy in 2024: Human-Centric Marketing Is Critical in the AI Era

Success

2023 has been a year of disruptive technology. ChatGPT strolled into the public eye and companies scrambled to get their best AI business tools out to a market eager to learn how to use AI to make business operations more efficient. This year, I emerged out of a communication studies graduate program where I was researching human-machine communication in the world of industry, and somehow, digital marketing was where I landed.

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The wonder of you. Monica Parker on joy, serendipity, toxic work cultures and awe

Workplace Insight

Monica Parker joins Mark Eltringham to share an Old Fashioned while discussing how to find wonder in the everyday, the limits of workplace design, our renewed obsession with productivity, how to achieve flow states in a world of distractions and what it means to be truly happy. There’s not much workplace news around right now as people are still finding their feet after Christmas, so we also explore some lessons we might take from the Post Office scandal about how organisations go wrong an

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The Roadmap to a Successful 5-Day Email Challenge

Jennie Lyon

I’m thrilled to dive into a crucial topic today: lead generation and conversion. We all know that generating leads is the first step to growing your business, but the real magic happens when you can successfully turn those leads into paying customers. It’s the ultimate challenge, right? Well, guess what? If you’re feeling a bit… The post The Roadmap to a Successful 5-Day Email Challenge appeared first on Jennie Lyon Digital Marketing and Virtual Assistant Services Inc.

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How To Build A Thriving Coworking Community

Allwork

Leveraging the power of technology can effectively bridge the gap between a physical and virtual hybrid community. Engaging with coworkers to curate a calendar of social events around their desires and time commitments fosters workspace inclusivity. Community managers may not have the ability to change the workspace design, but bringing prompts into the workspace can do wonders to initiate social interaction.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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Scientist and Engineer Rosalind Picard Is Transforming Digital Health with Wearable AI

Success

The digital health world as we know it today is booming—with products, artificial intelligence advancements and competition. But, back in the ’90s, there was much less wearable technology that could give you continuous information about your health. You went to the doctor, got blood drawn and had tests run. In between visits, you lived in the unknown.

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Over one quarter of employees do not trust their CEO to be honest and transparent

Workplace Insight

A new poll claims that over one quarter (26 percent) of employees in the UK do not trust their CEO to be open and honest, while 24 percent do not trust their senior leadership to do the same. According to the survey of 2,000 employees in the UK from Personio, transparency and employer-employee communication are pivotal to a positive employee experience and trust in the workplace.

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Unlocking Success: Why Hiring an Executive Personal Assistant Can Transform Your Work-Life Balance

C-Suite Assistants

In the relentless pursuit of professional success, it’s tempting to overlook the foundation of a fulfilling life: the frequently elusive work-life balance. Executives can find themselves entangled in a web of responsibilities, too often facing the sacrifice of true equilibrium in professional and personal pursuits. The incessant demands of work can overshadow moments with loved ones, personal interests, creative endeavors, and even self-care.

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The Instant Group Launches Operations In Mexico City Amid 163% Surge in Demand

Allwork

In response to the growing demand for flexible workspaces in Latin America, The Instant Group announced that it is expanding its global presence by entering the Mexico City market. The rise in demand for flex spaces in Mexico coincides with a much broader global movement towards workspaces that can support the increasingly digital, mobile, and project-based nature of the modern workforce.

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha