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AI Tools Every Assistant Needs to Know

Practically Perfect PA

AI Tools Every Assistant Needs to Know With the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), particuarly over the last yer with the introduction of ChatGPT and a wave of new AI software, Assistants are now equipped with powerful tools that can streamline workflows, enhance productivity, and facilitate [.

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Ep 263: Fiona Young on AI and the Future of the EA Role

LEADERASSISTANT.COM

Fiona Young is founder of Carve, a series of live digital courses for executive assistants to learn AI, create capacity, and develop into a strategic assistant. In this episode, Fiona talks about the future of the assistant role in the age of artificial intelligence, tips on how to use AI right now, and being open to constant learning and unlearning.

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Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

All Things Admin

There are some procedures that you’ll create once and never touch again. These procedures work perfectly as-is and the steps you use to perform the task aren’t likely to change. Other procedures, however, will go through multiple adjustments and modifications. Since the goal is to make them as efficient as possible, it’s important to constantly be on the lookout for ways to improve them.

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The Balanced Teammate: Leading & Following with Grace

Eat Your Career

In our modern work environment, the dynamics of teamwork have evolved, demanding more from each individual. To thrive in this setting, professionals need to understand what it means to be a balanced teammate. This is my own terminology for a critically important, though rarely talked about skillset. The idea is simple: Being a balanced teammate means you know when (and how) to step up and lead AND when (and how) to step back and follow.

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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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7 Lies Women Have Been Told at Work That Hold Them Back From Success—And the Truth They Need to Know Instead

Success

Years ago, Bonnie Hammer , vice chairman of NBCUniversal, was at Universal Studios in Orlando, where she accepted an invitation to ride the “daunting” Jurassic World VelociCoaster. She noticed once she was on the ride that she was surrounded by men laughing and screaming. She was the only woman on the ride—and it wasn’t because the other women were scared, she says—at least not of the ride itself.

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Online Tech Every Business Owner Should Know & Understand

Tips From T. Marie

Just like you, I love the sense of adventure that comes with running our own shows. But when it comes to the online world, it’s not just about swashbuckling through cyberspace – we need to be well-armed with knowledge too. So let’s chat about the techy stuff that can make or break our businesses. Here is a list of digital online tech that every business owner should know: 1.

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10 Gmail features to boost your productivity

Practically Perfect PA

10 Gmail features to boost your productivity Assistants fall into two camps. You are either an Outlook user or a Gmail user. If you are a fan of Gmail, this is the article for you. In this article, we will explore the top 10 Gmail features [.

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Chaya Milchtein Empowers Women by Educating Them About Cars

Success

When Chaya Milchtein was about to turn 18 years old, she created a GoFundMe fundraiser for herself. “I was aging out of foster care—it was 2013, and I was pretty desperate to find a job,” she explains. One person reached out to her based on the campaign and asked, “What’s going to be the most helpful to you to transition into the next part of your life?

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Indie Coworking Spaces Rise in a Corporate Dominated Market

Allwork

Indie coworking spaces offer a personalized experience emphasizing community and collaboration, appealing to professionals who value these aspects over the expansive networks of larger firms like WeWork and Regus. The alignment of coworking users’ values — often seeking community, productivity, and networking — with the ethos of indie coworking spaces may challenge the market dominance of larger operators.

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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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People want to work in an office some of the time, but don’t like mandates and lack of flexibility

Workplace Insight

More than half (51 percent) of UK workers are in favour of some form of so-called return to office (RTO) policy, but flexibility is key to any office mandated approach, according to a new poll from Owl Labs. The survey suggest that while UK workers recognise some benefits when it comes to mandates – where employees are required to be in the office for a set number of days – they want the flexibility to choose when they work from the office.

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Steel Magnolias, Barbie, and Other Wise Women – In Celebration of a Complicated Women’s History Month By Bonnie Low-Kramen

Bonnie Low-Krayman

The women of the world represent 40% of the employed population and 49.6% of the total population. That makes Women’s History Month an ideal time to acknowledge and honor women with wisdom from other women. After all, no one knows better about how to move forward with confidence, strength, grace, and self-respect. We are all standing on the shoulders of others who came before us.

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Need Help Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety? Communications Expert Matt Abrahams Offers Tips to Find Your Confidence

Success

Whether interviewing for your dream job or networking at an industry event, building up the courage to speak in public can feel nerve-wracking at best and downright terrifying at worst. The good news is that you’re not alone—not even a little bit. In fact, researchers estimate that 70% of the population experiences feelings of nervousness when speaking in front of others.

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Rentberry Eyes WeWork Acquisition After Securing Significant New Investment

Allwork

Rentberry has announced that it has secured significant investment from Silicon Valley venture capital fund 369 Growth Partners in its hopes to make a bid for the struggling WeWork. The San Francisco-based home rental platform publicly expressed interest last month following news of WeWork’s ousted cofounder Adam Neumann revealing his desire to repurchase the company — although Neumann’s discussions with hedge fund manager of Third Point, Dan Loeb, have not led to any official commitmen

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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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Most US firms are yet to match their culture to the demands of flexible working

Workplace Insight

A survey of 900 leaders in HR, real estate, IT, and product roles at US based firms suggests that most employers have not adapted their working culture and practices to support the shift to flexible working. In addition, according to The 2024 Workplace Flexibility Trends Report from TechSmith Corporation in partnership with workplace research firm Global Workplace Analytics and Caryatid Workplace Consultancy three quarters of workers have yet to receive any training for the rise of flexible

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Episode 519: Lindsey Roy Talks About Overcoming Adversity with Perspective

Productivityist

In this inspiring episode, I sit down with Lindsey Roy , who shares her incredible journey of overcoming adversity through a profound change in perspective. Lindsey’s story of losing a leg and both lungs is nothing short of remarkable, and her insights into harnessing personal tragedy to cultivate wisdom and a new outlook on life are both enlightening and uplifting.

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‘Money Boss’ Jo Davison’s 5 Steps for Taking Control of Your Finances

Success

Jo Davison has long been identified as someone who’s anti-spreadsheet and bad at numbers. And yet, perhaps it’s those very aversions to standard personal finance practices that make her most appealing to her clients. As the founder of a financial coaching enterprise called She’s a Money Boss , she’s not teaching people how to scrimp and save and budget their way to financial freedom.

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Should Your Future Work Benefit Package Include An AI Therapist?

Allwork

The COVID-19 pandemic and a steep rise in individuals facing mental health challenges have accelerated the growth of digital mental health services. AI therapists can contribute to employee wellbeing programs in various ways but should not be solely relied upon to provide standalone solutions for complex mental health issues. Despite the potential benefits of AI therapy, the industry is largely unregulated, and significant concerns persist regarding privacy, ethics, and safety.

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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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Employees increasingly want to work for firms with a clear sense of purpose

Workplace Insight

In the face of climate change, social justice movements, and recession, employees are seeking alternative commitments from employers. A new poll from Sparta Global claims that for job seekers in 2024, a company’s contributions to environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation, and community well-being are of growing importance. For 61 percent of employees, the social purpose of their organisation contributed to them accepting their current role, while 45 percent of people who consider the soc

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TikTok Ban? It’s Time To Build An Email List

Jennie Lyon

The pending TikTok ban has caused quite a stir among small business owners who have relied heavily on the platform to build their businesses. With the potential loss of a significant marketing channel, it has become even more critical for small business owners to diversify their marketing strategies and explore other options. One such option… The post TikTok Ban?

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From Our CEO: 3 Professional Development Lessons From a Lifelong Journey

Success

It is difficult to think of a time in my life where professional development was not at the forefront. It has been a constant driving force for my thought processes, the catalyst for my career growth and the inspiration for my leadership philosophy. From my very first internship to my current role as the CEO of a publication dedicated to professional development, it has truly transformed my life.

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Cultivating Optimism Could Be The Ultimate Game Changer In Your Workplace

Allwork

Embracing optimism has been shown to reduce the likelihood of heart disease and other chronic illnesses, potentially extending your lifespan. Employees increasingly desire leadership that prioritizes optimism in the workplace. Optimism positively impacts employee well-being — including improved mental and physical health, job satisfaction, and work-life balance.

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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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Workplace misconduct is rife, but people are reluctant to report it

Workplace Insight

Ahead of an expected government review into UK whistleblowing frameworks, a new report claims that half (52 percent) of employees are now more aware of the importance of whistleblowing. However mistrust around possible retaliation and reliable process still holds many back from reporting workplace misconduct. The poll of 2,000 employees commissioned by Personio suggests that 43 percent of employees have seen or experienced some kind of workplace misconduct include inappropriate or illegal behavi

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How To Be A Digital Nomad On The Cheap

Allwork

Digital nomads should utilize home sharing and house swapping platforms, such as Love Home Swap, HomeExchange, and Airbnb, to find affordable accommodations. House-sitting is also a great option; websites like TrustedHousesitters give access to free accommodation while providing home and pet care services. Traveling remote workers can choose budget-friendly lodging options like hostels, and prioritize destinations with lower living costs while carefully budgeting for other expenses to maintain a

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New Employee Demands Are Changing The Way Employers Hire

Allwork

71.7% of workers say that a positive work environment is at the top of their list of most important aspects for a new job. According to iHire, 10.4% of job seekers said they plan to use AI tools, like ChatGPT, for resume writing or job search assistance in 2024. iHire’s data reinforces the idea that flexible work options are no longer a perk, but a key part of attractive opportunities that many in the workforce are craving.

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Supercharge Your Career: Unleashing The Power Of AI In The Workplace

Allwork

Professionals must embrace AI tools like RPA, CRM, and analytics platforms for career advancement, signaling innovation leadership to employers. Stay relevant by upskilling in AI through online courses, workshops, and cultivating a T-shaped skill set — ensuring adaptability in AI-driven workspaces. Workers should consider leveraging AI for talent development and personalized career paths, balancing automation risks with new opportunities for enhanced capabilities and job roles.

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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

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Germany Targeting Young, International Talent With Relaxed Visa Rules

Allwork

Germany has adopted the second part of its new skilled worker law this month, introducing several key changes that make it easier for international students and apprentices from non-EU countries to study, work, and transition into the German labor market. One notable change in policy is the introduction of the “Visum zur Studienbewerbung,” which allows prospective students to stay in Germany for up to nine months while preparing their university applications.

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France To Test Four-Day Workweek, Exclusively For Divorced Parents Sharing Custody

Allwork

France is set to trial a four-day workweek exclusively for divorced parents who share joint custody of their children, marking a unique step towards introducing reduced workweek policies in the country. The initiative, led by Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, is slated to launch in September for a select group of civil servants, according to a report published by Fortune.

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Italians Push For “Zero Dead At Work” With Powerful Display Of 1,041 Coffins

Allwork

The Italian Labor Union (UIL) staged a powerful demonstration in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo on Tuesday, displaying 1,041 cardboard coffins to symbolize the shocking number of annual work-related deaths in Italy last year. The protest, titled “Zero Dead at Work,” raises public awareness about the urgency of stricter safety regulations and enforcement.

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