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11 Things Organized and Productive People Do Every Day

Success

We often confuse being productive with working as fast as we can every second of the day. We fear that slowing down and organizing will kill our productivity, but the facts suggest otherwise: The average office employee spends “at least two hours a day—or 25% of their workweek—looking for the documents, information or people they need to do their jobs,” according to Glean ’s 2022 Hybrid Workplace Habits & Hangups survey. “54% of U.S. office professionals surveyed agreed that they spend more

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Employers brace for ‘talent exodus’ as people seek better pay

Workplace Insight

Over half (58 percent) of employers in the UK believe that they will lose staff in the next six months as they seek to earn more by moving jobs, according to a new poll. According to the survey by talent services company, Morgan McKinley for its 2023 Salary Guide , 56 percent of employees in the UK are looking to move jobs in the first half of the year, with 49 percent selecting better pay as the primary reason, followed by ‘better career growth and development opportunities’ (17 percent).

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Collaborate to Innovate!

All Things Admin

Innovation is the key to moving forward in your admin career. Constantly brainstorming and implementing new ideas, improving on imperfect processes, and looking to the future makes you a valued part of your team, and shows your executive and organization that you have their best interests at heart. Collaboration is a big part of innovation. Coming up with a great idea or a new way of doing things is good; working with others to make that idea or process the best it can possibly be is better.

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Transitioning from Time Management to Time Leadership

Eat Your Career

If you’ve been following me for any period of time, you probably know that I consider myself a productivity enthusiast. But in the recent past, I’ve started to feel that many traditional concepts of “time management” are just incomplete. The modern trend to focus on tips, tricks, and hacks has removed the nuance from the conversation and forced us to blindly adopt a “faster is better” mentality.

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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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Introducing a New Take on Valentine’s Day: ValenTime’s Day

Productivityist

Valentine’s Day is a special day dedicated to celebrating love and affection between intimate partners. While we often show our love and appreciation for others through gifts and special gestures, it’s equally important to show love to ourselves and the most precious resource we have: time. That’s why I propose a new holiday: “ValenTime’s Day” The concept of ValenTime’s Day is simple: to make time a priority in our lives and celebrate the love and apprec

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Flexible working has been an ‘unexpected gift’ for employers

Workplace Insight

A survey from CBRE claims that the imposition of more hybrid and flexible working has been an ‘unexpected gift’ for both employers and employees. The poll of 20,000 employees worldwide suggests that flexibility plays an important role for both employee and employer decision making. Other benefits include increased productivity and more innovative thinking.

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6 Great Email Sequences That Nurture Leads To Conversion

Jennie Lyon

Email marketing is one of the most effective ways to nurture leads and convert them into customers. I keep hearing email marketing is dead or dying. However, this is far from the case. You can build trust and credibility with your audience by sending targeted, personalized messages to the right people at the right time.… The post 6 Great Email Sequences That Nurture Leads To Conversion appeared first on Jennie Lyon Digital Marketing Services Inc.

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Ep 206: Nichole Brooks on Extending Grace at Work and Advocating for Assistants

LEADERASSISTANT.COM

Nichole Brooks has an extensive career as an administrative professional with 30 years of experience, including her current role as an Administrative Operations Manager. In this episode, Nichole discusses advocating for assistants to the leadership team, extending grace at work, transitioning from being a peer to being a manager, and more. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Apologizing is a strength, not a weakness.

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Office Party Etiquette Matters All Year

Allwork

According to a study of 1,000 corporate American workers, 60% of them experienced improved relationships with coworkers after attending office parties. Additionally, 1 in 10 received a promotion after an office party. The fallout from office parties isn’t always positive: 35% of workers experience strained relationships, 26% are reprimanded somehow, 17% lose a client, and 14% get fired.

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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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How 30 Days of Kindness Made Me a Better Person

Success

I don’t know his name, but his messy, shoulder-length hair hides a pair of hauntingly blue eyes. It’s a warm September day in New York, but he’s sitting under a mountain of ragged bits of clothing, towels and blankets. In one hand, he loosely holds a piece of string attached to the neck of the small, mangy-looking dog lying next to him. In the other hand, he clutches a nearly empty bottle of cheap vodka.

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What do you want in your next role?

Practically Perfect PA

What do you want in your next role? One of the most common interview questions is ‘what do you want in your new role?’ so it makes sense to think about this before you embark on your new job search. It’s time to think about you. I know as Assistants, [.

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Workspace Design Show returns (and so do we)

Workplace Insight

A few of you may already know this story. It was some 15 months ago and three old friends met up for the first time in quite a while (well, we had been through lockdowns etc). Having caught up with each other’s news, the subject turned to industry journals, what the three friends felt the market was missing and the possibility of collaborating in the not too distant future.

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6 Benefits Of Embracing AI In Your Coworking Space

Allwork

AI can help companies hire the right employees, take over the interview process, and power today’s chatbots — which enable HR departments to spend less time answering basic questions. In the coworking industry, AI-based forecasting provides a way for businesses to anticipate any potential budget deficits in advance and adjust accordingly. AI software can help coworking spaces track bookings, report problems, and easily provide credit/refunds to customers.

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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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They’re Back: Boomerang Employees on the Rise for Good or Bad

Success

The great resignation and the great reshuffle during the pandemic, tied in some cases to childcare and homeschooling and in others to reevaluation of priorities, appears to be driving a new trend: boomerang employees. Workers are returning to their former employer more often than in the past and often after a shorter time away. According to LinkedIn data , boomerang employees accounted for “4.3% of all job switches” in 2021, up from under 2% in 2010.

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What do you want in your next role?

Practically Perfect PA

What do you want in your next role? One of the most common interview questions is ‘what do you want in your new role?’ so it makes sense to think about this before you embark on your new job search. It’s time to think about you. As Assistants, this [.

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Flexible working drives productivity and stronger company culture

Workplace Insight

Future Forum , a consortium launched by Slack with founding partners Boston Consulting Group , MillerKnoll , and MLT has published the latest findings from its global Pulse survey , which suggest that flexible working plays a key role in fostering organisational culture and has a significant positive impact on productivity. According to the poll, flexible workers were 57 percent more likely to say that their company culture has improved over the past two years compared with those required t

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Programming Strategies For A Happy Workplace

Allwork

Many organizations have been exploring workplace design solutions that can attract employees back to the office. However, an amazing physical space alone can’t achieve that. Melissa Pesci and Amin Mojtahedi of HGA surveyed their clients to understand what makes a productive and happy workplace and came up with six scalable ideas. Companies must be intentional about reimagining their office environment to transition from a remote to on-site work model.

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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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5 Financial Basics Everyone Should Know

Success

Managing your finances can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to keep up with the latest budgeting software, personal finance app or investment hack and not just the financial basics. You might feel so swamped by all of the ‘advice’ that you avoid managing your own money. But that lead to problems in the future. While it’s essential to keep up with some financial news, trying to track every detail can weigh you down.

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Episode 462: Inbox Done with Yaro Starak

Productivityist

In this episode of A Productive Conversation with Mike Vardy – we have special guest Yaro Starak. Yaro is the co-founder of Inbox Done. He shares his insights on why email management and delegation can be a challenge for some people and how to overcome these obstacles and we delve into the various types of clients that Inbox Done serves. We both share our thoughts on how Inbox Done has helped our clients streamline their email and become more productive.

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BCO specification guide updated to reflect demand for flexible, green, healthier offices

Workplace Insight

Responding to what it claims are challenges emerging from the pandemic and the accelerating need for the built environment to respond to climate change, the British Council for Offices (BCO) has released an early update to its Guide to Specification, which provides expert advice on how designers can create healthier offices that support changing working patterns, while reducing carbon emissions.

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How Africa’s Economy will Harness Digital Tech in the Future of Work

Allwork

According to the World Bank, the future of work in Africa will center around adopting digital technology, but in ways that significantly differ from the rest of the world. Africa will not follow the global trend of old manufacturing being driven out by new digital tech because little manufacturing occurs there. Technology advances will create more accessible opportunities to learn and advance across disadvantaged regions.

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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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How Dany Garcia is Creating a Culture of Acceptance, Diversity and Vulnerability

Success

Dany Garcia may not be a household name, but her fingerprints are in much of the past 10 years of entertainment, athletics, clothing, spirits and finance. She capped off her multimillion-dollar empire when she led the $15 million purchase of the XFL football league in 2020 as the key investor and negotiator for a group consisting of her ex-husband and longtime business partner Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Gerry Cardinale of RedBird Capital Partners.

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New DOL bulletin — Compensable break time for remote employees

BMT Office Administration

Back in 2020, the Department of Labor released a Field Assistance Bulletin to its investigators, which concluded that an employee who worked in the office, ran errands during the afternoon, and continued working at home didn’t need to be paid for the time she was running errands because it was personal time. However, things get a bit muddier with remote employees, and the DOL’s guidelines and regulations are constantly being updated.

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Why Tech Literacy Should Be a Part of Your Office Skills Toolkit

Office Skills Blog

As a virtual assistant, you’ve gained skills and experience that make you an effective source of administrative support. You have technical abilities that ensure you excel in your tasks and a unique combination of soft skills that boost the workplace culture. Yet, it’s worth considering what else you can do to maximize your skill set. […] The post Why Tech Literacy Should Be a Part of Your Office Skills Toolkit appeared first on Office Skills Blog.

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WeWork suffers as tech layoffs persist, but still managed to have its first profitable month

Allwork

What’s going on: WeWork has forecasted revenue lower than expected for the current quarter, demonstrating that their business of providing flexible workspace is feeling the impacts of the recent wave of job cuts in the tech industry. The company’s stocks dropped 5.5% in morning trading after their projected revenue of $830 million to $855 million fell short of analysts’ predictions of $918.4 million, according to Reuters.

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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