2020

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Do You Need To Hire An Executive Assistant? Top 10 Questions To Ask

ProAssisting Blog

There comes a time when business leaders recognize that balancing their growing workload is causing them to drop the ball professionally and personally. The first question that we encounter when speaking with CEOs, c-suite executives, business owners, and non-executive board members who are considering adding daily executive support to their lives is: What will an executive assistant do for me?

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Digital Nomad Numbers Skyrocket Thanks to Work From Anywhere

Small Business Labs

The number of U.S. digital nomads grew from 7.3 million in 2019 to 10.9 million in 2020, a 49% increase. This data comes from COVID-19 and the Rise of the Digital Nomad , which is the report on the third year of an ongoing research series on digital nomads conducted by MBO Partners. Emergent Research (that's us) works with MBO Partners on these studies.

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The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

Office Dynamics

I would like to address the recent article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on January 18, 2020 by Rachel Feintzeig regarding The Vanishing Executive Assistant. First, I have been entrenched in the administrative profession for 50 years. I worked in the profession for 20 years before starting Office Dynamics in 1990. Office Dynamics specifically focuses on training and development for administrative professionals of all levels.

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The organised Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

The role of the Assistant these days is pretty diverse; one day you will be assisting one Executive with personal tasks, the next you may be making business travel arrangements for a different person, managing a project, working on a big event or hiring a new Administrative team. Assistants are always pulled in so [.].

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Unlock Your Productivity: Simple Steps for Every Professional

Unlock your full potential with our comprehensive guide on productivity. This detailed resource explores the three fundamental pillars of effective task management: Todo List Mastery, Time Management, and Habit Optimization. Learn to capture and prioritize your tasks effectively, schedule them using proven strategies like the Pomodoro Technique, and maintain your productivity through consistent habit tracking.

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How to Stop Complaining About Work (and Why You Need To)

Eat Your Career

Not long ago, I wrote an article on the topic of chronic complainers. It focused on how to deal with these kinds of folks because, let’s be honest, no one likes a whiner. And yet, it seems most workplaces are crawling with them. But then it dawned on me…What if (dare I say it) YOU are the pesky complainer in your office? Ouch. Sure, we all have complaints—about work, life, you name it.

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Side Gig Ideas to Supplement Your Home Business during the Pandemic

Tips From T. Marie

Has the current pandemic had an adverse effect on your home business income? Even though self-employed individuals are now eligible for unemployment via the pandemic unemployment assistance program, it may not be a fit for everyone. You could still be making enough money to make you ineligible yet you’re still not making what you normally do and you’re feeling the pinch.

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The Weaknesses That Cyber Security Hackers Prey Upon

Small Business CEO

Are you worried that you may get hacked by malicious opportunists online? Do you want to keep your digital information close to you and out of reach of hackers? Do you want to know what makes you vulnerable to hackers? No matter how well others protect their online information, it seems cyber security hackers always find a way around them. The recent Zoom hacking incident is a good example of it.

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5 Major Things Recruiters Need To Know About Diversity Hiring

Recruit CRM

Before beginning to dive in at the bottom of diversity hiring , recruiters need to understand more about the superficial items related to it. You often are at crossroads when you ask yourself what diversity actually means. Few people define diversity as differences among people. However, you need to understand that diversity is really an exclusive term which defines cultural differences often keeping race and ethnicity as major filters.

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The World Might Be A Better Place If Everyone Would Treat Their Opinions As They Treat Their Dicks

Brilliantly Better

First of all, people would take way more care about their opinions. Instead of keeping them unchanged for years, they might check them out at least weekly. “Hm, I feel a little bit triggered today, let’s check on my opinions down there, I might have gotten some opinion chlamydia and I’m not even aware of. Read more. The post The World Might Be A Better Place If Everyone Would Treat Their Opinions As They Treat Their Dicks appeared first on Dragos Roua.

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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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Keeping Virtual Teams Focused In The Pandemic Era

BioTeams

Well, a-lot has changed in the last few months. I don't want to be cliched by saying this, but we are now officially living in 'unprecedented' and dynamic times. Economies have tumbled, organisations that relied on open office spaces and hot desking as modes of productivity have switched entirely to distributed and virtual working from home. Not to forget, other words in the mainstream have surfaced with strong degrees of truth, such as the fact that the need to adapt and pivot business models i

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What You Can Accomplish in One Week with a Remote Executive Assistant

ProAssisting Blog

Business partner, chief of staff, project manager, scheduler, personal assistant. These are just a few of the roles a great executive assistant can fill for you.

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Which Colleges Will Survive the Coronavirus

Small Business Labs

Scott Galloway is a professor at NYU, tech entrepreneur, author, and popular podcaster.  His article This Chart Predicts Which Colleges Will Survive the Coronavirus has caused quite a stir in colleges and universities across the country.  The reason for the stir is the chart suggests a large number of colleges will fail and even more will struggle going forward.  His chart (click to enlarge) is below.   Upsetting colleges, even more, is he names names. 

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Top 4 Timeless Skills for Assistants

Office Dynamics

In an ever-changing world consumed by apps, devices, and software, some administrative assistants think that their experience can be measured by their technical savvy. While staying abreast of the latest tools of the profession is important, it takes a particular skill-set to navigate through the uncertainties thrown our way – timeless skills.

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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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Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know writing minutes is an essential skill for Assistants and this ultimate guide to effective minute-taking we will break-down everything Assistants need to know to create minutes that will be read and actioned. I had a job a few years back that provided support for twelve Committees who had four meetings [.].

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5 Tips for Working Without Direct Supervision

Eat Your Career

As I write this, we are in the midst of a global pandemic, which has changed the way we live and work. Many professionals are working from hom e for the first time. Based on the questions I’m receiving and complaints I’m hearing, quite a few are struggling as they attempt to work without direct supervision. Look, let’s be honest: No one likes a micro-manager.

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Learn How to Say "No" at Work

On The Job

When the job market is tough like it is now, it's very difficult to say "no." You don't want to say "no" to a request from a colleague for fear of not being seen as a team player. You don't want to say "no" to a boss for fear of being fired. You don't want to say "no" to a customer for fear of losing that customer. There's a lot of fear and angst these days, and that's understandable being that we're in a global pandemic.

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The Admin’s Guide to Career Organization

All Things Admin

As admins, we’re always trying to organize all the pieces and parts of our professional lives – from workspaces to meetings to travel plans. And we have to keep our executives organized, too. With so much to keep in order, it’s easy to neglect one vitally important area that requires a great deal of organization: our careers. Protect Your Admin Career.

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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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How to Choose the Right Commercial Cleaning During the Pandemic

Small Business CEO

These days we are all too aware of how important it is to work in a clean office or business location. However, it’s also important that we know the cleaning company we hire is doing a good job. Now more than ever, we need the cleaning company in question to do a really good job. Not only will it help your workplace to look nicer but it could potentially save lives.

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Interview with Krystal Booker of KrystalClear Virtual

Karen Vivarelli

Working as a part-time VA is the perfect career choice to fit around Krystal’s young family Find out how Krystal got started I remember when Krystal first reached out to me via an Instagram DM. She was trying to decide whether to join the next round of my VA Course. We chatted about whether the course was the right fit for her because Krystal was already working with clients at this stage and she wanted to make sure she was going to be learning the right skills and tools before signing up

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Free Time Anxiety

Brilliantly Better

About 15 years ago I got into productivity, big time. At that time, my daily schedule was incredibly hectic: I was managing my own company, which was started in a chaotic country, on a very new and unstable niche: online publishing. I had to cope with a lot of unexpected stuff, and I had challenges. Read more Free Time Anxiety. The post Free Time Anxiety appeared first on Dragos Roua.

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Episode 281: Accomplish It with Mridu Parikh

Productivityist

On this episode I chat with Mridu Parikh , founder of Life Is Organized and author of Accomplish It: 7 Simple Actions to Get the Right Things Done and Achieve Your Goals. This episode is brought to you by Zapier. When you’re running your own business your to-do list is never-ending. You know you could automate many of the tasks you do, but you don’t know-how.

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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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Fully Integrating & Onboarding an Executive Assistant into Your World

ProAssisting Blog

There comes a time in every successful executive’s career where they transition from having to do everything for themselves to having an executive assistant.

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Academic Study Measures the Pandemic's Impact on Small Businesses

Small Business Labs

The Effects of the Coronavirus on Hours of Work in Small Businesses , from Yale's Tobin Center for Economic Policy, shows the pandemic's dramatic and ongoing impact on small businesses.  The study uses data from Homebase , which provides scheduling and time tracking tools for small businesses, to measure the change in overall hours worked by small business employees.

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5 Grammar Miscues that Undermine Good Writing

Office Dynamics

Did you know that bad grammar can ruin a good message? You could be missing opportunities to get your point across because your readers have to wade through awkward sentences that set their teeth on edge. Common grammar mistakes can be avoided if you take the time to learn the rules and then apply them.

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The ultimate tech guide for Personal and Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Most of us that have been working in the PA industry for a while now will have heard of the phrase ‘the tech-savvy assistant’. It might have cropped up on your job specs and been discussed during your most recent job interview. It is so important for Assistants to have a good grasp of [.].

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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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Task vs. Project: What’s the Difference? (Video)

Eat Your Career

This video is an excerpt from a live training webinar hosted by Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video and worksheet are available in the Career Success Library. The topic of this webinar was, “How to Speak the Language of Project Management.” In this excerpt, Chrissy explains the difference between a project and a task (two things which are often confused!).

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The Best Way to Help Employees Feel More Positive

On The Job

Telling employees not to worry these days or to "be happy and look on the bright side" isn't very helpful when it comes to motivation. The times right now are too uncertain, too tough, to think that such platitudes will work. Still, it's also not good for business that employees mope around -- either on site or while working remotely -- and there needs to be some way to put some positivity into their lives if they're going to be effective.

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How to Build a Business Case for Training Requests

All Things Admin

Requesting Training and Professional Development Support from Your Employer. Professional development is essential for every admin, regardless of experience. But when that training comes with a large price tag, it’s often out of reach. The solution? Asking your employer to make an investment in you. This investment can take on many forms. It can be reimbursement for a webinar, registration for a professional development conference, or even subsidizing a course at your local community college.