Performance Reviews for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

One area that seems to change notably from job to job is remuneration and performance reviews for Assistants. In my first full-time job, I had quarterly performance reviews with my manager, half-yearly appraisals and at the end of every year a full review and 360° feedback with my team.

2020 205

Book Review: Building the Business of You

Small Business Labs

                   Book ReviewsBuilding 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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Completing your Assistant performance review in uncertain times

Practically Perfect PA

Completing your Assistant performance review in uncertain times It is that time of year again, performance review season. Completing your Assistant performance review in uncertain times is going to be different.

2020 207

Completing your Assistant performance review in 2020

Practically Perfect PA

Completing your Assistant performance review in 2020 It is that time of year again, performance review season. Completing your Assistant performance review in 2020 is going to be different. Career development Advice for Executive Assistants Featured admin administrators assistants Career career development EA Executive Assistant goal setting Office manager PA Performance appraisal performance reviews Personal Assistant

2020 155

Book Review: Gig Mindset

Small Business Labs

Gig Mindset is a different kind of book on the gig economy.    Almost all gig economy books focus on how to become a freelancer or some form of independent worker.

2020 158

Reviewing performance reviews

Practically Perfect PA

I must admit I’m not a big fan of this time of year or as I like to call it ‘performance review season’ For an assistant most of the next few weeks are filled organising meetings for our manager and their direct reports to review the last year. Can you tell I don’t think much of performance reviews? My first performance review was a tick box exercise and all of the administrators received the same pay increase.

2013 178

10 questions to ask during your mid-year review

Practically Perfect PA

We are halfway through the year, and it is likely that at some point soon you will have a mid-year review with your manager. If you don’t have anything in the diary or your Executive hasn’t mentioned getting together for a review, I would highly recommend you do something about it. Mid-year reviews are an […].

2019 146

Book Review: The Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Book Reviews gig economyThe holidays were quite hectic this year. But we were able to carve out some time and read  The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want.   And we're glad we did. The book provides a wealth of excellent "how to" advice on succeeding at independent work.

2017 162

How to Deal With Bad Review as a Small Business

Small Business CEO

Online reviews are an important tool that helps small businesses attract new customers. Social proof associated with online reviews gives new customers enough confidence to purchase your products and services, despite not being familiar with your business.

2021 81

Select the best company with good reviews

Office Organization Success

The energy-providing company … The post Select the best company with good reviews appeared first on Tracey Lawton. Electricity pricing is the major factor in the energy field and this will be decided based on the level of energy used for a particular place.

2021 130

Clarkson’s Farm – A Review

Brilliantly Better

The post Clarkson’s Farm – A Review appeared first on Dragos Roua. Blogging Movie ReviewsYou may remember Jeremy Clarkson from the days of Top Gear, a car show mixing (obviously) cars, humor, sarcasm and weird ideas. But he’s way more than that.

2021 52

CleanWell: Review and Giveaway

Eco-Office Gals

I was sent the following products for review: Foaming Hand Sanitizer (8-oz. I have received free products to facilitate this review, but all opinions are my own. Post from: Eco-Office Gals CleanWell: Review and Giveaway. Eco-Office Gals Giveaways Green Product Reviews antibacterial Biodegradable Clean CleanWell Giveaway harmful germs harmful organisms harsh chemicals microbiology lab soaps thyme

2012 213

Documentary Review: Fantastic Fungi

Brilliantly Better

The post Documentary Review: Fantastic Fungi appeared first on Dragos Roua. The only podcast I’m listening to these days is Tim Ferris Show. I usually put it on while running, it has a decent balance of information and humor without being too demanding in terms of attention.

2021 52

Smash your mid year review

Practically Perfect PA

With September being half way through the financial year for organisations it is most likely that at some point soon you will have a mid-year review with your manager. If you don’ have anything in the diary or your Executive hasn’t mentioned getting together for a review I would highly recommend you do something about it. Mid year reviews are an important element of your career development. How to conduct a mid year review .

2016 109

A Review of: Sabine, St Pauls London

The Assistant Room

The post A Review of: Sabine, St Pauls London first appeared on The Assistant Room. It's official, we no longer have to pretend we know how to put together a decent margarita at home.thank god! Our first stop on our London cocktail hit list since the re-opening of Londons hospitality industry?

2021 79

Mid year reviews

Practically Perfect PA

I’m afraid mid-year review season is back in town or otherwise know as the time when you have to dust off your objectives from the start of the year and have a look at how you have been getting on for the last 6 months. Talking to your manager about your progress and job performance can be quite nerve racking (although I do know some people that love reviews, but they are also the type that love job interviews…) so it is well worth being prepared.

2014 186

Reviewing Your Administrative Career

Office Dynamics

One personal detail I started to focus on was my career review, which I see as an extension of the career portfolio; not only reviewing my past year or two at my current position but looking back on my entire career. Questions to ask when reviewing your career: What top three tasks or responsibilities did I most enjoy about each career choice? You were hired for a reason…remind them (and yourself) why with a career portfolio and by reviewing your career.

2019 145

Book Review: Baby Bust

Small Business Labs

  Book Reviews Demographics Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family is a short (88 pages), easy read. But it fully covers a very important topic - declining birth rates  - and the growing numbers of young adults choosing not to have children.   The book is based on several studies of students from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

2014 143

Reviewing performance reviews

Practically Perfect PA

I must admit I’m not a big fan of this time of year or as I like to call it ‘performance review season’ For an assistant most of the next few weeks are filled organising meetings for our manager and their direct reports to review the last year. Can you tell I don’t think much of performance reviews? My first performance review was a tick box exercise and all of the administrators received the same pay increase.

2013 100

Reviewing performance reviews

Practically Perfect PA

I must admit I’m not a big fan of this time of year or as I like to call it ‘performance review season’ For an assistant most of the next few weeks are filled organising meetings for our manager and their direct reports to review the last year. Can you tell I don’t think much of performance reviews? My first performance review was a tick box exercise and all of the administrators received the same pay increase.

2013 100

ZeroWater Review & Giveaway {2 Winners}

Eco-Office Gals

Now funny enough just before starting this review I was staging the pictures in this post and the reading was 094, we had rain all day yesterday so I am assuming it must have stirred up the well water a good bit. I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of ZeroWater and received a water pitcher to facilitate my review, two pitchers to giveaway, and extra filters to thank me for taking the time to participate.”.

2012 206

Book Review: Thriving in the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

There's also an in-depth review of many of the key gig economy studies. 1099 Economy Book Reviews Contingent Workforce Freelance gig economy Independent workers"How to capitalize and compete in the new world of work" is the tagline for the book Thriving in the Gig Economy. This nicely summarizes this useful guide to the shift to independent work.    The book starts with an excellent overview of the gig economy.

2017 136

Headspace Meditation App Review: Is It Right for You?

Success

The post Headspace Meditation App Review: Is It Right for You? Mindful meditation provides medically proven health and wellness benefits. Yet, only 14% of US adults have even tried meditation. Fewer practice it regularly. So why don’t more people meditate frequently? The reasons vary.

2021 91

Review – Casual.PM

Productivityist

The post Review – Casual.PM General Reviews Casual.PM Project Management tools can be unwieldy beasts, that’s for sure. In some ways, this can be understandable. I mean, managing a project is supposed to be complicated, isn’t it? So many things to track, people to monitor, vendors to liaise with, stakeholders to keep happy.

2015 86

Calm App Review: Is It Worth the Subscription Fee?

Success

The post Calm App Review: Is It Worth the Subscription Fee? The best meditation apps offer guided meditations and so much more. They provide mindfulness exercises to calm anxiety , help you sleep better , and elevate your mood and overall well-being.

2021 88

Review – Momentum

Productivityist

I needed help, so when I was asked to review Momentum , I jumped at the chance. The post Review – Momentum appeared first on Productivityist. Reviews daily habits iOS momentum productivity review ritual routineLast month, I had the most amazing family vacation in Florida. For the first time in several years, I was able to kick back, relax with my loved ones and forget about the daily grind that would await me on my return home.

2015 64

Book Review: The Million-Dollar One-Person Business

Small Business Labs

" Book Reviews Freelance gig economy Independent workers personal businesses self-employmentWe really like the tagline for the book The Million-Dollar One-Person Business. It's "Make great money; work the way you want; have the life you want." " This pretty much sums up the advantages of being successfully self-employed.    But this book is not just about being self-employed.

2018 152

Book Review: Sharing is Good

Small Business Labs

  Small Business Book Reviews trends The sharing economy is all the rage these days. Sharing companies like Airbnb, Uber and Task Rabbit are regularly in the press and the number of sharing startups seems to grow each day. But most of the coverage focuses on the industry and relatively little has been written for people who want to start personally benefiting from sharing.

2014 141

Influenster: Green VoxBox Review

Eco-Office Gals

Twitter is a game changer for new blogs. By far, it is the easiest and cheapest way to get readers to your blog. However, effectively using twitter to get noticed is more art than science. When I started, I made some embarrassing goofs. Such as: retweeting my own posts, posting my blog links 10-15 times a day, not retweeting other people’s stuff, and other knucklehead moves. In fact, my results were so bad that I didn’t use Twitter for about 6 months.

2010 172

Book Review: Work Women Want

The Small Business Blog

She found that she was often asked by mothers she met about how they could start working… Read the full article here: Book Review: Work Women Want on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Book Review book review Business Books women work women want Recently I read a business book that I really enjoyed. The author, small business owner Jennifer Forest, worked from home following the birth of her children and set out to make that the topic of her latest book.

2013 155

Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens – Book Review

Brilliantly Better

In a culture dominated by Instagram celebrities and teenage Youtubers, he stands out as a solid professional, astute thinker and prolific writer, with best-sellers like “Sapiens” or… The post Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens – Book Review appeared first on Dragos Roua. Book ReviewsYuval Noah Harari is an interesting phenomenon. For a historian, he’s extremely popular.

2019 63

Book Review: The Future of Work

Small Business Labs

I'm more than a bit behind on my book reviews, which is why it's taken me so long to get to Jacob Morgan's excellent book, The Future of Work. Book Reviews trends Morgan is one of the leading futurists examining work, so it comes as no surprise he does a great job of describing the forces that are changing work and explaining how organizations and their leaders can successfully respond to these changes.

2015 144

App Review: Reflect

Productivityist

Reflect lets you review your Evernote notes on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. There are book reviews, podcast notes, articles, and long quotes from interviews, stand-up, and more. Reflect is a web-based review system. A filter is where you choose what notebook to review notes from, what tags you want, and the frequency. For my Common Place folder, I review five notes a day and it’s been a great help. Apps app Evernote reflect review

2015 84

2014 In Review

Brilliantly Better

Since I started to blog, at the end of each year, I stop for a while to look back and review. Was this a good … The post 2014 In Review appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development 2014 review

2014 72

Book Review: With Charity for All

Small Business Labs

You may ask why I'm reviewing this book. Small Business Book Reviews trends Charity for All: Why Charities are Failing and a Better Way to Give is a fascinating book.  It covers - warts and all - the many problems with the U.S. charities.   As we've described in the past , the non-profit/charity sector is primarily made up of small organizations. About 82% of all non-profits spend less than $1 million per year and 44% spend less than $100,000.

2014 145

Book Review: Essentialism

Productivityist

Mike offers up book reviews here at Productivityist , and he writes about other things he''s learned at People Smarter Than Me. I found that McKeown leaned too heavily on reporting from the Harvard Business Review (where he is a contributor) in this book. To read all of my book reviews at Productivityist, click here. Related Stories Book Review: Give and Take Book Review: The Up Side of Down Book Review: The Five Elements of Effective Thinking.

2014 81

Green Gift Giving: Soda Stream Review & Giveaway!

Eco-Office Gals

I was sent the Fountain Jet Starter Kit in black and silver to review. The first and only problem with the product I had: when asked which flavors I wanted to try I mentioned that I am a Diet Coke Gal, so since I was the main reviewer be sure to include that. I was given these products to test and review free of charge. However, I was not paid for the review and the opinions are my own.). Post from: Eco-Office Gals Green Gift Giving: Soda Stream Review & Giveaway!

Gifts 205

Review: Good Todo

Productivityist

The post Review: Good Todo appeared first on Productivityist. Apps Reviews Good Todo inbox productivity task app to-do list For the last year, I’ve been an avid OmniFocus user. If I was being honest, I would have to say that the time spent configuring that particular application to date could be measured in days rather than hours. For myself, that is not a problem, because my personality and life-style crave the level of detail and flexibility that OmniFocus provides.

2015 77

Book Review: The End of the Suburbs

Small Business Labs

The End of Suburbs was released released last summer (OK, I admit I'm a bit behind on my book reviews), but I was reminded of it today while running errands in my suburban town.    Economic Decentralization Economic Gardening Small Business Book Reviews trends   The key theme of this book is the near universal desire for the a big suburban house with a big yard is receding.   Instead, a growing number of Americans (the book is about the U.S.)

2013 132

Book Review: The New Geography of Jobs

Small Business Labs

 It was not widely reviewed, which is too bad because I think it's a very important book. There's too much good material to cover in a review.   You can also read a book excerpt in Salon Magazine , and Brookings has a pretty good review. Book ReviewsThe New Geography of Jobs , written by UC Berkeley economics professor Enrico Moretti, was released last spring.

2012 143