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 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 136

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

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 151

Approaching Your Next Performance Review? Read this.

Exceptional EA

Performance reviews are the norm for most . For the remaining 4%, performance reviews don’t form part of performance management at work. . Having been on both the delivering and receiving end of performance reviews myself, I asked about training.

2021 56

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 152

Book Review: Eat That Frog!

Simple Productivity Blog

The post Book Review: Eat That Frog! Eating frogs? Well, if you eat a frog first thing in the morning, nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. And that applies to productivity as well. Brian Tracy's book, Eat That Frog!

2020 130

Questions for Your Weekly Review

Simple Productivity Blog

Far too often what is termed a "weekly review" is actually a planning session for the next week. A true review takes a look at what already has happened, as well as what is coming. The definition of review from [Dictionary.com]([link] says that review means "a viewing of the past".

2020 130

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

2020 In Review

Brilliantly Better

In fact, it was so good that I felt compelled to write a review of it, something that I didn’t do in other recent years. The post 2020 In Review appeared first on Dragos Roua. This was a good year. Different, for sure, but it was a good one.

2020 80

The Playbook to Negative Reviews

Entrepreneur.com

Nic Faitos, Owner of Starbright Floral Design, shares his approach to critical reviews. Prepare to Succeed

2021 52

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 157

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 171

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

How to Turn Negative Reviews Into Opportunities

Dumb Little Man

Negative reviews are part of doing business. Instead of worrying that you got such an undesirable review, you can use it to improve your business and work on a strategy to engage your customers once again. There are many ways to do that online, including the use of negative reviews. Why Negative Reviews are Beneficial to Your Business. If you look at it from a different perspective, negative reviews can be beneficial to your company.

2019 166

Exercise Equipment Review: Best Stuff for Effective Home Training

Dumb Little Man

The post Exercise Equipment Review: Best Stuff for Effective Home Training appeared first on Dumb Little Man. The recent world pandemic is a threat to your fitness too. People worldwide are worried that staying leisurely at home will add to the excess calories in the body.

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

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

Review: Timeless You

Simple Productivity Blog

The post Review: Timeless You appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. Reviews I was recently contacted to take a look at Dr. Deepak Chopra''s new online course: "Timeless You." After looking over the course, I decided to look closer, because I think this seminar might be a good fit for those of my readers who are struggling with the effects of chronic stress, including unhealthy and over-eating and lack of exercise. Including myself.

2014 132

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

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 136

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

Review: Train Reaction

Simple Productivity Blog

Disclosure: Train Reaction provided me with a free device to enable me to write this review. The post Review: Train Reaction appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. Reviews SimplificationFridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. Have you ever gone anywhere juggling multiple bags? When we travel, it is inevitable that my daughter cannot manage her suitcase, leaving me to juggle her luggage as well as mine.

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

The Power of Review

Simple Productivity Blog

Reviewing isn''t just to keep you on track. Reviewing is also about seeing where you have been so you can appreciate where you have come from. The power of review lies in both looking forward and looking back. The post The Power of Review appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. Today we will look at how looking back is essential to your direction. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2015 146

Review: Wonderful Day

Simple Productivity Blog

Disclosure: Tenmiles Technology provided me with a free copy of the software to enable me to write this review. The post Review: Wonderful Day appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. Reviews SoftwareBuilding a new habit, or doing something consistently can be hard. One method to help is the Seinfeld method ( Follow Seinfeld’s Advice at Don’t Break the Chain ), where you have a visible reminder of your winning streaks.

2012 152

Reviewing Insurance

Simple Productivity Blog

Soon afterward, we received a call that the new agent wanted to review our policies with us. The lesson to all of this is that we need to review our insurance regularly to make sure that mistakes don’t happen that could cost us a bunch in the long run. The post Reviewing Insurance appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. Our insurance agent retired, and a new man took his place.

2012 135

Book Review: ABC Organization

Simple Productivity Blog

When I am asked to review books, they are generally involved and complicated. It was truly delightful to be asked to review ABC Organization by Marie Calder Ricks. Disclosure: Marie Calder Ricks provided me with a copy of the electronic book proofs to enable me to write this review. I have received no books, nor will receive any affiliation fees for this review. Book Organization Review

2011 155

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

Review: Why Clariti is the Ultimate Productivity Hack

Entrepreneur.com

Clariti gave me the peace of mind that nothing would fall through the cracks on even the busiest day. Prepare to Succeed

2021 67

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

Review: The Dalai Lama’s Cat

Simple Productivity Blog

Disclosure: Hay House provided me with a free copy of the book to enable me to write this review. The post Review: The Dalai Lama’s Cat appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. Reviews SimplificationWednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I have a hard time reading non-fiction. But put the concepts in a novel, and I am right there! The Dalai Lama’s Cat is a book that teaches the concepts of Buddhism through a work of fiction.

2012 193

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 134

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

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

Review: Habit Master

Simple Productivity Blog

Disclosure: Donald Latumahina provided me with a free copy of the software at my request to enable me to write this review. Lifehacks Review SoftwareIf you are trying to build new habits, it is important to keep track of how well you are doing. Without feedback, it is easy to get discouraged, or start slacking off, and then Poof! the habit is gone.

2012 136

Review: 5 Choices – The Path To Extraordinary Productivty

Simple Productivity Blog

The post Review: 5 Choices – The Path To Extraordinary Productivty appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. Productivity Reviews Many things have changed in how we get things done since Stephen Covey released "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People." A new book, by people working with the Covey Corporations, attempts to bring the seven habits into the 21st century.

2015 170

Software Review: LifeTopix

Simple Productivity Blog

Disclosure: LightArrow, the author of the software, provided me with a free copy of the software to enable me to write this review. Review SoftwareWhat if I told you there was a piece of software out there that allowed you to freely link planning, shopping, finances, notes, travel, projects and more together? And not only that, but integrated with iPhone/iPod Touch built-in calendars? This is the intriguing premise behind LifeTopix. LifeTopix Home Screen.

2011 140