Educating Students for the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Two interesting articles caught our eye last week and both had to do with the gig economy and education. Companies no longer make promises of either professional or financial security to today’s workforce.

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Continuing Education: How HR Managers Can Help

Office Dynamics

No matter how big or small your business is, it can benefit greatly from offering employees continuing education benefits. Employees want to continue their education and will value you as an employer if you help them make that happen. Online Education. Non-Credit Education.

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Udacity Blitz: Bridging the Gap Between Online Education and Work

Small Business Labs

Udacity, an online learning start-up, has launched a new service that connects graduates of their "nanodegree" engineering programs with companies seeking engineering talent.  New educational programs are changing how job training is done.

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5 Business Lessons to Adopt from Innovative Technology Companies

Office Dynamics

Even today, technology companies are on the forefront of business best practices. Here are some examples of their forward-thinking feats or 5 business lessons to adopt from innovative technology companies. Technology companies, by and large, employ smart and innovative people.

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Employee Education Questions: Onsite or Offsite Training?

Small Business CEO

There’s no doubt about it, employee education creates outstanding results for companies, but even so, most businesses aren’t quite sure how to go about it.

10 Super-Charged Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017

Andrea Kalli

10 Great Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017. 10 Great Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017 and Beyond. Whether you own a brick-and-mortar store or an online business, if you are not growing your company, you are likely losing ground. Want to Know How to. Supercharge Your Business?

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How to deal with the office downer

Practically Perfect PA

From experience I’ve found that the office downer has usually been at the company for years with no plans to ever leave. To combat this make use of the fact they have been at the company for ages.

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Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

The main thing about getting buy in for anything is to speak the language of your boss and company and highlight the ROI (Return on Investment). Business Cards: I was the first PA within my last company of 30+ Assistants to request Business Cards.

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Every Company Is a Publishing Company

Daily Writing Tips

The answer, for some companies, is to require employees to have one or more colleagues review letters and emails before they are sent out. Even if the only text the recipient sees is a business card, an invoice, or an email, the company’s reputation is on the line — on every line. So, treat your business like a publishing company, and institute an editorial process. Original Post: Every Company Is a Publishing Company.

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

You gain reputational prowess within your company. Although demand is high for qualified, knowledgeable administrative professionals, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd.

How to turn an assistant into a career EA

Practically Perfect PA

I had sat in meetings with Directors and Chairman of companies and picked up numerous business skills that many of my colleagues didn’t possess. The people I’ve worked with are highly educated, at the top of their career and I help them make the big decisions that steer the company forward.

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Incorporating Millennials Into Your Company

Small Business CEO

However, if your company is going to have longevity, you’ll need to capture the attention of millennials and incorporate them into your company. Therefore, your company should develop a BYOD (bring your own device) policy that millennials will appreciate.

How The Alternative Work Schedule Can Help Your Company

Small Business CEO

When thinking about what alternative working arrangements can do for your company, consider these facts: By working when they want, employees can do their jobs during the time of day when they feel best (it’s a safe bet that at least a few of your employees are night owls).

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Is Your Company Secretly Failing At Employee Recognition?

Office Dynamics

Managers and workers were asked, “ How effective do you think your company is at recognizing employees for good performance? ” Hosking added, “Companies that excel at recognition combine formal programs with everyday gestures of gratitude.”

How do you make your boss successful?

Practically Perfect PA

We are employed to make our boss’s job easier, to take away unnecessary work and allow them to focus on running the company but how do we make them incredibly successful? Pin It. I was chatting to a friend of a friend the other night and was asked that all important question ‘what do you do?’

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How 1 Year Can Make a Huge Difference in a Career

On The Job

Another reason may be that an employer is unable to find an employee who fits the company's culture and growth plans. But companies like JP Morgan Chase & Co. The nonprofit program, started by Gerald Chertavian more than a decade ago, trains and educates young people in eight U.S.

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Large Companies Recovering - Small Businesses Still in Recession

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc.   The chart below shows the 2010 Q2 year-over-year sales growth for the S&P 500 (a large company stock index) compared to similar data for small businesses. 

Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Firstly, let’s have a look at a few training options for those that do not want to spend too much of their company’s money! If your company has an internal training programme which could be online do take the time to have a look at the options.

Spotlight on assistant resources: Square Meal Venues and Events Live

Practically Perfect PA

The exhibition itself is spread out across 5 floors and an outside terrace, the seminar programme is great for busy assistants with lots of bite-size training on top new restaurants, hot venues and social media for events, plus there are great education sessions from some great speakers.

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Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Admins Part 4

Practically Perfect PA

I think at the time his position in the company was under threat and to compensate he would try to exert power over me by giving me very menial tasks and could be quite disrespectful.

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators

Practically Perfect PA

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in this role and learnt a great deal but was fortunate to be targeted for my next role at BMS where I am currently Executive Assistant to the COO, CFO and Company Secretary”. Also think about the environment you will be working in, if it is a fast paced commercial company mention that you are not easily flustered, if it is a traditional company with methodical and precise working methods state that you are organised and have a real eye for detail.

Laptop pregame: What to do to your company laptops before you give them to employees

Small Business CEO

Giving employees company laptops is a great way to allow for maximum productivity both in and out of the office. There are a few things that you have to do to your company laptops, however, before you can hand them over to your employees.

Are you where you want to be on your career path?

Practically Perfect PA

Hemsley Fraser has over 22 years’ experience in training office professionals and we have been recognised by the independent research company Key Note as market leaders for PA, Secretary and Administration training courses. Research suggests that the role of the PA is constantly evolving.

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5 Best College Degrees for CEOs

Small Business CEO

The responsibilities of a CEO are many and varied, and when you are at the head of a company it is important to be able to keep up with and understand all areas of your business. … Human Resources back to college college degrees higher education

Administrative Training Pioneer Celebrates Unlikely 25-Year Anniversary

Office Dynamics

Procter & Gamble, Nationwide Insurance, Kindred Healthcare, and Chevron Corporation (among other Fortune 500 companies). Vice President, Jasmine Freeman, has played an instrumental role in sustaining and building the business since 2006, when she joined the company as Joan’s assistant.

How to Educate Your Employees About Going Green

Eco-Office Gals

More and more companies are beginning to understand the importance of implementing these kinds of practices into your company. As a business owner, there are several things you can do to encourage and educate employees. Host a company retreat.

The Bribery Act – what do assistants need to know?

Practically Perfect PA

How do most companies do this? In the commercial world this is generally known as corporate hospitality with most companies giving and receiving such things as gifts, tickets for sporting and social events etc. What should your company be doing?

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The Growth of Private Company Stock Exchanges

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc. » August 23, 2010 The Growth of Private Company Stock Exchanges Investing in venture-backed private companies used to be by invitation only. 

Why educate women – isn't it a waste of resources? | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Forex Robot : Take Your Company Public In Less Than 10 Days? Why educate women – isn’t it a waste of resources? It is not a waste to educate women or any parent, it is however a waste to treat parents as if they do not exist in work terms. E-Mail me or follow me.

Wisconsin, Illinois Companies Feeling the Recovery

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc.   They recently surveyed  400 local companies in these two states. 

Does Your Business Need To Use A Transcription Company?

Small Business CEO

For most people, documenting and paperwork are some of their least favorite tasks, even though they might be vital for the company to remain compliant. But there is an alternative to trying to slog through everything yourself: using the services of a transcription company.

Travel Itineraries

Practically Perfect PA

If the Director is working from another of my company’s office but it just happens to be in a different county I ensure they have everything on their outlook as I normally would if they were in the UK and I don’t include any meeting details in their itinerary. A well organised travel itinerary is an essential service that assistants can provide for their managers. Think about all the different bits of paper you have to keep with you – tickets, hotel details, travel guides.

Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

This is great if your company doesn’t have many video conference calls or only have one room with video conference kit. Apps Technology admin administrators apps blogging Education and Training Executive Assistant LinkedIn PA Personal Assistant Productivity social networking Travel Twitter VA Industry VA networking Virtual Assistant virtual assistant business[Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. Over the last year I’ve had it stolen … twice!

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Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

This is great if your company doesn’t have many video conference calls or only have one room with video conference kit. Apps Technology admin administrators apps blogging Education and Training Executive Assistant LinkedIn PA Personal Assistant Productivity social networking Travel Twitter VA Industry VA networking Virtual Assistant virtual assistant business[Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. Over the last year I’ve had it stolen … twice!

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Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators Part 2

Practically Perfect PA

I would strongly advise that at the very least spend some time looking at the Company’s website to gain an understanding of what they do. If you have a personal connection to the Company make sure to let the interviewer know. I was lucky that my mother had worked at a company where I was also applying for a role, it was a definite bonus point when I told the interviewer. What do you think you can contribute to this company?

Small Business Labs: The Growth of Private Company Stock Exchanges

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc. » August 23, 2010 The Growth of Private Company Stock Exchanges Investing in venture-backed private companies used to be by invitation only. 

College May Not be for Everyone, but Education is

The Office Professionals Place

The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Getting educated can be as easy as 1-2-3-4-5-6!

How to Co-invest In Your Future

Office Dynamics

I find this amazing as investing in your education is the best investment you can make. Yes, I wanted my employers to pay for my education or training or to send me to a conference. Instead think of the long-term payoff when you invest in yourself, education and development.

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Is Profanity In The Office Tolerable or Terror?

Office Dynamics

Question: “I am an administrative assistant at a very large company and my cubicle is right outside the door of one of the directors. This month our question from our friends at Business Management Daily.

Why You Should Relocate to Raleigh

Job Advice Blog

Several companies, including some of our out of state clients, have turned their eyes to Raleigh for their new projects. They know that this area has the largest concentration of educated professionals like PhD’s … Continue reading Why You Should Relocate to Raleigh → Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre Uncategorized Jobs Raleigh Recruiter Search Firm

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