Wed.Apr 19, 2017

Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them

Practically Perfect PA

Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops on career development for assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them.


Teamwork Strategies for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Designed by Freepik. There is no great month than April to talk about the power assistants create when they work together. In April, we honor administrative around the world for one full week. What does that tell you about the importance of the role? For more than two decades I have been teaching assistants about the benefits of working together. While I often hear about the challenges and issues assistants have with their peers, assistants can find strength in community and unity.


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5 Advantages of Traditional Marketing Over Digital Marketing

Small Business CEO

One of the major goals of every business is, of course, to grow and maintain a strong and loyal client base. A key factor in achieving this is to promote the products and services of the business through advertising.


5 Productivity Apps You Probably Already Have on Your Smartphone

Office Dynamics

This article is part one in a two-part series on productivity apps for administrative professionals by Julie Perrine. While there’s certainly a case to be made for banning phones from the workplace – confidentiality concerns, Facebook faux pas, employees who spend more time on Snapchat than spreadsheets – some smartphone apps, when used properly, can make your job a lot easier. The following are five apps you probably already have on your phone, and how you can use them to be more productive.


Gardens: The Unsung Hero in Real Estate Valuations

Small Business CEO

Gardens, and landscaping in general, are often the most overlooked elements when it comes to adding value to a home.


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Start organizing with the easy stuff

Clutter Coach

by You may be having trouble making much progress with getting organized because you’re starting in the wrong place. . I recently talked with a client about his frustration that he wasn’t getting anywhere even though he purged and organized regularly. After some discussion, it came out that he was focusing on the things that were hardest to make decisions about.


12 Ways To Effectively Waste Time At The Gym

Dumb Little Man

Is your workout the odd man out when you plan your day because there just isn’t time? Have your clothes gotten a little tighter as a result? Great bodies don’t need hours of gym time. In fact, a focused full body workout can be completed in just 30 minutes. If you want to start making your health a priority, it’s essential that you know the most effective gym workout tips. It can also help if you’re aware of the most common things that can eat away your time in the gym.


Down with Downtime: Best Practices for Proper IT Asset Tracking and Management

Small Business CEO

Effective asset tracking is crucial to building a more profitable organization. Investing in asset management software is a good first step, but there are also several strategies you can implement that will ensure a smooth implementation of your asset tracking system.


3 Sentences with Punctuation Problems

Daily Writing Tips

Commas serve a vital function as a fundamental organizing tool within sentences, acting as buffers that keep syntactical elements in place and as signals that indicate relationship. Often, however, they are incorrectly located, omitted, or inserted, adversely affecting comprehension.


Have You Become a Toxic Sponge?

On The Job

I have banished sponges from my kitchen. You may think this has nothing to do with the workplace, but stay with me for a moment. According to WebMD, sponges are the No.


Career Success A to Z: T is for Tenacity

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Choosing the topic for this week’s article was a tough decision for me. Originally, I thought “T” might be for talent. After all, it certainly plays a role in career success.