Reward and Recognition within the Assistant Industry

Practically Perfect PA

For all of you that could not attend the Assist Conference this year I wanted to share my presentation with you – Reward and Recognition within the Assistant Industry. We manage our executives; we understand the needs of the company and we manage complicated tasks.

2015 255

Is job hopping the only way up the career ladder for assistants?

Practically Perfect PA

Apparently, being loyal to one company doesn’t necessarily pay off (both in terms of salary and promotion) and moving from one role to another in pretty quick succession is becoming less frowned upon. Here are a few of my thoughts… Salary increase.

2016 232

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Dispelling the Personal Assistant myth

Practically Perfect PA

Anyway I thought in this blog post I would enlighten the viewers of Mad Men and dispel the Personal Assistant myth that the industry has moved on somewhat over the last 50 or so years. In fact many of us are juggling multiple priorities, multiple projects and multiple managers!

2013 277

Saying ‘no’ nicely

Practically Perfect PA

Also my manager always saw that I was busy with the every day tasks so didn’t ask me to work on anything more challenging. A short and sweet blog post today.

2014 223

What can assistants expect in 2013

Practically Perfect PA

I think it will be another interesting year for assistants with lots of changes and further challenges for our industry. If in 2012 you did not attend any events or training sessions then you should speak to your manager or HR immediately to get something booked for 2013.

2013 271

Tech Jobs Moving to the Midwest

Small Business Labs

cities are more expensive than outsourcing overseas, rising salaries and costs overseas is making outsourcing there less of a bargain.  Next-generation chat, video calling, and project management software make it easier to coordinate work with and manage remote teams.

2017 77

How important is office culture?

Practically Perfect PA

Our lovely friends over at Career Moves recently conducted a survey to find out how important salary is when looking for a new role. Here is Sarah with more details… Do we just want a good salary? But interestingly, in the results of our survey, salary did not come out on top.

2016 161

Dispelling the Personal Assistant myth

Practically Perfect PA

Anyway I thought in this blog post I would enlighten the viewers of Mad Men and dispel the Personal Assistant myth that the industry has moved on somewhat over the last 50 or so years. In fact many of us are juggling multiple priorities, multiple projects and multiple managers!

2013 130

4 Ways to Get a Bigger Paycheck

45 Things

Grimm says part of the problem with the continuing wage gap is that women often don't receive the same starting salaries as their male colleagues at the beginning of their careers because they aren't as likely to negotiate for more money. Do you make too much money for what you do?

2011 84

What can assistants expect in 2015?

Practically Perfect PA

I genuinely think 2014 was a turning point in our industry and I think 2015 will see a consolidation of our efforts to take our profession forward. I am very optimistic about 2015, here are a few reasons why… Employment opportunities and salary.

2015 265

Top Jobs You Can Get With A Math Degree

Dumb Little Man

But, in reality, math is required for effective money management and money forms the backbone of our economy. As an actuary working for an insurance firm, you will deal with risk and risk management. The expected starting salary for this job is around $45,000-$50,000. Accountants work with all kinds of organizations to help them manage funds. Starting salary for new accountants is around $53,000. Expect a starting salary at around $60,000.

2017 164

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

You need to reinforce that your work is under control and manage expectations. Managers ultimately want to hear about bottom lines and how you how you successfully planned and smoothly executed your teams’ success in achieving annual targets. Salary Increase.

2017 213

The big PA questions – what do you think?

Practically Perfect PA

What stuff should we be debating, what is going on, what should be changed and what is working well within the Assistant industry. How should we be adapting in a world where technology is making managers more self-sufficient and diminishing the role of the Assistant or redundant?

2016 176

So do assistants think the role has diversified?

Practically Perfect PA

Event Management, Project Management, Human Resources and Finance have become a big part of my job. Tasks and responsibilities involving heavy project management are becoming commonplace for the admin too.” In this role I managed staff, but was not given a manager title.

2014 219

Administrative Assistant vs. Executive Assistant: What’s the Difference?

Eat Your Career

Note: The one area I will not be addressing is salary, as there is too much variation and nuance to adequately cover this topic here. Recognize that specifics will vary by industry, location, and organization. Administrative Assistants vs. Administrative Managers.

2020 192

What holds us back?

Practically Perfect PA

It can be hard, especially if you have a manager who has not moved on from the old days (trust me, there are loads of them still out there!) Being taken seriously leads to more interesting tasks, more responsibilities, promotions and salary increases. Good question right? I think so.

2014 253

10 questions to ask a recruitment agent

Practically Perfect PA

If you have always worked in Insurance and want to stay in Insurance a recruitment agent that only has clients in the hospitality industry is not going to find you a relevant role. Do you have any positions at the moment that match my preferences (type of role, location, salary, industry etc)?

2014 228

Networking with ACE Connects

Practically Perfect PA

There were a number of Executives in attendance supporting their assistants including a senior Managing Director who spoke about his commitment to training and improving skills for assistants within BlackRock. This knowledge sharing also works across industries.

A day in the life: Danielle Howes, Linley

Practically Perfect PA

I have worked at LINLEY since August 2013, initially as an Office Manager and then moving into the EA role in January this year when Anna took over the running of the business. Working in luxury has been a big eye opener, a complete change of industry which I have really loved.

2015 169

A guide to online job searching

Practically Perfect PA

Online job boards offer a huge array of constantly updated jobs across various sectors and industries. If there are filtering options, use them – filter by location and salary if you can, as this will help to narrow the results. Where to search.

2014 216

What can assistants expect in 2014?

Practically Perfect PA

Practically Perfect PA has lots and lots planned for 2014 which I will share with you over the next few weeks but in the mean time let’s have a look at what our industry can expect this year. Employment opportunities and salary.

2014 274

5 reasons to learn a foreign language to further your career

Practically Perfect PA

The Confederation of British Industry found that 74% of employers look for applicants with conversational ability in a second language. Having a second language is not only beneficial to your company, it can lead to salary increases of up to an extra 3.8%

2015 182

Is Your Job Title Hurting Your Career?

45 Things

Some of your criteria may be based on salary, location, company culture or perks. Or, they think the title doesn't really matter -- they just want a better salary and more vacation time.

2017 67

Is an Executive Assistant Certificate for You?

Office Dynamics

Completion of Certificate Programs, Certifications and Designation are industry marks of excellence. There are two main points I want to make in this blog: An administrative certificate or certification does not guarantee success, a salary increase, new title or promotion.

2015 250

Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

Yes – I’ve qualified since as an ISO programme manager and auditor, a Health & Safety manager and assessor, completed various MS Office and bespoke applications courses and a facilities management course. Bachelor in Management.

2014 196

12 Clever Ways You Can Earn Money From Your Computer Today

Dumb Little Man

The average salary for a freelance writer in $24 per hour. You set up and manage your profile online to offer short-term rental of your home. Common duties include managing calendars, replying to emails, managing social media posts, and entering data.

2020 225

The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

Despite being offered a six-figure salary, I politely declined. Because being respected and valued at work is more important than a high salary. Yes, a high salary may provide me with the opportunity to have a cushier life.

2018 52

10 Design Rules You Should Never Forget in 2019

Dumb Little Man

According to the PayScale report, the average salary of a graphic designer is $43 thousand per year, while the most successful professionals earn more than $60 thousand annually. relationship management. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE.

2019 227

Inspiring Business Leaders: 5 of the Most Influential Women

Office Dynamics

The AAUW report also highlights the salary differences for women of color. Some have tried to minimize the business aspect of the Harry Potter author’s wealth, but Rowling knows her industry as well as she knows her craft. These 5 influential women are inspiring business leaders.

2016 148

5 Ways to Build A Culture Trust In A Large Remote Team

Dumb Little Man

Technological advancements, in terms of connectivity speeds, as well as feature-rich project management tools, are allowing companies from a range of industries to enable remote work settings. They can manage work stress better as they were reported to experience 40% less burnout.

2020 195

Attracting Millennials: Understanding What Millennials Want in a Career

Office Dynamics

Gone are the days when attractive salaries and retirement options were enough to land top recruits. This is good news for companies who can’t compete with the salaries of big corporations. But what if your industry doesn’t attract millennials?

2015 193

How to Increase Productivity by Switching Off and Getting Cozy

Dumb Little Man

As quickly as we industrialized, we’ve digitized. Unless you’re in a senior management position and above, you’re unlikely to have much say over how your office is set up. You’re not receiving extra salary to check those emails and reply to them outside of work.

2019 210

Why You Can’t Afford to Make the Wrong Hire

Small Business CEO

According to a study conducted by the recruiting industry, the true cost of onboarding an employee at the middle management level is $240,000. Hiring the wrong person for the job is a costly mistake in more ways than one.

2016 74

5 Most Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Starting A Business

Dumb Little Man

This applies to all industries, not just online businesses. But those seven hours you’ve got to cook, clean, help out your friends and family, manage your life plus have some down time as well, so that you don’t go insane and burn out.

2020 215

Demand for Butlers Keeps Growing

Small Business Labs

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article : Demand for the well-staffed home is on the rise, according to agencies and house managers alike.   Salaries for these jobs aren't bad. We first wrote about the growing demand for butlers in 2007.

2013 178

Honestly, what are the pros and cons of the role?

Practically Perfect PA

Every day is different and I am able to be close to top management. The ability learn more about the company, industry, and business functions. The possibility of working at any type of company (industry, finance, etc). Calendar management – I find it boring.

2013 285

Don't Be a Jerk When Rejecting an Offer

45 Things

A Robert Half survey finds that six in 10 workers in a variety of fields and industries say they've received two or more job offers simultaneously when applying for jobs. Because the world is often very small and you may run across that hiring manager again one day.

2019 52

How To Work And Travel The World: 10 Helpful Tools

Dumb Little Man

There is no boss who forces you to work and pays the salary at the end of the month. It doesn’t matter if you are a copywriter, content manager, blogger, translator, marketer, online teacher, or even a website developer – all these tools can make you better at what you do. Planning and time management play an essential role in the life of every remote worker. In that regards, you can use Trello as the best agile management solution.

2018 158

Is Job Hopping Losing Its Stigma?

Office Dynamics

” Driscoll added, “Professionals considering job moves should evaluate not only salary but also where they will have the greatest opportunity to build skills and advance their careers.” MENLO PARK, Calif.,

2014 146

Are You Allowing Technology To Stretch Your Working Day?

Simple Productivity Blog

It doesn’t matter your industry, or your job title. Project managers get called in if the computer site goes down. Office managers check their emails on weekends so they see if something has to be handled before Monday.

2012 203

Top Business Ideas of 2018 You Should Consider

Dumb Little Man

Adding a face, voice or image to your business will be as important as ever this year as a new generation of consumers enters the industry. The youngest of the millennials are taking over more leadership roles within their industries, bringing with them new and different management styles. New employees will be seeking autonomy and flexibility from employers, rather than just a good salary. See Also: 4 Useful Tips For Managing Millennials In The Workplace.

2018 158

Want to Change Career? What Does It Take?

Job Advice Blog

For some, such a change represents an opportunity; for others, it may be a necessity because their industries are shifting, shrinking, or becoming extinct.

2010 173

Know Your Business Inside Out

The Small Business Blog

A deep understanding of your business and the wider industry in which it operates is essential to make a business thrive. In terms of business management, there are numerous issues to consider. Planning for the future is essential and you will need to make sure that you can afford the salaries of anyone you hire. As a small business owner in control of a successful business, it can be tempting to simply sit back and allow it to almost run itself.

2011 148