Which tasks should assistants manage?

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many ways we can help them with this from managing their calendar effectively, minimising interruptions and generally keeping them on track. Another way we can ensure our managers stay focused is to take control of certain tasks that they should really have no involvement with (or should just been informed as and when they need to be). Assistants should conduct research on behalf of their manager. Email and diary management. Suppliers.

2014 175

Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

Practically Perfect PA

Organising the most appropriate ground transportation supplier for your company can be straightforward, but to get the best value and the best travel experience from your service provider, you need to find out a bit more information. Choose the best supplier for your needs. Answering all of these questions will help to pin down the best ground transport supplier for your needs. Check your supplier’s health and safety policies. It sounds simple.

2014 171
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Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

BioTeams

When studying this topic, new ideas and solutions are introduced and explained, applied to one of the main projects management areas, which is the human resources management, with a structure, teamwork and leadership scheme that may represent the success factor in a given project. Keywords: Biomimicry, Bioteams, Management, Organizational change, work teams, Virtual enterprise networks.

Win an award-winning Brother office labeller

Practically Perfect PA

The labeller can help with everything from organising office filing to tracking property through specialist bar code and asset management labels. Ian Metcalfe, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Brother International Europe said: “A professional labelling machine is an essential office device due to its efficiency in storage, retrieval and time-saving. We’ve teamed up with technology specialist Brother to give you the chance to win a state-of-the-art office labeller.

2016 160

Top tips for business travel to Barcelona

Practically Perfect PA

Every April, American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) publishes a list of the most popular international cities for business travel and this year the worldwide community that supports Practically Perfect PA will give our Assist Travel attendees the inside track on the top destinations. We are offering assistants the chance to come along to the afternoon sessions, network with attendees and meet with suppliers for free!

Travel 113

How To Prepare Your Data For Industry 4.0

Dumb Little Man

This time period was known as the Mechanization era as communities began to experience rapid growth from automated machines and tools, steam and internal combustion engines, and the refinement of iron and steel metals. data be provided from all suppliers.

2020 223

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. Getting buy-in IS ACHIEVABLE and I managed to successfully get the following approved: Business Cards. Internal & External Training. Support for an Internal PA Network.

2017 163

10 minute power meeting technique. | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 31, 2007 When you have internal meetings try to keep them short. Remember this is a rule for internal meetings, for meetings with customers this rule does not apply – within reason of cause. Suppliers will probably thank you for short meetings, so they too can get more done. E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 153

Core soft skill: Resilience

Practically Perfect PA

Having a strong network before internally in your organisation and with other assistants, clients and suppliers is pretty crucial these days. Featured Key Skills admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Soft Skills Tasks Virtual AssistantOver the next few months I am going to introduce a few new features on Practically Perfect PA.

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10 tips for organising car hire

Practically Perfect PA

Many of your business travel agents will be able to organise this aspect of the business trip and will also be able to provide discounts if they book through their own preferred suppliers or through the airline’s preferred car hire company. If you are booking car hire directly for your manager there are a few things you should know first. As soon as you have your manager’s itinerary confirmed the next step is to organise the car hire. International driving permit.

2014 135

Networking with ACE Connects

Practically Perfect PA

Back in November I had the pleasure of speaking to 50 assistants who were attending a networking event organised by ACE (Assistant Community EMEA), an internal networking group set up by assistants at BlackRock. 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.

Remember to visit CTI at the Office* Show next week

Practically Perfect PA

If you haven’t been before, it is a fantastic exhibition for PAs, EAs, VAs, Office Managers and Administrators, which brings together lots of great training and really relevant suppliers for office professionals. CTI are one of the 15 top travel management companies in the UK. If you are responsible for booking flights or hotels or appointing a travel supplier then this is the one event you will not want to miss!

2014 121

Day in the life from Cressida Ford, PA at Cardiff University

Practically Perfect PA

The diary claims a lot of time – scheduling and rescheduling meetings – and I also have a shared inbox with the other assistants so we can cover each other and make sure everything’s getting done that needs to be; that can be processing overtime payments for technical staff, arranging catering for supplier meetings, international travel, expenses…. This month we have a day in the life from Cressida Ford, PA at Cardiff University. Cressida recently spoke at the Assist Conference.

2017 169

How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

Practically Perfect PA

If you haven’t already, read our first blog on what to look for in an event supplier , and our second, on common issues PAs face with career development. Actions PAs should take: Communicate with managers and HR about what the job involves. Give regular feedback to managers, making assessments a two-way system. Share knowledge with other PAs through internal and external networks. Awareness training for managers.

2017 168

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

However – if we are not willing to speak up and actively list our duties how can we expect colleagues and managers to be aware of this change in office dynamics? Our jobs can be hard to quantify at times so it might be worthwhile starting off by keeping a time management log of all your duties over several days to get a full idea of your all-encompassing role. We lighten the load for executives and are vital members of any executive management team. Risk Management.

2015 147

A review of Assist Travel 2015

Practically Perfect PA

Throughout the day our delegates had meetings with our exhibitors who represented a variety of suppliers within the travel industry. As she worked for Skyscanner she knew they had the internal resources to make this a reality. Assist Travel Featured admin administrators assistants Business business travel EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2015 143

News from Assist Travel

Practically Perfect PA

The venue has been confirmed and we have some brilliant suppliers attending the exhibition. . Here are just a few programme highlights for 2016… How to get the most out of your travel management company. Almost two thirds of our attendees currently use or plan to use a Travel Management Company. Assist Travel Editor's note Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

Travel 135

Invest in yourself

Practically Perfect PA

My manager is speaking about sponsorship to a group of event organisers who are all taking notes and listening intently. So what can we proactively do to get our managers to invest in us because unless you do have an outstanding boss you will have to be proactive in seeking this investment in your career. Think about how you can achieve these objectives on your own, through the company or with an external supplier.

2013 203

The 2019 Top Tech Events to Attend for Your Business

Dumb Little Man

For any company that either runs their own internal servers or operates data centers to provide hosting or related services to customers, this is a key convention. The expo features the computing media, service providers for data centre facilities as well as technology suppliers. It’ll help organizations better manage the challenge. Technology plays an important role in business, regardless of the size of your enterprise.

2019 169

6 Tips to Adopt Eco-friendly Printing Practices at Home or the Office

Eco-Office Gals

Find a Green Ink Supplier. These certifications demonstrate the company’s commitment to managing its internal and external impact on the environment. So, with a bit of research, you can move your home or office to an environmentally conscious ink supplier, which is a simple yet efficient way of reducing your ecological impact. Printing is unavoidable in a variety of settings, from personal to academic and professional.

2018 116

How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

Practically Perfect PA

If you haven’t already, read our first blog on what to look for in an event supplier , and our second, on common issues PAs face with career development. Actions PAs should take: Communicate with managers and HR about what the job involves. Give regular feedback to managers, making assessments a two-way system. Share knowledge with other PAs through internal and external networks. Awareness training for managers.

2017 100

How policy and cost savings are helping to drive the uptake of low-energy, retrofit LED Lamps

Eco-Office Gals

The great energy savings have allowed retrofit lamp suppliers such as MGC to show a return on investment on certain products within 2 years and with the expected life of some products at more. This article has been created by David Jackson, International Sales Manager at MGC Lighting Group , one of the leading LED lighting suppliers in Europe. “The traditional GLS lamp is dead!”

8 Easy Contract Changes to Make for More Sustainable Events

Practically Perfect PA

Wherever you are planning your event ask your venue to ensure they buy local food and drink product and wherever possible use local suppliers. The University of Greenwich run a great placement programme for corporates and agencies looking for interns and event students. Have your event manager walk around the venue an hour after the meeting and turn off all switches and electricity outputs.

2016 127

7 Cross-Border Dropshipping Tips Winners Use

Dumb Little Man

Dropshipping is an e-commerce order fulfillment model where a facilitator (dropshipper) receives orders from buyers (shoppers), passes it on to manufacturers or suppliers and delivers those orders direct to customers (D2C). Managing CRM/WMS/OMS. Know International Trade Regulations. It is easy to cross the line with cross-border dropshipping if you are ignorant of relevant international trade laws. See Also: A Practical Guide to Hiring and Managing Freelancers.

2017 167

Technology to make events simpler

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants are using technology to help them manage their events and also to make their events better. Event Management Systems – taking all of the administration away from your events. There are event management platforms available that take almost all of the administration out of running an event. International executive travel to attend meetings is on the decline and in its place are smart time saving, cost effective streaming of our events.

2015 130

Why India Is a Rising Star Among Exporting Nations

The Small Business Blog

My company, international trading website Alibaba.com, currently has 2.9 million India-based members and hosts more Indian suppliers than suppliers from any other country outside of China. The ability to communicate with suppliers via phone, e-mail and Skype in a common language reduces confusion, response time and translation errors. China for more than a decade has been the world’s go-to country for manufactured goods. But competitive advantages do not last forever.

2013 163

Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Internal training and graduate programmes. If your company has an internal training programme which could be online do take the time to have a look at the options. There are quite a few exhibitions and trade shows throughout the year that you can attend for free such as The Office* Show, The ExecSec Summit or The Office Management and PA show. You can meet with potential suppliers but also attend free training sessions. office management.

Personal And Professional Development With PRINCE2 Training

Small Business CEO

PRINCE2 is a process-based methodology that offers non-proprietorial best practice guidance on project management, encompassing the management, control and organisation of a project. In addition to being used as a widely-used standard for effective project management internationally, it also takes the form of an official certification for accredited project managers across a wide range of sectors.

It’s Good To Talk!

The Small Business Blog

Communication difficulties can also cause problems with suppliers, leading to unnecessary confusion and ultimately, cost. A large company has difficulty with internal communication because of the amount of bureaucracy involved, as well as inter-departmental communication also often being a weak link in the chain. Good communication is vital for every business; whether big or small, working from an office, or from home.

2011 151

Gatekeeping: what does it actually mean?

Practically Perfect PA

Nothing worse than a bull-dog “gate keeper” – not just with external stakeholders but internal stakeholders. I am the only person the supplier will speak to in the sector and my authority stands. A good gatekeeper should be able to handle most requests in a way that not only gives the person the information or time they are requesting but also pulls pieces together so the manager or CEO can provide the best response.

2012 121

Ten critical foundations for successful collaborative networks

BioTeams

VEN Management Group. Typically the VEN Management Group is too large and has too little time for meetings to deal with detailed issues. Project Management Teams. Groups of VEN members who form teams to manage the execution of project contracts won by the campaign and bid development teams and also internal VEN projects. NOTE: A Bid Manager will also be required if this role cannot be fulfilled by the Broker.

Must Have Gadgets for the Modern Entrepreneur

The Small Business Blog

At the core it offers the user an always on, easy way of keeping in touch with colleagues, clients, suppliers and anyone else they may need to deal with on a daily basis. Email is still the primary communication channel for the vast majority of businesses both internally and externally. As for time management, built in calendar and reminders applications that can sync over the air with your other devices will make organising appointments and projects a breeze.

2013 157

Pandora's Office May Have Been Worse than Her Box

The Office Professionals Place

Check out office suppliers such as avery.com and smead.com for storage and filing options. Upcoming topic: Dealing with Workplace PMS - Poor Management System - September 6, 2010 Dial-in#: 1-712-432-3030 Passcode: 346621 Become a member of the Elite - Subscribe today! 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.

2009 100

Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

If it is a project management position, prepare a project status review presentation or the like…you get the idea. Solve a real problem that you would be expected to face on the job – Ask the hiring manager to spell out a real problem that she would want you to handle if you were hired, then show how you would solve the problem. Help them better leverage partners and suppliers? This method is particularly effective for leadership / management positions.

2009 109

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Party Planner | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! Business environment and set-up cost: There is not much international potential for this business because you will have to work closely with clients. You could sell party supplies internationally but the high shipping rates will probably make this unfeasible. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP.

2008 148

Why Your Small Business Needs A SWOT

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! In brief each element should contain: - Strengths : internal attributes of yourself or your company that will serve to achieve objectives within the company. Weaknesses : internal attributes of the company that may be detrimental to achieving your goals. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP.

2010 136

Change of Business Ownership | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! do cost cutting do credit control do customer service export find funding grow your business handle problems keep data safe lower overheads manage your time market and sell motivate your staff not to do it! E-Mail me or follow me. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Starting a Small Business?

2008 151

Why Do So Many Small Business Start-Ups Fail? | THE SMALL BUSINESS.

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! Inability to delegate – Within every business someone needs to keep an eye on the bigger picture; and have an overview of everything happening internally and externally around the company. do cost cutting do credit control do customer service export find funding grow your business handle problems keep data safe lower overheads manage your time market and sell motivate your staff not to do it!

2010 162

Branding: Authenticity Is Key To Long-Term Success

Small Business CEO

Over the years we have accepted the challenge of assessing and developing strategies to both launch and expand market share for operators and their suppliers in a multitude of industries. Good managers, in any type of business or organization, will realize the need, every couple of years, to take an objective and impartial view of what message their brand is sending - both by operational execution as well as through visual merchandising in all form of external outreach.

2010 62

Small Business Start-Up Idea: Image Consultant | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! Your Best Image - an image consultancy specifically focussed on helping women to improve their career Association of Image Consultants International - the authority on everything related to image consulting For more small business ideas see my category Business Ideas. E-Mail me or follow me.

2008 154

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Weight Loss Consultation | THE.

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! Business environment and set-up cost: There are no barriers to online international coaching other than language (although even this can be overcome by translation). do cost cutting do credit control do customer service export find funding grow your business handle problems keep data safe lower overheads manage your time market and sell motivate your staff not to do it!

2008 143

Small Business world News Round-up - 2009/10/27

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! Kelly the Intern: Angel investors and Green guidance : PROFIT’s crack researcher explains how to get notices by angel investors and where companies can get money for going green. do cost cutting do credit control do customer service export find funding grow your business handle problems keep data safe lower overheads manage your time market and sell motivate your staff not to do it!

2009 148

Takeover Disasters | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! Failed brand consolidation – It will be important for you to have a clear idea of how you want to manage the new brands you acquire. do cost cutting do credit control do customer service export find funding grow your business handle problems keep data safe lower overheads manage your time market and sell motivate your staff not to do it! E-Mail me or follow me.

2008 158