Survey: Unhappy Workers = Unhappy Customers

On The Job

When asked to name potential worker experience improvements, the majority of managers named getting workers to share knowledge with colleagues and business partners, along with leaders supporting workers who find a better way to do their jobs.

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Practically Perfect PA Survey 2016 Reminder

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone w has completed the Practically Perfect PA survey. Please complete the Industry Snapshot 2016 survey. The post Practically Perfect PA Survey 2016 Reminder appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

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Practically Perfect PA Survey 2014

Practically Perfect PA

Last year I conducted a reader survey that really helped me move the blog forward and I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions again. Would you please take my 2014 reader survey? The post Practically Perfect PA Survey 2014 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

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Taking Action on Customer Survey Data the Right Way

Small Business CEO

There are a variety of uses for survey data, and there are a myriad of ways to collect it. As far as survey data tools, you can get your feet wet with a simple online Google Doc survey or expand into the robust data extraction game with Qzzr or Qualtrics.

Practically Perfect PA Survey: The industry snapshot 2014

Practically Perfect PA

Well firstly I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that took the time to complete my survey a couple of months ago. I have decided to break the survey results into a few blogs so that I can share how you all feel about being assistants, the industry and your thoughts on the blog.

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Easy event management

Practically Perfect PA

We recently worked with Gallus Events who managed our Assist Travel event in London. The event management was seamless and one of the main reasons was because they used an online event registration / management platform called Eventbrite. Eventbrite Event Management.

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Solopreneur Survey Results: 2013 Was a Good Year, Expectations Are Very High for 2014

The Solopreneur Life

But to meet their expectations, solopreneurs must overcome challenges with cash flow, time management, and sales and marketing. Those are among the key findings in The Solopreneur Life 2013 End-of-Year Survey. The survey attracted 204 responses. Surveys

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Survey: Solopreneurs Optimistic About 2011

The Solopreneur Life

S olopreneurs are extremely optimistic about 2011, even as they struggle with cash flow, time management, marketing, and other aspects of running their businesses. Those are among the findings in The Solopreneur Life 2010 End-of-Year Survey. The anonymous survey was conducted using Survey Monkey, consisted of 25 questions, and was taken from December 12 through December 21. Respondents were able to complete the survey only once. Time-management, 19.6%.

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85% of Managers are Looking for This

On The Job

Recently I received an interesting study from Instructure that showed: 85% of managers place the highest emphasis on hiring candidates with fundamental skills like attitude and hard work. Only 8% of managers say millennials are very prepared to contribute immediately at work.

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4 Career Management Lessons You Can Learn From Playing Golf

Dumb Little Man

The game of golf can teach us a lot about what it means to manage a successful career. Hitting the links with friends during a sunny summer day is a great way to have fun, but a round of golf can teach you more than you think about career management.

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2011 Survey Results: Solopreneurs Are Optimistic About 2012, Despite Challenges

The Solopreneur Life

S olopreneurs are optimistic about 2012, even as they face challenges with cash flow, time management, marketing, and other aspects of their solo businesses. Those are among the findings in The Second-Annual Solopreneur Life 2011 End-of-Year Survey. The anonymous survey, which was conducted using Survey Monkey and attracted 77 responses, consisted of 25 questions and was conducted during the first three weeks of December. Here are the major takeaways from the survey.

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Revolutionary Ways Assistants Can Get Information from Their Managers

Office Dynamics

When I was an assistant 40 years ago we complained about not getting time with our executives; we complained about not getting enough information from our managers; we complained about not getting support for training. 1 Idea: Establish and protect regular 1:1 time with manager.

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Practically Perfect PA Survey 2014 Reminder

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone that has completed the Practically Perfect PA survey. Would you please take my 2014 reader survey? The post Practically Perfect PA Survey 2014 Reminder appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

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"Action Without Traction" Exhausts Managers

On The Job

Yet, that’s what is happening as managers struggle to solve a complex problem, and end up spending millions of dollars that bring no solution. They spend the money on surveys, consultants and technology – or fire and hire workers as they look for a way out of a messy situation.

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Why Bigger Can Be Better When Choosing a Surveying Company

Small Business CEO

There are times in life when you might want to work with an individual – such as an artisan baker or dressmaker – but choosing a surveying company is generally not one of those times. … Management construction surveying surveyor

Management Practices That Make Employees Quit

On The Job

People leave managers A Gallup poll of more than 1 million employed U.S. People leave managers, not companies. In the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue,” Gallup reports. So it’s time to break the bad habits that are making you a terrible manager.

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The Industry Snapshot 2016

Practically Perfect PA

The survey covers a lot of ground. The results of the survey will be shared with you all in November. So without further ado… Here is the link to the Industry Snapshot Survey: Please complete our survey . More details can be found on the survey.

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The Freelancer’s Guide to PDF Management

Dumb Little Man

One way to learn that trick is to know how to properly manage your time, systems, and files. As a way to help you, we’ve put together the ultimate guide for managing PDFs — every smart freelancer’s go-to tool — that will leave you more time to spend on your other tasks. Part of managing your PDF files is being able to mark them up. Managing your PDFs well means making sure they’re being used and read.

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Please Take Green America's Survey on Small Business Sustainability

Small Business Labs

  They are conducting a national survey of small business owners to help them develop programs and incentives to help small businesses save money grow while increasing their sustainability.    This survey is part of a broader, Green America project project to identify and quantify “green” opportunities for small business.    We at Small Business Labs are excited about this project and are looking forward to the survey and study results. 

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Link Lineup! Time Management Month and More - Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized

Time Management Month and More February is Time Management Month, so today I'll share some great articles to help you make the most of the time you have.  Time Management Month and More : Comments Link Lineup! Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

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The Industry Snapshot: The influence of Personal Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

However, following our recent Industry Snapshot survey, we have a lot of interesting data that shows us the areas in which you have the most influence. Managing the Managers. According to the survey, 64% of Executives act on the advice given by their assistants.

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Time Management Skill: Handling Interuptions Professionally – the Saying No Fallacy

Ian's Messy Desk

For years authors of books and articles about Time Management and leaders of Time Management seminars have suggested numerous simplistic, unrealistic approaches to solving the interruption problem. Use Time Management To Improve Your Life (wheelingabout.wordpress.com).

The reader survey results

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you, everyone, for taking my reader survey recently. The post The reader survey results appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Survey admin administrators blogging EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant I have already published the results regarding your thoughts on the profession, which you can find here. But I thought I would also share your comments on the blog itself. Below are the results.

The reader survey results

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you, everyone, for taking my reader survey recently. The post The reader survey results appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Featured Key Skills admin administrators blogging EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

Five SEO Reputation Management Strategies

Andrea Kalli

One area that is both free of direct marketing and very appealing to businesses is reputation management. If you are interested in using SEO as a reputation management tool for your business, these five strategies, tips, and tactics could be of value.

The reader survey results

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you, everyone, for taking my reader survey recently. The post The reader survey results appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Featured Key Skills admin administrators blogging EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant I have already published the results regarding your thoughts on the profession, which you can find here. But I thought I would also share your comments on the blog itself. Below are the results.

9 Useful Tools for a Small Business to Manage Work Better

Small Business CEO

You can use all the help you can get in order to manage the work and the employees better. You can also use it to create many different kinds of forms such as for orders, meetings and customer surveys. Basecamp is one of the leading project management solutions for a small business.

How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

In recent Office of the Future research from OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals, 50 percent of survey respondents feel they have skills that are not being tapped at work. by Brandi Britton, district president, OfficeTeam.

Practically Perfect PA: The industry snapshot

Practically Perfect PA

Well firstly I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that took the time to complete my survey a couple of months ago. I have decided to break the survey results into two parts so that I can share how you all feel about being assistants and secondly your thoughts on the blog. Survey The Industry admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Infographic Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant training

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Learn How to Manage Your Boss

Ian's Messy Desk

And whether you think your boss is brilliant or a bore, the fact is that you have to manage the relationship with your boss if you want to advance your career. Many of us give little thought to managing our supervisors. Surveys indicate, more than 50 per cent of employees list relationships with immediate supervisors as the worst aspect of their job. Practise time management skills and schedule time each week for networking. Managing Up a bad boss (timesunion.com).

Debt Management: 5 Reasons Paying Down Your Debt Might Be Even More Important Than You Realize

Dumb Little Man

A 2012 survey by Bankrate.com suggests that 25 percent of Americans carry more credit card debt than emergency savings. It’s something that we Americans have been eager to pile on and slow to pay off.

Organising the best team building event ever

Practically Perfect PA

Organising team building events seems to be one task that most assistants are asked to manage, which is not much of a surprise considering we are pretty awesome at organising events!

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Results of Solopreneur Community-Building Survey

The Solopreneur Life

L ast month I published a survey titled, “What would you want in a solopreneur group?” ” The purpose of the survey was: • To measure the amount of interest in a group. • Below are the survey results. 46% Time management. Related posts: A Solopreneur Life Survey: Do You Want To Help Build a Great Community? 2011 Survey Results: Solopreneurs Are Optimistic About 2012, Despite Challenges. Surveys Community

Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving

Office Dynamics

Basics include: travel planning, appointment coordination, meeting preparation, all facets of communication, organizational skills, and time and project management. Last fall 700+ assistants responded to a survey sent out by Office Dynamics. This tells me that as much information that is available, assistants are still struggling with time management, project management, prioritization, organizational skills, and communication. Designed by Freepik.

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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. The Career Moves Office Support team recently sent out a Salary and Insights Survey, which produced some surprising results.

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Consumer Reports’ fast food survey echoes public demand for service

Service Untitled

That McDonald’s motto “I’m Lovin’ It&# didn’t have much influence on the June 30 Consumer Reports’ survey where 36,700 subscribers made a total of 98,000 visits to 53 fast-food chains. Empathica, a customer service management firm, surveyed 3,000 U.S.

Business Travel Safety in a Volatile World

Practically Perfect PA

The UK’s Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act states that an employer is legally held responsible when serious failures in the management of health and safety result in a fatality. We live in a volatile world where threats and risks to personal security are an unfortunate reality.

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. A must-have skill when managing your executive’s calendar is to understand your executive must have down time.”. Here are some non-edited , direct quotes from them. See how you measure up. If you are doing these already, then ask yourself. How often do I do this? Am I doing this every single time?

Are You Making These Social Media Mistakes

Office Dynamics

HR Managers Say Posting Negative Comments Is Most Common Deal Breaker. When asked about the most common social media mistakes that take job seekers out of the running for a position, 45 percent of human resources (HR) managers cited writing negative or inappropriate comments.

The Industry Snapshot: The Office of the Future

Practically Perfect PA

Thanks again to everyone who completed the Practically Perfect PA Industry Snapshot survey. Featured Office Tech PA Perspective admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technology The Industry Snapshot

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