Yet More on the Changing Nature of Retirement

Small Business Labs

We've covered the changing nature of retirement so often in our Baby Boomer section we feel like we're feeding a fed horse by covering it again. But it's an important trend and there continues to be a flurry of interesting articles on working in and/or delaying retirement. " The article suggest that corporations need to change their policies to retain older workers instead of losing them and their skills and knowledge.

2018 57

The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Others could no longer afford to retire. Demonstrate your leadership skills. I would like “secretary” to be a retired title that just goes away. These are fundamentals, critical foundational skills needed to fully mature your career. Cross-training, Mentoring – Open your heart and be a mentor to others. Being confident, prepared and honing your skills is a great way to handle this.

2015 184
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Free Blog Posts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Time to think about the retirement fund.&# “We get to retire? No one ever told me that…&# We both know there’s no retirement fund in what we do. A chance to show off all of my skills and convey the sense that “hey, I can do this for you too.&# But when Deb mentioned the words ‘retirement fund’ and I actually barked a laugh, I started to think. (A I am retired now, a blogger, paid by Adsense and affiliate revenue.

2009 56

Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

When given the opportunity to meet with someone fairly new to the profession and someone embracing an upcoming retirement to explore even more in life, I enthusiastically embrace the moment and ask several questions of each! The diverse team has combined organizational and time management skills, event and meeting planning, business savvy, continued professional development drive and so much more to ensure success and positive outcomes. By Dana Buchanan.

2018 130

How to Start a Mentorship Relationship Today

Eat Your Career

Having a mentor can elevate your professional capabilities exponentially. And—added bonus—mentors are amazing people. What Exactly Is a Mentor? A mentor is a more experienced (typically older) professional in your field who offers you career guidance, advice and assistance from a real world point-of-view. A good mentor is wise and willing to share his or her knowledge and experiences in order to help you succeed. When Should I Get a Mentor?

2011 139

Hired as C Suite EA and role description reads like an Office Assistant – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

I was lucky enough (or so I was lead to believe) that the role I was hired for almost 2 yrs ago was for a fast-growing local company that within the next 3-5 yrs will have a complete C Suite overhaul of new leaders due to retirements. I don’t know where to turn to influence them to revamp my role to more closely align with my skills, talents, and experience while also convincing them that most of my current tasks belong with an office assistant or office manager type role.

2019 124

Who is attending the Virtual Summit?

Practically Perfect PA

Minute taking is a much sought after skill in organisations. Maybe you’ve just been made redundant or approaching retirement age and are considering setting up as a VA and wondering whether there is a place for you in the market place. Speaker: Amanda Johnson, Virtual Assistant Coach, Trainer & Mentor, Virtual Assistant Coaching and Training Company. I thought today would be a good time to give you all a quick update on where we are with the Virtual Summit.

2017 156

A sneaky peek at the Future Assistant programme

Practically Perfect PA

We will look at the future for women in the workplace, flexibility with working hours and work/life balance, the wage gap, maternity regulation, career breaks and retirement. We will compare the skills and the level of support required in these different environments, the challenges and the benefits. These are just a few of our sessions, over the two days we will also have skills workshops, panel sessions, breakout groups and loads of chances for you to network with each other.

2017 139

Future-Proof Your Career

Office Dynamics

This is a skill everyone needs regardless of their title or position. What skill sets are growing? I’m always amazed when I meet someone in the workplace and I ask them what their goals are for the next year or I talk to them about expanding their skill sets and they say to me, “I plan to coast until I retire. I think to myself, “How are you so sure everything is going to stay the same until you retire three or four years from now?”

2015 123

How to Launch a New Career After 50

45 Things

It’s estimated that more than one in four Americans are tapping into their retirement savings accounts such as 401(k)s to meet non-retirement needs, but such a strategy can mean it may require people to work longer, especially since company-provided pensions are now provided to only one-in-five workers. It refers to a distinct move into a new line of work, and for people in semi-retirement, it typically also implies a more flexible lifestyle.

7 Ways for Young Professionals to Establish Themselves as Leaders

Office Dynamics

With 75 million+ Baby Boomers poised to retire in the next 5 years and only 40 million members of Gen-X behind them, Generation-Y (Millennial) professionals will be one of the youngest generations in our nation’s history to take on organizational leadership positions. Hone this important skill now by being curious, empowering others to find their own solutions, and resisting coming to a premature conclusion before all facts are known and ideas are tested.

2010 126

88 Simple New Year’s Resolutions that Sneakily Change Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Let's get this ball rolling… Personal Growth “I will hone my talents/skills/unique abilities” If you have a unique talent/skill/ability, work on getting better at it even if nobody believes in you. I will find a mentor.” I will be a mentor” And on the same vein, if you have experience with anything, be a mentor. Are you teaching her the necessary skills to be a good steward? “I Don't you just hate New Year's Day?

2013 220

7 Ways for Young Professionals to Establish Themselves as Leaders

Office Dynamics

With 75 million+ Baby Boomers poised to retire in the next 5 years and only 40 million members of Gen-X behind them, Generation-Y (Millennial) professionals will be one of the youngest generations in our nation’s history to take on organizational leadership positions. Hone this important skill now by being curious, empowering others to find their own solutions, and resisting coming to a premature conclusion before all facts are known and ideas are tested.

2010 100

State of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Joan first focused on the five components of Adminology’s Formula for success: past/present, skill set, optimization and the future. Joan then presented the Full Spectrum Competency Model for Star-performing Administrative Professionals , stressing the Advanced Adminology Skill Set , which will provide administrative professionals with a solid foundation. I know she does not know but needs to learn this skill in order to succeed every day.”. Encourage cross-mentoring.

2010 100

State of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Joan first focused on the five components of Adminology’s Formula for success: past/present, skill set, optimization and the future. Joan then presented the Full Spectrum Competency Model for Star-performing Administrative Professionals , stressing the Advanced Adminology Skill Set , which will provide administrative professionals with a solid foundation. I know she does not know but needs to learn this skill in order to succeed every day.”. Encourage cross-mentoring.

2010 100

On the Outside Looking In

Laughing all the Way to Work

Being a member is not only a great place for networking, but for mentoring and learning of jobs in your area. You will be challenged to learn new software skills or hone the ones you have. In Ontario, Canada, it is no longer mandatory to retire at 65 years of age and the baby boomers are fast approaching this age. In 1985 I left the office to be a stay-at-home mom. By 1995 when I tried to get back into the administrative field the landscape had changed.

2008 100

Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y?

45 Things

With their technology skills and great social networking abilities, GenY ( born roughly between 1980-2003) previously have found employers willing to meet their expectations. Like the rest of job hunters, Generation Y has found jobs can be tough to come by, even with their skills. Further, now almost one-third of applicants are trying to get jobs below their skills level, a jump of 25 percent from the pre-recession level.

2009 40