Inside the Guernsey PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date? I would also recommend joining a local PA network. This will mean that you get to meet other PA’s from all sectors and you will be able to network and develop. About the network…. Network details….

Results of the 2014 Solopreneur Survey: Quality of Life is Up, Expectations are Up, Facebook is Down

The Solopreneur Life

Those are among the key findings in The Solopreneur Life 2014 End-of-Year Survey. This is the fourth year for The Solopreneur Life survey, which was conducted from November 12 to December 20. The survey attracted 308 responses. percent will lean more on networking.

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Are You an Effective Job Search Networker?

Job Advice Blog

Loads of people network during their job search, but very few are effective at such networking. Certainly, some are better at it than others, but in general, the majority of people not only dislike networking but also are simply not good at it. Based on a survey they conducted, Ivan R. Interview Skills by Alex Freund networking Networking Strategies

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

The Solopreneur Life

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. Respondents were able to complete the survey only once. Here are the major takeaways from the survey. Nearly half of the solopreneurs surveyed take little or no vacation. Social Network ROI.

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Are You an Effective Job Search Networker?

Job Advice Blog

Loads of people network during their job search, but very few are effective at such networking. Certainly, some are better at it than others, but in general, the majority of people not only dislike networking but also are simply not good at it. Based on a survey they conducted, Ivan R. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Individual Career Counseling interview preparation interview techniques Job Search Networking Strategies

Survey: Solopreneurs Optimistic About 2011

The Solopreneur Life

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. Eighty-seven percent of the survey participants have earned at least an associate’s degree. Subscribers to TheSolopreneurLife.com received the survey results on December 31.

2011 100

Why Networking Is Essential For Career Success (and Everyone Should Do It NOW)

Eat Your Career

Networking. If you’re happily employed and your career is chugging right along, networking often gets put on the backburner. I see a lot of people who only start thinking about networking when they “need” something—like a new job, for example. Turn to your network! (I

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. 

2011 100

Coworking, Weak Ties and Business Networks

Small Business Labs

Deskmag's  Coworking Powers Weak Tie Business Networks is a guest article authored by us. It covers research we've recently conducted showing that coworking membership enhances weak tie business networks. They also conduct the annual Global Coworking Survey and other research on coworking and the future of work.   "Weak ties" are links among people who are not closely associated.

Learning From Large Corporation CEOs

Small Business Labs

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « Urban Farming Continues to Expand | Main | CEOs Believe Technology is Rising in Importance » June 01, 2010 Learning From Large Corporation CEOs Every other year IBM conducts a global survey of large corporation CEOs. 

State of Small Business Tweet Chat on Wednesday

Small Business Labs

Coworking Facilities » September 13, 2010 State of Small Business Tweet Chat on Wednesday Wave IV of the Network Solutions Small Business Success Index was released today.    We will covering these topics as the other top 10 survey findings in the Tweet Chat. 

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Over Half of Baby Boomers Plan to Work Past Traditional Retirement Age

Small Business Labs

  Key quote from the survey results: Among professionals who plan to work past the traditional retirement age, strong majorities in all generations cited the past recession as an important factor in their decision. 

Wisconsin, Illinois Companies Feeling the Recovery

Small Business Labs

  They recently surveyed  400 local companies in these two states.    The found 72% of the companies they surveyed are feeling the economic recovery. Kudos to QPS for their survey work.    Click here to download the survey results.

2010 130

How to Develop Your Inner Circle, a Webinar Replay with Peggy Vasquez

Office Dynamics

Without a trusted support network—an “inner circle” of people to share their wisdom, experience, and belief in you—the road to success is elusive, if not impossible. Hint: It’s not just about “networking” for a new job!

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CEOs Believe Technology is Rising in Importance

Small Business Labs

  But following up on yesterday's post on IBM's global CEO survey , I wanted to highlight one of their charts.    The chart below shows their survey results on the key external forces likely to impact large corporations over the next 3 years.

2010 130

How to Benefit from the Positive Job Market Outlook

Job Advice Blog

Based on a recent survey by economists, the job market outlook is projecting steady growth in employment. Interview Skills by Alex Freund interview Job Search Networking StrategiesRecruiting consultant CareerXroads reports that new companies find 28 percent of their hires via referrals. Job boards represent one in five applicants, or 20 percent. And career Web sites, about 10 percent. For job seekers or those who [.].

2012 122

Are You Making These Social Media Mistakes

Office Dynamics

According to an OfficeTeam survey, 45 percent of HR managers said writing negative or inappropriate comments is the most common social media mistake that takes job seekers out of the running for a position. View an infographic of the survey findings about social media mistakes.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Should You Tell How Much Money You Make?

On The Job

People have very strong opinions about whether its OK to talk about salaries, so when this survey from Glassdoor.com crossed my desk, I knew I had to explore it further. The survey found that a worker’s age and gender may determine whether they’re willing to share income amounts with others.

2010 130

I Need Your Help. I Need a Great Name.

The Solopreneur Life

In March I conducted a survey, and your answers have largely determined the community’s features, size, exclusivity, and pricing. In the survey, I asked what features you would like the group to have. Related posts: A Solopreneur Life Survey: Do You Want To Help Build a Great Community? Participate in an Online-Marketing Survey From The Word Chef. The Solopreneur Survey: Your Participation Is Needed! Branding Social Media Naming Social Network

2012 108

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. According to the survey, 64% of Executives act on the advice given by their assistants. Assistants are natural networkers.

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The Importance of the Social Side of Coworking

Small Business Labs

Some of the key survey findings from our coworking space member research show that: 87% of respondents report that they meet other members for social reasons, with 54% saying they socialize with other members after work and/or on weekends. 79% said coworking has expanded their social networks.

2018 214

10 Things That Will Keep You From Being Fired Your First Day

On The Job

Stay off social networking. Until you're crystal clear, A-OK, 100% sure it's OK to use social networking at work, don't. Don't pass up a training manual because it looks boring, or ignore the online survey because you'd rather, well, do anything else but that.

2010 173

5 College Skills That Have Lasting Value

Dumb Little Man

KudosWall recently conducted a survey and found that creativity is king. In fact, the Job Outlook 2017 survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that 75% of employers look for communication skills (written) on resumes. As the same survey found, 71% of admissions professionals say they’re more likely to accept those who convey outgoing, friendly personalities. Networking. Networking is easier now than ever before, thanks to online communities.

2018 178

Can’t get much customer satisfaction with Facebook

Service Untitled

Just this week the American Customer Satisfaction Index partnering with ForeSeeResults polled 70,000 users of websites and social networks including Facebook, Google, CNN and Wikipedia. Facebook has become a ubiquitous part of our national culture – like it or not.

Man vs. Woman

Practically Perfect PA

According to a recent survey , conducted by professor Felice Batlan, of 142 legal secretaries not one said they would prefer to work for a female partner. I was at lunch with a fellow EA a few weeks ago and as usual we were discussing our jobs and having a bit of a grumble about our work.

2012 134

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Customer feedback gets personal

Service Untitled

Of course, companies use these customer feedback surveys to gain more insight into their brands, but I often wonder how does a company know how I really feel about my shopping experience without asking me to actually describe it?

2010 52

Healthcare Industry Embracing the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

71%  of healthcare executives surveyed said they are already using on-demand labor platforms, and the same percent believe that building a strong contingent workforce will help them win the war on talent.

2017 176

The Attributes of Successful Freelancers

Small Business Labs

Earlier this year we surveyed 547 successful independent workers (independent consultants, contractors, freelancers, etc.)   Not surprisingly, our survey respondents said having a marketable set of skills or expertise is the most important attribute for independent worker success. 

2014 138

Coworking Spaces are Human Spaces

Small Business Labs

Last week the results from the spring coworking space member survey were released at the Global Coworking Conference Unconference (GCUC). Emergent They are places where members work, network, learn and socialize together.  The key results from the survey illustrate this. Networking related: 82% said coworking has expanded their professional networks. 79% said coworking has expanded their social networks.

2015 156

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How to Hang on to a New Job

On The Job

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, February 24, 2010 How to Hang on to a New Job I know many people hate networking. But if these tough times have taught us one thing, its that if you dont network, someone else will. And, theyll be the ones to get promotions, new jobs and opportunities youll miss because youre still whining how you dont like to network.

2010 109

27% of Small Businesses Using Facebook

Small Business Labs

Network Solutions recently released its 2010 State of Small Business report and it has lots of interesting information, including data on social media usage by small businesses.   You may wonder why this survey shows lower social media usage than other surveys

Serviced Apartments – pros and cons

Practically Perfect PA

I conducted a short project, where I surveyed all of the consultants to find out what they needed from their accommodation. Accomodation admin administrators Apartment Executive Assistant Hotel LinkedIn London Personal Assistant Serviced apartment Travel Travel and Tourism VA Industry VA networking virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant training

2011 103

Deck the Halls… Organising your Office Christmas Party

Practically Perfect PA

To counteract this I sent out a really quick email survey asking the team what they wanted to do and how much they were willing to pay etc. Christmas Party Events admin administrators Christmas Executive Assistant London Office Assistant Personal Assistant Productivity social networking VA Industry virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingDressed as an elf for the office Xmas party. I can not believe how quickly Christmas has come around again this year!

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How to Live the Freelance Life

Small Business Labs

Last week the Freelancers Union released How to Live the Freelance Life , a report based on a survey of more than 1,100 freelancers nationwide that asked freelancers about their work, money, lifestyle, and values.  The results of this survey echo and confirm this.

2014 130

Mapping Key Emerging Technologies

Small Business Labs

The map's horizontal axis is based on survey of "members of the Traction Network (mostly CIOs, CTOs, and senior IT execs in the enterprise)"  They were asked to rank the importance of a wide range of technologies.

2017 150

Coworking, Independent Work and Happiness

Small Business Labs

The 2015 MBO Partners State of Independence survey results , which we worked on with MBO Partners, shows that most independent workers report being happier (79%) and healthier (59%) working on their own.

2015 151

Why Don’t You Engage Your Customers in Social Media?

Small Business CEO

Many consumers turn to social networking sites for not only entertainment and news, but to shop for products, research those products, making buying decisions and much more. Social Media customer relations social networking

Young Farmers: Educated, Female and Pursuing Sustainable Farming

Small Business Labs

The tech startup Farmers Business Network just announced they raised an addition $110 million.  The National Young Farmers Coalition's report Building a Future with Farmers covers the demographics, issues and needs of young farmers (those under the age of 40).

2017 189

Why Your Employer Wants You to Be Healthy

On The Job

A survey by AtTask finds that 37% of workers say interruptions lead to "work hell." • We work too much. Some 57% of workers put in more than 40 hours a week while 8% work more than 60 hours a week, the AtTask survey finds.

2013 141

LinkedIn on the Power of Weak Ties - Implications for Coworking & Freelancers

Small Business Labs

Key quote: But over and over again, studies and surveys show us that "weak connections" are key to getting the job of your dreams—not the strong ties that everyone places so much weight on. There are several reasons weak tie networks are so important.

2016 151