Hitting the salary cap

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I was working as a PA to a senior board director in an organisation full of project managers, engineers and specialist technicians. Everyone was placed in a salary band depending on their experience and their skills. Except support staff who were placed in lower salary bands or slotted in somewhere that sort of fitted what they did. I was placed in a low (not rock bottom but not particularly high) salary band with other assistants and admin type people.

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How Social Niceties Can Ruin Your Chances Of Getting A Promotion At Work

Dumb Little Man

Imagine feeling fulfilled and accomplished in your job, being loved by your boss, respected and admired by your peers and paid the salary you are worth. But, more importantly, it’s achieving success on the right projects, having opportunities to show your skills and cultivating harmonious relationships that can facilitate long-term success. If you’re playing by all the rules and still not getting any promotion at work, then you might be unknowingly sabotaging yourself.

2017 171
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10 Ways to Encourage More Women Into Your Workforce

Dumb Little Man

Promote this as one of the most positive attributes of your company’s culture and that will surely result in the female talent pool and higher women workforce retention. If you claim to be a company that offers equal opportunities for both sexes, it should be reflected in your career development policy with a good number of female employees working in senior management positions and leadership roles. Project Manager, Developer, etc.

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Are assistants overqualified?

Practically Perfect PA

It has been really interesting reading all of the different job descriptions, the skills that are required and the salaries attached to different levels of the role. The description lists all of the core skills (diary and email management, travel arrangements, expenses etc) followed by one or two more bullet points relating to tasks designed specifically for the role (managing in-house IT software, supporting certain departments, managing social media for the organisation for example).

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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.” I came from a background of office management & finance, I was able to take all the roles that I have had over the last 20 years and roll them into an executive assistant role. In this role I managed staff, but was not given a manager title.

2014 167

Are You Covering All Expense Bases?

Step It Up VA Coaching

Any money you spend to run or grow your business must be paid for somehow, and not necessarily out of your own salary. Software applications and online products are also an expense, including Anti-virus software, project management, online backup, and online greeting card services, to name a few. by Donna Toothaker.

4 Ways Businesses Can Approach the New Generation Gap

Office Dynamics

Here are four ways to get started: Promote Cross-generational Mentoring. Create a mentoring program for employees to lean on their managers and learn about everything from technology to networking. Baby boomers often struggle with mastering new technologies like CRM tools and online project management systems. Focus on assigning projects that match baby boomers’ unique skills, and offer ongoing performance reviews and raises. Designed by Freepik.

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The Administrative EFX by Debbie Gross

Office Dynamics

In those days I was an office manager with 3 people reporting to me and my salary was growing at less than 3% per year. As an office manager, I was already providing support to our VP of sales, doing project management, customer service all the while keeping an office running smoothly and giving guidance and mentorship to those reporting to me in supporting our organization.

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The Administrative EFX by Debbie Gross

Office Dynamics

In those days I was an office manager with 3 people reporting to me and my salary was growing at less than 3% per year. As an office manager, I was already providing support to our VP of sales, doing project management, customer service all the while keeping an office running smoothly and giving guidance and mentorship to those reporting to me in supporting our organization.

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Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve attended numerous seminars in leadership, time management, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, meeting planning, event planning, and disaster recovery planning (Joan Eisendot and her website are fantastic resources) as well as is Tyler Davidson at Meetings Focus magazine/website, and freely shared the knowledge with my peers and anyone who asked. Bachelor in Management. I do not, however I think a degree is necessary to move into a management role.

2014 149

7 Magical Ways to Use Curiosity as a Personal Development Tool

Brilliantly Better

An entrepreneur and paramedic she retired from a Multi-Million dollar business and give up a 6-figure salary to have more Time and Freedom! She blogs about Ultimate Lifestyle Design at the Freedom Venture Project ™ Blog. Spread the word: Save This To Delicious Subscribe to posts Related Posts Travel As A Personal Development Tool The Spiral Path Start Your Own Business Project management with a mind map Working Out Your Money Muscles I Can Be Better?

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