Super Temps to the Rescue

Small Business Labs

 According to the article: "Supertemps are top managers and professionals—from lawyers to CFOs to consultants—who’ve been trained at top schools and companies and choose to pursue project-based careers independent of any major firm."

How Assistants Manage Their Workload (and all the extras, like training!)

Office Dynamics

Are you one of the many assistants who claims you can’t attend a training course or even get away for a free webinar because you’re just too busy? Here’s how assistants manage their workload and find time for other things, like training! .

2015 258

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Best of both: Baseball & Knitting!

Loosely Speaking

First stop, Tempe Yarn & Fiber and then on to Tempe Diablo Stadium to watch the Angels and maybe get to say hi to a few of the players we’ve met over the past couple of years in the minors.

2011 151

11 Halos - Part 3 (reporting & fans)

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs 11 Halos – Part 3 (reporting & fans) Friday, June 19, 2009 at 4:19 pm // By: // Category: Baseball Today, he drove to Tempe, to the Angels Tempe Diablo Stadium to report.

2009 130

11 Halos - Part 2 (signing day)

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs 11 Halos – Part 2 (signing day) Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 8:46 pm // By: // Category: Baseball Just back from meeting with Angels scout, John Gracio. He heads to Tempe in the morning for physical and workout.

2009 100

NOT, “Just An Admin!”

Office Dynamics

It began several years ago when I started working for Mr. H as a temp. I’ve been an executive assistant for several years and I’ve received a lot of training but I’m not a facilitator or a trainer. Administrative assistants go above and beyond and take on new assignments with little to no background, training or experience. Designed by Freepik. Have you ever said, or heard an admin say, “I’m just an admin?” I have. And I’ll admit it – I’ve said it too.

2017 169

Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

It is very hard for small business to find the money to support training. I wrote an article called Getting To Yes that outlines the steps you need to take to persuade your executive to support your training. There are a lot of good training programs out there and reputable companies.

2015 250

Spring Cleaning

Loosely Speaking

Tomorrow, down the hill to Tempe for an Angels’ Spring Training. I hope your trip to Tempe is awesome!

2010 130

Executive Assistants Beware, Dealing with a Saboteur

Office Dynamics

Gloria just finished a temp assignment and experienced an awful case of sabotaging by a peer admin who is a lot younger than her and has been with the company for a year. While Gloria has finished her temp assignment, she wants to be prepared should she meet Sally Saboteur in the future. Admin Assistant Training Difficult People Interpersonal Skills

2009 109

Executive Assistants Beware, Dealing with a Saboteur

Office Dynamics

Gloria just finished a temp assignment and experienced an awful case of sabotaging by a peer admin who is a lot younger than her and has been with the company for a year. While Gloria has finished her temp assignment, she wants to be prepared should she meet Sally Saboteur in the future. Tags: Admin Assistant Training Difficult People Interpersonal Skills

2009 100

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

Put every PA on a shared distribution list and ideally a closed SharePoint site for sharing information such as training & seminars. Decide on a future plan whether it be further CPD training, a yearly face to face conference etc.

Independent Work Growing Option for Gen Y and Seniors

Small Business Labs

  It's mostly about the economic train wreck hitting the European PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain), but also covers problems in the U.S. Because of this situation, we've decided to conduct deeper research dives this summer on millennial and aging boomer/senior independent workers (freelancers, temps, contractors, etc.). The overall job market is obviously weak, but things are particularly tough for younger and older Americans.

2012 143

Etiquette Lessons for the Company Picnic

On The Job

And with the increasing temps comes the surest sign of summer: An invitation to the office picnic. Only bring your dog if you’ve gotten a clear sign that others will be doing the same and Fido is well trained enough that he won’t piddle in the pool or bite anyone’s ankle.

55 Bulletproof Productivity Hacks – Do You Know Them All?

Dumb Little Man

Train the right people well. Create YouTube videos for training. Training new personnel is very time-consuming. Instant training material! The body expends too much energy in keeping itself warm when the temp is too cold.

2017 231

Review of Our Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2010

Small Business Labs

  The Shift to Contingent Workers Turns Employees into Entrepreneurs :  If anything, the shift to contingent workers (part-timers, temps, contractors, freelancers, etc.)   Online Training Brings Professional Education to Small Business :  Another miss.    Online training did advance in 2010.  Each year we publish a Top 10 Small Business Trends list for the coming year.    Our 2011 list will be out in the coming weeks. 

2010 165

Executives and Managers Embrace Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Finally, your role is being seen as truly relevant in an organization to the point where organizations are calling Office Dynamics in to help with everything from hiring standards and special recruiting policies for APs, title recommendations, career options, succession planning for EAs to serious training and development. It means that, in time, it may be easier for you to get management support for projects, training, conferences, schooling, and career advancement.

2010 100

Executives and Managers Embrace Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Finally, your role is being seen as truly relevant in an organization to the point where organizations are calling Office Dynamics in to help with everything from hiring standards and special recruiting policies for APs, title recommendations, career options, succession planning for EAs to serious training and development. It means that, in time, it may be easier for you to get management support for projects, training, conferences, schooling, and career advancement.

2010 100

Adapting to Change

Office Dynamics

Grow & learn; read, talk to mentors, attend training or a conference, watch webinars, etc. One full-time job and a few temp positions came after that one. There can never be too many discussions about change.

2018 184

Interview with Rob Siefker of Zappos – Part 1 of 4

Service Untitled

In part one of this four part interview, Rob talks about what he does at Zappos, how the company handles operating 24/7, what the training process is like for Zappos employees, and how the company makes the most out of cross-training its employees. And I started in the company as a temp worker in 2004. How do you handle 24/7 when it comes to scheduling and training and communication and things like that? The training, some training happens at night.

Standard Operating Procedures: Tips for Creating Business Systems | Office Organization & Office Efficiency | OfficeArrow

www.officearrow.com

Plus, well-documented business systems are a useful tool for training someone new or for meeting regulatory compliance. Step Three: Train Others to Use It. Ensure that someone else has been properly trained and can demonstrate their proficiency.

2010 52

On the Outside Looking In

Laughing all the Way to Work

I was out of work, temping here and there for a year. Don’t underestimate the value of temping. Working for a temp agency can either land you a full-time job or help to keep you employed while you are looking. Taking on temp jobs will introduce you to potential employers where you can showcase your abilities. When you are temping act as if you are on an interview every day. Employers are hiring young and training them on the job.

2008 100

Will Google ever stop amazing me? Introducing Goog/411

Laughing all the Way to Work

Recently, a temp worker at my job gave me another Google tip. I also do not claim to give any medical, financial, psychological, veterinary, retail, personal training or HR advice, although at times it may seem like I think I know what Im talking about, it is just my opinion. Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

2009 100

Guest Post: What Makes Virtual Administrative Assistants Work?

Laughing all the Way to Work

I also do not claim to give any medical, financial, psychological, veterinary, retail, personal training or HR advice, although at times it may seem like I think I know what Im talking about, it is just my opinion.

2009 130