Category: assistant

7 EXERCISES YOUR TEAM SHOULD BE DOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Your employees work a lot, spending most of their waking hours in the office. This might help them meet your productivity goals; however, their health can take a hit as a result. And they’re not […]

HOW TO NAVIGATE YOUR FIRST WEEK ON THE JOB

If it does, don’t panic. Most new hires are anxious about that first week on the job and it’s a completely normal reaction to have. However, the good news is that there are some steps you can take to not only make it through, but knock it out of the park. Here’s how:

4 ON-THE-JOB HACKS THAT CAN IMPROVE YOUR TIME OFF

If you’re like most employees, you don’t take a lot of time off during the year. That’s why when you do plan for a vacation, you want to make the most of it. But when […]

Five Things Most Hiring Managers Won’t Tell You

What’s going through a hiring manager’s mind during an employment interview? The answer may surprise even the most experienced applicants. OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals, has identified five things every job seeker should know about the interview process from the employer’s point of view and offers tips addressing each one.

Myths And Mysteries Of Taking Minutes

Minute taking has changed over the years. The requirements and expectations of the 21st century are very different from the expectations even 10, but certainly 20 and 30 years ago. Here are some points for you to consider about minutes and taking minutes.

Getting It Done: Three Steps to Goal-Setting Success (BONUS) 90-Day Action Plan Worksheet

I have a friend who says he doesn’t like to write, he likes to have written. The truth is, he loves to write, but not as much as he loves the satisfaction that comes from finishing a writing project. I feel the same way about goals. I love to set goals, but I love it even more when those goals are accomplished.

20 tips to dress appropriately for work

“The problem with appearance is that it translates to performance,” says Nicole Williams, a career expert at LinkedIn. “Even if your boss doesn’t think that they’re thinking any less of you, they will subconsciously think it.

An Outfit for Business Casual or Just Business

“Business Casual” means different things in different offices. In my Hill office, it meant no jeans, ever. When I worked at the court, it meant jeans but only with a jacket. And on campaigns, it means searching a hotel room dresser for a clean candidate t-shirt. So today’s outfit vacillates from business casual to dressy depending on your office.

HOW TO TALK TO THE EMPLOYEE WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING

Have an employee who thinks they know everything? Their answers are always right. They dismiss the opinions of others. And they don’t want to collaborate because their way is the only way.

Top tips for taking effective minutes

As an Executive Assistant, it’s likely that at some point or another your Executive will ask you to take minutes at a meeting. It’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed by the idea of doing […]