Opinion

Working with new technology

By - November 25, 2011

‘In a recent discussion within various PA/ administrative LinkedIn groups, I asked what changes in working practice over the last 10 years had been the most challenging.   ‘There were varied replies, however the most commonn reply was the impact of new technology. Trying to keep up with new systems and packages and the speed... Read more »
Opinion

The Feedback Feature

By - November 25, 2011

We asked you ‘What is the best piece of advice you could give a boss? We asked you ‘What is the best piece of advice you could give a boss about how to work effectively with their assistant?’ Tammy Sanders, Greater Pittsburg, USA Talk to them! How can someone be efficient and support you effectively... Read more »
Opinion

Spice Up Your Life

By - September 25, 2011

Doing Business In India   Providing cultural awareness tips and guidelines on any country is fraught with challenges. Nobody likes to hand out information that is taken to apply to a whole nation or culture simply because the reality on the ground is multi-faceted, flexible and fluid. Nowhere is this more true that with India.... Read more »
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Opinion

Gift Horse

By - September 25, 2011

From a simple invitation to a company compliance issue. How do you deal with gifts and incentives? asks Patricia Jacob
Opinion

Careering Ahead

By - July 25, 2011

Amanda Perry had sporadic success returning to work as an administrator after a 20 year career break. Here, she explains how the difficulties she encountered have shaped her very successful career as an interview consultant When I returned to secretarial college following my career break, I found that things had changed significantly. Back when I... Read more »
Opinion

International Women’s Day

By - March 25, 2011

We asked you what advice would you pass on to the next generation of working women? Lisa Sargent – I’d tell the next generation to never stop learning, keep up with new technology, be open minded because change is inevitable and remember to spend quality time unwinding with family and friends. Kimberly A. Callahan –... Read more »