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Health & Wellbeing Processes & Procedures

How to Write a Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

By - November 25, 2021

Most wellbeing strategies are collections of well-intentioned activities cobbled together to get good PR or tick a box, explains Amy McKeown
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Why SMART Goals Need to Be SMARTER

By - November 25, 2021

In today’s demanding and fast-paced business environment, how smart is SMART? asks Lindsay Taylor
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Minute Taking 101: Tracking Attendance

By - September 25, 2021

Rhonda Scharf shares her top tips for tracking attendance when taking minutes
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Creating Meeting Breaks in Outlook

By - May 25, 2021

Gyöngyvér Borgula explains how to create automatic breaks between meetings with a simple Outlook calendar setting
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Successful Remote Onboarding

By - March 23, 2021

Diana Brandl shares best practices for creating a successful remote onboarding experience
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Project Management Fundamentals

By - March 25, 2020

As an Administrative Assistant, you are already a project management expert explains Rhonda Scharf Regardless of your title, if you are an administrative professional you are likely also a project manager. As admins, we take care of deadlines, deliverables, people, reports. Those skills happen to be some of the fundamental elements of project management. So,... Read more »
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The Assistant’s 8-Step Guide to Effective Travel Planning

By - September 25, 2019

Planning travel for someone else can be a complicated task explains Stephanie Naznitsky Organization is the cornerstone of an administrative assistant’s role. But when it comes to travel planning, things kick into a higher gear. Travel needs are often complex and arranging a trip can be especially tricky when you’re handling the details for someone... Read more »
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Don’t Let These Common Travel Myths Fool You

By - March 25, 2019

Become a well-informed traveler and travel planner says Eric Hrubant What if I told you that 58 other people are NOT looking at the same hotel online as you are? Or that there is more than one seat on a flight left at that price? The pop-up counters you see on travel booking sites are... Read more »
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Staying in Touch on the Road

By - May 25, 2018

Create clear communication protocols and strategies to make sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible explains Tae Lee Experienced administrative professionals and executive assistants are all too familiar with the stress associated with having your executive on the road. They could be thousands of miles away, in a completely different time zone, and... Read more »
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Conquering Travel Planning, One Step at a Time

By - July 27, 2017

Planning travel and creating itineraries needn’t be daunting if you follow these simple steps says Tae Lee Planning travel and creating itineraries are daunting tasks that can feel like trying to climb Mount Everest: exhausting, stressful, filled with obstacles, and millions of steps before you can finally conquer your trip. And to make matters even... Read more »
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Uncovering the truth of business travel for women

By - November 25, 2016

“Female-friendly” is not about being treated differently; it is about being treated appropriately says Rheanna-Marie Hall. The best available hotels, the price comparison sites to juggle, and the airport transfer times to fit to a tight schedule; just some of the things to think about when booking that next business trip. But what about the... Read more »
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How to Transform Economy Class into Your Own Bedroom

By - September 26, 2016

Katy Donaldson explains her sleep system for making the most of economy class Imagine relaxing with your Kindle under a blanket and then gently nodding off to sleep. Except you’re not at home in your bed. You’re on an airplane. In economy class. Impossible, you say? Not so! I am not a nice person if... Read more »
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Business Travel and Crisis Management

By - September 26, 2016

Whether you are travelling yourself, or organising business travel for others, who has your back in the event of a crisis? asks John Morgan The world is changing, so it is important that adequate consideration is given to risk management when planning for business travel abroad. If you are responsible for organising corporate travel, or... Read more »
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Cross Borders Traveling: An American in Paris and Atlanta and all parts in between and beyond

By - May 25, 2016

Bonnie Low Kramen shares her top travel tips and favorite hotel amenities I travel. A lot. Well, not as much as Lucy Brazier or Vickie Evans, but a lot. In fact, I started writing this essay in the car to CDG, Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris and now I am completing it on my... Read more »
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The Project Mindset

By - September 25, 2015

Big projects require big thinking; make sure you employ a project mindset says Kathleen Drum In my career I have been fortunate enough to work on three major projects: the London 2012 Olympic Games electrical infrastructure, the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony and Crossrail, a new railway for London. I’ve come to realise that although... Read more »
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Creating an Assistant Network Within Your Organisation

By - January 25, 2015

Cathy Harris leads the way with her comprehensive guide to creating an Assistant Network within your organisation