Admins

For admins, the work never ends. Administrative professionals fill key office management functions every day – tasks that go unnoticed (until they’re not done).

Admins are the unsung heroes of the workplace – the glue that holds an office together. Every week should be Administrative Professionals Week!

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Administrative workers took a particularly hard hit during the recession, writes Bryce Covert for New Republic. Nearly 1.7 million ad­­ministrative support positions were lost between 2007 and 2013, and unlike earlier recessions, these jobs did not return as the economy rebounded. Instead, pro­­­fessionals are more likely to an­­swer their own phones and manage their own calendars ...
When your company is a hard place to work, how can you keep employees from leaving not long after they start?
A profile of Carrie Aulenbacher, executive administrative assistant to the CEO of Lake Erie Logistics.
Andrea Robinson struck out on her own and started a virtual assistant business after she left a corporate job. She went through a training program with Expert VA Training where she learned how to set up a business and target clients. Since then, she’s built www.TimeSavingVA.com into a thriving business that supports clients worldwide.
It may seem like Patrizia Iacono is a CEO, says Sydney Morning Herald reporter Sue Green. Iacono checks emails and reviews her schedule when she’s off work, and her day starts at 5:30 a.m., when she starts reading the day’s news. But she’s an executive assistant who mentors more than two dozen other EAs across Australia.
At some point in your admin career, you’ll probably encounter customer relationship management soft­­ware. These databases help organizations keep track of the relationships they have with clients, customers, potential clients and other contacts.
Sergio Kletnoy's role as a magazine editor’s assistant at Cosmopolitan is taking on new life as it moves away from “The Devil Wears Prada” stereotype to a role with more involvement within the company. Here’s an inside look into his life and the evolution of the magazine editor’s assistant.
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When a storm strikes, it can be a tough call between staying safe at home or braving the weather to avoid being penalized at work. But, is there a better way for organizations to plan for storms that will keep everyone safe and free from worrying about being penalized?
Behind every great leader is a great executive assistant. Rachel Feintzeig of The Wall Street Journal took a look at some prestigious executive assistants and how they help their high-profile bosses succeed.
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