Measurable goals for admin professionals?

  • April 28, 2006

Question: I'm looking for suggestions on "measurable goals" or SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-based) goals for administrative...

Staff event invitation ideas

  • April 28, 2006

Question: I recently was put in charge of organizing an event for the staff that would have us bring in our baby pictures and guess who is in each picture. I would...

More work, same pay?

  • April 28, 2006

Question: I have a friend who is being given more responsibilities at work but is still being given the same pay. He has been with his job for 4 years and has not been...

Getting multiple signatures

  • April 20, 2006

Question: We currently have a problem with documents that need several signatures taking an unacceptable length of time to obtain those signatures.  I have...

Business Etiquette Tips

  • April 20, 2006

Question: I'm wondering if any of my fellow admins/executive assistants know of a book on business etiquette.For example: How to introduce someone to the...

Inappropriate office attire

  • April 07, 2006

Question: I have a co-worker who wears trashy clothing to work almost every day. Even when she tries her hardest to dress professionally, she still looks horrible...

Ways to boost employee morale

  • March 31, 2006

Question: First of all, let me thank all of those who have given me advice in the past. My frustrations have finally been solved. All this time, I thought no one cared...

Tracking FMLA leave

  • March 31, 2006

Question: Does anyone have some sort of simple way/spreadsheet to track FMLA leave using the "rolling" 12-month period measured backward?  -- Cindy

The office informant

  • March 17, 2006

Question: I have been an admin. for about 2 years -- it is my first job out of college -- and I recently had my annual review.  Everything went fine, but one...

Employee-appreciation ideas

  • February 24, 2006

Question: "I need some good employee-appreciation ideas. My company has about 500 employees who work in different departments, and we don't even recognize...

Unproductive co-workers

  • February 17, 2006

Question: I work in an office with three other administrative people. One of the other admins and I have a good work ethic: We need to keep busy (and we are very...

Admin pools

  • February 10, 2006

Question: Does anyone have information on "admin pools" (when a group of administrative assistants work together as a team and report to a senior assistant)? If you...

Distracting co-worker

  • February 03, 2006

Question: I work in an office where I am in the center of everything, so I can hear and see everything that goes on.  One of my co-workers pretends to work...

Promotion challenges

  • February 03, 2006

Question: I have been employed in good standing with a great corporation for more than eight years. Working in the administrative field has been my specialty for...

Job title upgrade?

  • January 27, 2006

Question: "When I returned to work after the recent holidays, I learned that a junior admin in our office had had her title upgraded to equal mine. When I asked my...

Disappearing office supplies

  • January 20, 2006

Question: On and off, stationery items like staplers, calculators and such disappear from our office. Writing our names on them seemed a good idea until someone said...

Gum popping!

  • January 13, 2006

Question: I work in a nice office with a lot of nice people around. Sometimes, however, the lady next to me in her cube will chew gum ... then, she will pop it. Not...

Travel Request Form

  • January 13, 2006

Question: Does anyone use a Travel Request Form for the people you support? I have used them in the past, and they make life easier. This would include "Must arrive...

Office housekeeping responsibility

  • December 27, 2005

Question: I work in an office with 19 other people and I am in charge of turning on the dishwasher each night before leaving.  To some, this translates to me also...