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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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Corinne Hoisington, professor of Information Systems Technology, points us to a handful of helpful apps and software programs.
You’ve probably worked with one before and will have to again, so Chrissy Scivicque offers this advice for dealing with a slacker.
Taking minutes wasn’t getting any easier for Terri Michaels, even after years of practice. Finally, she enrolled in a workshop, and things changed. Now she uses these 10 best practices.
I know assistants already add value every day. And yet in today’s accelerated world, everyone needs to up their game. Thinking of yourself as an ambassador can set you apart and contribute tremendously to your organization’s success.
When your level of fitness has a big impact on your brain’s health and cognitive function, but you have a sedentary 9-to-5 job, how can you incorporate more exercise into your day?
You feel you've almost got minute-taking down, but there's still that tiny flutter of apprehension going into a meeting. See if our Q&A soothes your mind.
If we could instantly put you in any job right now, what would it be? ... Can something that happens at work ruin your entire evening, or do you compartmentalize effectively? ... Have you been able to find real meaning in your work? What keeps you coming back?
Linda Adams of the Trispective Group writes that gossip has the power to dismantle even the best teams and keep good teams from becoming truly great. To stop its encroachment, take these three steps.
Sometimes the difference between getting ahead as an admin instead of just spinning your wheels is a matter of knowing who you are … and being willing to accept yourself as an imperfect machine that isn’t quite finished.
When you leave a job with an organization, your responsibility to that company doesn’t completely end on your last day, says Cheryl Hyatt of Hyatt-Fennell, an executive search firm.
There are many things you miss out on by having everything you want appear instantly, Dianne Wilson writes.
Admins answer questions about technology, advice and what’s for lunch.
When the chance arises to negotiate your compensation package, says Cory Klupfer, entrepreneur and author of Authentic Negotiating, avoid these three pitfalls.
Here are the topics that make people feel queasy when you discuss them at work, according to a survey, ranked by the percentage of people who said, “Please don’t talk about that!”
Jay Forte’s trick to get his clients thinking about what is and isn’t working.
When you’re going to be out of the office, it’s important to set up a good auto-reply to go out from your work email. Wired writer Christina Bonnington has some tips.
Marjorie M. Mauldin, president of Denver-based Executive Forum and the author of Feedback Revolution, shares these tips on what to do when you’re given the straight dope.
If typing at your desk job causes you to feel pain, stiffness, numbness, weakness and lack of circulation (coldness) in your hands and wrists, both on the job and afterward, how can you tell if it’s carpal tunnel syndrome or not?

There has to be return on the investment made in an employee. Use the guidelines below to help your executive see the benefit of their support.

Do you ever find yourself explaining why you are late day after day to work, or anything else? You know that you need to make a change but all attempts you have previously made have been met with failure. So how do you stop this cycle of neverending tardiness?

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