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How to Hire a Rockstar Administrative Assistant

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It’s easy to recognize a competent administrative assistant, but if a rockstar administrative assistant were to walk through the office doors right now for an interview would you recognize them? Learn the skill sets of a great administrative assistant and how to convince them to work for you. Good vs. Great Assistants There are some… Read more »

Common Mistakes First-Time Job Seekers Make

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If you are a first time job seeker, the entire job search process may seem intimidating to you. How do you find the right positions to apply for? How do you write a resume that stands out? What do you do during an interview? And in your haste to secure employment, you may end up… Read more »

How Much Does a New Employee Really Cost?

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How much does it really cost to hire a new employee? The answer isn’t as straightforward as you may think. You have to consider additional and ongoing expenses, including advertising, training, benefits, necessary equipment and helping your new employee integrate into the organization. Advertising and Recruiting Costs You may only advertise when you have an… Read more »

How to Turn Your Temporary Placement Into a Permanent Job

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Approximately 40 percent of employees have temporary positions at the company where they work. Many organizations like using temporary placements for seasonal openings, to support permanent staff and reduce costs. If you are hired on a contingency basis it is possible for you to turn that position into a permanent job if you follow these… Read more »

Workplace Tardiness Is Costlier Than You Think

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Most employees behave within workplace norms. They arrive on time, stay for their whole shift, and don’t call in sick unless necessary. However, every company has those handful of employees who are habitually late or have some excuse why they have to leave early. You may try to ignore this behavior, but it is something… Read more »

How to Wow Hiring Managers a During Phone Interview

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Some companies have multiple steps that must be completed in their interview process. These steps can include an email questionnaire, tests or phone interviews in order to determine if  a potential candidate is a good fit for the organization. A phone interview is one way a manager can create an initial opinion about an individual… Read more »

How to Handle Your Most Annoying Employees

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Not all of your co-workers or managers are going to be a delight to work with. Some people you’ll be able to work with, even though their idiosyncrasies may irritate you. Other people, however, are so annoying that they create tension in the workplace and make it difficult for you to do your job. Here… Read more »

9 Essential Skills You Must Have to Be a Great Administrative Assistant

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Administrative assistants have to possess many different skills. Because their main responsibilities include keeping their boss and the office organized, administrative assistants have to be managers and supporters. If you can keep an office running efficiently and your boss organized, you can have a future as an assistant to a high-ranking executive or government official…. Read more »

Why You Should Support a Workplace Wellness Initiative

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Promoting a healthy business includes the health and well-being of your employees. More companies are supporting work place wellness initiatives as a way to take care of their workers, their brand, and their bottom line. Here are some reasons why your company should support a workplace wellness initiative. Better Productivity Healthy people who exercise, eat… Read more »