Tech toolbox tune-up

January 5, 2023 Categorized in: Personal Development

The landscape of tech has changed dramatically for the administrative professions. It has been driven by staffing reductions, automation of simpler tasks and the explosive progress of data availability. While tech skills aren’t the only, or even perhaps the most important, it’s virtually impossible to be successful in this career field without them.
The job market for office workers deteriorated somewhat in November but was still growing, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Many of our offices are accustomed to using Slack for handy internal communications, especially for group chats with colleagues or to post a little cheeseburger emoji indicating that, yes, you guessed it, I’m out to lunch. Now Slack is offering an external option that promises to deliver a secure messaging experience with your suppliers, contractors, associations and customers.
Self-leadership is the practice of understanding who you are, identifying your desired experiences and intentionally guiding yourself toward them. Leaders worth following and people who are worth emulating are people who have mastered self-leadership.

Salaries forecast to rise in 2023

January 5, 2023 Categorized in: Salary

While many savvy employers now offer higher salaries to attract and retain talent, they should still expect pay raise requests ahead for 2023. That’s according to a Robert Half survey of 1,000 U.S. workers and 1,500 hiring managers conducted between June and July 2022.
Overheard from a physical therapist … Try a daily checklist of tasks … Searching for a new admin position?

Curing burnout once and for all

December 15, 2022 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

Discovering how to get a better match between what your job requires of you and the tools you have to complete your duties can cure burnout, writes Christina Maslach, a retired professor of psychology at U.C. Berkeley and the co-author of a new best-seller, The Burnout Challenge: Managing People’s Relationships with Their Jobs.
The phrase “remote work” dominates workplace conversations as companies and HR professionals migrate and adapt to this new working environment. But what’s the real story? The HR Specialist looked at some recent stats that show how employers actually implement remote work options.
While the massive tech layoffs have left many admins without a job, there’s a strong case to be made that executive assistants are more vital than ever to an organization’s success.
A survey of more than 3,000 employees and employers by WorkForce Software found that the perception gap is narrowing between how managers and workers view the quality of their work environment.
In job announcements for administrative assistants, companies increasingly prefer candidates with a bachelor’s degree and bilingual skills, according to an article published by Forbes Advisor.
Employment growth for private-sector office workers decelerated in October, but the categories continued their trend of monthly gains, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Shelby Scarbrough, author of the book Civility Rules!, says smart administrators need to learn the value of civility in the workplace.