Setting Course for Promotion From Day One

The moment you walk into the office on your first day, you should head for promotion. “Complacency happens when you least expect it,” so setting your course to level up in your role should be a plan you are continually building and implementing. Let’s talk about how to create a plan to set yourself up for promotion in your position.

As with any goals you have in your life – both personal and professional – it is important to envision the end-goal and the process from the very start. Setting your direction this way through research, planning and mindfulness will help keep you from complacency in your role, give you guidelines and measurements to determine your progress, and get you to your promotion in the most efficient way possible.

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Making Cents of Your Budget

Meet Joanne Linden, CPS, CEAP, CWCA President and Master Trainer

Let’s talk about which types of vendors will likely be disappearing from your budget, and the vendors that will take their place. With live events being drastically limited in comparison to previous years, what shift will your business see in your annual budget?

It is no secret that the year 2020 made businesses lose quite a bit of money. This means the annual budget will also decrease. Part of the Executive Assistant’s job involves hiring vendors for live events that his or her company holds during the year. This year, many find themselves in need of getting creative with a significantly lower portion of the budget going towards this year’s live events.

Practically Perfect PA, an online community that gives advice, support, and training to assistants, states “assistants are asked to manage different events from team-building activities to annual conferences and AGMs (Annual General Meeting), while also managing all of their additional tasks and responsibilities.” Proactive Executive Assistants typically have a list of vendors that their company almost always uses to provide food, transportation, drinks, the venue, or anything else taking part in a live event.

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Adapting Morale Boosting Activities

Meet Joanne Linden, CPS, CEAP, CWCA President and Master Trainer

How does the physical social distancing factor into our social environments at the workplace and how can we ensure that it doesn’t equate to morale distance?

CDC.gov advises employers and employees to social distance or “stay at least 6 feet from other people.” The practice of “wearing masks, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands, and frequently washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds” is also advised in the workplace if or when Administrative Professionals are asked to go back to the office.

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