As the saying goes, you can’t be all things to all people. As a people pleaser, this is something that I have had to come to terms with in my career. While working as an Assistant, I wanted to help people as much as possible and got pulled in all directions. It soon became apparent […]
At the recent World Administrators Summit in Frankfurt, the delegates talked a lot about the challenges we face in the role, which were, of course, shared by all of the representatives from different parts of the world. What struck me as really interesting was the extent that so many challenges could be resolved with setting boundaries […]
During the Future Assistant Conference we touched on the subject of job descriptions, which if truth be told, we talk about a lot at Practically Perfect PA events. It is a topic that never stops being hot. Why? Well, firstly pretty much every job comes with a job description, detailing the skills and requirements for […]
What can PAs do to make sure they are getting the recognition at work that they deserve? How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?
For all of you that could not attend the Assist Conference this year I wanted to share my presentation with you – Reward and Recognition within the Assistant Industry.
Good question right? I think so. I know so many personal assistants who are highly intelligent, experienced, skilled and professional yet they are often deemed as the person that does the menial office tasks. Why do we allow ourselves to be seen like this? Why do we put up with it? And what actually is […]
Research suggests that the role of the PA is constantly evolving. Many of today’s PAs and secretaries are multi-skilled and work in complex roles; one minute being reactive and supportive, the next expected to have a proactive approach in a pressured environment. In the workplace of today, change seems the only constant and there is […]
So here I am in sunny Madrid attending my first event as the Executive Assistant of Gallus Events. My manager is speaking about sponsorship to a group of event organisers who are all taking notes and listening intently. It has got me thinking about the differences between our profession and theirs. The fact I even […]