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How Assistants can keep up in a fast-paced working environment

By |2020-03-31T14:48:49+01:00March 10th, 2020|Featured, Key tasks for Executive Assistants, Starting out as a new Assistant, Staying on top of the day to day and gaining recognition|

In a recent survey we conducted with the Practically Perfect PA readers we found that many Assistants struggle with the huge amount of work they have to get through in a day. The fast-paced environment, the never-ending deadlines and [...]

Effective Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

By |2020-03-31T13:58:08+01:00February 18th, 2020|Best Practices for Calendar Management, Key tasks for Executive Assistants, Long Form Posts, Starting out as a new Assistant|

Effective calendar management for Executive Assistants is a hugely important aspect of the role. Assistants spend at the very least a third of their day organising their Executive’s schedule. Juggling our Executive’s time is a [...]

Performance Reviews for Assistants

By |2020-03-31T14:48:50+01:00February 4th, 2020|Career development Advice for Executive Assistants, Long Form Posts, Starting out as a new Assistant, Staying on top of the day to day and gaining recognition|

One area that seems to change notably from job to job is remuneration and performance reviews for Assistants. In my first full-time job, I had quarterly performance reviews with my manager, half-yearly appraisals and at [...]

SMART objectives for Executive Assistants

By |2020-03-31T15:02:36+01:00January 28th, 2020|Career development Advice for Executive Assistants, Long Form Posts, Starting out as a new Assistant, Staying on top of the day to day and gaining recognition, Taking Assistant career to the next level|

SMART objectives for Executive Assistants are so crucial because, without them, Assistants can be at such a disadvantage. They can be taken for granted, they can be mismanaged, and they can be left without a clue as to what [...]