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5 top technologies for time and billing

5 top technologies for tracking time and billing

If you work in a large organisation, then most likely you will have systems in place that allow for time billing, this is indeed the case if you work for a law firm or accountancy practice. If you work for a smaller organisation, these technologies will help you set up a system for billing your […]

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What meetings should make it into your Executive's schedule?

What meetings should make it into your Executive's schedule?

Last week I wrote a blog post about the meetings you should have with your Executive, where I detailed the meetings you should set up in your Executive’s diary that focuses on the work that the two of you need to move the business forward.f you What meetings should make it into your Executive’s schedule? […]

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Five tips on team management

Five tips on team management

Managing a team isn’t easy. In fact management, in general, is pretty tough – that is why so many people are bad at it! It can be hard for Assistants to juggle managing a team of other Assistants or Administrators (which is often the case) and support their Executive. It’s not an easy role. If […]

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What meetings should you be having with your Executive

What meetings should you have with your Executive?

We all know that communication with your Executive is key to a successful working relationship and I’ve found over the years, the more access an Assistant has to their Executive the more they are seen as a critical asset within the organisation. But, when you work with a busy Executive, it can be challenging to […]

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Top 5 planners for organised Assistants

Top 5 planners for organised Assistants

Sometimes it’s hard to take a step back from all the work that you have to get through and look at how best to plan your time. But investing time in planning will save you lots of energy in the long run and make you more productive. It feels so good to check off that […]

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Tech tools to organise any event

Tech tools to organise any event

When it comes to managing an event, there are so many moving parts and so much to think about. Using technology to help manage your events will make the task so much easier. Here are our favourite tech tools to organise any event. Tech tools to organise any event On-site communication My number one tech […]

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Learn from the experts in TravelPerk’s webinar for assistants and admins

Learn from the experts in TravelPerk’s webinar for Assistants and Admins

Being an Administrator or Assistant is a tough job—managing all your tasks (as well as your team’s), while you’re expected to do, fix, and know everything, AND be available at all times when needed! How does anyone do it? You might wonder. Well, unless you’re going to turn into a fully-fledged octopus, you’re going to […]

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How modern assistants and admins master their roles in 2019

[Webinar] How modern assistants and admins master their roles in 2019

Ever wondered… How do others in the job do it? What’s the best technology to save time? How can I take on new challenges? Well, now you can find out. On Thursday 14th March at 17:00GMT / 18:00CET, we’re joining TravelPerk’s FREE LIVE WEBINAR on how modern assistants and admins master their roles in 2019. […]

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The Ultimate Admin and Assistant Survey - Enter to Win 500€

Do you want to be in with the chance of winning a €500 travel voucher? While helping others to understand the complex role of being an EA, PA or Office Manager? TravelPerk are surveying thousands of office managers, executive and personal assistants, and other administrative professionals, to get insights into the best ways for you […]

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Managing a travel crisis

If your Executive travels regularly you will both be used to travel delays and disruptions, sometimes those delays are easy to manage and sometimes they are much bigger than expected and can cause chaos around the world. I was working as an Assistant when the Iceland Volcano erupted back in 2010 causing widespread travel disruptions around […]

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Cheval Harrington Court, London

Cheval Harrington Court, London

The Cheval Harrington Court apartments are located in one of my favourite parts of London, South Kensington. Or as I like to call it, the really French part of London. I love strolling around this part of the city, stopping into the beautiful shops and cafes, before heading into the nearby French cinema to watch the […]

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Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Your boss comes to you and tells you that you need to book the travel for 100 people for a Winter getaway, and it needs to be done by next week… eek! Where do you even start? Well, there are two options: 1. Book it yourself. You could always waste several hours searching multiple websites […]

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