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    What to Do When an Employee Leaves

    What to Do When an Employee Leaves
    For the entrepreneur, employee turnover always raises challenges, questions and issues. Employees, of course, leave for many reasons. They're promoted, take a new or "better" position, retire - and, yes, sometimes they're terminated. Whatever the cause - even if an employee is asked to leave before the end of the day - it's crucial for you and the direct supervisor to ...
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    Going Checklist Crazy

    Going Checklist Crazy
    I am organizing a Board meeting and I have checklists and to-do lists coming out of my ears. I'm sure my assistant must think I am the Checklist and To-Do List Queen. Making a List, Checking it Twice The Board meeting I am preparing for is a two-day event and I don't want to forget anything that I need to do ...
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    Meeting Planning 101

    Meeting Planning 101
    Last summer, Robbie Davis was planning a meeting at a hotel for company personnel. In her email to attendees, she unknowingly made a typo in the link to the hotel's Web site, leading recipients instead to a pornography site. While she immediately sent another email correcting the error and asking recipients to disregard the first one, coworkers clicked the original link ...
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    10 Tips for Effective Meeting Minutes

    10 Tips for Effective Meeting Minutes
    A common job duty of administrative and executive assistants is to be able to take effective meeting minutes. Whether you are taking minutes at a team meeting or a meeting of the Board of Directors, the skills are pretty much the same. Here are 10 tips for taking effective meeting minutes. 1. Always make note of the start and end time ...
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    Best Written Resources and Books for Admins

    Monster asked approximately 100 admin pros which books, magazines and newsletters they found indispensable in their jobs. Here are the most popular selections: OfficePRO Published by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), the field's largest professional organization, "this periodical has so many terrific articles that I can't begin to describe them all," says Debi Cain-Rivord CPS/CAP, executive assistant, sales, at ...
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    Ten Tips to Stay Happy at Work

    Ten Tips to Stay Happy at Work
    If you find yourself longing for greener work pastures, don't immediately go looking for the first exit ramp off of your chosen career path. The Balance Team, which specializes in professional- and personal-growth seminars for administrative and executive assistants in Fortune 1000 companies, suggests these 10 tips for staying content at work: 1. Keep Personal Problems Personal: When you're preoccupied with ...
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    LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace Groups for Admins

    LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace Groups for Admins
    Social networking has taken connecting with other professionals to a whole new level. How can you benefit from Web 2.0 for your current job or in your job-search? AdminSecret wants you to have the best resources to advance your career, even if it means you visit another website. A common feature found amongst the three largest networking sites – LinkedIn, Facebook ...
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    Sign Up for AdminSecret's Weekly Newsletter
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    Try These Seven Tips for Better Party Photos

    Try These Seven Tips for Better Party Photos
    I bet you're planning to take plenty of family photos this holiday season. Will you take the same ole washed out pictures? Will your kids once more look like little devils with their red eyes? Or do you want to knock the family's socks off? OK. No one is going to lose their socks over Christmas photos, but you can still ...
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    Five Work Microwave Etiquette Commandments

    Five Work Microwave Etiquette Commandments
    The microwave has revolutionized how workers eat on the job, allowing them to enjoy goodies like warmed-up leftovers, frozen dinners and microwave popcorn while they work. Most workplaces, including Monster, provide several microwaves for employee use. Alas, not everyone is on the same page when it comes to workplace microwave manners. To preclude confusion, here are my top five things to ...
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    What Is the First Impression of Your Office?

    What Is the First Impression of Your Office?
    First impressions count! Part of an administrative professional’s unwritten job title is to professionally project and promote the corporate brand and image to the public. As administrative professionals, we do that by how we greet our guests and how we maintain our desk and accompanying office areas where we work. Walk in the front door of your office and look around ...
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    Auto Signatures in E-mail

    Auto Signatures in E-mail
    Do you have an "auto signature" set up in your e-mail? If you don't, here are a few reasons you may want to consider setting one up. If you already have one set up, see if it's as complete as you may want it to be. Good auto signatures are a sign of professionalism. It's the polish at the end of ...
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    4 Steps to Setting up E-mail Distribution Lists

    Do you find yourself having to write each person's e-mail address over and over again for certain e-mails? Do you wish that you could make life simpler by just entering one item that would include a list of e-mail addresses? Here are 4 simple steps to creating an e-mail distribution list in Microsoft Outlook: 1. Make sure that you are in ...
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    Skills for Bridging the Language Diversity Gap

    Skills for Bridging the Language Diversity Gap
    Although linguistic diversity can make life interesting, there are times when we need help to communicate across accent and language barriers. Because diverse workplaces are rapidly becoming more the rule than the exception, it is likely that at some point you will find yourself working with someone who is less than fluent in English or has an accent that is difficult ...
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    Five Top Tips for Excel

    Like many users of Excel, I've found a few really useful features which I use quite often. Here are my top five. Keyboard Shortcuts Try the following Excel keyboard shortcuts. They can really make your life easier. Ctrl + A — Select all cells Ctrl + Home — Go to cell A1 Ctrl + End — Go to last cell in ...
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    Microsoft Outlook Tips & Shortcuts

    Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager that can help you increase efficiency and organize your busy life. Whether you use it to help prioritize your time at work, or to manage personal tasks, knowing how too effectively use Microsoft Outlook will make collaboration a breeze and save time. Here are some useful Outlook tips that will assist you in maximizing ...
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    Tips To Make Document File Searches Easier

    Tips To Make Document File Searches Easier
    Document file searches can be a headache. It can easily eat up large amounts of time and may even delay you from doing what needs to be done. There are several reasons why searching for a document file may fail. These reasons can range from inadequate keywords or searching for files in the wrong location. There are also some basic tips ...
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    Top Tips & Shortcuts for Powerpoint Presentations

    Top Tips & Shortcuts for Powerpoint Presentations
    Over the years I have lost count of how many Powerpoint presentations I have created. They are so easy to do and they are a great way to get your message across. I’ve learned a lot of great tips for Powerpoint and so I thought I would share some of my favorites in this article. Copying from Excel to Powerpoint How ...
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    Cleaning Up Scanned Images in Acrobat

    I recently received this message from a legal technology consultant: I have had several clients (and have wondered myself) why there’s no way to delete something from a PDF. For example, if I scan a document and want to delete the black marks made by the staple holes in the top left corner, I can’t do that without cropping the entire ...
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    Implement a Successful Travel Program

    Implement a Successful Travel Program
    In tough economic times, businesses are always seeking new ways to reduce costs, and travel budgets are often one of the first areas to come under scrutiny. One way to save money without sacrificing necessary travel or the traveler's quality of life on the road is through the deployment of a corporate travel management program. While most large corporations have such ...
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