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Mental Health in the Workplace – How You Can Help

Did you know that one in five Americans experience mental health issues? It’s more than likely that you or some of your colleagues are among the 20% …

Mental Health

Triggerfish on Twitter

Spotted: @uk_AIM's partnership with @PAofTheYear in the #IMEX2015 daily! #PAs #EAs #meetingprofs #eventprofs

United Kingdom

Bonnie Low-Kramen on Instagram: “Join 30 like-minded colleagues at BTUA San Jose June 6-7 Limit 30 seats. Register Now – seats are filling up fast.”

Northern California

How to Put Together a Request for Proposal (RFP) - Knowledgedesk - Executive PA and Secretarial

If you are putting together an external meeting or conference then you’ll need to create a request for proposal (RFP), so that subsidiary …

Request for Proposal

How can women climb the leadership ladder?

Collaboration, empathy and flexibility – all crucial for effective leadership – are traditionally perceived as female traits. Yet a new cross-sector …

Women Leaders

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A PA’s guide to confidentiality

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As a PA or EA, your ability to handle confidential subjects, issues, emails and documents is essential. …


Understanding Microsoft Project

Understanding Microsoft Project

Microsoft® Project® is the dominant software application on the market for developing and managing project tasks, …

Stress Management-dealing with overwhelm @lucybrazier #EASummit Listen to your body-manage your work life balance

Scottish PA of the Year

Last week I was in Glasgow as the Keynote Speaker and Judge for the Scottish PA Network PA of the Year 2015 held in association with Hays PA & …

United Kingdom

Between Jobs? Stay Relevant by Getting Involved

Being an administrative professional can be a rewarding and exciting career. However, like any profession, it doesn’t come with a 100% guarantee. …



Good communication is always key when dealing with people @lucybrazier @EUMA_Europe #EASummit #communication



Who are the real you? What is important for you? Make a list! Helen Monument @EUMA_Europe


Being Happy at Work Matters

People used to believe that you didn’t have to be happy at work to succeed. And you didn’t need to like the people you work with, or even share their values. “Work is not personal,” the thinking went. This is bunk.

My research with dozens of companies and hundreds of people — as well as the research …

The Brain

2nd Annual Assistant to Assistant Summit

2nd Annual Global Executive Assistant Summit

Location: Paris, France

May 28th-29th,2015

2nd Annual Global Executive Assistant Summit offers targeted …


Executive Secretary on Twitter

@SchimmelAnja - excellent presentation on managing more than one boss #EASummit

How can I request flexible working - and get it?

Your question:

I want to ask for flexible working but when I mentioned it to my manager she said that wasn’t possible because they couldn’t make me a …


Final speaker of day #EASummit #Paris @LundgrenEB from EUMA talking Mentor Mentee Relationships-Mentoring matters.

8 Ways to Up your IRL Networking Game

You’ve mastered the art of the cold email, joined all the professional associations in your field, and your LinkedIn profile is in fighting shape. …


How to Make Sure that You Are Not Invisible When It Counts : Executive PA,Secretarial,office and administrative assistant

As an assistant – your job is to make things run smoothly. However, if you are good at your job then your boss may end up not “seeing” your hand in …


How to Implement New Tech Tools Even if Your Company is Resistant to Change

The key to introducing new tools to your company (and getting people to actually use them) is taking the time to test them out first. Whether it’s a …


All About LANs

9 Steps to Create a Successful






IAAP LAN (Local Area Network)

LANs are a great place for IAAP members

Local Area …

Professional Development

Tip of the Week | Using Autotext for frequently used paragraphs

In Tip of the Week #8, I talked about speeding up your typing using Autocorrect. If you found that useful, then this week’s tip on Autotext could …

Microsoft Office

Being a Good Assistant May Not Be Good Enough

Lucy Brazier, editor of Executive Secretary, gives a wonderful talk about the future of the administration profession in which she discusses a trend …

Business Partner

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it -Mary Engelbreit

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Bye-Bye Email: Project/Team Communication All in One Place with HipChat

How many times have you opened your inbox only to find not one, not two, but five separate emails about the same project. Seriously. Sometimes it’s …


4 Things You Absolutely Must Convey by the End of an Interview

<p>There’s a lot you can do to prepare for an interview. You can <a …

Common Sense

Your CEO's PA could be a hacker's entry point into your firm

| May 20, 20152:58 pm | Filed under: Malware, Phishing, Security threats | 0

I'll be honest with you. LinkedIn scares me.

For any criminal interested …