Post-it Brand Reveals the Role Organization and Office Supplies Play in Workers' ProductivityYear after year, “organization” appears on countless New Years resolution lists, particularly at the office and in professional settings, as individuals strive to start the year with increased productivity and workplace efficiency. Today, Post-it Brand from 3M revealed results from a study1 commissioned to gather data surrounding office organization, access to office supplies and how these elements affect office workers in their day to day routines.
CareerBuilder Reveals This Year's Most Outrageous Excuses for Being Late to WorkMost Bizarre Late-to-Work Excuses
Instead of blaming tardiness on typical traffic problems or public transportation woes, some employees are getting more creative with their justifications. When asked about the most outrageous excuses employees have given them for being late, employers shared the following:
The Untapped Potential Of Administrative ProfessionalsAdministrative professionals are often a manager's right hand, and new research shows these office superstars would love to help even more at work. Half (50 percent) of support staff surveyed said they have skills that are not being tapped.
"Administrative professionals often have skills that make them well-suited to help with tasks outside of their conventional roles," said Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam. "When support staff take on new projects, companies gain a valuable resource, and workers receive the opportunity to boost their talents and try their hand at new things."
Dealing with "Pesky Callers"As an assistant, you will likely be the “first line of defense” when it comes to helping your employer manage their time effectively. One of your roles will almost certainly be screening calls. Now, there are literally thousands of articles and training manuals out there teaching callers how to “get around” you, the gatekeeper.
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"No, and thank you for your time today."
Has this ever happened to you at the end of an interview? Would you agree it's pretty safe to say you weren't fully prepared for one of the most common interview questions asked by Hiring Managers? There are many keys to a successful interview and one of them happens to be preparation.
Courage, Cowardice, and Your CareerIf senior management was subject to surprise inspections while planning for major projects, behind closed doors you would find them vetting through a short list of select team players, asking one question of their trusted wingmen on the ground: is this guy or gal a worker bee or leader? Leaders do everything it takes to navigate the company in order to achieve each project milestone
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