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April 20, 2015

The Importance of Recognizing Administrative Professionals

Administrative Professionals Week was conceived in 1952 by Mary Barrett, then-president of the National Secretaries Association, and C. King Woodbridge, then-president of the Dictaphone Corporation. Both were serving on a council addressing the national shortage of skilled workers, and decided a weeklong event intended to recognize “the secretary, upon whose skills, loyalty, and efficiency the […]

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April 14, 2015

Leveling Up By Years of Service

Why do we celebrate milestones in the workplace? It’s more than a chance to reflect on an employee’s accomplishments, say thank you for all the hard work, and make them feel part of the team. When an employee celebrates a major service anniversary, they “level up”, gaining new skills, perks, and experience points based on […]

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April 13, 2015

The Parallel Careers of Millennials

It goes without saying that several people are currently working at jobs they don’t like. But that may not be as big of a deal-breaker as it once was. By 2020 Millennials will make up 46% of the workforce according to the Young Entrepreneur Council, and they’ve already shown that they won’t let their careers […]

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April 7, 2015

The Open Office Backlash

According to the International Management Facility Association, nearly 70 percent of corporate offices now have so-called “open-plan” offices, or work environments with no walls or cubicles. Google uses them, as does eBay, Yahoo, Goldman Sachs, and American Express. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg even enlisted famed architect Frank Gehry to design his company’s new office expansion, […]

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