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The Surprising Truth About Employee Recognition

Posted by Cynthia Kong on April 20, 2015 at 6:58 AM

Recognition_infographic_employee_trophyThink your company's stellar at acknowledging staff for their contributions? After reading this, you may want to re-evaluate your employee recognition efforts.

In an OfficeTeam survey, nearly nine in 10 (89 percent) senior managers said their company is effective at recognizing employees. But not all workers agreed: Three in 10 (30 percent) felt their firm isn't good at showing staff appreciation.  

If you're one of those organizations that employees say is faltering in the recognition department, you may want to shape up. More than half of workers polled by OfficeTeam said it was at least somewhat likely they would leave their jobs if they didn't feel appreciated!

Topics: Infographic, Recognition, Management Advice

Let's Be Honest: Are You Really Projecting a Professional Image?

Posted by Cynthia Kong on April 17, 2015 at 7:06 AM

professional image webinarMark your calendars for the free OfficeTeam webinar on April 21 to learn how you can enhance your professional image and marketability!

There's still time to register for our free webinar, "Developing Your ‘It’ Factor: Enhancing Your Professional Image and Marketability," on April 21 at 11 a.m. PT/12 p.m. MT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET. What better way to celebrate Administrative Professionals Week!

For those procrastinators who haven't registered for the event yet, ask yourself the following questions:

Topics: Events, Career Advice, Attire, Skills Development

How to Relieve Stress in the Workplace: 5 Simple Tips

Posted by OfficeTeam on April 16, 2015 at 6:41 AM

how_to_relieve_stressThe phone is ringing, your email notifications are pinging, and in spite of top-notch Word skills, you just can’t get the report you’re working on to format correctly. Some people might think they were trapped in a bad dream. But to you, it’s just an especially stressful day as an admin.

The life of an administrative professional is hectic. You’re expected to don many caps throughout the day, from helping colleagues with Outlook tips to completing your own list of daily duties.

Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Spring Into Action With Your Career Goals

Posted by Robert Hosking on April 13, 2015 at 9:26 AM

spring_into_action_with_career_goalsWondering what your job prospects are like this spring? OfficeTeam Executive Director Robert Hosking shares his insights into the current job market to help you target your career goals.

Spring is a time for renewal — and for growing your career in the administrative field. Whether you’ve been waiting for the thaw to launch your job search, or you’re suddenly inspired to plant seeds of change, the second quarter of 2015 holds promise for you as a skilled administrative professional.

Topics: Hiring, Career Advice, Industry News, Job Search, Rob's Job Report

It Can Be a Devil of a Time Finding the Right Candidate

Posted by OfficeTeam on April 10, 2015 at 12:05 PM


Topics: Interviewing, Hiring, Office Humor

What to Say In Your Interview Thank-You Email or Call

Posted by OfficeTeam on April 8, 2015 at 7:22 AM

interview_thank_you_emailYou just returned from the job interview and you know you need to thank the hiring manager for the meeting. But what exactly should you say? Here’s what you need to know.

When it comes to following up after an interview, a survey by Accountemps found that managers prefer an interview thank-you email or call by an 8-1 margin over a text. So, save that overly casual “nice 2 meet with U 2day” text for conversations with your friends.

Here are some tips for an effective interview thank-you note or call:

Topics: Interviewing, Job Search

Easy Employee Recognition Ideas That Don't Involve Flowers or Balloons

Posted by Cynthia Kong on April 6, 2015 at 6:30 AM

20_easy_ways_to_rock_at_employee_recognitionNeed some help with your employee recognition efforts? Here are a few ideas you may not have thought of. 

Administrative Professionals Week is coming up. Is your company ready? The holiday was organized by the International Association of Administrative Professionals in 1952, and Administrative Professionals Week (April 19-25) and Administrative Professionals Day (April 22) continue to be special opportunities to show employee recognition.

But staff appreciation shouldn't just happen during these set events. Employee recognition can and should take place year-round!

Here's a sampling of five simple ways you can regularly acknowledge workers: 

Topics: Recognition, Management Advice

Edit Pictures With Ease: Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners

Posted by OfficeTeam on April 3, 2015 at 7:58 AM

photoshop_tutorialsIt's not uncommon for admins to take on light image-editing duties, such as fixing pictures going into a newsletter or on social media. Do you have the skills to provide this kind of help when it's needed? Here's what you need to know about using the popular photo editor, Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop is a versatile photo editor with many powerful capabilities. Using it may feel like driving a race car to the supermarket, but don't be overwhelmed.

Topics: Tech Tips, Skills Development

6 Warning Signs of Bad Jobs Not to Ignore

Posted by Michelle Johanson on April 2, 2015 at 7:43 AM

bad_jobsAs desperate as you may be land a new job, it’s just as important to select the right one. Choose poorly and you can find yourself miserable and dreading going into work each day. Here’s what to watch out for when interviewing.

Bad jobs don’t come with neon signs saying, “Stay away! This is a terrible employer!” It’s up to you to pay attention to the finer details that give you a sense of what it might be like to work at a particular company. Here are some warning signs that it may be wise to move on:

Topics: Interviewing, Job Search

Oh, the Drama of the Workday!

Posted by OfficeTeam on March 30, 2015 at 6:46 AM



Topics: Office Humor