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Get More Done With These 7 Apps

The team here at IAAP is ever vigilant for tools and techniques that can make life at work and home at least a little easier for administrative professionals. Cloud technology is amazing because it allows bright people to relatively quickly develop new applications and get them into the market. This is also a curse because it means there are literally thousands of apps being hawked at any given time, plus loads of new programs arriving every day.

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APW Logo: Calm In the Eye of the Storm

Administrative professionals are often at a loss to explain to others what they do. I've heard or read this complaint many times from IAAP members. There are several reasons why this is the case.

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What's The Right Equipment For The Mobile Workforce?

In case you hadn't noticed, mobile technology is in the office and it's here to stay. About 60 percent of the world's administrative professionals say they don't need to be in the office to be productive, according to a survey by social contact manager Gist. A third of all administrative professionals use more than one mobile device to do their jobs, and about the same portion say they're at their most productive when they're using mobile tools to work from home.

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Webcast: Administrative Professional Top Job For Women In The U.S.

"Secretary and administrative assistant" continues to be the most common job for women in the U.S., according to the most recent census figures from the federal Census Bureau. This has been the case for more than 60 years. The trend has sparked a flurry of interest in the news media about the relationship between women and the types of administrative professional careers.

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Put The Car Jacks Down: A Lesson In Office Gift Giving

Finding the right holiday gift for co-workers and managers is hard work. It’s challenging enough to locate just the right purchase for our family and friends, people we know well and love. Now you have to buy something that strikes the perfect balance of not too cheap, nor too expensive; personal, but not creepy.

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5 Etiquette Tips For Holiday Office Parties

The holiday season can be a mixed blessing for many administrative professionals. Aside from the normal stress incurred while juggling family and business demands, there are the office parties. These annual gatherings have taken on almost mythic proportions. They’re seen as events where careers can climb or crumble. No wonder so many people get uptight when the party invitations arrive.

I’ve surveyed some of what etiquette experts have to say about office parties during the holidays. Here’s a sample of their advice and links for more tips:

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Time Management: How To Avoid Death By Distraction

Europeans developed some ingenious forms of execution in the Middle Ages. In one, the victim’s limbs were tied to four horses, which were then sent in opposite directions. The French called it “distraction.” It’s a state experienced by many office professionals today.

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5 Cloud Tools To Boost Productivity

Technology and the economy have turned modern offices into a circus of demands. The professionals who staff these offices are expected to juggle a wide range of tasks for co-workers, clients, managers, executives and contractors. Fortunately, the very technology that stokes this stress can also bring some order.

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New Salary Guide Positive For Adminisitrative Job Seekers

IAAP Key Partner OfficeTeam recently released its 2013 salary guide, and it's got lots of good news that should please administrative professionals.

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14 Surprising Jobs Office Pros Do At Work

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