Free Wallpaper Download for Administrative Assistants

Freebie: Organize your desktop with these digital desktop wallpaper templates – Winter Edition

Grab our template for this fabulous digital desktop wallpaper that will keep you organized and remind you of your goals. The template is completely customizable with any Canva account.

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Should assistants get overtime pay?

Should assistants get overtime pay? Learn how one Official took matters into her own hands and convinced her employer to pay their assistants’ overtime

Unpaid overtime for Administrative Professionals seems almost expected these days, but Official HQ Member Damaris Willstead told us how she broke that ceiling and got the pay she deserves.

Dee, as she prefers to be called, made an unexpected splash when she convinced her company to pay her fellow administrative staff their much-deserved overtime. Lauren Bradley, our founder, caught up with Dee to ask her how she made it happen and her advice for others who want to impact their companies in the same way.

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Office Manager Workstyle Anna Beam Featured

Check out Official, Anna Beam’s workstyle featured by Cleverly

We are so lucky to have the talented Anna Beam as a member of The Officials. She an incredible example for our industry as she is rocking a hybrid role as EA and Office Manager to a tech start-up in Greenville, SC. You may have caught her podcast too, The Influential Assistant.

Check out her feature in the Cleverly newsletter. Cleverly is a weekly workstyle newsletter that seeks to inspire anyone who is looking to improve their skills, communication, space and experience at work.

How to get your boss to stop skipping your 1-2-1s

How to Get Your Boss to Stop Skipping Your 1-2-1s

Sick of your boss skirting your one-to-ones? Take matters into your own hands.⁠⁠

One of the biggest complaints I hear from administrative professionals is that they can’t get their bosses to meet with them. Remote working has only added another obstacle in the way, providing even greater lack of visibility.⁠⁠

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How to get ahead of lockdown burnout for assistants

How to get ahead of lockdown burnout

To say our lives have been shaken up in the past year would be an understatement. We’ve all had to adjust our schedules in more ways than one, and many of us are feeling what has been called “Lockdown Burnout”. Even Vogue has reported on this phenomenon, writing multiple articles on the strain of working and living in the same space and how burnout and fatigue are very real phenomena experienced by people around the world. 

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