The Compassionate Edge: All Being Equal

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“I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.” ~Helen Keller […]

“Your Workplace” Conference 2012 a Huge Success

Conference attendees.

With changing demographics, new technology, globalization and increasing unhappiness at work it is no surprise that we chose “The Changing Workplace: Are you ready?” as this year’s theme. For some people it is easier to avoid looking at the reality before us. But our readers, delegates, partners and associates chose to be leaders, to understand […]

Mental Health Update

Clara Hughes.

What managers/employers need to know With Mental Health week upon us (May 7 to 13), Your Workplace has mental health at top of its mind. It is becoming more and more important for employers to understand what mental illness is and how to prevent it. Mental illness costs Canada $51-billion a year, with about one-third […]

The Changing Role of the Admin Assistant

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The Association of Administrative Assistants celebrates 60 years Formed in 1951, theAssociation of Administrative Assistants or Private Secretaries held its First Annual General Meeting in 1952. For 60 years, the Association has supported the growth and development of the professional Administrative Assistant. This success will be celebrated in May at the 60th Annual General Meeting […]

Sick of Team-Building Exercises?

Colleagues brainstorming.

Other ways to build morale It’s enough to strike fear into even the most hardy of explorers. An announcement goes around the office that your boss has organized a team-building weekend. In a field. In the country. It’s a sad state of affairs when events meant to bring us together do nothing but induce groans […]