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Disaster Preparedness Profile: Office Flood

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Office Flood

Julie Perrine, Founder and CEO, All Things Admin Over the past few weeks, you’ve heard stories about the disasters my team members have faced. Now, I’d like to share a few of my experiences from the 2008 Iowa floods when my husband and I lived in Cedar Rapids. I used...

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Various Disasters

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Various Disasters

Suzanne Bird-Harris, Webmaster at All Things Admin While most of us at All Things Admin have a disaster or two under our belts, Suzanne Bird-Harris has experienced more than her fair share. In May 2006, she lost her home and everything in it to an electrical fire. The...

Disaster Preparedness Profile: House Fire/Arson

Disaster Preparedness Profile: House Fire/Arson

Christine Morris, Operations Support at All Things Admin One day, Christine Morris and her family were posing in front of the castle at Disney World. The next, she was standing in the smoldering rubble of her home, lost in a fire that would eventually be deemed arson....

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Monsoon/Home Office Flood

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Monsoon/Home Office Flood

Amber Miller, Online Business Manager at All Things Admin Amber lives in Phoenix, AZ where monsoons seemingly come out of nowhere with very little warning. The monsoon in July 2017 was no different than any that came before it. There was one factor that was different,...

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Wildfires

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Wildfires

Stephanie Berry, Writer and Editor for All Things Admin Stephanie lives in a fairly rural valley in southern Oregon where wildfires are always a concern. However, they are generally limited to the mountains surrounding the area. While a wildfire had never directly...

How to Do a Comprehensive Skills Inventory

How to Do a Comprehensive Skills Inventory

By Suzanne Bird-Harris, Fly Rod Media LLC A skills inventory is a collection - or list - of your skills, education, and experiences. Skills inventories capture your professional expertise, attributes, and abilities. Creating such an inventory provides you with a...

An Admin’s Guide to Career Preparedness

An Admin’s Guide to Career Preparedness

As an admin, you need to be prepared for anything the day, your executive or your colleagues throw your way. But how do you properly prepare for your own career success? All too often people get caught unprepared when a good career opportunity shows up, or something...

VIDEO: How to Get Started Creating Your Disaster P.L.A.N.

VIDEO: How to Get Started Creating Your Disaster P.L.A.N.

As we’ve all learned in the past few weeks, disasters are not always the result of Mother Nature. It’s easy to assume someone else is responsible for your company’s disaster planning. But disaster planning is everyone’s responsibility. And administrative professionals...

How to Better Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters

How to Better Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters

From natural disasters, such as floods, wildfires, and hurricanes, to personal emergencies, like health issues, a death in the family, or criminal situations, there’s a lot that can happen on any given day. Most of these situations come with little or no warning, so...

4 Tips for Developing Your Emergency Communications Plan

4 Tips for Developing Your Emergency Communications Plan

As an admin, it’s your responsibility to keep your office running from day to day. But what happens when disaster strikes? In order to be prepared for an emergency — whether it’s a fire, natural disaster, or other event — you need a disaster recovery plan, and one...

An Admin’s Guide to Disaster Safety

An Admin’s Guide to Disaster Safety

When we think disaster, we typically imagine tornado sirens blaring or floodwaters rising. But not all disasters are caused by Mother Nature. An employee choking on a bagel in the breakroom. An electrical fire caused by faulty wiring. A hazardous material spill....