Human Resources Training, workplace conflict resolution

Burning Issues for Executive Assistants: Comp and Training


Executive Assistants are among the most underpaid employees. There are many reasons for this sad situation: all but one or two percent of AE’s are women, which means they normally shy asking for more pay. Most of them are not required to possess a strong degree or any other high paying qualification, and most people have a rather poor perception of this position.

Most areas of their positions need major overhauling, of which the most important ones pertain to their pay and their training. Proper training which gives them the opportunity to enhance their qualification places them in an improved position for bargaining. To gain this, they need the support of HR.

How do AE’s learn to bargain and better their chances at work and in the market? This will be the learning a valuable training session from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, will be offering. Columnist for Executive Secretary Magazine, Bonnie Low-Kramen, will be the expert at this ninety minute webinar, which is being organized on February 28.

To register for this learning, please visit TrainHR to enroll.


Although they are a strong link in the Executive Leadership Team of most companies, are the face of their companies’ top management teams, and play an influential role in decision-making in most companies, Executive Assistants face poor prospects in most companies. Their job descriptions are sometimes vague, their job titles outdated, and their pay almost always fails to catch up with that of most others in the company.

This webinar will suggest some of the ways by which EA’s can strengthen their position through collective bargaining with the management through HR’s help. Bonnie, who has worked as the Personal Assistant to Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis and now travels the world educating, empowering, and inspiring, will show from her vast experience how EA’s can ameliorate their working and pay conditions.

She will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • We are in a time of change. The strong job market is causing EAs to question their salaries which are not matching their job descriptions
  • Historically, EAs did not need professional development training but now it is a necessity
  • Kinds of training available for EAs
  • Impact of the #MeToo & #TimesUp movements on negotiations
  • Impact of social media and crowdsourcing sites such as, and
  • Trends towards annual training budgets being built in as part of comp packages


About the expert: Bonnie is the bestselling author of Be the Ultimate Assistant and the Founder of Ultimate Assistant Training. To date, she has spoken and taught in 14 countries. Starbucks, Amazon, PwC, AMC Entertainment, Dell, and MasterCard are among her clients.

Bonnie co-hosts the “Be the Ultimate Assistant Podcast” with Vickie Sokol Evans where they tackle the burning workplace issues. She was named 2015 Educator of the Year by DEMA, the Domestic Estate Managers Association. In May 2019, Bonnie’s work was featured as a Forbes cover story.




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