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    Molly Dyson

    Top 10 stories of the week

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    It’s been another busy week at PA Life HQ; we attended last Friday’s London PA Awards to help celebrate those PAs who were recognised for their hard work, then we stopped in to the launch of Dickie’s Bar at Corrigan’s Mayfair, followed by our own networking event at the new Ivy City Garden – a […]

    Hays PA scoops London PA Awards accolade

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    Denise Delamain, Personal Assistant to Regional Managing Director of Hays London City has scooped a renowned PA accolade at the London PA Awards. More than 1,000 nominations were received in the 2017 awards across 12 categories, with Denise (pictured above, centre) receiving a finalist nomination in both the ‘Above and Beyond’ and ‘Concierge and Client’ […]

    Making your event more secure

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    Security is something that is often overlooked when it comes to corporate events. Who’s responsible for ensuring only invited guests are allowed in? Andy Barr, Director of Event Connections discusses his experiences and gives some advice for PAs A few months ago, I was attending a meeting at one of our clients’ offices. As a […]

    Not just a girl’s job

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    The Executive & Personal Assistants Association (EPAA) recently surveyed the PA community to dig deeper into the gender divide of the role for its #NotJustAGirlsJob campaign and revealed some interesting statistics. Molly Dyson examines the results It has long been reported that there is a huge divide between men and women in the PA role. […]

    What to consider when kitting out your new office

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    Heading up an office move? Here are some important things to consider when choosing furniture, according to Paula Marshall, head of furniture category sales at business solutions provider Office Depot. Creating a working environment that is inspiring, functional and ‘on brand’ is crucial for businesses. There has been much research that links a high-quality, scenic […]

    Businesses say staff hesitant to adopt digital practices

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    A new report highlights some of the greatest challenges organisations are facing as they approach the next digital frontier, one of which is a lack of willingness from employees to adopt to new practices. The ‘State of the Digital Nation’ report by Agilisys, a specialist for the public sector, draws on findings from a survey […]

    A third of animal owners shirk work for their pets

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    A third of animal owners confess they’ve dodged work to pander to a poorly pet. According to a new survey, 42% of employees have lied to their boss and bagged a day off to attend to their ailing animal. One in three respondents admit that on their return to ‘full health’, they sneak off during […]

    Top PAs win WeAreTheCity Rising Star award

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    WeAreTheCity has released the names of its top 100 female Rising Stars as part of its Annual Awards Programme designed to celebrate female talent across the UK, including a select group of PAs and EAs. The prestigious Rising Star awards, now in its third year, aim to showcase the sheer volume of female talent that […]

    Three quarters of Brits have left a job because of company culture

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    Research from Robert Walters has found that almost three quarters (73%) of professionals have left a job because they disliked the company culture. The study also found that 82% of professionals have worked for a company where they disliked the company culture. However, 90% of employers recognised the importance of finding candidates who are a […]

    You’re invited to the next STH Live Business Breakfast

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    Join STH Live for a Business Breakfast event on Wednesday, 28 June at the Andaz London Liverpool Street Hotel. Professional speaker Caspar Berry will take you through a keynote speech on risk and decision making in the world of business, entertainment and poker, before hosting a panel discussion with three-time Olympic medallist Kelly Sotherton and […]