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    PA Life Club members test their Oscars knowledge at Searcys 30 Pavilion Road

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    PA Life Club members gathered for a networking evening at Searcys 30 Pavilion Road this week, where they tested their knowledge of the silver screen – past and present – to compete for three magnums of champagne. The evening began with networking and delicious canapés and a selection of bowl food that showcased the catering […]

    More than half of affairs start at the office

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    With more than a third of our life spent in the workplace, we often spend more time with our colleagues than we do our own partners at home and it is inevitable that relationships can grow increasingly intimate. With such closeness, the workplace has become the number one place for affairs to take place. Rebootonline.com […]

    Glassdoor research reveals the factors that affect staff retention

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    Job hopping is becoming the norm, but it does still leave employers in a tight spot; recent research shows the total cost of the first year of employment is often double the staff member’s annual salary. Glassdoor has studied more than 5000 transitions on CVs from its database and believes it has found the factors […]

    Work-related driving accidents kill 541 people in 2016

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    According to the latest Road Casualties Report from the Department for Transport (DfT), 541 people were killed in collisions involving a work-related driving accident in 2016. In addition, 4,822 were seriously injured and more than 40,000 were slightly injured. Venson Automotive Solutions highlights the need for SMEs to focus on the safety of their vehicles […]

    Poor meeting preparation is harming businesses

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    Badly prepared, over-running business meetings are harming businesses, say the directors and managers who are wasting almost three days on average a year in unproductive meetings. To make matters worse, more than a half (51%) of UK business managers say they have been to meetings where documents were found to be missing or else incorrect, […]

    Business Travel Show off to a flying start

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    The Business Travel Show opened yesterday to thousands of buyers and suppliers. PA Life is still on site at stand B500, ready to greet visitors for day two. Networking flourished throughout day one, with several suppliers running drinks receptions and demos on their stands, including CTI, FCM Travel Solutions, Tristar Worldwide and American Express Global […]

    Business Travel Show: Day two networking overview

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    The Business Travel Show is full of networking opportunities, from scheduled events taking place on supplier stands throughout the exhibition to the huge Central Café and its ample seating for impromptu meetings. Here’s a brief preview of what’s on today. Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky Where: Stand B758 When: 12pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3.30pm What: Business Traveller magazine will be showcasing […]

    Business Travel Show: Day two Fundamentals of Business Travel seminar guide

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    This year’s Business Travel Show features a content stream dedicated to PAs and those who are new to looking after their company’s travel arrangements. The Fundamentals of Business Travel sessions focus on intro-level topics to get you started in your career. Here’s a look at the sessions on offer in the Olympia Room Theatre today […]

    The secret isolation of sole traders such as VAs

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    While it can seem like a dream set up, if you’ve ever owned your own business or work from home on a regular basis, there will undoubtedly be times where you’ve felt isolated, alone, or questioned your decision. In fact, research from Acas found that around a fifth (20%) of homeworkers and sole traders often […]

    Think flexibly to escape the office bore, says Regus

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    What are the benefits of working flexibly? Many are well documented – a healthier lifestyle, avoiding the commute, a better work-life balance. But what about avoiding boring colleagues or those fellow workers with unpleasant habits? According to a new survey from workspace provider Regus, these ‘push’ factors are highly influential when it comes to deciding […]