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    A third of Brits have had their belongings stolen at work

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    The office is a playground for kleptomaniacs, but the depth of colleague thievery has been revealed in a survey that shows a third of employees have had their lunch and other belongings stolen at work. The research conducted by security expert ADT reveals that 31% of respondents have had their favourite mug taken from them, […]

    Bosses must address the needs of PAs, says specialist

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    Employers are facing a threat to company growth by not understanding the needs of PAs and other staff, according to a new report. The study by Hays warns that while 94% of organisations expect business to remain stable or even increase post-Brexit, employees do not share the same enthusiasm. 65% of PAs and other office […]

    Top reasons Brits are going self-employed

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    With around one in seven Brits hoping to be self-employed at some point in their career, property letting agent City Breaks in Newcastle has surveyed small and medium business owners to identify why so many are attracted to the idea of becoming their own boss, with some even taking a pay cut in the process. […]

    Women more ‘naturally’ suited to leadership

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    Women in the workplace are more likely to outperform their male counterparts when in leadership positions, according to new research at the BI Norwegian Business School. Examining the personality traits of around 3,000 managers, the results revealed that female leaders regularly scored higher than men in four out of the five categories studied. Women on […]

    Research by 30 Euston Square reveals increased demand for chef theatre

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    Responses from a collection of 30 Euston Square clients and delegates recently revealed that the venue’s decision to create “front of house” chef interaction (chef theatre) is a genuine requirement and improves the delegate experience. In a sample of 177 individuals (131 event organisers and 46 delegates), 72% of delegates confirmed that they would like […]

    Flexible working increases job satisfaction – if it’s informal

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    Research from Cass Business School and Cranfield School of Management has confirmed that flexible working can increase employee job satisfaction and organisational commitment. However, the researchers discovered that employees who establish flexible working arrangements through informal discussion with their line manager are judged to perform much better than those who use formal flexible working arrangements. […]

    Millennials prioritise career over marriage

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    Ambitious millennials are prioritising financial security, home ownership and career progression over marriage and having children, according to new research. A survey of 2,017 UK adults carried out by personal training course provider beabetteryou.com, revealed 88% of British millennials have financial stability on their bucket lists. Buying a home (82%), achieving health and fitness goals […]

    SME employees at increased risk of burnout

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    Britain’s small and medium sized firms make up 99.9% of the UK’s private sector businesses, employ nearly three-fifths of its workforce and account for 48% of the turnover, but it’s employees are more susceptible to burnout. But full-on pursuit of commercial success may be putting owners and employees of these businesses at increased risk of […]

    PA Life shuffles team, appoints new editor

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    Erstwhile digital editor Molly Dyson has been appointed as Editor of PA Life, responsible for both print and online. Dyson has worked on PA Life for four years and was last year promoted to Digital Editor. She has spoken at a number of PA conferences and regularly attends PA networking events. She takes on the […]

    UK mums get less decently-paid maternity leave than most Europeans

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    UK mothers get one of the lowest amounts of decently-paid maternity leave in Europe, according to new TUC analysis published today ahead of Mother’s Day on Sunday (26 March). The UK ranks 22 out of 24 among European countries that offer statutory maternity leave. While mums in the UK only get six weeks’ decently-paid maternity […]