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    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 […]

    Firms prioritise staff over Brexit preparations

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    Businesses are more concerned about retaining and developing staff than the potential impact of Brexit, according to new research. Talent acquisition and management specialist Alexander Mann Solutions surveyed senior HR professionals, and discovered that almost a quarter of companies’ top priority was working out how to retain top staff, compared to 9% of firms focussing […]

    UK women shun employers over lack of equal pay

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    Research by Robert Walters shows the absence of career progression opportunities is the number one reason women would leave a job. Now, a survey by Glassdoor shows a lack of equal pay between women and their male counterparts will also drive them to avoid certain employers. Just over half of working women (51%) and 37% […]

    Workers most likely to fall out in the kitchen

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    Drama in the kitchen is the leading cause for co-workers to fall out, a survey has revealed. The study by AppliancesDirect.co.uk showed that 67% have fallen out with a colleague over kitchen cleanliness, washing and food disputes in the last 12 months. Another gripe, irritating just over half of those surveyed, was loud talkers in […]

    Nominations for the London PA Awards now open

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    Nominations are now open for The London PA Awards for you to put yourself or a colleague up for recognition. Nominations close on 9 May, so don’t miss out. The London PA Awards are the brainchild of Amy Law, Director of Sales and Events at The Hippodrome. Having worked with countless PAs during her career, she […]

    Almost 40% of Millennials are choosing their careers based on TV

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    TV is playing a major role in helping the younger generation make career choices as a study reveals that 39% of Millennials have been inspired to take up a profession based on a TV show. Medical and police procedurals top the country’s favourite programmes to watch, with lawyers, police officers and doctors topping the most […]

    PA Life readers groove to the beat at Karen Hardy Dance Studios

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    A group of PAs got to cut a rug last night with a taster of Strictly Come Dancing life at Karen Hardy Dance Studios in Chelsea Harbour. Readers and PA Life Club members gathered at the venue for some bubbles and delicious canapés at the in-house champagne bar before putting on their dancing shoes to […]

    How to tackle tension when travelling for business

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    As stress accounts for 37% of all work related illnesses, tackling mental health across jobs is beginning to top the agenda. Maintaining a good work-life balance is a major factor in reducing stress, but that balance can be upset when travelling away for work. When finding time to wind down becomes tougher, CitySuites operations director […]

    Bringing work home could affect your health

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    Taking work out of the office could have long-term effects on your health, according to new research. The study by online retailer Furniture123.co.uk showed that while 41% of employees admitted to taking work home with them at least once a week, less than one in five have an appropriate home setup. Almost a quarter surveyed […]