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    Owning a pet could make you a better worker

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    Pet owners are a positive influence on their colleagues and neighbours, according to a new study. Reports by the University of Western Australia and the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition have revealed that pet owners frequently have stronger ties to the local area than those without pets, regularly having a more cheerful outlook and can […]

    Specialist knowledge valued more than tech

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    Human intuition is still more highly valued than tech by executives, according to recruitment and procurement specialist 1st Executive. Concerned that people are being overlooked as technology continues to innovate and change the working world, 1st Executive is highlighting the risk companies face by depending too much on algorithms and systems over life experience. Recognising the […]

    How to know when you should take a break

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    With many worried that taking their mind off their work will reduce concentration and lessen work efficiency, the opposite is true according to talent management expert Richard Moy. Taking the time to step out of the office and breathe in some fresh air could be just the quick fix you need for a boost in […]

    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 […]

    CitySuites receives ASAP quality accreditation

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    CitySuites has received accreditation by the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP), declaring the accommodation to deliver the highest standards in customer care, quality and comfort. Based in Manchester, CitySuites offers luxury apartments and temporary living arrangements for employees working away from home, and are thrilled that ASAP have reinforced their beliefs that the living […]

    What the General Election result means for PAs

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    Freelance, temporary and virtual assistants could be put at risk following the results of the UK General Election, according to a recruitment specialist. The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has warned that the snap election, which saw the Conservatives lose its overall majority from the 2015 General Election, will lead to uncertainty for many […]

    Scottish PA of the Year announced

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    The Scottish PA Network Awards has named Fiona Forbes as Scottish PA of the Year 2017 as part of a conference aimed at showcasing the crucial roles PAs across the globe make within the workplace. As part of the Scottish PA Network Conference, in association with Hays PA and Secretarial recruiting firm, Forbes has been […]

    How to avoid the pitfalls of self-employment

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    Embracing self-employment comes with as many opportunities as it does responsibilities, and coming out of a PA position to take control of your career can be a daunting process. Surveying Brits on their biggest business worries, Solution Loans has compiled a list of what is keeping the self-employed awake at night. As more are turning […]

    Lunchtime workouts to improve fitness with minimal sweat

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    A team up between Notting Hill chicken restaurant Cocotte and fitness studio BARREtoned is looking to get people healthy at lunchtime. Aiming to prepare people for the summer months by getting workers fit and healthy, the teams behind it are combining the controlled muscle workouts of ballet barre classes with nutritious meals. Calling the class […]

    Over half of workers unhappy with coffee facilities

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    Nearly two thirds of workers aren’t happy with their workplace coffee, according to new research. In a report by One Poll, nearly half of employees admitted their hot drink facilities were outdated, unattractive and in need of a revamp as disappointing drink options ranked amongst workers’ biggest frustrations. Other office irritations included long meetings and email […]