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    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 […]

    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 […]

    How to keep up appearances when you’re having a bad day

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    Becoming the victim of a bad day where nothing is going right need not be the end of the world. It’s especially important for PAs to maintain a professional attitude no matter how they’re feeling. Luckily, The Muse has created this handy list of ways to avoid becoming a buzzkill if things aren’t going your […]

    Men are more open with their emotions at work than women

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    Men are likely to be more open with their emotions, confide in their bosses about affairs of the heart and be more accepting of workplace romances than women, according to the latest study on emotional intelligence and office relationships by employee engagement firm Perkbox. The research, involving 1050 UK managers and employees, showed that 60% […]

    3 ways office romances benefit employers

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    On Valentine’s Day, it’s safe to assume that love is in the air – even at work. While office romances seem like a taboo subject and dangerous for business, there are actually a few important benefits for employers, according to BOSS Magazine. Here are three ways colleague courtship can actually help at work. 1 Employee […]

    How to conquer loneliness in the workplace

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    Loneliness has been a hot topic in the news since a commission started by the late MP Jo Cox began investigating this nationwide epidemic. Several studies in the past have shown that loneliness at work can have a negative effect on staff productivity and engagement. If you’re feeling isolated in your job, here are some easy […]

    5 tips for working with difficult people

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    Let’s face it – we’re human beings, so we’re never going to get along with everyone. When you work closely with colleagues every day, you pick up on their more annoying qualities very quickly, and some co-workers are worse than others. In a recent article for Forbes, career coach Caroline Ceniza-Levine gives her top five […]

    Trust is what makes a success of digital workplaces

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    Trusting employees by giving them autonomy is the key to making a success of the digital workplace, according to research conducted by Nick van der Meulen of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). In an era where digital workplaces are quickly becoming the norm, the study […]

    How to manage a bereavement at work

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    Recent research finds that UK businesses are unprepared when it comes to supporting an employee going through a loss. As many PAs are tasked with HR duties, we asked Philip De Ste Croix, Head of Future Planning at Damsons, how they can support a colleague during a bereavement. Here are his suggestions. PAs are used […]

    Bosses aren’t doing enough to engage employees

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    A new study has revealed that UK businesses’ efforts to create great customer experiences are being hamstrung by employees who don’t buy into and engage with what the company is trying to achieve. Almost two thirds of UK employees (64%) don’t feel their organisation has a clear purpose and the same percentage don’t understand what […]