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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Nelson Mandela’s former PA confirmed for office* show

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Zelda La Grange, former PA to revolutionary politician Nelson Mandela, has been confirmed to host a headline Keynote at this year?s office* show, which returns to London?s Olympia on 13-14 October. La Grange served President Mandela for 19 years in different capacities until his death in December 2013. She will be sharing exclusive insights from […]

The summer slowdown

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The summer slowdown is still alive and well in the UK. Yet while the summer break is advantageous and can bring heightened motivation and morale for employees, the majority (87%) of finance leaders say it has a negative impact on their business, finds new research from leading recruitment specialist Robert half UK. Thirteen per cent […]

Be ‘appy to book your next holiday

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Booking a holiday is no longer exciting. There, I?ve said it. Those of us over a certain age will remember (with a heavy dose of nostalgia) the excitement we felt when choosing and booking a holiday meant actually going to a travel agency, longingly poring over page after page of brochures and dealing face-to-face with […]

British workers suffering from fatigue

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Half of British workers, the equivalent to 15 million people (51%), sometimes feel pressurised or exhausted by work, according to the new Britain at Work Study; with Brits regularly working over their contracted hours, sacrificing social and family arrangements and sometimes coming home from work exhausted. The study, which paints a mixed picture of a […]

The business of meetings

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There are a number of factors that come into play when planning an event and it can be hard to keep track of everything. Paul Ratcliffe talks you through the basics to ensure your next meeting is memorable for all the right reasons VenueWhether you do your own research or utilise the services of a […]

South African PA changes plea in fraud case

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The Western Cape High Court in Cape Town, South Africa is set to hear an application to review a case involving a PA who embezzled almost 1 million Rand (about ?51,600) from auctioneer Julius Buchinsky. IOL News reports that Buchinsky?s former personal assistant, Najwa Taliep, was to have been sentenced last year after pleading guilty […]