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Friday, October 16, 2015

Strike the right balance

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Work-life balance is increasingly talked about and something often regarded as unobtainable in today’s fast-paced world. Janice Haddon discusses what it means to the bottom line and how businesses can support their employees We recently conducted research that implied work-life balance is low priority for HR departments, with recruiting top talent considered the number one […]

Christmas incentives – ‘Tis the season to reward

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Rewarding staff at Christmas and the importance of motivating employees during the festive season.   Reward and recognition practices are a powerful way of motivating staff, and the festive season offers the perfect opportunity for employers to demonstrate their gratitude for the previous year’s work. However, recent research found that 87%of organisations without a formal […]

Rapid growth of London’s office rents

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New research from estate agent Knight Frank has revealed that skyscraper office rents in London are growing faster than in any other major city in the world. The report, which reflects the cost of renting office space in tower buildings across key global cities, explains that London’s growth is partly due to a buoyant occupier market, […]

From PA to VA: office* show interview with Michelle Smith

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On day two of the office* show, PA Life Editor Amelia Walker held a Q&A with Michelle Smith, the award-winning founder of Value Add Business Solutions, to discuss the logistics of starting your own business as a virtual assistant. Michelle started off by explaining how she got into the VA business. She had been made […]

Sean Combs set to produce TV comedy inspired by his PA

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Music icon Sean Combs – formerly known as Puff Daddy and P Diddy – is set to executive produce a TV comedy, currently titled The Hustle, based on his assistant Sarah Snedeker’s life. The single-camera comedy centres on a small-town girl who manages to get a job as the assistant to a street-educated billionaire businessman. […]