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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Booking taxis for business: an interview with Lydia Bacon

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We recently met up with Lydia Bacon, a PA at Mazars LLP, to learn about her role and how she handles booking taxis for her company’s clients and executives. Who do you work for and what is your role? “I work for Mazars, an international accountancy firm. I’m PA to the UK Head of Tax, […]

Investigator hired to probe death of Hollywood PA

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Following the wedding of actress Jennifer Aniston and actor/director Justin Theroux on the island of Bora Bora in August, 28-year-old PA Carmel Musgrove drowned. Her family has now hired a top investigator to re-open an enquiry into her death, which was originally ruled an accident, according to Inside Edition. Musgrove was the PA to film […]

Three ways to avoid burnout

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Burnout is now a recognised medical diagnosis in several countries. However, it’s a broad term and the reasons for it vary from person to person. Researchers at the University of Zaragoza in Spain recently discovered thee distinct causes of burnout and some ways to avoid them. DetachmentThe researchers found that overload burnout is commonly experienced […]

Top 10 apps for organisation & productivity

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If you have an iPhone (which let’s face it, most of us do) then you need apps – apps specially designed to make your work easier. PC Mag has compiled the 100 best iPhone Apps of 2015 and PA Life has cherry-picked the most useful for you – to help with organisation and productivity. 1. Free; Premium […]

Career prospects improving for women in finance & accounting

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Almost two thirds of UK finance directors believe that there are more opportunities for women to move up the ranks in finance and accounting roles than 10 years ago.   This news also comes soon after the Government’s recent announcement regarding requirements for UK businesses to report gender pay gap data. Keyfindings include: ·         Increased opportunities […]