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Monday, March 21, 2016

International PAs shortlisted in Pitman SuperAchiever Awards 2016

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After receiving hundreds of entries, PAs from across the country and indeed from across the globe have been recognised as the best in the industry in Pitman Training’s SuperAchiever Awards 2016. The nominees have now been shortlisted to reveal PAs from Croydon, Manchester, Bristol and South Africa to be in the running for the hotly […]

Make a great impression at the PA Life Training Day

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Research shows that we make decisions about others within seconds of meeting them, so first impressions are paramount. Luckily, Positive Impact Coach Deborah Ogden will be on hand at the next PA Life Training Day to teach attendees how to create a strong personal brand. Deborah’s session, titled “First impressions, impact and influence”, will teach […]

Women in secretarial and support roles most likely to gain new qualifications during career break

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Original research from recruitment firm Robert Walters has revealed that women in secretarial and support roles are the most likely to pursue training or further education during a career break (often to have children, but also for a host of other reasons), with 43% saying that they had compared to just 23% of women in […]

Back pain bad for business and business bad for backs

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It has long been known that back pain is a major cause of work absence in the UK, but how many employers are aware that four in 10 believe work has caused it? In a recent survey by, 38% of people in the UK claimed that work caused their back or neck pain and […]

5 tips for building positive relationships with your colleagues

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When you spend the majority of your time at work with your co-workers, it’s important to be able to get along with them. Here, Carol Williams from iMindQ presents her top five tips for building positive relationships with your colleagues. 1 Listen up – When you’re having a conversation with your colleagues, really listen to […]