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Monday, April 4, 2016

Are you actually ‘assisting’ anyone anymore?

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It’s a strange title, ‘assistant’, says Robert Kenward.  No matter which word precedes it there will always be the archaic connotations whereby people assume you’re a ‘get things done’ person rather than a ‘here are my thoughts’ person. Successful companies recognise the best people to help them move the business forward are those in it […]

Earn cashback on hotel bookings with EarnAway

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Do you regularly book hotel rooms, either for yourself or others? Then EarnAway is the site for you. EarnAway launched at the start of 2016 and has become increasingly popular with personal and executive assistants, who can earn commission on hotel bookings, no matter who is staying. What does EarnAway do exactly? EarnAway compares prices from a […]

Principal Hayley Group takes centre stage with launch of new Showtime Rewards programme

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Principal Hayley Group, a leading hotel and conference centre provider, has launched its UK conference, training and events loyalty programme, Showtime Rewards, uniting its three hotel groups – PH Hotels, De Vere Venues and Four Pillars Hotels – under one rewards platform, providing enhanced benefits and greater rewards for both agents and corporate meetings and […]

10 productivity apps you need to try

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Technology is a blessing and a curse these days. But new apps are constantly being developed to help people achieve the most in the least amount of time and many of them feature integration across multiple platforms. We recommend trying out these 10 productivity apps to see which ones work for you. 1 Wunderlist – […]

Network with top assistants at the next PA Life Training Day

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The next PA Life Training Day on 22 June at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel is shaping up to be a fantastic day for everyone involved. There are already quite a few PAs registered to attend from top-name companies, making it the perfect networking opportunity. On the books so far are PAs from the likes […]

How to stop wasting time on the phone

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Email has come out on top in recent years as the ultimate productivity tool when it comes to business communication. Marketing Strategist Dorie Clark points out that the average phone call takes 30 minutes, while an email takes five to 10 minutes to draft. Here, Clark presents her top tips for maintaining productivity when phone […]

BHWA says employers can sway the obesity crisis

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As recent news suggests that a fifth of the world’s population will be obese by 2025, health initiative Better Health at Work Alliance advises employers that they have the power to influence the obesity crisis and it’s in their best interests to act. According to Majid Ezzati from Imperial College, who led the research, smart […]