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    Mental health was a different ball game twenty years ago!

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    By Romy Ashmore, Executive Assistant to Managing Director & Senior Leadership Team, RM Results According to the World Health Organisation, Mental Health is “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution […]

    Five common leave management challenges and how to tackle them

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    By Lingappa Amiyappa, General Manager, Paybooks Leave management is one of the most important features for the whole company. To keep your employees satisfied and productive you must develop a great annual leave management strategy. And while developing leave management you should think from both the employee and company’s point of view. Leave management is […]

    Digital Skills: A Key Element For PAs Wishing To Rise Up Their Career Ladder

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    By Cassie Elias Digital-first initiatives have become a priority for top companies across the globe, with around 70% of companies currently having a digital strategy in place or being in the process of commencing one. These strategies involve not only the adoption of cutting-edge technologies such as AI, cloud, and blockchain, but also involve creating the right […]

    Blue Monday

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    By Chris Mullen, PhD, Executive Director, The Workforce Institute at UKG With the new year starting in lockdown in the UK, and the month of January involving Blue Monday—thought to be the most depressing day of the year—there are many employee concerns that managers and organisations as a whole must recognise in order to alleviate anxieties in […]

    How to juggle a high level of demands when working as a VA

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    By Caroline Gowing, Co-Founder, Pink Spaghetti network of virtual assistants If you have decided to make the leap and become a self-employed virtual assistant, your years of PA-ing will of course stand you in great stead. Lots of the work and demands will be familiar. Your organisational skills will very much be called upon, as […]

    How to create a healthy balance between work and your relationship

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    By Patricia Jackson, psychologist and relationship expert Juggling a career and a relationship can be hard work, especially if you are dedicated to your professional success. However, if you want to nurture a healthy personal life, it is vital to learn how to balance them. Were you in a long-term relationship when your career took […]

    Keeping your home office clean and germ-free

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    By Cassie Elias Remote working in the United Kingdom hit a high of 38 percent in 2020 as more people have started to invest in creating a dedicated space for work to stay productive while they’re home. All over the country, individuals are setting up home offices to block out distractions and get more work done while abiding social […]

    Five ways employers can help their team beat the January blues

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    By Cheryl Lythgoe, Matron, Benenden Health Every year, one in four of us will have a mental health problem according to Mind. With the COVID-19 pandemic placing further strain on our mental wellbeing, this means it is more than likely that a member of your team could be living with mental health issues. At an already […]

    Top five Apps that make eco-friendly travel easy

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    By Lillian Connors, Senior Content Developer, ACT-ENVIRO Technology makes everything much easier than when you compare it to a few decades ago. Nearly everything is within our fingertips. Everything is online these days, thanks to those applications that we tap on our smartphones. If you need food, you can just order online. If you need new clothes, […]

    From PA to business owner

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    By Laura Coote, Director, Black Edge Style  Do you have a 100 fashion ideas but you’re never quite sure if you have the confidence to put yourself out there? PA Life spoke with Laura Coote, Director at Black Edge Style who is here to tell you, you can, you should and once you do, you’ll feel […]