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    Lisa Carter

    How to tell from a simple text if someone is struggling mentally

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    More than a year of various lockdowns and isolation has taken its toll on the nation, with figures from The Mental Health Foundation showing that feelings of loneliness rose to 26% in February this year. Over the past year the only source of connection with others for so many has been a phone call or text, but often this […]

    Is it the end of the Assistant…? Far from it!

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    By Roddy Adair, Director at Hays Personal & Executive Assistants… The question ‘is this the end of the PA?’ has become all too familiar over the past few years as organisations have prioritised digital transformation, questioning whether the role of the EA/PA still has a part to play in the modern working world. The focus […]

    Millennials are working 17 extra days a year by not taking a lunch break

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    A study, conducted by flexible office specialist Workthere, has revealed that the average ‘lunch hour’ for office workers in the UK is just 28 minutes, shrinking by six minutes since 2017. For millennials this is even shorter, with 25–34-year-old workers taking just 25 minutes on average each day, three minutes less than the current national average. This means younger workers […]

    Marriott offers 5% off meetings & events

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    When you’re planning how to reunite your team, look no further than Marriott. With 5% off, double Marriott Bonvoy points and flexible terms and conditions for meetings, groups and events held between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022, getting back together will be even more rewarding. And with expert health and safety standards still […]

    30% of young UK workers want travel vaccinations included in their benefits packages

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    Data from a recent study reveals that the UK’s company benefit schemes are ignoring younger employees, despite a huge majority placing great value on benefits. Just 16% of UK employees under 25 (Gen Z) feel that their current benefits package is suitable for them. This figure increases to 24% for those aged 25-34. The study was […]

    50% of UK adults would not be honest about time off work for mental health

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    Simone Biles’ withdrawal from the Olympic Games in order to look after her mental health has opened up discussions surrounding taking time away from work to manage mental wellbeing and whether people are able to be honest about this. Research carried out by not-for-profit healthcare provider Benenden Health found that only half (50%) of UK adults would […]

    The perfect playlist for productivity, sleep and more

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    Different occasions call for different tunes – what you jam to during the day might not be your go-to when trying to drift off to sleep at night. So Currys PC World has created the ideal playlist and formula for the perfect song for your everyday activities. Songs were picked by identifying the most-featured tracks across Spotify playlists for exercise, sleep, housework, studying, partying and romantic occasions. The most-featured artists were also unearthed based on who appeared the most across the categories. A combination of […]

    Dressing for success post-pandemic: is smart casual here to stay?

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    Specialist recruiter Randstad has revealed that three in ten (28%) of Brits want to ditch smart casual or formal office dress codes once they’re back in the office. In a poll of 586 jobseekers, 48 per cent would like to keep the pre-pandemic smart casual dress code, while nearly a quarter (24%) would like to […]

    Oliver Wortley to Join Make Venues Woodland Grange

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    Make Venues has continued its investment in the businesses senior team with the high-profile recruitment of Oliver Wortley to General Manager of its Woodland Grange property. Wortley joins Make Venues with over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, the majority of which have focused around both conference & meetings and operational positions. As well […]

    67% of UK employees will keep wearing masks at work, CIPHR research shows

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    A new survey of over 1,000 UK workers, carried out by HR software provider CIPHR, has revealed some key insights on employee attitudes to returning to their ‘usual’ workplace and how employers have (or in some cases have not) helped prepare their staff for the transition back. Before the coronavirus pandemic, when everything changed, that ‘usual workplace’ for […]