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    REVEALED: The world’s hardest-working countries

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    New research has placed Mexico at the top of the list for most hours worked, with employees in the country putting in 2137 hours annually. This is followed by Costa Rica, at 2059.6 hours a year, Korea at 1967 hours a year, and Greece at 1949 hours a year. At the other end of the scale, Denmark, Germany and Norway have the […]

    Two thirds of office workers have missed their workplace during the pandemic

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    More than two thirds of office workers admitted they have missed their workplace during the pandemic – with their desk, gossip and even meetings among the most longed for things. The study of 2,000 office workers found simply speaking to people face-to-face topped the list of the most missed aspects. Having equipment including printers and […]

    Half of workers admit to opening emails they consider suspicious

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    73% of workers extensively use their company-issued device for personal matters, with nearly two-thirds (60%) admitting to an increase in frequency since starting to work remote. That’s according to the Company-Issued Computers: What are Employees Really Doing with Them report from Mimecast, which says the most common activities were checking personal email (47%), carrying out financial […]

    Half of Brits can’t stand how they look on video calls

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    A study has found that the rise of the Zoom call has led to a national wave of self-consciousness, with 50 percent saying they loathe seeing their own face on video calls. So bad is the problem that a quarter (25 percent) of British adults admit to avoiding the ubiquitous video call at all costs, […]

    EA & VA trainer Your Excellency reveals new Ambassador Programme

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    The leading UK training specialist for PAs, EAs, VAs and Administrative Professionals, Your Excellency Ltd, has announced details of a new Ambassador Programme. Your Excellency Ltd has been established for thirteen years and was set up by founders Malcolm and Lindsay Taylor. With over ten years’ of experience working as a Personal Assistant to CEOs […]

    New research shows worker burnout up 33%

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    Employee burnout is reaching new highs, with aggregated data from 1.75 million employee-engagement surveys carried out this year showing 5.41% of employees provided free-text comments that spoke to fatigue, being overwhelmed and other potential signals of burnout. By contrast, January’s reading was just 4.08%. The past two years have averaged 4.12% — a 33% rate rise. […]

    Business Travel Forum: Success is where preparation and opportunity meet

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    The Business Travel Forum, gives you the opportunity you need to meet with budget-saving and innovative suppliers, building business relationships, that can help you prepare for every eventuality. Alongside the meetings, you can enjoy topical and insightful webinar presentations hosted by industry thought-leaders. Join fellow travel management professionals including; CDC Group Cisco Systems Endeavour Mining […]

    Visit Britain & Harvey Nichols meet with 36 Stadium Experience venues

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    VisitBritain and Harvey Nichols have met with the venues of Stadium Experience this week as the not-for-profit association held one of its busiest ever Members Meetings with delegates from different stadium venues across the UK and Ireland. The meetings, currently held in a virtual format, are a regular opportunity for stadium venues to join together […]

    Gleneagles introduces new Winter Playground and Valley passes

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    Gleneagles has introduced a new Strathearn ‘Valley Pass’ – a two-night experience that celebrates the thrill of the great outdoors, the glamour of decadent dining and the beauty of Scotland’s landscape. On the first day, guests can wrap up for the wild Scottish elements and take a scenic helicopter ride to the slopes of the […]

    Sandals unveils new corporate e-Gift Card for Luxury Incentive Experiences

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    Sandals and Beaches Resorts has revealed a new e-Gift Card for luxury incentive experiences, offering corporate businesses the chance to incentivise, reward and recognise their employees and customers during the challenges of the Covid-19 era. Aware that larger-scale overseas incentive trips may not be feasible for lots of companies right now, the new e-Gift Card […]