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    WATCH AGAIN: PA Life Virtual Meet Up with Gett – Challenges and solutions for busy PAs booking travel in 2021

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    Earlier this week we ran an exclusive Meet Up webinar with Gett, addressing the Challenges and solutions for busy PAs booking travel in 2021 – and you can now re-watch the entire session online. The short 30-minute webinar, hosted by Gett Business Development Manager Jonathan Evans, will help you to address any problems and issues that you […]

    TEAM BUILDING: Treat your staff to a virtual stand up comedy show with Take the Mike!

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    ENGAGE STAFF, MOTIVATE TEAMS WITH STREAMED ENTERTAINMENT! ‘Laughter is contagious. The more laughter you bring into your life the happier those around you will feel’, Help Guide. At Take the Mike, we believe a good laugh boosts the immune system, energising during lockdown! IN IT TOGETHER, LAUGH TOGETHER! We’ve a line up of west end […]

    TEAM-BUILDING: Here’s a virtual pub quiz question for you all…

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    Q: What virtual activity has multiple participants, encourages workplace productivity and motivation, and grew significantly in popularity in Spring 2020? A: The company Zoom pub quiz night, of course! Virtual quizzes, a game of rounders in the ‘old days’, race meets, and more… Any regular reader of PA Life will know that team-building is an […]

    How can HR improve productivity & working experience?

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    When the Coronavirus Pandemic hit the UK in March 2020, overnight business saw dramatic changes and part of these changes were the need for employees to work from home if they could. For some employees working from home was a new concept, as they would not have worked from home previously, for other employees they […]

    VIDEO: Interview with Louise Stevenson, Operations Manager & Executive Assistant

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    Louise joined Criton almost 2 years ago and since then her role has grown from part time EA to full time EA and Operations Manager. In 2020, Louise was a finalist at the PA Life Star Awards and in 2021 has contributed two articles ‘How to juggle home schooling while working as an EA‘ and […]

    Video: Interview with Sarah Szekir-Papasavva, Virtual Assistant and Founder of Apt Virtual Assistance

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    Sarah Szekir-Papasavva, Founder of Apt Virtual Assistance, comes from an artistic background, having studied a Masters Degree in Fine Art at the University of Leeds before building a career as a PA. Sarah trained as an Executive Assistant, followed by a Virtual Assistance course, before using her experience to start Apt Virtual Assistance. Sarah offers a […]

    Video: Interview with Joanne Manville, Founder of Joanne Manville Virtual Assistance

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    Joanne Manville Virtual Assistance has been running for over five years and has evolved from ‘just’ Joanne to a team of amazing VAs. In this interview PA Life speaks to Joanne about why she decided to become a Virtual Assistant, the South West VA Collaboration and essential tools she uses in her in day-to-day role. […]

    VIDEO: Interview with Sarah Damani – Executive Hub Manager, Alchemy Virtual Assistance

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    Sarah Damani runs a successful Alchemy Virtual Assistance (VA) Hub where she supports multiple business owners with their PA, marketing and administration under the trusted and award-winning Alchemy brand. She became an Alchemy VA Hub Manager in December 2019 – three months before COVID hit – and rose above the challenges of the pandemic to […]

    VIDEO: Interview with Niamh Smithers Senior Executive Assistant at ESW

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    Editor of PA Life Hayley Somerscales spoke with Niamh Smithers, Senior Executive Assistant at ESW and PA Life Star Award finalist for PA of the Year 2020… During the interview Niamh shares how she became an Executive Assistant, her current responsibilities, personal development, having dyslexia in the workplace and her advice to others with dyslexia. […]

    How the role of an EA has changed due to the pandemic

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    How has the pandemic and lockdown changed the role of an EA? PA Life spoke to Orlaith O’Brien, EA at Endava… How did you get your current position? I was contacted by a lady in the recruitment department via LinkedIn. (In fact my previous position was via LinkedIn also!) I wasn’t actively looking at the […]