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    Five ways to be green in 2021 and 20 acts that will give you a ‘green glow’

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    According to a recent study, three quarters of adults get a ‘green glow’ from doing something positive for the environment. A feeling of joy comes from sorting the recycling into the correct boxes, batch cooking to minimise food waste, and by purchasing second-hand clothes. Other satisfying tasks include buying eco-friendly tech, cycling or walking instead of […]

    Time to say goodbye to office clothes, and hello to comfy PJs, no makeup and… no bras?

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    After being confined to our home offices for nine months, many of us have hung up our work uniforms, and have swapped them out for comfy pyjamas, no bras and minimal makeup. But have we swapped out our heels for slippers for good? Some 1,000 UK office workers were surveyed by Moneypenny to see whether […]

    PAs during the pandemic

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    How is the pandemic and lockdown affecting PAs, their professional situation and personal lives? PA Life spoke to Karen Crowley, PA at Baily Garner, Claudine Martin, PA at the Ministry of Defence and Lisa Neath, Executive PA at Sulzer… Are you still working from home? Karen Crowley: I have been working from home for the […]

    Three quarters of SMEs are planning to invest in their business next year

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    74 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises are planning to invest in their business next year – after being more prepared for the second lockdown. As the UK prepares to return to the tier system, a survey of 547 SMEs found 66 per cent felt they were in a better shape for November’s lockdown […]

    The noticed impact of not meeting and travelling during COVID-19

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    By Leanne Fowler, Director of Strategic Meetings Management, NYS Meetings & Events (part of Capita Travel & Events) During The PA Life Summit, Leanne Fowler shared the impact COVID-19 has had on the travel industry with attendees. The insightful seminar highlighted how meeting and travelling has changed this year, and Leanne shared her top tips […]

    ‘Manly’ bosses are failing workers during the pandemic

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    UK workers are increasingly seeking leadership traits such as empathy and vulnerability in the workplace – but bosses aren’t demonstrating or rewarding these behaviours, according to new research. The Masculinity in the Workplace study, conducted by culture change business Utopia and inclusion consultancy The Hobbs Consultancy, found that three in five (62%) workers think empathy is critical […]

    Meetings In The New Work Era: Why Tech Could Make The Difference Between Failure Or Success

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    A new report has revealed that post pandemic, almost 95% of meeting rooms within organisations are inadequately equipped with the technology needed to conduct productive and engaging meetings. As the Work From Home situation continues following advice from Government and health officials, keeping employees engaged, productive and connected is essential for future business gains. The […]

    Only four in ten workers think company meetings are effective forms of communication

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    New research from Sigma, has found that only four in ten workers think meetings are fully effective, with one in ten saying they are not at all effective. When asked how well teams communicate and whether improvements could be made, a third of respondents (33.6%) said internal communications needed to be overhauled completely, and 58.4% said […]

    How you can improve employee wellbeing this winter

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    By Nic Redfern, Finance Director and Business Spokesperson, Nerd Wallet UK. There are plenty of ways employers can keep staff spirits high during these difficult times. COVID-19 means the majority of the UK has been forced into a new lifestyle, where working from home is the new norm. With the prospect of working remotely likely […]

    Top tips for organising a virtual event

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    By Nicky Brown, Director, Arctic Fox Events Are you considering hosting a virtual event, but not sure where to start? Nicky Brown, Director at Arctic Fox Events, a full-service event management company, shares her top tips… The world of virtual events can seem daunting, but there are so many great possibilities at your fingertips. Arctic […]