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      Q&A with Lucy Everett, VA at Virtually Supported

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      Lucy Everett is a Virtual PA with Virtually Supported. Here she talks about how she started out, the challenges of her role and the importance of technology… What inspired you to start a career as a Virtual Assistant? It was something I had thought I may do when my son was a little older, but […]

      How to: Help you business during coronavirus

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      By Dr Lynda Shaw, neuroscientist, business psychologist and change specialist The news at the moment about COVID-19 is very alarming, and for many our anxiety levels are on high alert which in the long term can be at the expense of our mental and physical health.  So what can businesses do to help ease anxiety and […]

      Coronavirus: Why employers need to do more to tackle presenteeism

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      In the last decade, presenteeism – the act of working more hours than required – has tripled in the UK with more than 4 in 5 people observing it compared to just a quarter in 2010. As coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to spread, both within the UK and globally, employers should be discouraging, and tackling, ‘presenteeism’ […]

      Expense claims driving you mad? There’s an app for that…

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      Are you tired of having screwed up paper receipts dumped on your desk every month? You’re not alone. We asked some PAs to recommend software that can help… One of the most important assets for PAs to have on their side is time. We all need more of it. But too often time gets sucked […]

      Coronavirus: It’s time to turn home working into a positive

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      Working from home is now the new normal for most of us, and while this is giving many organisation’s a major headache, Yves Hiernaux, CEO of time tracking experts Beebole, has urged decision makers not to see remote working as the enemy…  In recent years, there has been a huge spike in the number of […]

      Coronavirus: Leadership during a crisis – stronger Together

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      By Kerry Jarred, Managing Director, Ignium As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world businesses, both small and large, continue to break open their crisis management plans. Many will have been caught on the back foot with this pandemic but what you need to remember is that a predefined response won’t have all the answers […]

      Coronavirus: Dealing with an increased risk of stress and anxiety when working from home

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      Brett Hill, Distribution Director at Towergate Health & Protection With a government directive to work from home where possible in the wake of Coronavirus, many companies are asking their staff to do this for the first time. And while this has been a trend for some years, the practicality and reality of working from home […]

      Coronavirus: How to ensure productivity when working from home

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      By Denisse Diaz, Marketing Director for London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) and London Academy of Trading (LAT). With the current state of COVID-19 and the recent announcement from the UK government – advising businesses to adopt a work from home policy if possible – many companies in the UK followed suit, to ensure their workforce is […]

      Coronavirus: Event technology at Church House is shifting physical events online

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      With the World Health Organization characterising the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic, alternative event delivery methods are top of our minds to ensure that meetings and conferences that require real-time engagement continue without interruption.   In this interview, Church House’s Audio-Visual Manager, Bradley Hill, explains how the venue is utilising event technology to ensure that events can […]

      Coronavirus: Productivity and security at risk from remote working

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      By Stuart Dickinson, COO at eacs Although the global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is itself grabbing the headlines, the impact it is having on UK businesses, both big and small, is still unclear.   In light of the recent contagion across Europe, organisations are starting to respond by implementing remote working strategies, but how well will businesses cope if most staff are self-isolating or avoiding travelling to the workplace? According to eacs, leaders in […]