• In Depth

    Bruges means business

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    In recent years, the cobbled city of Bruges is best known as the backdrop for Colin Farrell’s sulking in crime comedy In Bruges, but you only need to set foot on its spider-web streets to see the heritage flowing in each direction. Home of fine art and finer wines (and fantastic beers) the rich history […]

    Automation: Is it taking the human out of HR?

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    “Unfortunately robots capable of manufacturing robots do not exist. That would be the philosopher’s stone, the squaring of the circle.” Ernst Jünger, The Glass Bees (1957) ‘The Glass Bees’ is a brilliant story about a man, Captain Richard, struggling with feelings of alienation and fears of dehumanisation in a technologically advanced society. Not the first of […]

    What to avoid when managing business travel

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    Business travel is big business, but it also means a lot of money is on the line. It represents the second largest line of expenditure for organisations across the world, and managers need to be aware of pitfalls if they’re to make the most out of business travel. The London School of Economics has released […]

    Taking the drama out of delegate management

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    Robin Carlisle, director of results-driven H2O data platform, explains how to take the headache out of delegate management from initial guest invites to post-event ROI analysis. Have you found yourself getting lost in a mass of spreadsheets with delegate contact details, missing the boat on sending out ‘See You There’ emails before the event you […]

    Your guide to post-summer care

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    The autumn can be bit of a shock to the system. You might have the post-holiday blues. The long, warm days of summer are fading fast. Also the more relaxed atmosphere in workplaces seems to shift as people suddenly get ‘back on it’. Self-care coach Tara Jackson provides some top tips… Taking care of yourself […]

    How to become a successful VA: live from the PA Life Training Day

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    With the PA Life Training Day confidently running into the afternoon after a delicious lunch provided by the team at London’s InterContinental O2, our seminars have continued to innovate and educate the nearly 150 PAs as we overlook Canary Wharf. Talking this morning was Charlotte Wibberley, CEO of VIP VA, who was giving her secret […]

    Understanding social media: live from the PA Life Training Day

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    The PA Life Training Day is in full swing now at London’s InterContinental O2. Hundreds of PAs are currently sat in on unique and tailored seminars of all varieties with plenty to offer. One of these seminars is by social media marketing specialist Matt Davis from marketing house The Bright Click, who has come up […]

    Altitude London celebrates its 10th anniversary with a birthday showcase

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    It’s not every year a company celebrates their 10th birthday, so to celebrate we pulled out all the stops to showcase the best the venue has to offer. And what an evening it was! Thank you to all the guests and suppliers that made the evening such a great success. Guests arrived at 6pm, greeted by […]

    Muscle Dreams

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    Our charity partner The Muscle Help Foundation offered children with muscular dystrophy the adventure of a lifetime at the Porsche Experience Centre. Daniel Fountain reports from this awe-inspiring event. Speeding along a Formula 1 track at 120 miles an hour in a Porsche is probably every petrol head’s dream. And for eight beneficiaries of the […]

    A memo from Seema Kavi

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    Seema Kavi, Director of Quivira Capital outlines the vital role many PAs play in their company’s recruitment process Finding the perfect new hire for a fast-growing team can be challenging, and with business leaders battling full diaries, they are placing even more dependence on their PAs. A 2013 survey revealed that 16% of bosses take […]