• In Depth

    Top ways your business could benefit from a team breakfast

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    George Rouse, owner and executive chef at George’s Kitchen, provides the benefits of organising a team breakfast can have for your business, as well as your employees’ wellbeing. Having been continually told ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, the phrase may have lost its meaning. However, breakfast should amount to 20 to […]

    Do you need a Capability Policy?

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    ‘Capability’ is one of the five fair reasons for dismissal, HR director of London private GP clinic London Doctors Clinic, Vicki Field, explains. Every discussion, decision and dismissal made under the Capability Policy can be extremely hard as there is generally a genuine issue of ill-health, and the company is determining whether or not to […]

    PA Profile: Sandy Chander

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    With over a decade of education experience under her belt, Sandy Chander – PA to Ricky Martin and communications and marketing officer at Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) – embraced a career change as an assistant five years ago. Jade Burke catches up with her to find out how she hopes to raise more awareness […]

    Negative first impressions are deterring PAs from pursuing jobs

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    First impressions mean everything, especially when it comes to new job roles. According to new research carried out by recruiting expert, by Hays PA & Secretarial, 55 per cent of PAs surveyed have been deterred from pursuing a role due to a poor first impression. Over two thirds (68 per cent) of respondents claimed that […]

    How to nail ‘off-agenda’ activities

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    Amy Lavelle, business development manager at Lakeside Hotel and Spa, shares her top tips on making the most of meetings and events by including an off-agenda activity When planning a conference or event, especially one off-site, it is important to consider ways to keep the work force focused and productivity high. Incorporating off-agenda activities into […]

    Penelope Alice checks out London’s new haunt: The Coal Shed

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    I’m not going to lie, the idea of cooking straight on a fire is a little daunting, but the chefs and the staff at The Coal Shed, London, couldn’t be more comfortable. The restaurant prides itself on serving nothing but the finest meat and seafood that has all been cooked over the fire, hence the […]

    Emma Willis reveals the key to power dressing and upping your performance levels

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    Those Monday morning blues can often be hard to overcome as you wander through the doors of your office at the start of the week. Even if you adore your job (as many of us do) your two days of R&R coming to an abrupt end can prove to be a shock to the system. […]

    Why employers must do more to help productivity levels

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    With the average worker admitting they are unproductive for up to one and a half hours a day, employers must do more to help get the best from their employees. Darryl Brunt, country head for UK and Ireland at Fellowes shares We’ve heard a lot about productivity in the workplace in the last few months […]

    Swap scrolling for strolling – how to be more ‘digitally mindful’

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    There’s no doubt about it, technology is consuming our lives with work often invading our downtime at home. Rachel Hutchinson, marketing manager at The Grand Brighton, believes there are certain things we can put in place to help employees switch off. She shares her top tips Technological advancements have changed the way we communicate, work […]

    Networking: How creating relationships today can ensure future success

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    Ahead of his talk at The Meetings Show on June 28, Héctor A. Venegas’, MD of planning and consulting company Engaging Meetings Ltd, reveals why networking is such an essential skill to have and how reluctant networkers can improve What will event planners gain by attending your session at The Meetings Show? I’ll be sharing […]