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PA Profile: Ashley Archer, Personal Assistant at Standard Chartered

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We asked Ashley Archer, Personal Assistant to a Finance Director at Standard Chartered, about her career journey, the challenges, highlights and why she loves her PA role 14 years in. “My name is Ashley, I’m from Essex and have worked as a PA in London for approximately 14 years. I’m a regular gym goer and […]

How to negotiate with venues for a successful event

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Liz Taylor, founder and CEO of leading event planners, the Taylor Lynn Corporation, and Liz Taylor Consultancy, has been at the forefront of the UK event planning scene for over 30 years. She shares her expert advice on negotiating with venues. Events planning can be one of the most fun and rewarding aspects of a […]

Economic downturn hits new mothers harder

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Maternity leave looks set to become even more financially challenging for British women. British women only typically receive 47% of the minimum wage while on maternity leave. Yet with UK inflation hitting a 40 year high of 9%, the real-world spending power of women on maternity leave is reducing dramatically. The British Chambers of Commerce […]

CTM launches proprietary CRM to enhance personalised service

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Demonstrations of CTM (Corporate Travel Management) Advisor will be available at Business Travel Show Europe on the CTM stand, J20, 29-30 June, ExCeL London. Award-winning global travel management company CTM launches its proprietary traveller CRM, CTM Advisor, in EMEA at the Business Travel Show Europe, elevating personalised customer service experiences across its trans-Atlantic markets. CTM’s 2022 […]

A four-day working day week pilot goes ahead

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A four-day working week pilot if set to launch on 1 June. But is it going to bring the benefits we hope for?  It’s the date on which an estimated 3,000 employees from 60 businesses will begin a six-month trial of a four-day working week and change the work of work for most of us. […]

WorkPride 2022 Conference to promote LGBTQ+ equality at work

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WorkPride 2022 returns for 20-24 June with an action-packed five day conference to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion and equality at Work For All. The LGBTQ+ professional networking platform myGwork  is behind the conference, which is now in its third consecutive year, bringing experts from around the world to focus on allyship. There will be around 70 […]

Does your workplace culture support employees personal problems?

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Does your workplace offer a respectful culture for supporting employees’ personal problems and matters of contention? By Kate Warburton The writer Annie Dillard famously said “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives”, and for many of us, a large portion of our day is spent at work; in fact, […]

Spying on employees doesn’t work, good management is key to good performance

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Staff retention and the overall performance of businesses are not improved by management spying on the employee, so replace it with good management, says ActiveOps. Spying is on the up and webcam monitoring has more than doubled according to recent research covering a third of UK workers. Bosses and business owners are using surveillance tools […]

Wellbeing Workshops That Make A Difference: Mental Health Awareness Week

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Mental Health Awareness Week is 9th-15th May. It’s a good reminder for all of us to think about mental wellbeing at work. Does your team need a mental wellness experience that’ll make a real difference? Virtually Together can help with their extensive range of mental wellness and mindful workshops which are delivered by trained specialists […]

The UK is one of the top 10 countries to work in

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We are amongst the best ten countries to work in here in the UK. The recent survey makes fascinating reading, with insights into the working environments in the best countries to work in around the world; comparing pay, parental leave, holiday entitlement as well as cultural habits. Whether you work with colleagues or customers abroad, […]


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