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    Top tips for tackling diversity in the office

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    The lack of diversity across the UK’s private sector is no new surprise. Disconcerting statistics surrounding the lack of diversity found within the UK’s workforce have highlighted that only two per cent of directors are from an ethnic minority background, despite 59 per cent of the ethnic minority workforce aspiring to reach management positions. As a society of business leaders, decision-makers, professionals and […]

    Hotel meeting spaces and the way we work

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    The way we’re working is changing and the modern office of today is embracing flexible work spaces, creative interior design and employee wellbeing. But what has this got to do with the hospitality industry? Vanessa Jackman, sales and marketing director at Valor Hospitality Europe looks at why hotels offering meeting and event spaces need to […]

    Is it time to leave your job? Take the test

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    Handy flow chart and advice on what to do if you’re unhappy at work. The pursuit of the proverbial ‘dream job’ can take us to many exciting places. Occasionally, that journey takes you to a role that, well, you just don’t love. But it’s easy to jump the gun when you’re unhappy in your current […]

    Video conferencing is a huge boon to business – when it works…

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    The overwhelming majority of businesses (90 per cent) have reported experiencing challenges when connecting to video conference calls. This is according to a new survey from StarLeaf, conducted by Vanson Bourne, which featured responses from 500 IT decision-makers and line-of-business leaders in the UK, France, Germany and the US, and from a broad spectrum of […]

    30 ways to hold a successful event

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    To celebrate 30 years in the business, creative event production company Eclipse has created a 30-step guide to help event organisers make their next project a success. Whether you are facilitating a gala dinner, putting together a conference, or curating an exhibition, this step-by-step list is all you need to ensure an excellent event. Have […]

    Streamlining business travel: Tips for packing like a pro

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    With a key focus on business travel this month online for PA Life, Luke Conod, MD of Buy Jeans and its parent company Denim Nation, shares his top tips on how travellers can pack effectively.  Packing is a curious thing – it can be done very efficiently if you put your heart into it, but let’s face […]

    5 minutes with… Leanne Farrell, founder of Leanne Farrell VA

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    After launching her own virtual assistant business a few years ago, Leanne Farrell, founder of Leanne Farrell VA, has never looked back since. Here she explains why she needed to make the jump and stop thinking ‘what if, and why she just can’t live without her phone. How did you launch your business? I started […]

    Opinion: The importance of having a personalised approach in hospitality

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    First impressions count for everything in business, making the importance of offering a personalised approach even more crucial. Natalie Joyce, head of entree reception services at Vacherin, shares her tips to ensure businesses are delivering the best service to clients.  In the words of the author Maya Angelou: “People will forget what you said, people will […]

    Harley Street Concierge shares new cancer support guide for employers

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    To coincide with World Cancer Day (February 4, 2019), Harley Street Concierge has compiled a new guide to ensure employers are offering the right support to staff with a cancer diagnosis. As today marks World Cancer Day (February 4, 2019), specialist cancer care provider Harley Street Concierge (HSC) has detailed its new guide to support […]

    What does ‘PA’ stand for?

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    In today’s modern world a PA wears many hats, from booking business travel to organising a boss’s schedule, they always ‘bend over backwards’. Here, Georgina Hathaway, freelance PA, explains why when an exec welcomes a PA, they are not just getting an assistant, they are also gaining a superhero. Personal assistant “Do I need one?” […]