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    How essential will the flexible office be for businesses after lockdown?

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    It’s safe to say that most people did not expect how affected they would be by the pandemic, both in their personal and professional lives. Practices and beliefs we thought were set in stone are no longer relevant, and everyone is starting to reevaluate the ways we socialise, live and most of all – how […]

    Work-life balance more important than salary for two thirds of Brits

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    A flexible and remote working structure imposed on the nation over the past months, has for the first time in seven years, seen work life balance overtake an attractive salary and benefits package as the most desired factor, when choosing an employer. The findings were revealed by specialist recruiter, Randstad within its latest global employer […]

    WFH, a daily walk and a work-life balance: what Brits want post-Covid

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    Holidays abroad, regular nights out with friends and an enjoyable job are now less important than before lockdown, according to Brits. A study of 2,000 adults found 43 per cent have completely re-evaluated life and what really matters to them since the pandemic, with plans for travelling, having loads of money and a nice car […]

    A Match Made in Culinary Heaven: Spring/Summer Cocktail and Canape Pairings

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    Warmer days are on the horizon and many PAs are already underway with planning their company’s early summer events. As we are led by the Government advice on fresh air being a huge benefit to the covid-fight, many of these events will inevitably move outdoors, and catering will need to reflect the change of scene. […]

    EVENTS & MEETINGS REBOOT: Demand growing for bookings at The Lowry Hotel

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    PA Life kicks off a series of articles speaking to venues and events specialists about opening up following the restrictions, and the demand they’re already seeing. First up, we speak to The Lowry Hotel’s General Manager Adrian Ellis, who is also the Chair of Manchester’s Hoteliers Association… When are you expecting your venue to open […]

    The top 10 passive aggressive office put-downs – and how to tackle them

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    When a person is indirectly aggressive, their behaviour may fall under the umbrella of passive aggressive. According to UK Google trend data, the search term ‘passive aggressive behaviour’ has received a 227.27% uplift within the last year alone (May 2020 – April 2021). Such an uplift reflects the nations uncertainty with regards to how to […]

    7 in 10 workers feel optimistic about returning to work

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    As pubs, shops and other workplaces re-open, the success of the vaccine rollout has helped workers feel much more optimistic about their return to work than they were following November’s lockdown, according to Aviva’s research of more than 2,000 employed adults across the UK. Aviva’s third Employee Back to Work Index shows that 71% of workers […]

    The lessons all businesses should have learnt during the pandemic

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    Over a year on from the start of the pandemic and as lockdown is slowly lifted, many changes in the way we operate business are most likely here to stay. But what lessons do we need to ensure we have truly learnt from the pandemic? Thom Dennis, CEO at Serenity in Leadership, looks at what […]

    How will hybrid working affect the UK workforce?

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    By Stuart Duff, Partner and Head of Development at Pearn Kandola    The Covid-19 pandemic has been the biggest disruptor to the global workforce since the Industrial Revolution. The advent of mass remote working – as the norm – over the past year has enabled our work and home lives to coexist in ways which were unimaginable […]

    A man’s view on misogyny & gender equality at work

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    The recently re-ignited movement to make women feel safer in the streets has been reactive and powerful, so we asked Thom Dennis, CEO of Serenity in Leadership, whether this will extend to women in the workplace and whether it will also affect gender inequality at work. Here he also looks in detail at what the […]