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    Something to look forward to, beyond Christmas

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    It’s easy to assume that the majority of teams across the nation are looking forward to the festive season; mince pies, time off, get-togethers and tacky jumpers. However, you may be in need of a reason to keep the mood upbeat during the dreaded January blues. Here’s where early planning of a company away day […]

    App of the Week: Shuffle My Life

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    When I’m busy and a deadline looms, I often feel as if there isn’t enough time in the world to get everything done. Despite this, when I actually have a moment to breathe and reassess, I normally end up feeling like I have nothing to do; my internal to-do list becomes so clogged up with […]

    Are you prepared for the changing data laws?

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    Experts are urging small businesses to familiarise themselves with the upcoming changes in data protection, following results revealing more than half of SMEs have no idea what they need to do for the new GDPR. Research by Collyer Bristow showed that bigger businesses are more aware of how the changes could affect them, but even […]

    Employees are losing their passion for work in their 40s

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    Brits are losing their passion for their job at an average age of 42, with 76 per cent revealing that they go to work to be able to afford to live. The survey of 2,000 British workers by Paymentsense found that of those in their 40s, around half revealed that they needed to work just […]

    International Confex builds on deal with Venu-IQ

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    International Confex has once again joined forces with Venu-IQ for next year’s annual show, which takes place in London’s Olympia. As the partnership enters its third year, the company will provide event management analytics, supporting the organisers with real time crowd management data and assisting them in encouraging footfall across the show. “This is a […]

    Find some #MondayMotivation with these top 5 productivity tools

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    Sometimes it can be hard to find that extra dose of #MondayMotivation, especially when you’re faced with a myriad of emails first thing in the morning and your to-do list becomes longer than your arm. And nobody has a to-do list longer than a PA, EA, admin assistant or office manager. But fear not, there’s […]

    A quarter of Brits believe their colleagues are lazy

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    Brits feel that their colleagues are lazy, with only 68 per cent revealing that their co-workers are good at the job. Research carried out by Dropbox in conjunction with The School of Life of 2,000 workers found that a quarter (23 per cent) think of their colleagues as lazy. However, respondents also enjoyed being idle […]

    How to be the frontline decision maker

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    Anna Walmsley, founder of DMC VIP Event Management in the south of France, shares her tips on how PAs can build their profile to ensure they are the lead decision maker Before setting up my business as a destination management consultant (DMC), organising corporate VIP events and incentive travel in the South of France, Andorra and Barcelona, […]

    Office workers aren’t making the most of breaks

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    Office workers are not making the most of their breaks at work, with working environments and employers preventing them from taking a break. A study conducted by One Poll on behalf of Nestle Professional, found that 13 per cent of workers fail to take a break during an average working day with 19 per cent […]

    Sleep depravation is preventing productivity

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    A lack of sleep is preventing employees from being more productive in the workplace, according to new research. A study carried out by Sealy UK found that 70 per cent of workers would be more productive if they had more sleep, while one in 25 have admitted to falling asleep at work. 11 per cent […]