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    Learning on the job is easy

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    A lot of PAs are thinking about the year ahead and looking at ways of gaining new skills. It’s difficult to justify spending time out of the office and there’s not always a budget for external training. But there are ways of learning on the job without sacrificing productivity, says Liane Davey, cofounder of 3COze […]

    The perks of the PA Life Club

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    Looking for a great way to network and grow your list of supplier contacts? The PA Life Club already offers huge benefits for members and 2016 promises to be an exciting year. PA Life Club members receive many perks for a year’s membership, which will include: • Numerous venue show rounds • Multiple discounts and […]

    Swedish dads encouraged to take paternity leave

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    Paternity laws changed in the UK last year, but there’s still a lot of confusion among new parents and women are typically the ones to take time off work to care for a baby. In Sweden, where gender equality is getting closer to perfect, men are strongly encouraged by the government to take paternity leave. […]

    Interview techniques

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    Avoid that awkward silence by brushing up with our interview top tips…  Mastering a perfect interview technique is the next step after your well-formed CV and covering letter has gained you the attention to be invited for an interview. Now, it’s time to grasp the new job opportunity by researching your technique. A series of standard […]

    Employers urged to ease menopause for women

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    As more women remain in the workforce through their menopausal years, many employers may need to do a better job of adopting policies that help ensure working conditions don’t make women’s symptoms worse, recent European guidelines urge.   Employers need to be sensitive to shifts in physical and mental health that women may experience during […]

    How to find your perfect job

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    With the news that nearly half of the UK workforce will look for a new job this year, you may be thinking it’s time for you to move on too. But how can you find the perfect role? Here are some tips from Kelly Kendall, Managing Director of recruitment firm Cordant People. Identify the job […]

    Why you should stay home when you’re sick

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    A recent survey by the CIPD shows a third of employers reported staff are still coming to work when they’re ill. But there comes a point when it goes beyond ‘soldiering on’ and becomes selfish. Here are some great reasons to stay home when you’re under the weather. You can still infect others without showing […]

    Half the UK workforce will look for a new job in 2016

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    Nearly half of the UK workforce will be looking for new jobs in 2016, with one in five workers already actively job hunting, according to new research from Investors in People. • 49% of people are looking to move jobs as the economy improves• Workers cite poor management and not feeling valued as reasons to […]

    10 things to stop worrying about at work

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    Your job is hard enough between booking your boss’s business trip and rearranging his or her diary without adding trivial things to your stress. Rhymer Rigby from The Telegraph presents 10 things you should stop worrying about at work. 1 PerfectionismDon’t try to give 100% on every single task. Focus on the ones that matter […]

    Employees struggle to balance work and family

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    According to a new report by finance firm Scottish Widows, only one in 10 employers encourage their staff to switch off when they get home after work and most would not consider offering flexible shift patterns. The study by the firm’s Centre for the Modern Family shows that fewer than a third of companies give […]