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    Tried & tasted: AD12 at T42

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    The incredible space on the 24th floor of London’s Tower 42 was home to Gary Rhodes’s restaurant, Rhodes Twenty-Four, until his contract ended in September. Facing the possibility of an empty restaurant during the busy Christmas season, Restaurant Associates approached Michelin-starred chef Anthony Demetre (pictured) for a 12-week pop-up at AD12 at T42, prior to […]

    Safety a top priority for business travellers

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    What really matters most to your executives when they are on the road? It seems that safety, communication with loved ones and fitness top the list, according to a survey of 675 business travellers.   Safety and security concerns come out in first place, with 76% saying they feel it is important for their employers […]

    Plan the perfect party with these top tips

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    Organising a party can be a bit of a headache at the best of times – who to invite, what to serve, what entertainment to provide and so on, but when it comes to organising an event for your company then the pressure is really on. Fear not, however, as Julia Dowling is on hand […]

    The true cost of being an office worker

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    Workers in the UK spend a staggering £67 billion a year on costs incurred because of their jobs. Work-related expenses such as such as childcare, commuting, work clothes and computer equipment cost the average full-time employee £2,681 each year, accounting for 12% of their disposable income. Although salaries have risen by around 1.4%, the average […]

    Security and speed in printing

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    Office printing is often a topic of heated discussion in the workplace. Giving employees the freedom to print anything, any time, can become costly and risky, as accidental data leaks are more likely to happen with increased printing. More offices are looking for ways to cut back on these factors while maintaining a high level […]

    Getting the balance with your boss just right

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    It’s important to be supportive of your boss, but it’s also equally as important to provide feedback from time to time, especially if you feel your input could benefit the company. As long as it’s done respectfully, managers appreciate employees who aren’t afraid to speak their minds. Knowing how and when to offer feedback or […]

    Charing Cross Hotel completes major makeover

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    The Charing Cross Hotel in central London has invested half a million pounds in its meetings and events spaces. The refurbishment project, which was completed at the end of August, saw eight of the hotel’s meeting and event rooms completely redesigned and refurbished, with new technology available, including HD presentation equipment, smart TVs and convenient […]

    Office support roles on the rise

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    Recent graduates looking to break into a career as a PA, or those simply after a change in scenery, will notice that the job market for secretarial and support roles is full of possibilities. Vacancies in this sector are on the rise, according to a recent study by specialist recruiter Robert Walters. The research shows […]

    PA Life debate set to raise awareness of CPD

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    With office technology evolving so rapidly and new legislation affecting the workplace coming into play, the need for administrative professionals to keep up to speed with all the latest developments is more pressing than ever. But which courses offer real value, what exactly should PAs be looking for when it comes to continuing education and […]

    Making meetings modern

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    Are you well on the way to finalising your company’s next conference venue, speakers and seminars, but don’t know how to engage potential delegates? In today’s world of technology, what is the best tool available? Michael Douglas discusses the benefits of using a mobile event app. Why create a mobile app?A good mobile application enables […]