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    CrossCountry extends Advance on the Day tickets to EvolviNG platform

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    Leading train company CrossCountry, part of transport group Arriva, has extended availability of ‘Advance on the Day’ tickets to corporate travellers using the EvolviNG self-booking platform. The ‘Advance on the Day’ initiative has seen CrossCountry introduce across all its routes* the opportunity for passengers to buy discounted ‘Advance’ tickets within just 15 minutes of their […]

    Seminars selling out fast for office* 2016

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    With the full seminar line-up now announced, office* – the award-winning business event for executive office support professionals – is tracking ahead on seminar bookings for 2016. Renowned for attracting world-class speakers offering the best tailored training on the latest management techniques, prospective attendees are being encouraged to book their places as soon as possible, […]

    Volkswagen reinvents Transporter van as mobile office

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    Car manufacturer Volkswagen has reimagined its Transporter vans as a mobile office in the wake of a survey it conducted into the importance of commercial vehicles to the UK’s small businesses. According to Auto Express, there are two types of VW Transporter conversions using the new T6 model. One is designed as a “creative hub” […]

    Inadequate investment leaves British businesses exposed to digital skills gap

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    British businesses are not doing enough to boost employees’ digital competence, according to new research commissioned by Barclays. While almost half (47%) of all businesses believe better digital skills would lead to a more productive workforce, investment in digital upskilling remains low at only £109 per employee among medium and large businesses. The survey of […]

    A guide to dressing for success

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    Research shows that female job candidates are far more likely to be judged on their appearance than their male counterparts, so getting your wardrobe right as a woman is essential. Getting the balance between professional and fashionable is often a fine line. Luckily, the owners of luxury women’s business fashion brand Cecily have put together […]

    Tips to stay resilient with a bad boss

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    There’s nothing worse than working for a bad boss who’s rude and inattentive. For some PAs, their manager’s inability to make time for them is a daily struggle. Burnout prevention expert Paula Davis-Laack has some great tips to stay resilient when your executive is lacking in social skills. Focus on your own growth Track your […]

    High cost of childcare locking single parents out of work

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    Thousands of London’s single parents are being locked out of employment due to the high cost of childcare, according to a new report by Gingerbread. Analysis by the national charity for single parent families reveals that half of single parents are forced to borrow money in order to meet the high cost of childcare in the […]

    Céleste at The Lanesborough

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    The death of posh nosh has been greatly exaggerated, for Céleste at The Lanesborough has gone under the knife this past year – and it’s ‘posher’ than ever. Regency splendour is the name of the game here and white-gloved Englishness is but standard. I’m dining at 7pm on a Friday after being advised that dinner […]

    3 things that should make you happier at work but don’t

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    Research shows that half the UK workforce will look for a new job in 2016, but the reason for searching might not always be the best reason for leaving an employer. Guardian Careers journalist Charlotte Seager points out some of the things people think will make them happier at work but actually won’t. 1 More […]

    ‘Like a Boss’ TV show focuses on celebrity PAs

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    Most reality programmes focus on celebrities and their antics, but what about the people behind them? The new documentary series Like a Boss follows celebrity assistants to find out what it’s like to support the stars. Debuting on Oprah Winfrey’s US TV channel Oxygen this week, the show shifts the focus from celebrities and high-profile […]