Did you know that the average British person spends 3,507 days at work over a lifetime? That’s close to 10 years of our whole life. Given how much time we spend at the workplace, it’s important to love what we do. Your employees are the face of your company. They dictate the course of the […]
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London 50% more productive than any other UK region – but why?
London is over 50% more productive than any other region in the UK, according to new research from Durham University Business School. With the Government’s plans to level-up the rest of the UK, and ensure that there is little disparity between the various regions of the UK when it comes to work, wages and opportunities, […]
NEW RESTAURANT OPENING: RAI arrives in Fitzrovia next week
Having won critical acclaim at Hot Stone in Islington’s Chapel Market, Executive Chef Padam Raj Rai is launching a new creative and modern fusion concept, RAI, in Fitzrovia on January 21st. Drawing on 20 years’ experience in some of the city’s most renowned Japanese restaurants, including Nobu, Tsukiji and most recently Hot Stone, Padam’s tasting menus chart […]
Bumper pay increases set for professionals in 2022 as companies look to hold onto talent
Salaries for white collar professionals will increase by as much as 25% in the first quarter of 2022, as companies bouncing back after the Omicron-slowdown fight to hold onto their best staff. According to the findings from the Robert Walters 2022 UK Salary Guide, professional services firms are planning to increase their budget for pay raises […]
Can employers cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff?
Companies including IKEA and Wessex Water are reportedly cutting sick pay for unvaccinated employees who are self-isolating; instead of receiving full pay, they will now only be eligible for SSP. Under current Government guidance, people in England who have received at least 2 doses of the Covid vaccine are not required to self-isolate, however, unvaccinated […]
Research shows increase in mental health sick days following COVID-19 lockdown
New research from NTT DATA UK, a world leader in consulting and IT services, has found that subsequent COVID-19 lockdowns, and increased anxiety around working in times of COVID, have resulted in a long-term increase of 5% in the proportion of fit notes issued for mental health reasons. A fit note is an official document […]
Looking for Food & Drink providers? Check out the PA Life Recommended Supplier Directory!
If you’re looking for ways to keep staff fed and watered during or after lockdown the PA Life Recommended Supplier Directory is home to dozens of trusted Food & Drink partners ready to help. Our list of specialists covers everything from event catering to cake deliveries – There’s something to suit every requirement! Start Your […]
Millions of adults over 40 feel ‘held back’ in their careers because of failing eyesight
A survey of 1,500 UK employed adults aged between 40 and 60 found just under a third feel ‘stuck in a rut’ when it comes to their employment. And one in 10 blame their deteriorating eyesight for not plucking up the courage to do something different in their line of work. Almost half (49 per […]
42% of architects say office clients ‘aren’t interested’ in end-user health and wellbeing
A new survey suggests employee welfare is falling short when adapting workspaces. It reveals 46% of British architects cite significant challenges when designing social distancing measures for office employees, with two out of five (42%) feeling their office-owning clients aren’t interested in end-user health and wellbeing. This is despite the offer of professional guidance at […]
Brits enjoy their best sleep at age 24 – Then it’s downhill from there…
Research of 2,000 adults found almost half are convinced they slept better during their youth, while only 24 per cent think it has improved as they’ve gotten older. The research also found 55 per cent of the nation ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ get enough sleep. The survey, commissioned by health and wellness company, dōTERRA, identified family […]