Throughout September we’re going to be covering business travel With many PAs being placed in charge of their company’s travel budget, knowing which suppliers to turn to is becoming incredibly important. We cover everything from airlines and rail operators to chauffeur services and serviced apartments, including analysis and commentary from industry leaders. If you want […]
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Britain marked ‘sick man of Europe’ as Brits are working too hard
British life expectancy is trailing behind the rest of Europe, with the gap only expected to get wider according to expert statements. Writing in The Times, public health specialist Sir Michael Marmot is warning that action needs to be taken to ensure the health of Brits as he declared the UK the ‘sick man and […]
How HR needs to learn from Netflix
CEOs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are losing a fifth of their working week to HR activities, leading to many becoming unfocussed on business strategy and the ongoing growth of the company, according to new research. A report from HR software platform breatheHR has urged bosses to embrace the ‘Netflix’ approach as they risk […]
See the 12 worst commuters we deal with every day
Commuting is a cause of daily stress for most of us, and it’s not going to change any time soon. The work commute was ranked among PA Life readers’ worst parts of office life, sharing the lead with bad bosses, and the people the other people on the road or taking the same transport as […]
How Unique are You?
New research has uncovered the odds of you being one of a lucky few with certain appearances, possessions, and abilities. Stressed for an interview and mentally comparing yourself to the other candidates in the waiting room, it can be easy to forget what makes you stand out from the crowd. However, very soon, and in […]
Should non-smokers get fresh air breaks?
Workers across the country feel like they’re missing out on breaks because they don’t smoke, according to a new survey conducted by Flavour Boss. The research revealed that many think a short ‘fresh air break’ for those who don’t smoke would benefit employee productivity, morale, and health. 80% of people admitted they don’t find it […]
Do you get a lunch break?
PA Life readers have revealed their lunch habits, with some admitting they work straight through their lunch break. Following reports that some Brits are eating the same lunch every day, our readers revealed their midday meal choices, but not many admitting to having the same dish on different days. Plenty of respondents to our twitter […]
Additional free childcare explained
The Government this month introduced additional free childcare hours for working parents, allowing parents of three and four year-old children to get 30 hours of nursery care each week. Are you eligible and how do you apply? You can usually get 30 hours free childcare if you (and your partner, if you have one) are: […]
Are you annoying your colleagues…?
New research has found that body odour, interrupting a meeting and a messy desk are the top three annoyances for office staff. Some 586 working Brits were surveyed by Vapourlites and asked to list the colleague habits they found most irritating. Once a list was compiled, another survey was conducted to identify where participants were […]
Mental health issue biggest cause of being signed off – but employers more understanding
Following statistics released by the NHS that show one in three fit notes in the UK relates to mental health issues, Bupa, has welcomed a new attitude within the workplace, but claims more must be done. According to Bupa research, three in 10 (30%) people say that talking about mental health at work is less […]