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      Make a great impression at the PA Life Training Day

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      Research shows that we make decisions about others within seconds of meeting them, so first impressions are paramount. Luckily, Positive Impact Coach Deborah Ogden will be on hand at the next PA Life Training Day to teach attendees how to create a strong personal brand. Deborah’s session, titled “First impressions, impact and influence”, will teach […]

      Women in secretarial and support roles most likely to gain new qualifications during career break

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      Original research from recruitment firm Robert Walters has revealed that women in secretarial and support roles are the most likely to pursue training or further education during a career break (often to have children, but also for a host of other reasons), with 43% saying that they had compared to just 23% of women in […]

      Back pain bad for business and business bad for backs

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      It has long been known that back pain is a major cause of work absence in the UK, but how many employers are aware that four in 10 believe work has caused it? In a recent survey by backpainhelp.com, 38% of people in the UK claimed that work caused their back or neck pain and […]

      5 tips for building positive relationships with your colleagues

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      When you spend the majority of your time at work with your co-workers, it’s important to be able to get along with them. Here, Carol Williams from iMindQ presents her top five tips for building positive relationships with your colleagues. 1 Listen up – When you’re having a conversation with your colleagues, really listen to […]

      Congratulations to our PA Show competition winner!

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      Those of you who stopped to see us at this year’s PA Show and International Confex had the chance to enter a competition to win a £100 Red Letter Days voucher. We’re pleased to announce that our winner is Helen Meikle, EA at Macmillan Publishing. When Helen received the news from PA Life Magazine Club […]

      9 ways to tech yourself smarter

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      Tweet-sized tricks from technology experts to help you upgrade your life. HOW DO I REVIVE A SODDEN SMARTPHONE? Unplug, turn off, and gently shake out. Zip it in a plastic bag with rice or silica gel packets to speed up drying. Wait for two days. Pray. 2. WHAT IS A “CLOUD” AND HOW DOES IT WORK? This […]

      PA Life Summit seminar programme unveiled

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      In addition to putting senior-level PAs in touch with a range of useful suppliers, this year’s PA Life Summit promises to deliver top-notch seminar content for attendees. The event’s opening presentation comes courtesy of Marguerita King, Owner of Personal-Assistant-Tips, who’ll be talking about ‘The Executive PA as a Person of Influence’. Margeurita has trained Executive […]

      Friday fun: crazy things you do when you work from home

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      Working from home is an experience meant only for the strong-willed. One day here and there is usually fine for most, but when it starts stretching into days and weeks, some people can’t handle the isolation and productivity goes out the window. Metro recently summed up some of the crazy things people do as a […]

      Better Health at Work Alliance steams ahead

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      The first organisation formed specifically to be a one-stop-shop for workplace health has launched its digital platform with the support of key expert organisations. The Better Health at Work Alliance (BHWA) is an industry-led, one-stop resource designed to make finding expertise and services easy so that implementing workplace health practice becomes a simple and obvious […]

      Make your next event a huge success

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      Experience soaring state rooms or first-class personal service at Hampton Court Palace or choose the newly re-furbished Britannia Stadium to make your next event a success with our March Conference Top Picks. Stoke City FC (pictured above) With executive catering for more than 1,000 people, a variety of function suites to choose from and a […]