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      Remote employees 87% more likely to love their job

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      Training firm Leadership IQ recently surveyed employees and found that telecommuters are 87% more likely to say they love their job than their office-bound counterparts. Only 24% of people based at their company’s office say they love their jobs, while 38% of mobile workers and 45% of telecommuters report being happy.The survey asked participants to […]

      Companies should take a wider view of office space as London pushed off top ten list for property investment

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      Companies gain from combining occupancy surveys with workplace tech to understand their offices.   London has been pushed off the list of top ten European cities ranked by property investment prospects, highlighting the increasingly perilous risks to businesses expanding their office space in London. This comes hard on the heels of the report last week […]

      Employers should be doing more to protect public from drink drivers

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      Following the recent announcement that the UK Government is to clamp down on drink and drug drivers, alcohol and drug safety experts are urging companies to be more vigilant when it comes to their alcohol and drug testing policies. Drugs and alcohol cost British businesses in excess of £6 billion per year in lost productivity […]

      Predictions for new financial services roles doubles in three years

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      Nearly two thirds (62%) of financial services executives predict an increase in new roles in H1 2016 compared to an average of 58% for all financial roles and just 31% three years ago The latest Professional Hiring Index (‘the index’) from Robert Half UK reveals that senior C-suite executives across UK companies plan to increase staff levels […]

      Financial fragility impacting UK’s productivity

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      A new study titled ‘Working Well’ from the Social Market Foundation think-tank conducted in partnership with financial employee benefits provider Neyber, finds that one in eight workers (13%) report that money worries have affected their ability to concentrate at work. The study shows low financial resilience is a significant cause of stress across the UK […]

      Join us for lunch at the London Elizabeth Hotel

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      Join the PA Life team for a networking buffet lunch at the London Elizabeth Hotel on Thursday, 4 February from 12-2pm. Located in the heart of the capital and overlooking Hyde Park, the London Elizabeth features 49 well-appointed rooms and suites. The property also offers a Persian restaurant, fully licenced bar and a beautiful garden […]

      Office art boosts productivity

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      Research at the University of Exeter shows that displaying works of art at the office can help boost productivity, lower stress and increase general wellbeing among employees. Dr Craig Knight, who has studied the psychology of working events at the university for 12 years, is heading up a research group called Identity Realisation (IDR). The […]

      Prep school PA spared jail in fraud case

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      Last year, we reported on Valerie Barber, a PA at a famed London prep school who duped parents into wiring money directly into her account. Barber has now been spared a lengthy jail term by pleading guilty to one count of fraud. The final figure of funds stolen by Barber is reported by the court […]

      Office workers prone to weight gain and back pain

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      One in five office workers say they have put on at least a stone in weight over the last year and most believe sitting at their desk all day is affecting their health, according to a study by audio communications firm Plantronics. The survey reveals that three out of four employees only leave their desk […]

      Tom Benson’s former PA files lawsuit

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      The former PA to Tom Benson, owner of two New Orleans sports teams, has filed action against the businessman for a significant amount of back pay. In new court papers, he alleges his dismissal was timed after he was questioned in a mental competency lawsuit against Benson. Rodney Henry’s original lawsuit against the New Orleans […]