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    New ‘handshake mouse’ to reduce wrist injury

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    A vertically-designed mouse designed to emulate a handshake has been launched by Dutch ergonomic experts BakkerElkhuizen. The style is meant to reduce strain as the handshake position means that when using a vertical mouse the wrist doesn’t bend sideways as much and the lower arm needs less inward rotation. This means there is much less muscle […]

    Creating a disability-friendly workplace in 2018

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    Paula Marshall is head of furniture category sales at Office Depot UK & Ireland. Tailoring workplaces to employees with disabilities is rightfully shifting up the agendas of many facilities managers as employers are waking up to the advantages of a diverse workforce. Hiring from a larger talent pool means that employers can ensure that they […]

    How to get the best out of Human Resources management software

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    Pierce Ivory is the Marketing Director & Content Manager at Advance Systems, a company that provides world-class enterprise workforce software. Involved in digital since 2010, Pierce completed a Master’s degree in digital marketing getting first class honors. He specializes in the field of people operations and HR management for B2B software companies. You can find […]

    PAs are beating the January blues by focussing on work

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    PA Life readers have revealed how they’re dealing with the January blues as the post-holiday season draws on. We asked our Twitter followers how they’re feeling and what they’re planning to do to combat the blues, receiving a wide range of responses but with one clear winner. How are you feeling this #BlueMonday? — PA […]

    Will you be joining us at Rick Stein Marlborough?

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    Our next Club event will take place at Rick Stein Marlborough, Wiltshire for an evening of bubbles, nibbles and few extra treats along the way, will we see you there? Taking place at the world-renowned restaurant chain on Thursday 25th January, shake off the January blues with a glass of prosecco on arrival and a cocktail demonstration […]

    International Confex Launches Confex Future Focus

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    International Confex is delighted to announce a new addition to the Confex portfolio with the launch of Confex Future Focus, which will take place on July 4th & 5th 2018 at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester. Simon Farnfield, Event Director explains the rationale behind the launch, “The North, and North West of England in particular, is a […]

    VA company to support local businesses

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    Executive VPA is celebrating its six year anniversary by inviting customers and local business owners to an evening of celebration as it sets its sights on SMEs. The business, owned by recent PA Life contributor Joanne Hawkins, is looking to emphasise simplicity and efficiency through a new system that she hopes will be of great use […]

    Freelance and maternity cover expected to spike as pregnancy surge begins

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    Businesses are being predicted to brace themselves as pregnancy rates will reach their highest numbers all year, according to reports. Wednesday 17 January 2018 marks a nationwide pregnancy day as more than 10,000 women are expected to take tests following National Babymaking Day two weeks earlier. While recruiters will be waiting anxiously for the news, […]

    How to beat Blue Monday

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    Blue Monday, the third Monday of January is often touted as the most depressing day of the year, but it doesn’t have to be! The PA Life team have detailed their top tips for tackling the January blues today, with the hope that you’ll leave the office with a spring in your step. Book a […]

    Venue of the Week: Sea Containers Events

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    Launched in March last year and managed by Green & Fortune, Sea Containers Events is housed in the iconic Sea Containers building on the South Bank. Sea Containers Events offers over 25,000 square foot of event space. Situated on the 12th and 13th floors, each of the five internal space offers floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking some […]