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    A quarter of UK employees job hunt during office hours

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    If you regularly check out job sites while you’re supposed to be working then you’re not alone, as a new survey reveals that almost a quarter (23%) of office workers do the same. The poll by Safetica, a provider of employee monitoring and data protection software, also shows that nearly a third (33%) of employees […]

    Half of all employees still report for work when ill

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    Nearly half of all office workers (46%) feel pressurised to come into work by their immediate managers and more than half of these again (53%) are female employees. The “Under Pressure” study, conducted by Adecco Retail, reveals a large difference between younger and older workers: three-quarters (78%) of 16-24 year olds feel obliged to come […]

    More women are in senior management roles

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    To mark International Women?s Day 2013 on 8 March, research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals more women are going into senior management than at any time since 2010. However, progress is slower in the G7 group of developed economies, where economic performances have been stuttering, than in the high growth economies […]

    PAs reveal their clients’ most hated tasks

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    A survey has revealed the least popular tasks dealt with by virtual PAs, outsourced from the SMEs for whom they work. According to the virtual PAs of small business owners, the most unpopular tasks are processing expenses and chasing payments, says Time Etc, a virtual PA company based in England and overseas PAs were able […]

    Women making great strides in boardroom diversity

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    Figures show that current female representation on corporate boards has increased to 17.3 percent, up from 12.5 per cent in 2011, with William Hill setting an award-winning example. The news comes two years after Lord Davies? Report ?Women on Boards?, which recommended that FTSE 100 boards should aim for a minimum of 25 percent female […]

    Office work proves a thankless task

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    When was the last time your boss said thank you? If you?re struggling to remember then you?re not alone. A new study from office experts Avery reveals that nearly half of UK office workers haven?t had a thank you from their boss in over a year. The research comes as Avery Rewards returns for 2013 […]

    Office romances get the thumbs up from HR

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    As the PA Life reader survey last year showed, many of you have had, and get away with, office romances. But how does HR feel about it? According to new research undertaken by recruitment specialist OfficeTeam, the office may no longer be off-limits for meeting potential partners, with 97% of HR directors surveyed either always […]

    Employers count the cost of office love affairs

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    We don?t mean to be spoilsports, but while love is in the air this Valentine?s, North West law firm Maxwell Hodge has warned that businesses can face charges of harassment and discrimination, as a result of an office romance.   Employment Lawyer, Heather Grant at Maxwell Hodge said: ?Many firms don?t have policies in place covering […]

    Women will earn £0.5 million less over a lifetime than men

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    Chris Parke, CEO of Talking Talent (pictured left), has commented on the recent report from the Chartered Management Institute that revealed the wage gap between men and women can be up to half a million pounds difference in the same role. Parke says: ?A new report out from the Chartered Management Institute highlights that gender […]

    Hilton Terminal Five Launch Guide to Global Business

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    Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal Five has launched a Guide to Global Business this month. Aimed at those organising events for worldwide clients. Capitalising on both its airport location and conference and events bookings, involving large numbers of international delegates, the hotel has devised the guide as a way to help organisers welcome the world to […]