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    Improved communication is key in business travel

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    PAs who are responsible for booking business travel will need effective communication to help achieve their travel programme objectives in 2013, according to findings from Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s latest survey. The research shows that communication is vital whether the goal is to improve travel policy compliance, mandate the use of preferred hotels, or provide critical […]

    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 […]

    Top 10 apps for business on the go

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    You may have heard of these services, but did you know you can have them all ready to hand on your desktop, smartphone or tablet? LinkedIn An excellent way to find and connect with more than 200 million members worldwide and stay up to date with people in your professional network. Functions include sending group […]

    Time to go digital

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    Hosting an event, whether large or small, in this technology-fixated world doesn’t need to be rocket science. Haralambos Stavrou shares his tips in how to take yout events to the next level using the latest digital wizardry. The digital age is changing the shape of events for ever. Many companies now hold virtual events over […]

    Forget France & ignore Italy

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    If you?re having a staff get-together or entertaining clients, it?s all about the best of British wines.  As a nation, we?ve never been more patriotic. The royal celebrations last year saw street parties take place up and down the country, sparking a return to the community spirit of decades ago. And now, companies are choosing […]

    London Venues Summit 2016

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    4 July 2016, Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London –  The London Venues Summit is a ?must attend? event for senior-level PAs, corporate event organisers and venue bookers who want to find inspirational and unique venues within our capital city for their future events.

    Be wise, socialise

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    Being stuck behind your desk for hours on end may show your dedication to the job, but PAs need to get out there and network in order to perform their role more effectively, as Abigail Wills finds out.  ?I cannot tell you how much I have got out of networking,? says Sue France, a PA […]

    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 […]