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      Making meetings modern

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      Are you well on the way to finalising your company’s next conference venue, speakers and seminars, but don’t know how to engage potential delegates? In today’s world of technology, what is the best tool available? Michael Douglas discusses the benefits of using a mobile event app. Why create a mobile app?A good mobile application enables […]

      Come and join our club

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      PAs are often overlooked and not acknowledged as they should be, so that’s why the UK’s leading title for office professionals is launching the PA Life Club, a members’ only platform designed specifically for personal and executive assistants. Debuting at the Office show at Olympia on 8 October, the club will offer a whole raft […]

      Business travellers seek ways to avoid stress

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      The mere thought of business travel is usually enough to make us break out in a sweat. However, some travellers would appear to be using their journey as down time to focus on the simple pleasures of life rather than work. A recent survey conducted by American Express Global Business Travel shows that 72% of […]

      How to survive a difficult boss

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      There’s nothing more disheartening than going to work every day dreading the thought of facing an antagonistic boss. For those of us struggling with the idea of leaving a job to get away from a negative situation, Les McKeown has five steps to survive even the most difficult scenario. First, decide if it’s bad enough […]

      The Office show celebrates the PA profession

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      Are you a lifelong, dyed-in-the-wool, career PA? Then it’s time to get the recognition you deserve this year at the Office show, which will reward the dedication of the nation’s longest-serving PA. To mark this year’s National PA Day celebrations on 8 October at the Office show, a search for Britain’s veteran PAs has been […]

      New mini MBA exclusively for PAs

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      Do you want to develop your skills in the face of an ever-growing list of responsibilities, but are exhausted at the thought of endless evening courses and days out of the office? Then a new style of vocational training providing everything PAs need in one place, taught by former PAs, could be what you’re after. […]

      Freelancers urged to pay more attention to wage slips

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      More than half (58%) of PA freelancers in the UK do not understand their payslips, with the main reason cited as “I don’t need that level of detail”. According to research released by payroll umbrella company Paraplus, the results are of some concern as more than one third of freelance PAs (36%) said they had […]

      The rise of the virtual assistant

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      If you’re considering going from full-time company PA into a freelance role, this may be the ideal time. The number of individuals and businesses hiring online PAs, or virtual assistants, is doubling year on year, according to new statistics.   A recent survey conducted by job platform Elance shows there has been an 85% annual […]

      Traditional methods of communication remain strong

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      Communications technology in the modern age is advancing at an exponential rate and changing the way we communicate, both personally and professionally. With social networking and the ability to communicate with anyone anywhere in the world at our fingertips, the need for face-to-face communication would appear to be diminishing.   However, the value of meeting […]

      Simplify travel booking with Business First

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      In today’s corporate world, an increasing amount of a PA’s time is taken up planning travel. With the introduction of the Qi technology suite, Business First has designed simple-to-use tools to promote efficiency and, more importantly, save PAs valuable time booking business travel. The company’s iPortal is an interactive gateway with a wide range of […]