Top 10 stories of the week

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We’ve had a great week at PA Life, travelling down to Butlin’s Bognor Regis for our latest PA roundtable discussion – watch out for the full write-up in our March/April issue at the end of the month. With warm weather teasing us, we’re definitely ready for the weekend. First, let’s look at our most popular stories of the week.

1. 7 ways to ensure a good night’s sleep
Almost half of Brits believe their career has a negative impact on their sleep, according to a study by AXA PPP Health Tech and You. The Sleep Council has declared March as National Bed Month to shine a light on the importance of sleep and the effects a bad night can have on your working day. Feeling tired and irritable can affect relationships with colleagues and can lead to a loss of concentration, which can greatly impact your work. With this in mind, AXA PPP Healthcare has compiled its top seven ways to combat fatigue and help get a good night’s kip.

2. App of the week: Jobmagnt
Searching for a new job is simultaneously exciting and excruciating. Trawling through online job boards and trying to make the most of your list of contacts isn’t exactly everyone’s idea of having fun during their down time. Jobmagnt makes the hunt a little bit easier by combining the interface of a popular dating app with recruitment.

3. Are you approaching burnout?
Discover the burnout signs you need to look out for and how to reignite, says EA Abigail Jones.

4. Let 365 Aviation do all the hard work for you
Booking a private jet or helicopter might seem like a complicated task when you haven’t done it before, especially when you have a hundred and one other tasks demanding you attention. Where do you start? 365 Aviation can help.

5. The mindful business
Successful but stressed? Follow a path to greater happiness. ESPA Life at Corinthia is the first UK spa to launch a suite of six unique mindfulness therapies. Amelia Walker checks in.

6. On demand doctors want you to take control of your health
A new website is aiming to combat workplace absence through a dedicated team of online doctors. AKEALife.co.uk offers businesses quick mobile access to health advice for employees on-demand. The service is hoping to crack down on workplace illnesses as individual cases can be assessed and dealt with quickly before sickness can spread.

7. Prince William encourages mental health support in the workplace
With over a quarter of UK workers diagnosed with a mental health condition admitting to not discussing it at work out of embarrassment, officials including the Duke of Cambridge are urging for increased support in the workplace.

8. The five-minute travel safety game every corporate traveller should play
The five-minute ‘Travel Wise’ game, created by the team at beTravelwise, invites corporate travellers to test – and refresh – their travel safety knowledge by answering multiple choice questions on 10 pertinent topics – pre-travel booking, things to know before you travel, packing, arrivals, vehicles, at the hotel, health, free time, medical support, and home again.

9. 10 steps to successful corporate events from Apex
Today’s PAs are often expected to be event professionals. But organising corporate events can be a minefield. Here are some top tips from the experts at Apex to help you triumph.

10. How do Europe’s happiest workers compare to Britain’s least satisfying job?
The Netherlands has been named as the home of the happiest employees, as well as featuring the lowest rates of disinterest through Europe. Joining for fifth place behind the Netherlands, Poland and Germany was the UK, which shared the spot with France and Germany.

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    Molly Dyson

    Former Editor – PA Life

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