• Top 10 stories of the week

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    It’s June already? Where does the time go? Some of you might have taken some time off this week to enjoy half-term with your children and are facing the reality that you have to go back to work on Monday. Don’t fret – enjoy the weekend safe in the knowledge that summer is right around the corner. Before we clock out, let’s take a look at our top 10 stories of the week.

    1. IAM endorses PA Life Training Day
    The Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) has announced its endorsement for the upcoming PA Life Training Day. Confirming that the Training Day is of the highest possible quality, the endorsement is awarded to programmes that greatly encourage the development of skills and abilities for admin professionals.

    2. Abigail Jones joins line-up at the London Venues Summit
    Executive Assistant Abigail Jones has been announced as a speaker at the upcoming London Venues Summit on 3 July.

    3. Workers share ways workplaces need to tackle demotivation
    Tiles Direct is urging companies to reassess office conditions following a study revealing ways workers lose motivation in the workplace. 61% of young people and over a quarter of British workers admitted to making career decisions based on the aesthetic of an office, with many being put off a job by how oppressive their workspace looked and felt.

    4. Survey reveals Britain’s worst manager habits
    Research shows that two in every three UK employees is experiencing the wrath of a bad boss. With so many people unhappy with management, job site Glassdoor wanted to find out exactly what annoyed them most about their execs.

    5. Craig Harris first male named PA of the Year in SuperAchievers awards
    Executive Assistant Craig Harris has become the first man crowned PA of the Year at Pitman’s Training’s SuperAchiever Awards. The nominees are put forward by colleagues for their outstanding achievements before being subjected to a public vote, with Harris being applauded for his success after becoming a PA without previous experience.

    6. Concerns raised as bosses aren’t ready for Ramadan
    As 3% of British workers admit to being discriminated against due to their religion or beliefs, specialists are worried that not enough is being done by bosses to prepare for Ramadan, which begins this Friday.

    7. Chelsea FC introduces waitlist benefits
    Chelsea Football Club has announced the launch of its new benefits for those looking to join the annual hospitality waitlist. Introducing the perks for the first time in its history, the launch comes after a record-breaking 96% hospitality renewal rate into the next football season.

    8. PA Life Club members experience the best of Tudor Park
    A group of PA Life Club members recently travelled to Kent to network and experience everything on offer at Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club.

    9. 6 tips to help you win at a performance review
    Performance reviews are a necessary evil for office workers. They allow you to keep in touch with how your boss feels you’re doing so you can set clear objectives for yourself every year. These meetings also give you the chance to prove you’re worth the investment – and perhaps bargain for a pay rise along the way. Here are some tips from Glassdoor for winning at your next performance review.

    10. Searcys launches one-stop venue-booking service
    Hospitality company Searcys has launched an online venue sourcing and booking service, hoping to offer a streamlined, centralised, one-stop solution for event organisation. The service, Exclusive Events, covers all of the company’s event destinations across London and Bath, including restaurants, champagne bars and private clubs from The Gherkin to the Bath Assembly Rooms.


    Molly Dyson

    Editor – PA Life

    All stories by: Molly Dyson