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1. Apps of the Week: Christmas Shopping
You work hard, you have a strict and busy schedule to keep you afloat amongst the deadlines, expectations and responsibilities of modern life. Then the holiday season strikes and now there’s more pressure on your time and money than ever, perhaps you might even consider a nice relaxing divorce to calm yourself down.

2. How HR needs to learn from Netflix
CEOs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are losing a fifth of their working week to HR activities, leading to many becoming unfocussed on business strategy and the ongoing growth of the company, according to new research. A report from HR software platform breatheHR has urged bosses to embrace the ‘Netflix’ approach as they risk weakening their business by prioritising busywork.

3. 10 things to know about the General Data Protection Regulation
On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force and will change the way organisations manage personal data. With less than six months to go, XpertHR advises that employers should start preparing now and has compiled a top 10 list of things all employers need to know about the GDPR.

4. Could you do a better job than your boss?
Millions of Brits see themselves as a better manager than their actual management, according to a new study by Multilotto.

5. Digital Edition: October 2017
Check out our latest magazine, featuring our profile with London PA of the Year, Katie Foster..

6. Workers reveal their weird daily rituals
More than half of Brits wish they were better with money, according to new research from OnePoll that revealed many of us regularly choose convenience over cost.

7. Join Asemblr at Google for a focus group this Friday
Asemblr, PA Life’s white label event planning platform, is a new digital proposition helping transform the event planning process. They are continuing to improve their solution to provide an end to end booking tool for all types of events. This innovative platform has been designed with PAs in mind and needs your event planning expertise to influence further development of their online booking tool.

8. What lucky charms do you bring to job interviews?
You’ve arranged to meet for a job interview, but how do you prepare? A superstitious bunch, us Brits will regularly depend on good luck charms to make us feel more confident when it comes to job interviews, deadline days and other stressful situations. I personally have never entered a job interview without first playing the James Bond theme through my headphones, but I’m not alone in my irrationality.

9. November declared the month of bad habits
November is the month where most Brits will end up slipping back into their old ways, and not always for the better according to new research. A study by Electric Tobacconist has revealed that the month before Christmas, and the stress it brings, sees a large number of us turning to bad habits to make it through the cold.

10. What’s the secret to becoming a CEO?
What career path should you consider if you’re aiming for the top? According to new research, a ‘traditional’ job and a lot of patience is the secret to success.

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    Toby Cruse

    Content Writer - PA Life

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