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1. What your workspace says about you – seven signs that reveal your true personality
An awful lot can be revealed about a person’s personality by taking a look at their workspace, according to new research from commercial property specialist


2. PA Profile: Sandy Chander
Jade Burke catches up with Sandy Chander to find out how she hopes to raise more awareness of dyslexia and why she’s known as a ‘walking prospectus’.

Sandy Chander from Hyper Recruitment Solutions shot at the Athenaeum Hotel, Piccadilly, London for PA LIfe Magazine. 10/4/2018

3. Negative first impressions are deterring PAs from pursuing jobs
According to new research carried out by recruiting expert, by Hays PA & Secretarial, 55 per cent of PAs surveyed have been deterred from pursuing a role due to a poor first impression.


4. The secret to feeling young? Yoga, love and red wine
The poll of 1,500 people also revealed that singing along to music, spending time with people younger than yourself and doing puzzles also featured.


5. Top 10 tips to ace your next job interview
Job interviews are an often daunting experience, but with the right planning and preparation they can be turned into a much smoother process, helping allay any nerves along the way.


6. PA Life Club: Visit Wilde Aparthotel by Staycity
Taking place on July 5, 2018, from 6pm to 9pm, guests will be able to take a tour around the space and its varied accommodation offering.

Stay city

7. How to nail ‘off-agenda’ activities
Amy Lavelle, business development manager at Lakeside Hotel and Spa, shares her top tips on making the most of meetings and events by including an off-agenda activity.


8. PA Life Club: Visit the seaside with Butlin’s Bognor Regis
On September 6, from 1pm to 6.30pm, members will be able to enjoy lunch at one of the onsite restaurants and a tour around its conference centre, public spaces and accommodation.

butlins bognor regis

9. One in three employers won’t hire a transgender candidate
A new report has revealed a strong prejudice among UK companies, with one in three admitting they are less likely to hire a transgender worker and 43 per cent ‘unsure’.


10. Want more productive staff? Keep them out of the office
Working from home makes staff more productive – while noisy colleagues are the biggest hindrance, according to a new report published for World Productivity Day today (June 20th).