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    It’s holiday season in the office and as the sun finally begins to bring us into the weekend, we’re looking forward to putting our feet up at last! We’ve enjoyed reading your comments and responses on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, so be sure to follow and like our pages to keep up to date and have your say in future stories! But before you head off to those pages, why don’t you catch up with the best this week has had to offer below:

    1. ‘Culture Mile’ set to boost London events offering

    The City of London Corporation, together with the BarbicanGuildhall School of Music & DramaLondon Symphony Orchestra and Museum of London, has announced plans for a major destination for culture and creativity in the Square Mile.

    2. Hone your skills at the next PA Life Training Day

    Personal and executive assistants of all levels can improve their existing skills and learn new ones at the next PA Life Training Day, taking place on Monday, 25 September at the InterContinental London – The O2.

    3. Brits time holiday social media posts to make colleagues jealous

    The traditional paper postcard is going out of fashion thanks to the internet, with Brits preferring social media to share their holiday memories.

    4. Google employee dismissed over anti-diversity comments

    A Google employee who posted a controversial memo to colleagues has been fired, according to the BBC. The memo, which was posted on an internal company forum, sparked outrage after arguing that women often find themselves earning less than men down to ‘biological causes’.

    5. Offices urged to reflect a diverse Britain

    Workplaces need to do more to embrace their diverse workforce, according to new figures that show Brits are still feeling discriminated against in the office.

    6. Office workers reveal their biggest bugbears

    Tough times call for everyone to dig deep at work, but a new survey reveals that tensions between office workers and bosses might be at an all-time high. We’re all guilty of an occasional work grumble, but it seems this is on the increase in the current climate.

    7. The July/August issue of PA Life is out now

    The latest issue of PA Life is now available to read online.

    Inside you’ll find everything you need to plan the perfect Christmas party in our suppliers’ guide – think unique venues, tasty catering and even the ideal place to escape the winter blues.

    8. Is your work ethic affecting your relationship?

    Your organisation in the office could be the key to a successful love life, according to new studies. A survey by Rescue Remedy revealed that relationships regularly reach breaking point due to a lack of organisation and communication skills, with many across the country admitting their partner is often responsible for being late for work, appointments and meetings with friends.

    9. App of the Week: Zipongo

    Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we eat healthier with Zipongo.

    10. PAs desire to feel valued

    Contrary to our own Twitter poll that shows colleagues are the most important aspect of a job, the new Hays What Workers Want Report 2017 reveals PAs are heavily influenced by pay when deciding whether to stay in a job or accept a new one.


    Toby Cruse

    Content Writer - PA Life

    All stories by: Toby Cruse