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How to manage staff holiday leave this summer

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Advice by Alan Price, CEO of BrightHR… There’s a lot to consider when managing your staff’s annual leave, but what do you do when multiple people want to book the same time off? This is common at popular times of the year, such as Christmas and during the Summer. And it’s likely to be a bigger […]

Ten expert tips on how to homeschool children while working from home

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With a third national lockdown closing most UK schools, many parents will once again have to balance homeschooling while still doing their own work. So how do you balance home education and working from home? Oxford Home Schooling, one of the UK’s leading home education providers, has given its ten top tips on how to do just that. 1. Don’t worry about recreating the full school […]

How to create a healthy balance between work and your relationship

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By Patricia Jackson, psychologist and relationship expert Juggling a career and a relationship can be hard work, especially if you are dedicated to your professional success. However, if you want to nurture a healthy personal life, it is vital to learn how to balance them. Were you in a long-term relationship when your career took […]

Working from Home with Kids (Round Two) – Advice for Parents

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As the reality of the next few months sinks in, more parents once again face the hardships of home schooling and home working. Working from home is tough. Home schooling is very tough. So, if you must combine the two for a long period of time, how are you going to cope? Jonathan Ratcliffe from […]

Looking for a new job? How to message a recruiter on LinkedIn

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Following the impact of Covid-19 on the economy, we have seen widespread business closures, pay cuts, reduced hours, and redundancies, resulting in many workers looking for a new venture. Today, LinkedIn is one of the go-to platforms for budding job hunters searching for a new role, therefore the competition is high. To help those looking […]

Opinion: Why PAs & EAs should aim to be ambassadors for their colleagues

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By Kate Warburton, EA to the CEO at Truphone With all of the responsibilities that Executives/Managers have to deal with on a day-to-day basis, it is often easy for them to not recognise, or merely just not have the time to think about ideas/issues that may seem obvious to you and/or your colleagues. Some Senior […]

PA Life Lockdown Stories: Marie Heinsen, Sagittarius

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Our new series takes a look at how PA Life readers are coping with working during the lockdown. First up, we talk to Marie Heinsen, Executive Assistant to the co-founders and head of Sagittarius Agency Services… How long have you been working from home?My daughter finished school on Friday March 20th – that was my […]

Coronavirus: MIA issues best practice guidance for meetings & events

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The Meetings Industry Association (mia) is calling for fairness and solidarity across the industry to help mitigate the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 on trade.  Nearly three-quarters of the mia member venues have had events cancelled as a result of fears of Coronavirus COVID-19 and it says there are serious concerns about the future of the industry should […]

Coronavirus: How businesses can prepare

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Coronavirus is here, the WHO has now declared it a global pandemic and countries including the UK are on various stages of lockdown. Business owners must continue to monitor the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on their employees, facilities and supply chains as decisions may need to be made quickly to take account of what […]

Presenteeism ‘inadvisable for businesses during coronavirus outbreak’

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We asked Hira Ali, author of Her Way To The Top: A Guide To Smashing The Glass Ceiling, to explain more about presenteeism amidst the coronavirus outbreak… Why do some people suffer from presenteeism more than others? Being absent or working from home is traditionally associated with laziness. There is also a long standing office […]

General Election 2019: What do employers need to know?

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By Paul Holcroft, Associate Director at HR consultancy, Croner 2019 is shaping up to be another eventful year in the world of politics, with the country heading to the polls on 12th December. The reaction to this announcement has already made political discussions in the workplace near inescapable. While it is natural for employees to discuss […]

8 signs you’re mentally prepared for promotion

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Do you spend your commutes dreaming of the corner office? Do you take the stairs rattling off a list of your key skills and qualities? No matter where you work, at some point or another, nearly all of us want to progress in our careers.   It can be easy to know if you’re ready from […]

Roomex eBook: How The Wellness of Executive Assistants Impacts the Bottom Line

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Stress in the workplace is high for the majority of roles, but in particular – for personal assistants. 73% of PAs feel stressed at work on a daily basis. Since their day to day workload is heavy and ever changing, it can be difficult to build up processes. Business admin tasks come with the job – yet a […]

Here’s how to become a professional transcriber and work from home

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According to a 2018 study, remote work will become one of the major business trends in 2019, and it is expected to become the standard mode of working for Generation Z, who are tipped to make up 36 per centof the global workforce by 2020.  Remote working has been a rising trend and demand is felt […]

How to prepare your travellers for Brexit

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As we approach the impending withdrawal from the EU, many travellers are still in the dark about how Brexit will impact the way we travel. With that in mind, Peter Snowdon, head of global account management at TAG, shares his insights on how travellers can best deal with the changes. Although a lot of uncertainty […]

Best etiquette hacks for business travellers

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Our jobs can see us travel around the world to meet with clients and colleagues, from the USA and Japan to places in Europe – business can take us anywhere. As such, Irma Hunkeler from digital marketing agency, Re:signal, shares a selection of etiquette tips travellers need to know. When you are on a business […]

How to ensure your hotel guests are safe

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Staying overnight in another location can be unnerving if you are by yourself and in an unfamiliar place, so what can hotels do to ensure their guests feel safe? Jamie Roberts, copywriter at Mediaworks, shares his thoughts from the benefits of enhanced CCTV and why hotels need a clear response plan. There are many factors […]

Opinion: Find your tribe

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It’s no secret that building a strong internal network can help your career thrive. We speak to Lucy Chamberlain, founder and CEO of  C&C Search, about how finding your tribe can boost your career.  A supportive, thriving network within your workplace can be transformative to your career. Intentionally nurturing the right relationships, and building your tribe, […]


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