In today’s modern world a PA wears many hats, from booking business travel to organising a boss’s schedule, they always ‘bend over backwards’. Here, Georgina Hathaway, freelance PA, explains why when an exec welcomes a PA, they are not just getting an assistant, they are also gaining a superhero. Personal assistant “Do I need one?” […]
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As we continue to keep you informed on what’s happening in the events world and up to date, don’t forget to check us out on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. Cast your votes for your industry favourites with the PA Assist Awards PA Life has been nominated for the fifth consecutive year in the Periodical Publications for the PA category. […]
5 minutes with… Mary Portas
We’ve heard from the PAs themselves about their day-to-day lives in the workplace, but we’ve decided to ditch the rule book and speak to a boss to find out what they look for in an assistant. In a special ‘5 minutes with…’, Jade Burke speaks to retail consultant and broadcaster Mary Portas, to find out why […]
Join us at the PA Life Christmas party awards
This year’s PA Life Christmas Party will be held at the prestigious London venue, Toy Room. As part of the fun of the evening, PA Life has introduced five prestigious awards. The awards night, being held on November 26 will see PA Life announce the winners. The awards include: Networker of the year – an […]
Does age discrimination leave you at a disadvantage?
Being an assistant is a lifestyle that most will have for the majority of their working years. A good assistant/boss relationship will see the same team stick together for years on end, moving company to company in pursuit of perfect harmony. But with a large age-range of EAs mixing to share knowledge at networking events, […]
Could you soon be working remotely?
It’s no secret that more of us are choosing to work remotely instead of heading into the office, the rise of the Virtual Assistant is something that has really become its own brand of assistant in the last ten years. The growing trend is becoming more popular within all industries and that may not be […]
Opinion: It’s a man’s world
We spend around a third of our life at work, so as you can imagine it must be difficult to feel like you don’t fit in with others. Vincenzo Ferrara, staff writer at PA Life, talks about why treating male and female assistants as equals is crucial. I recently heard a story from a respected […]
NEWSFLASH: Assistants – we do more than just make tea
We love to see articles that have been produced by Assistants for Assistants, so when we came across this article by Sisii de Winter that highlighted the thoughts of so many PAs/EAs and VAs, we knew that we needed to share with you, the PA Life audience. Having attended the most inspirational and thought-provoking workshop […]
Opinion: Adding value
Sharing your skills and helping others in the workplace is crucial to supporting a business as a whole. Declan Halton-Woodward, EA to CEO at Handelsbanken Wealth/Heartwood reveals why assistants should strive to add value wherever possible in such a changing industry. We are a cost to our business. We don’t earn money and we don’t […]
Mind your language
Adam Fidler shares his thoughts on the dangers of using dated language when it comes to talking about modern assistant roles We’ve got to get better at being more selective and precise when using language and words to describe the role of the PA or EA. I still get rattled when I see articles about […]