A lot of companies in the UK set rigid targets for staff to meet. It’s not the fault of the company but rather this traditional system of working practice. But has company set targets for individuals become old and outdated? The process of setting business goals is so established that it’s taken for granted in […]
Should targets be taboo?
Workers’ rights get 21st century upgrade
Gig economy workers are becoming more popular with employers. Choosing to hire freelancers and staff on short-term contracts over those who would stay with a company indefinitely has fast become a trend that often sees workers lose out. The benefits for an individual to become a freelancer or work short-term contacts are widely known, these […]
Still clueless about GDPR?
More than half of those surveyed revealed they don’t dispose of paper customer records securely and confidentially. Since the GDPR deadline in May 2018 we have been inundated with thousands of PAs that are yet to see their businesses change. This not only puts the personal data of millions of employees and customers at risk […]
Business travel the truth?
Business travel has become more popular in the cyber-age. This is because the effort of travelling to see someone can often mean more for professional relations than sitting at a desktop while constantly skyping in and out of meetings all day. The personal touch of travelling to a meeting is widely recognised as being a […]
Event Agency Forum: Julia Charles on why you should listen to your gut and believe in yourself
Julia Charles, the co-owner of Julia Charles Event Management, transfixed guests today during the opening presentation at the Event Agency Forum in the Hilton Hotel Canary Wharf. She discussed her career to date and how she achieved stand-out success with the help of the BBC show Dragons’ Den, how she lost it all and then […]
Penelope Alice visits the brilliantly British Luton Hoo
Last week, PA Life Club members got to enjoy a five-star evening of brilliant service, luxurious rooms and breath-taking views from the Luton Hoo manor house hotel, spa and golf club. We’ve sent the PA Life PA, Penelope Alice along to visit the historic manor house and let you know what she thought of it… […]
Are work trips more pleasure than business?
Work trips are becoming increasingly more common for businesses in the UK with many sending their employees away for meetings, conferences and training events. But how much work actually gets done on one of these trips? Researchers who carried out a detailed study found while many employees will claim the trips are ‘all work and no […]
Opinion: The importance of a healthy mind in business
Our jobs have become increasingly more demanding thanks to the development of new and improved technology, meaning employees can literally work anywhere. However, it’s key that staff members maintain a healthy mind warns Dr Leigh A Neal, consultant psychiatrist and founder of Smart TMS. Here, he reveals why workplaces must keep mental health firmly on the agenda. […]
What are the big business card no-nos
Business cards have been a staple to every good business person for well over a century. Like anything else, they often follow trends about what’s hot and what’s not. Gimmicky fonts, multiple colours and QR codes are among the biggest business card no-nos, according to experts. Research also revealed leaving off contact details, filling every […]
Looking for bargain flights this Christmas? Now is the time to book
It’s been a sizzling few weeks across Britain, but now is the time to start thinking about booking your flights for the Christmas period if you’re looking for a cheap deal. According to travel planning platform Rome2rio, July is the prime month to grab a bargain flight, as prices are likely to increase by up […]