A survey of office management professionals has revealed a lack of focus on professional development in their career, and one in three (29%) say that it’s due to not being encouraged by their employer. Other factors include budget restraints (41%) and time constraints (31%), as well as there being no formal processes in place for […]
Office managers reveal employers not supporting their career development
Are younger generations losing vital skills?
With younger workers have grown up in a very different world to that of their seniors, and bosses are concerned that differences in culture mean that businesses are missing out on valuable personal skills. New research by ipostparcels has revealed that handwriting and physical forms of communication are becoming a dying art as more across […]
Businesses brace themselves for the worst flu season on record
British businesses are taking the cold very seriously as firms have seen a 353% rise over the past five years, according to Bupa. The health insurance company has revealed that more and more bosses are providing their employees with flu jab vouchers as part of their corporate health and benefits packages to boost productivity, reduce […]
Would you put a price on your relationship?
Millions of Brits have revealed they would trade in their relationship and even ditch their spouse for as little £50,000, but how far would you go for a pay rise? In recent months, pay growth across the country has been seen to have eroded despite more people in work, and it seems plenty of Brits […]
How Unique are You?
New research has uncovered the odds of you being one of a lucky few with certain appearances, possessions, and abilities. Stressed for an interview and mentally comparing yourself to the other candidates in the waiting room, it can be easy to forget what makes you stand out from the crowd. However, very soon, and in […]
No surprises – new skills training, promotions & pay rises key to retaining staff
A new report has revealed the priorities for bosses when it comes to retaining staff and keeping them positive in the workplace. The study of 750 senior business professionals by Arch Apprentices provided an insight into employee retention – uncovering how to have a happy and productive workforce. Enabling employees to learn new skills was […]
Liz Taylor joins PA Life Training Day panel discussion
We’re excited to announce that Liz Taylor, the ‘Millionaire Party Planner’, will be joining our panel discussion on ‘Confidence Building’ at PA Life Training Day. Liz is Managing Director at The Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), experts in corporate and private events in Manchester and London. She is known as the ‘Millionaire Party Planner’ after appearing […]
Why you should be hiring Millennials
Managers are unsure of what to make of Millennials. Are they the lazy generation or are they too committed? Do they have it all figured out or are they learning it all from the TV? Whatever the case, they’re shaking up the workplace, and bringing them into your company is the quickest way to futureproof […]
PA Life readers are choosing stability over their dream jobs
PA Life readers are split when it comes to pursuing their dream j0b, according to our PA Life poll. Many who took place in our poll revealed that their job was stopping them from doing what they loved, with 60% admitting they were unable to pursue their ambitions while in their current position. 53% admitted […]
Team-building challenges boost office happiness
Not looking forward to your next team-building exercise? A new study from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing has revealed that shared workplace activities are boosting productivity and keeping workforces healthy over time through an improved ‘social atmosphere’. The most successful activities were found to be the ones that involved the whole team, especially people […]