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      Opinion: Raising the status of the European PA

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      With Brexit upon us, is it time for administrative and support staff to look further afield than the UK for their next role? David Morel, chief executive officer of Tiger Recruitment, tells HR Magazine why there needs to be a change in mindset towards support staff, along with an emphasis on educating people about the career opportunities available within the industry. […]

      How not to be a horrible boss

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      Believe it or not, most bosses don’t want to come across negatively to their staff, however being the boss means that you end up coming across as a bit of scrooge office figure. Alex Moyle, author of ‘Business development culture – taking sales culture beyond the sales team’, offers some help and advice about how […]

      NEWSFLASH: Assistants – we do more than just make tea

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      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 […]

      Taking the leap to a more fulfilled career

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      Making sure you are fulfilled in your career has many benefits and can make your happier. Nicola Allen, freelance writer, looks at ‘finding the thing that fits – taking the first steps towards a more fulfilled career’ In the most recent issue of PA Life (July/August 2018) we learned that 42% of us would be […]

      Retirement unlikely for millennials

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      Gardening and golfing are off the menu for almost a quarter of millennials who are convinced they’ll never be able to retire Some 24 per cent of 18-35 year olds believe they will never be able to afford to retire, according to a new survey. And the same amount are worried that they will have to continue working […]

      Women *still* facing discrimination over family plans

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      Here’s another one to file under ‘how depressing’… a new survey has revealed that almost one in three bosses wouldn’t hire a female applicant in case they become pregnant soon. This form of employment discrimination is illegal, of course, but that hasn’t stopped senior executives from passing over women during the recruitment process. Indeed, some […]

      ‘Thank you’ – 2 words that go a long way

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      If your boss thanks you for a job well done, chances are you’ll remain loyal to the business, says a new report. A survey to mark the launch of the One4all Spotlight Awards reveals that 83 per cent of UK workers say that being thanked increases their loyalty to the company, with 65 per cent […]

      If you don’t like it, get off the bus!

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      “If you don’t like it, get off the bus” “No brainer” “Punch a puppy” If you’re irritated by office jargon, you’re not alone – and if you use phrases like these, you might want to think again, according to online recruitment giant Glassdoor. And the company has also offered tips for being a success with your […]

      Top tips for video interviews

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      With the rise of online conferencing platforms such as Skype and FaceTime, video interviews for prospective candidates has never been more popular. Once reserved just for international recruitment, video interviews ease the scheduling burden at a fraction of the cost for both recruiter and candidate. Simon Adams, regional director for specialist teaching recruitment firm Teach […]

      Skills shortages on the rise

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      Three quarters of recruitment leaders expect to see skills shortages within sectors they operate in over the next two years, according to the latest research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). The findings, which are reported in the trade association’s 2018 Market Survey, also reveal this figure increases to 87 per cent for […]