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    Are you actually ‘assisting’ anyone anymore?

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    It’s a strange title, ‘assistant’, says Robert Kenward.  No matter which word precedes it there will always be the archaic connotations whereby people assume you’re a ‘get things done’ person rather than a ‘here are my thoughts’ person. Successful companies recognise the best people to help them move the business forward are those in it […]

    Seminars selling out fast for office* 2016

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    With the full seminar line-up now announced, office* – the award-winning business event for executive office support professionals – is tracking ahead on seminar bookings for 2016. Renowned for attracting world-class speakers offering the best tailored training on the latest management techniques, prospective attendees are being encouraged to book their places as soon as possible, […]

    Tips to stay resilient with a bad boss

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    There’s nothing worse than working for a bad boss who’s rude and inattentive. For some PAs, their manager’s inability to make time for them is a daily struggle. Burnout prevention expert Paula Davis-Laack has some great tips to stay resilient when your executive is lacking in social skills. Focus on your own growth Track your […]

    3 things that should make you happier at work but don’t

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    Research shows that half the UK workforce will look for a new job in 2016, but the reason for searching might not always be the best reason for leaving an employer. Guardian Careers journalist Charlotte Seager points out some of the things people think will make them happier at work but actually won’t. 1 More […]

    Maximise the relationship with your boss at the PA Life Training Day

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    Managing the relationship with your executive can be a difficult task if you don’t have the right tools. Adam Fidler strives to provide PAs with everything they need to be more effective in their jobs during his interactive session at the next PA Life Training Day. Adam’s session follows on from the popularity of his […]

    International PAs shortlisted in Pitman SuperAchiever Awards 2016

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    After receiving hundreds of entries, PAs from across the country and indeed from across the globe have been recognised as the best in the industry in Pitman Training’s SuperAchiever Awards 2016. The nominees have now been shortlisted to reveal PAs from Croydon, Manchester, Bristol and South Africa to be in the running for the hotly […]

    Make a great impression at the PA Life Training Day

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    Research shows that we make decisions about others within seconds of meeting them, so first impressions are paramount. Luckily, Positive Impact Coach Deborah Ogden will be on hand at the next PA Life Training Day to teach attendees how to create a strong personal brand. Deborah’s session, titled “First impressions, impact and influence”, will teach […]

    Women in secretarial and support roles most likely to gain new qualifications during career break

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    Original research from recruitment firm Robert Walters has revealed that women in secretarial and support roles are the most likely to pursue training or further education during a career break (often to have children, but also for a host of other reasons), with 43% saying that they had compared to just 23% of women in […]

    PA Life Summit seminar programme unveiled

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    In addition to putting senior-level PAs in touch with a range of useful suppliers, this year’s PA Life Summit promises to deliver top-notch seminar content for attendees. The event’s opening presentation comes courtesy of Marguerita King, Owner of Personal-Assistant-Tips, who’ll be talking about ‘The Executive PA as a Person of Influence’. Margeurita has trained Executive […]

    Third of UK employees disappointed with their career progression

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    A third (33%) of UK employees say their career progression to date has failed to meet their expectations, with poor advice one of the reasons cited as stopping them from getting into the right jobs and bad line management preventing them from getting on once in work. This is according the latest Employee Outlook Survey: […]