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    Which is the perfect office dog for you?

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    With ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day’ hitting UK offices June 23, a study has revealed the UK’s preferred dog co-workers. The research, by office furniture provider DBI Furniture Solutions, explored what workers value in their colleagues and how personality can reflect the strength of both an employee and a four-legged friend. Among the traits […]

    ‘Space Invaders’ reduce office productivity

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    Who you work with can greatly influence how you work. Attitude and energy can have a huge effect on your output, but sometimes you can’t avoid working with colleagues that might be hindering your productivity. Cloud-based work management company Workfront has released a study detailing the most common types of colleague likely to sap your […]

    The majority of recruiters still find tattoos ‘undesirable’

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    64% of recruiters admit to being put off by applicants with tattoos, according to new findings. A study by course providers DPG also revealed that over half of those involved in the hiring process believe that tattoos have a negative impact on the workplace and were rated as the second most likely feature to limit […]

    Abigail Jones joins line-up at the London Venues Summit

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    Executive Assistant Abigail Jones has been announced as a speaker at the upcoming London Venues Summit on 3 July. Hosting a seminar called Having a life, whilst running someone else’s, Jones will be discussing how she juggles her life yet remaining a dedicated assistant. Detailing how to perfect your schedule and learning when to make […]

    Offices putting secretaries ‘centre-stage’

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    Businesses are being urged to do more to give more prominence to company secretaries after reports reveal just 15% of UK workers know who the secretary at their firm is. A new study by eShare has revealed that the role of corporate secretaries is becoming harder than ever more as the world increasingly goes digital, […]

    Flexible retirement could be the key to happiness

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    Older workers are opting to stay at work past the retirement age as life expectancy rises, according to new studies. A report by The Lancet has revealed the average person is expected to live to the age of 85 by the year 2030, and that as people are living longer, more are choosing to stay […]

    Companies urged to harness talent at all income levels

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    Organisations need to tap into talent from all income backgrounds in order to boost innovation and profitability, according to new findings. Alexander Mann Solutions is warning firms that a lack of diversity could be seriously harming a business’ ability to generate revenue, as statistics reveal that not enough is being done to encourage social mobility. […]

    Lateral hiring key to solving skill shortage

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    Employers could be missing out on a major opportunity for staff retention as talent could be hiding under recruiters’ noses, according to new research. The study by Alexander Mann Solutions revealed that a quarter of senior HR professionals believe that lateral hiring is imperative for companies looking to retain talent and solve the skill shortage. […]

    PA finalists announced for Pitman Training SuperAchievers

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    Finalists in the PA category of Pitman Training’s SuperAchievers awards have been announced, after hundreds of nominations from across the globe were submitted to the business superbrand now celebrating its 180th year in business, marking this milestone with the opportunity to give back to the PA industry – a field Pitman has assisted in transforming […]

    Mums paid 3% less at work for each child

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    Mums are paid 3% less per hour for every child they have compared to other female colleagues without children, a new study shows. The report by the Université Paris-Saclay also revealed that fathers pay no penalty at all, regardless of how many children they have. Examining 16 years of data from private sector businesses, the […]