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Half of working adults believe the pandemic has damaged their career prospects

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Half of working adults believe the pandemic has damaged their career prospects, according to a study. A poll of 2,000 employed or recently unemployed adults found almost one in ten believe the industry or sector in which they work has become unstable following the events of the past 12 months. Others have had their pay reduced […]

5 minutes with IQ-EQ’s Caroline Bagshaw on becoming Group Chief People Officer

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IQ-EQ recently announced the appointment of Caroline Bagshaw as its new Group Chief People Officer. Caroline’s HR career to date spans more than 26 years and a diverse range of industry sectors, including technology, pharma and financial services. She has 18 years’ experience in regional and global HR leadership roles, and PA Life spoke with […]

Sarah-Jane Heath on ‘Taking That’ PA Profession Online

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Take That’s former management assistant talks of how life after working for the band has inspired her to help a new generation of Virtual Assistants. Sarah-Jane Heath (known in the business as SJ) spent many years at the top of her profession, travelling the Globe with one of the UK’s most successful boybands, Take That, […]

How to create a healthy balance between work and your relationship

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By Patricia Jackson, psychologist and relationship expert Juggling a career and a relationship can be hard work, especially if you are dedicated to your professional success. However, if you want to nurture a healthy personal life, it is vital to learn how to balance them. Were you in a long-term relationship when your career took […]

Executive Secretary Magazine announces new editor

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Melissa Esquibel has joined Executive Secretary Magazine as Editor of ExecSecTech Digest. Melissa Esquibel has for the last ten years been the primary writer and contributing editor of Office Technology Today. She is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Office Master and the “head chick in charge” of Sawbuck Seminars, and is a popular presenter […]

Claude Blanc to manage IBTM Events Portfolio as Shane Hannam departs

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Shane Hannam is stepping down from his position as Portfolio Director of IBTM Events, leading to the appointment of Claude Blanc. Claude Blanc, said: “While the past few months have been incredibly challenging and a huge test of our industry, once again we have proved just how adaptable, resilient and creative we are. I’m really […]

Now’s the time to become a virtual assistant says My VA Business

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By Sarah Rugg, Founder, My VA Business As a PA or EA, you already have many of the skills required to set up your own Virtual Assistant business, and now’s the time. With almost 50% of employed adults working from home during the peak of the pandemic, the attitude shift has happened much more quickly […]

Reflecting on your career during lockdown? 7 questions to ask yourself

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By Roddy Adair, Director of Hays Personal & Executive Assistants Having space away from your usual workplace and some extra free time afforded by lockdown or furlough is a great time to reflect on your current job and career. For the more introspective among us this will come quite naturally, but others may need to […]

Why speaking a second language will be important for future PAs

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Speaking a second language is a skill that many of us know we should learn but very rarely do. With technological advances, the world is now smaller than ever and even though you can overcome language barriers using this technology, Vincenzo Ferrara thinks that PAs who can speak more than one language are going to […]

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. […]

Three in five employers report impending skills crisis

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As Brexit threatens the pipeline of skilled workers, employers are facing numerous recruitment challenges, but will your company be okay? In its latest Business Barometer, which monitors the skills landscape of the UK, The Open University found that three in five (61%) employers believe the skills shortage has worsened in the last year, and over half […]

Which is more important job security or job satisfaction?

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Job security is not enough for today’s workers, as many are willing to move jobs or even change careers to get more job satisfaction. The survey of 1,001 UK adults carried out by Cygnet Jobs, one of the UK’s leading healthcare recruitment companies, has revealed that more than one in two (57%) have moved companies […]

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 […]

Brits’ favourite TV shows influence their career choices

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Our best-loved telly characters are shaping our choice of job, says a new report, with millions of Brits admitting they make career decisions based on their favourite TV shows. According to the Careers on the Box report conducted by Fletchers Solicitors, Brits are shunning career advisors in favour of their TV sets, with almost one […]

How to succeed at work this year

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2016 is well and truly under way now, so it’s time to get serious about your goal to succeed at work. If achieving more is your aim, leadership speaker Cy Wakeman offers some great tips for positive results. Hold yourself accountable The only person that can stand in your way is you. Don’t point fingers […]