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    60% of workers plan career changes as a result of the pandemic

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    Three fifths of UK workers (60%) intend to make changes to their careers as a result of the Covid outbreak, an increase of seven percentage points since July 2020 (53%). The research, conducted as part of Aviva’s latest How We Live report, reveals changes range from the relatively minor, such as learning new skills or […]

    JUNE 21ST EVENTS REBOOT: Master Innholders to tackle hospitality careers with the Secretary of State of Education

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    The first of the Master Innholders’ ‘Hoteliers – Battered But Not Beaten’ events will see the UK’s Secretary of State of Education, Gavin Williamson interviewed on the future of hospitality careers. Taking place 18 March 2021 at 3pm, Williamson will be interviewed by guest host Kate Nicholls OBE on how the industry can encourage young […]

    Q&A with Executive Assistant Matthew Want

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    As Executive Assistant to Lucy Brazier – the leading authority on Administrative Assistants – Matthew Want has a tough job managing his boss’s diary, as well as living up to the examples she sets to PAs around the world. He tells all to Lisa Carter… How did you begin your career as an Assistant? Before […]

    EA & VA trainer Your Excellency reveals new Ambassador Programme

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    The leading UK training specialist for PAs, EAs, VAs and Administrative Professionals, Your Excellency Ltd, has announced details of a new Ambassador Programme. Your Excellency Ltd has been established for thirteen years and was set up by founders Malcolm and Lindsay Taylor. With over ten years’ of experience working as a Personal Assistant to CEOs […]

    COVID concerns preventing 3 in 5 workers from moving jobs

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    Enterprises need to improve their digital workplaces in order to attract and retain talent, and knowledge workers are delaying career moves under lockdown due to concerns about employee experience in new roles. That’s according to research released by Sinequa, which cites larger employers such as Google and Salesforce already confirming they were not planning on staff returning […]

    Did you know that your skills as a PA mean that you could easily become a Virtual Assistant?

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    That’s exactly what Hayley, VA Business School’s founder did when she become a Virtual Assistant 10 years ago. As an Executive PA for a Chartered Institute, Hayley was doing very well climbing the PA corporate ladder in London. When her job role suddenly changed overnight, she found herself seeking an out from the rat race. […]

    TU Training: Mental Health First Aid training delivered nationwide, at your premises or offsite

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    By TU Training Now, more than ever, we need to be mindful of ourselves and those around us. Mental Health First Aiders are vital to organisations, and this has been highlighted during the time of Covid-19. With employees working from home, being placed under considerable stress, unsure of their future… it’s easy to understand why […]

    40% of employees feel they don’t have job security

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    Just 30% of employees are ‘resilient’ while also showing that resilience can triple when employers adopt a well-rounded programme of support. That’s according to AON’s The Rising Resilient report, which says employees with poor resilience have 55% lower engagement at work and are 42% less likely to want to stay with their employer. In the […]

    The Skills Master: Q&A with Today’s PA’s Paul Pennant

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    Training specialist Today’s PA was founded over 15 years ago by PAul Pennant. And that’s not a typo in his name – it demonstrates how committed he is to the PA and EA community and helping individuals achieve their potential. He speaks to Lisa Carter… Tell us about Today’s PA – the background to the […]

    Nearly two-thirds of Brits willing to retrain post-COVID

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    59% of Brits have said they’re willing to reskill and retrain in a new line of work following the coronavirus pandemic; as a lack of jobs forces people to consider searching in different sectors.  CV-Library surveyed 1,700 UK professionals to gain an understanding of how workers feel about their job search, with 51.8% saying it’s because they […]