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    Meetings Industry Association launches contract guidelines

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    The Meetings Industry Association has developed contract and cancellation guidance to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on future bookings and ensure all parties are protected.  Working with legal experts Mishcon de Reya, the step-by-step guide details all the actions venues operators should take to ensure they are totally transparent, and their cancellation policy is both fair and reasonable in all […]

    Working from home without a study? Here’s how you can create an office anywhere in your home

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    Working at home, but don’t have a study? From the kitchen to the bedroom, flexible office specialist Workthere has shared top tips on how to create a practical workspace in any room of your home. BedroomThe bedroom is a popular home office, especially if you have housemates and need some time to yourself to work. Although your […]

    Managing teams as we phase back to office life

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    By Roddy Adair, Director of Hays Personal & Executive Assistants Managing a team which is working remotely has been a new challenge for many managers, and one which cropped up practically overnight when the UK went into lockdown earlier in March. The changes in our world of work aren’t slowing down anytime soon and business […]

    Mental Health Awareness Week: How to combat the loneliness during lockdown

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    Many employees are now being forced to work from home and physically isolate themselves from friends and colleagues, which has resulted in loneliness for many. However according to new research from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) there are ways to stop us from feeling so lonely.  According to PhD candidate Hodar Lam, Professor […]

    British Safety Council launches COVID-19 Assurance Assessment Service

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    The British Safety Council has today launched a new COVID-10 Assurance Assessment Service to support organisations returning to work, just as many PAs and Office Managers are beginning their own projects to that end. A detailed return to work guide can be used across all sectors and will enable organisations around the world to develop […]

    Surge in employers signing up to Cycle-to-Work schemes

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    Cycling has received a huge boost since the Coronavirus crisis, with more people cycling to avoid public transport and get back to work. Halfords has reported that sales of some cycling equipment had risen by 500% since the lockdown, and bike sales have doubled this month. Cycle-to-work schemes giving tax benefits to employees to buy […]

    Lockdown has 68% of event organisers evaluating work/life balance

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    Research amongst event buyers, conducted by BMA House in April 2020 has shown a significant desire to seek a better work/life balance. With the COVID-19 crisis providing an opportunity for many individuals to focus on family, leisure and personal relationships, 68% of event organisers said they will seek a better work/life balance going forward. This was […]

    How to add impact, influence and authority in virtual meetings – Free webinar!

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    The need for effective online interactions with colleagues and clients is now essential in place of face-to-face meetings. And how we present ourselves on-screen is critical for maintaining a professional image and demonstrating our credibility. On Wednesday May 27th at 11am, image consultant Sarah Biancardi provides essential guidance for maximising your professional image online in this engaging […]

    11 million home workers in pain

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    Millions of Brits are in pain as a result of their makeshift home offices during lockdown. People have been urged to work from home to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic – something that is likely to continue even as lockdown measures are relaxed. But according to new research from Bupa UK nearly two thirds (63%), equating to 11 […]

    Sandals Resorts Enhances Health & Safety Measures

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    For nearly 40 years, Sandals Resorts has continuously implemented and strengthened health and safety protocols to ensure guests are able to enjoy their Caribbean holiday worry-free. In preparation to welcome guests back to the Caribbean, the company has introduced Sandals’ Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness, building on its existing industry-leading practices to guarantee cleanliness standards and […]