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    One businesswoman proves business start-ups can still thrive despite COVID

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    As the admin and business support services sector continues to rise, one Northamptonshire virtual assistant is proving that business start-ups can still succeed in the changing landscape. Sarah Damani, from Wellingborough, recently celebrated her first business birthday having launched her Alchemy Virtual Assistance (VA) Hub in December 2019, three months before the pandemic when high business birth […]

    Supporting employees in a Covid-conscious world

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    In the working world alone, Covid has changed almost every aspect of our lives, from how we interact with others, to what constitutes the workplace. The pandemic has changed our attitudes and forced even the young to realise their mortality. Towergate Health & Protection explains how employers need to respond to these changes and adapt […]

    How small business owners are adapting to a pandemic stricken market

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    Thirty-one percent of small business owners said embracing new technology helped their business during COVID-19, according to new research. The survey of 1,000 small business owners revealed that for 25% of respondents, the pandemic accelerated the adoption of digital tools for their business. While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses are far-reaching, results […]

    Five ways employers can help their team beat the January blues

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    By Cheryl Lythgoe, Matron, Benenden Health Every year, one in four of us will have a mental health problem according to Mind. With the COVID-19 pandemic placing further strain on our mental wellbeing, this means it is more than likely that a member of your team could be living with mental health issues. At an already […]

    How the pandemic changed me as an Employer

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    Tony Cheetham reveals his experience as an employer in Manchester city center during the COVID-19 pandemic. He and his partner run a B2B software company from an office near Piccadilly Gardens, with a team of three directors, support staff, developers and a technical support team whose day-to-day involves helping clients on the telephone with their e-commerce […]

    Employers must be prepared for ‘long Covid’ and the impact on their workforce

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    Towergate Health & Protection is seeing an increase in employers asking about how they can support employees with ‘long Covid’ and this is set to continue. In the UK, 300,000 people have reported Covid symptoms lasting longer than a month. The condition is only just beginning to be understood, and as cases of Covid-19 increase, […]

    Workers feel overworked as a result of the pandemic

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    Hardworking professionals are feeling the effects of longer working days and unpaid overtime. A new study by law firm, Wright Hassall, found that the average worker is performing nine or more hours of overtime in a given week, which totals more than one working day, compared to just three or more hours before the start of […]

    Can my employer make me get a Covid-19 vaccine?

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    By Sarah Calderwood, Human Resources and Employment Lawyer at Slater Heelis This week has brought exciting advancements in the treatment of Covid-19 as the first Briton received the Pfizer vaccination. As the first 800,000 doses of the vaccine are rolled out in the coming weeks, the UK public is beginning to ask about their rights […]

    The noticed impact of not meeting and travelling during COVID-19

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    By Leanne Fowler, Director of Strategic Meetings Management, NYS Meetings & Events (part of Capita Travel & Events) During The PA Life Summit, Leanne Fowler shared the impact COVID-19 has had on the travel industry with attendees. The insightful seminar highlighted how meeting and travelling has changed this year, and Leanne shared her top tips […]

    Mental Health – Fact or Fiction?

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    By Martin Ellis, Managing Director, Team Umbrella Limited Due to the current pandemic many people are working from home and this has had an effect on our mental health. The current situation has taken a toll on people and PA Life spoke with Martin Ellis, to find out how you can help your employees and […]


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