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PA Life welcomes Hayley Somerscales as Editor

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We are happy to announce the appointment of Hayley Somerscales as the new Editor of PA Life. Hayley has experience in both print and digital media. For the past two years she has specialised in digital content, PR and SEO for a range of industries, including medical, travel, gaming and finance. Previous to this she […]

Work-related illness costing the economy £9bn

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Some 26 million working days are being lost due to work-related ill health, costing over £9 billion to the economy, according to research by the Health and Safety Executive. At the same time, almost half of Britain’s industry leaders do not feel enough is being done across industry to tackle the problem, with the study […]

Bring on the robots, say British office workers

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The majority of British office workers believe that the rise in workplace automation will allow us work in new ways, and that it will give them the opportunity to learn new skills. Although Workfront’s annual State of Enterprise Work report reveals that 38% of workers fear the rise of robots, 84% agree that “the use […]

Brexit puts pressure on talent recruitment

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Brexit will increase competition for well-qualified staff and make it more difficult to recruit senior staff. Those are the top-line findings of the latest CIPD/Hays Resouring and Talent Planning survey of over 1,000 HR professionals. The report reveals that some 72 per cent of HR professionals believe that competition for talent will increase over the […]

What does the Trump victory mean for UK businesses?

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The news that Donald Trump won the US presidential election shocked the world this week and media outlets have started speculating what the world will look like when he takes office. Now company leaders from the UK200 Group have weighed in with their thought’s on what Trump’s term could mean for UK businesses. Liz Ward, […]

ONS figures show employment rate hits record high

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The employment rate in the UK is now at a record high of 74.5% and the unemployment rate is at its lowest level in more than 10 years at 4.9%. The Office for National Statistics confirmed today that there are a record 31.75 million people now in work – up by more than 600,000 in […]

£2 million refresh for Woburn House

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Woburn House, the professional venue in the heart of central London, has undergone a revitalising £2 million makeover. With a fresh new look and renewed benefits for guests, the revamp has seen all eight of its versatile rooms elegantly restyled and fitted with up-to-date AV systems. The refresh has also introduced a marvellous new catering […]

Employers’ spying on staff “reaches a new low in work relations”

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Includes desk movement sensors…and seven other ways companies have totally spied on their staff. The discovery of heat and movement sensors fixed to workers’ desks at one major British employer has led to accusations that bosses care more about their bottom line than they do about workplace relations. That’s the view of a nationwide workplace law […]

A big increase in the number of secretarial/admin jobs paying £50k+

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Listen up! There’s a big increase in the number of secretarial/admin jobs paying £50k plus – a 200% increase in fact in 2015 compared to 2014:   Tiger Recruitment, the leading recruitment consultancy specialising in the secretarial and administrative sectors, have published their 2016 salary survey. Key information and market overview of the report is summarised below: […]

London Executive Offices expands West End portfolio

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London Executive Offices, a collection of luxury serviced and virtual offices in central London, today announced that it has boosted its sizeable West End portfolio by completing the lease of 21 Gloucester Place, W1U 8HR. 21 Gloucester Place has been acquired on a 15-year lease from the Portland Estate and adds (circa) 7,500 sq ft […]

‘Wellbeing vacuum’ puts businesses and employees at risk

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Despite increased business awareness of the importance of actively supporting health and wellbeing in the workplace, there remains a stubborn ‘implementation gap’ in UK workplaces, which is threatening individuals’ health and long-term business sustainability. This is according to a new report from the CIPD, ‘Growing the health and well-being agenda: from first steps to full […]

The first 12 words a prospective employee utters could make or break landing a job offer

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Forget worrying about the job interview – what you say as you greet your interviewer could be far more important. Researchers found the first 12 words a prospective employee utters could make or break whether they are offered a job. It is because the first impression created by small talk on the way to the […]

Companies should take a wider view of office space as London pushed off top ten list for property investment

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Companies gain from combining occupancy surveys with workplace tech to understand their offices.   London has been pushed off the list of top ten European cities ranked by property investment prospects, highlighting the increasingly perilous risks to businesses expanding their office space in London. This comes hard on the heels of the report last week […]

Employers should be doing more to protect public from drink drivers

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Following the recent announcement that the UK Government is to clamp down on drink and drug drivers, alcohol and drug safety experts are urging companies to be more vigilant when it comes to their alcohol and drug testing policies. Drugs and alcohol cost British businesses in excess of £6 billion per year in lost productivity […]

Predictions for new financial services roles doubles in three years

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Nearly two thirds (62%) of financial services executives predict an increase in new roles in H1 2016 compared to an average of 58% for all financial roles and just 31% three years ago The latest Professional Hiring Index (‘the index’) from Robert Half UK reveals that senior C-suite executives across UK companies plan to increase staff levels […]

Financial fragility impacting UK’s productivity

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A new study titled ‘Working Well’ from the Social Market Foundation think-tank conducted in partnership with financial employee benefits provider Neyber, finds that one in eight workers (13%) report that money worries have affected their ability to concentrate at work. The study shows low financial resilience is a significant cause of stress across the UK […]

Office art boosts productivity

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Research at the University of Exeter shows that displaying works of art at the office can help boost productivity, lower stress and increase general wellbeing among employees. Dr Craig Knight, who has studied the psychology of working events at the university for 12 years, is heading up a research group called Identity Realisation (IDR). The […]

Prep school PA spared jail in fraud case

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Last year, we reported on Valerie Barber, a PA at a famed London prep school who duped parents into wiring money directly into her account. Barber has now been spared a lengthy jail term by pleading guilty to one count of fraud. The final figure of funds stolen by Barber is reported by the court […]


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