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What does ‘PA’ stand for?

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In today’s modern world a PA wears many hats, from booking business travel to organising a boss’s schedule, they always ‘bend over backwards’. Here, Georgina Hathaway, freelance PA, explains why when an exec welcomes a PA, they are not just getting an assistant, they are also gaining a superhero. What Does the Term PA Stand […]

Opinion: Recognising yourself

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Often having the ability to recognise one’s achievements can lead to many significant successes, making it imperative for assistants to do the same. Jade Burke, editor of PA Life, shares why she believes PAs should aspire to recognise themselves. I have never been part of an industry where peers and colleagues truly support one another […]

Bosses have ‘no idea’ what their staff do on a daily basis

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How many time have you sat at your desk and thought to yourself, that no one really understands your job? Apparently, you aren’t the only one…   Bosses have ‘no idea’ what their staff do on a daily basis, according to a poll of employees. A poll of 2,000 working adults found around one in […]

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 […]

Employee resignations up for sixth consecutive year

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Employee resignation rates have risen consistently for the sixth consecutive year.  One in five (19%) employees resigned from their job in 2017, up from 15.5% in 2016, according to the latest data from XpertHR. Labour turnover statistics from 398 organisations show the resignation rate has increased steadily since 2012, when it stood at 10.6%. According […]

5 tips for how to stay focused at work

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We have all had those days when we just can’t seem to get started on our tasks for the day. There is always some distraction at hand – usually in the form of our smartphones, begging for our attention. Whether that is the messages from a Whatsapp group, scrolling through Instagram pages or catching up […]

Four ways you can help to improve your employees’ health

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To help you support your staff further, owner and executive chef at George’s Kitchen George Rouse outlines some simple ways you can improve your employees’ health, from hiring a corporate caterer for team meetings to promoting fitness. Our employees’ wellbeing inevitably impacts their behaviour and accomplishments within the workplace; good nutrition has time and time […]

Happy workplaces are more successful, reveals study

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Keeping up employee morale in the workplace can help to improve how effective and productive employees are in their role. A survey of 1,024 UK workers by One4all Rewards revealed that 39 per cent would work harder if they were happy in their current place of work. The research proved that happiness goes a long […]

Why your GP wants to encourage employees to take a lunch break

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We chat to Dr Preethi Daniel, from London Doctors Clinic, to find out the importance of having a lunch break and what employers can do to support their staff How does food Improve concentration, productivity and healthiness? The right foods will improve brain function – well, nothing new there, I hear you say. But paying […]

Keeping employees motivated this Christmas

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With the festive season in full swing, business owners can struggle to keep staff motivated and spread the Christmas cheer. As companies start to plan ahead for the New Year and deal with reduced staff due to sickness and last minute holiday requests, it can be tricky to keep employees driven in the workplace. “While […]

Taking action against sexual harassment

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Karen Holden, solicitor and founder of A City Law Firm, details her tips for employees facing harassment in the workplace.  Further allegations have emerged about sexual harassment cases in Hollywood. Each of the alleged perpetrators (Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner and Jeremy Piven to name a few), have seemingly exploited their status and position […]

Employee resignations reach a five-year high

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XpertHR has revealed that the resignation rate has spiked steadily since 2012, when it stood at 10.6 per cent. Employee resignations are at a five-year high with one in seven (15.5%) resigning from their job in 2016. According to the latest data from XpertHR, a UK online source of legal compliance, labour turnover statistics from 288 […]