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Pitman opens new Enfield training centre

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Training provider Pitman is aiming to help people retrain and develop new skills in the wake of the pandemic. Pitman Training Enfield is set to launch on January 17th and is delivering training and exams online and in person. Neil Khakhria, centre manager and one of the owners of the local business, said: “We’re so […]

Why upskilling is more important now than ever before

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Up until a few years ago, obtaining your undergraduate degree was a pass to the vast world of employment. Unfortunately, a higher education certificate might not take you that far nowadays. Upskilling – the evolution of a person’s abilities and career path – has become a buzzword in today’s job ambience. Both employees and employers […]

Book now for Global PA’s 7 Key Skills Programme

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Upskill and fulfil your potential this year by registering for the 7 Key Skills Programme hosted by the Global PA Assocation. The programme is Global PA’s most advanced programme – with approval from Birkbeck, University of London, ILM City & Guilds and CPD Standards Office. The programme will develop an Assistant’s capabilities in time management, […]

Why it’s good to fail so you can succeed

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By Dr Lynda Shaw, neuroscientist, business psychologist and change specialist Failure. A word we all dread.  Failure can make us feel less competent, confident or intelligent, yet it is inevitable. We have all experienced failure in our lives, and whilst in the short term it can be debilitating, it can also be a springboard to […]

Is it the end of the Assistant…? Far from it!

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By Roddy Adair, Director at Hays Personal & Executive Assistants… The question ‘is this the end of the PA?’ has become all too familiar over the past few years as organisations have prioritised digital transformation, questioning whether the role of the EA/PA still has a part to play in the modern working world. The focus […]

How can you request funding for training?

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By Hana Gray, CEO, The Office Management Group… It’s something we have seen so often; it’s been over social media and in the press across the board in the administrative profession – there is a distinct lack of support by businesses for professional development and funding in these roles. Learning and development at work is […]

UK firms spending £1,000 to upskill staff

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While the COVID-19 pandemic felt like it was slowing down progress in the business world in many ways, it has accelerated several key developments in the workplace, which would have taken much longer without the unexpected disruption. As the new world of work takes shape, one of the top talent trends that emerged for 2021 has been […]

Claim £40 off ILM certified training courses with Global PA – PA Life reader special offer!

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PA Life has teamed up with our friends at the Global PA Association to offer readers 10 per cent off two upcoming training courses. Project Management Skills for Executive Assistants Taking place every Wednesday from May 26th until June 16th, from 1pm-2pm, this four-week module programme is ILM accredited and CPD certified. It will cover:- […]

Work-life balance more important than salary for two thirds of Brits

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A flexible and remote working structure imposed on the nation over the past months, has for the first time in seven years, seen work life balance overtake an attractive salary and benefits package as the most desired factor, when choosing an employer. The findings were revealed by specialist recruiter, Randstad within its latest global employer […]

10% off conference sessions at the PA Show for PA Life readers!

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PA Life has teamed up with the PA Show to give readers the opportunity to claim a 10% discount on all conference sessions. Simply click here to register and use the code – PAShow11 The PA Show once again takes place at ExCeL London on June 22nd & 23rd and features an exhibition area, plus […]

Increase Technology Skills with Hidden Expertise

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By Vickie Sokol Evans, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Founder/CEO of RedCape If you are looking for innovative ways to use the technology at your fingertips, sometimes you need look no further than your own office directory! Leveraging the skills and expertise of those around you can lead to breakthroughs and take your creative problem-solving to […]

WATCH AGAIN: PA Life LIVE – Learn from Lucy Brazier how to future-proof your career

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If you weren’t able to join us for the PA Life LIVE digital conference this week, we’ll be posting the sessions here to allow you watch them at your own leisure. And we would urge you to make time to be inspired by Lucy Brazier’s keynote session – Future-Proofing Your Role – How To Position […]