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    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 […]

    Air-con wars raise the temperature in offices

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    A report we at PA Life Towers can totally relate to – nearly half of office workers claim that the office temperature is what causes the most frustration and differences of opinion in the workplace. A survey of more than 1,300 employees by Elmo Oil has found that 57 per cent consider their office too […]

    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 […]

    Brits spend £48k over a lifetime – just to get to work

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    The average British commuter will spend over £48,000 across their working lifetime getting to work. And over a 47-year working life, Brits will spend over a year of their lives commuting to and from work, with 68 per cent driving, 11 per cent taking the train, and eight per cent cycling. The study of 2,000 […]

    New year old habits?

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    Whatever happened to the New Year resolutions you made? Three weeks into January and by now most people have completely forgotten their good intentions. According to fitness and wellbeing coach Michele Kaye, if your resolutions were important enough to make in the first place they are worth following through. In her new book Eat, Dance […]

    8 tech trends that will change the way we work in 2016

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    Improvements in technology are providing businesses with a new range of tools year on year. With research showing that millennials think having up-to-date tech at work is essential, it’s vital for companies to prepare for the future. AJ Agrawal, CEO of Alumnify, recently wrote a list of the top eight trends businesses need to be […]

    Oprah Winfrey’s former EA confirmed for office* 2016

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    With visitor registration now open, office* – the award-winning business event for executive office support professionals, taking place at the new venue of ExCeL London on 11-12 May, has announced Libby Moore, former EA/chief of staff to Oprah Winfrey, as its first keynote speaker for 2016. Renowned for attracting a host of ‘inspirational’ big names […]