Workplace temperature is a hotly contested topic at the best of times – but with parts of the UK expecting another heatwave next month, many Brits will be struggling to work in sweltering office or home environments. With productivity and morale taking a hit, many will be wondering what their rights are when it comes […]
How to keep cool at work during a heatwave
61% of offices don’t allow music – but staff want tunes!
The office playlist can often lead to a heated debate. While some employees prefer to listen to music to get them through their 9-5, others wish to work in utter silence. But, according to new research1, over half (54%) of workers do favour music in the office. As many offices across the UK prepare to welcome […]
Bring Your Dog To Work Day: The UK’s pooch-friendly industries
In light of Bring Your Dog To Work Day today (June 25th), new research by comparethemarket.com reveals the top industries to work in if you’re looking to bring your pooch along, as well as the workplace policies businesses have in place regarding dogs in the office. With more than two in five UK employees (42%) looking to […]
HOW TO: Create an inclusive workplace post-coronavirus
By Binna Kandola, Senior Partner and Co-Founder at business psychology firm Pearn Kandola Inclusivity is an essential component in any workplace. It allows employees to experience a shared sense of belonging, which, in turn, enables them to feel comfortable, confident and inspired. An inclusive workplace is one that effectively incorporates differences without eliminating them and […]
Are you looking forward to going back to the office? We want your views!
With lockdown rules being eased and the hospitality sector opening up once more, many companies are beginning to navigate a path to allowing employees to return to their offices – and we want to find out how the nation’s PAs, EAs and Office Managers feel about that prospect. Depending on which research your read, we […]
WATCH AGAIN: PA life LIVE – Bossing Microsoft Office: Top Tips
PA Life LIVE was back by popular demand on March 24th, with PAs, EAs, VAs, Office Managers and more joining the one-day virtual conference to help them navigate all their current challenges. And you can now re-watch all five sessions on-demand! We’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who attended as a […]
What does the office mean to you?
By Brett Hill, distribution director, Towergate Health & Protection For many office workers, ‘going to work’ does not just mean going to do work, it means to go and be a part of a common space, with people who share similar objectives, in an experience that is distinctly separate from the rest of life. There […]
Office space enquiries jump 800% after Boris Johnson’s announcement
Enquiries for office space in the major UK cities jumped 800% on Tuesday after Boris Johnson’s announcement that the return to the office is not far away. “The announcement from the Prime Minister has obviously sparked a vote of confidence for UK businesses working out what the return to normal looks like. We are getting […]
What are you missing about the office?
More than two thirds of office workers have admitted they’ve missed their workplace during the pandemic – with their desk, gossip and even meetings among the most longed for things. The study of 2,000 office workers found simply speaking to people face-to-face topped the list of the most missed aspects. Having equipment including printers and […]
WATCH AGAIN: PA Life LIVE – Returning to a new normal in the office
If you weren’t able to join us for the PA Life LIVE digital conference last week, we’ll be posting the sessions here to allow you watch them at your own leisure. Returning to a New Normal in the Office: Blended Teams, Flexible Working and Safeguarding Your Staff, was a panel session sponsored by Briefingline, with expert […]