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      Addicted to work? here’s how to recognise the symptoms

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      As technology makes it increasingly easy to push beyond the 9-5, Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant Officesexplores how employees and business owners alike can recognise the difference between committed working habits and work addiction.  Last month, a new study by TUC had highlighted UK workers work the longest hours in the EU with […]

      How to prepare your travellers for Brexit

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      As we approach the impending withdrawal from the EU, many travellers are still in the dark about how Brexit will impact the way we travel. With that in mind, Peter Snowdon, head of global account management at TAG, shares his insights on how travellers can best deal with the changes. Although a lot of uncertainty […]

      Opinion: The importance of having a personalised approach in hospitality

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      First impressions count for everything in business, making the importance of offering a personalised approach even more crucial. Natalie Joyce, head of entree reception services at Vacherin, shares her tips to ensure businesses are delivering the best service to clients.  In the words of the author Maya Angelou: “People will forget what you said, people will […]

      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. Personal assistant “Do I need one?” […]

      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 […]

      Opinion: 6 months on, how’s your GDPR journey so far?

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      As we start back at work, it’s time for many of us to get back into the right frame of mind to be motivated and work hard. However, with GDPR still hanging over many of our heads, that motivation might be lacking a little. Karen Holden, lawyer and founder of A City Law Firm, talks about […]

      Opinion: Why service is key

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      Going the extra mile to ensure service is faultless can make all the difference, says Declan Halton-Woodward, EA to CEO at Handelsbanken Wealth/Heartwood. He reveals why any professional will reap the rewards from providing excellent customer service. I have always said, no matter what it is you do, whether you sell or if it’s a […]

      Opinion: Find your tribe

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      It’s no secret that building a strong internal network can help your career thrive. We speak to Lucy Chamberlain, founder and CEO of  C&C Search, about how finding your tribe can boost your career.  A supportive, thriving network within your workplace can be transformative to your career. Intentionally nurturing the right relationships, and building your tribe, […]

      Top 5 tips for the freshest team-building events in 2019

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      Do you want to organise the best team-building event ever? Are you struggling to choose activities that will make your team mates feel great about themselves? Jason Gilkes, marketing manager from Right Angle Events, shares some top tips.   Once you and your team have attended one of our award-winning team-building events, you’ll feel a […]

      Hosting an office party? Here are four unusual locations for a successful event

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      Celebrating the achievements of staff should be a priority for every employer warns Kelly Hunter from Rivenhall Oaks, as by not doing so can spell disaster if employees consistently feel underappreciated. Here, she shares four striking locations to help make your event a memorable one.  From little signs of appreciation, including novelty gifts and thank-you emails, to events […]