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    Craig Harris first male named PA of the Year in SuperAchievers Awards

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    Executive Assistant Craig Harris has become the first man crowned PA of the Year at Pitman’s Training’s SuperAchiever Awards. The nominees are put forward by colleagues for their outstanding achievements before being subjected to a public vote, with Harris being applauded for his success after becoming a PA without previous experience. Taking on the role […]

    Bosses must address the needs of PAs, says specialist

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    Employers are facing a threat to company growth by not understanding the needs of PAs and other staff, according to a new report. The study by Hays warns that while 94% of organisations expect business to remain stable or even increase post-Brexit, employees do not share the same enthusiasm. 65% of PAs and other office […]

    Last chance to vote for PA SuperAchievers

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    The international online awards the Pitman SuperAchievers is coming to a close as it reaches its final week, with the awards recognising those who have a positive impact on their colleagues, family and local economy with categories ranging from ‘PA of the year’ to the newly introduced ‘Boss of the Year’. Many across the UK […]

    Encouraging diversity ‘costs nothing,’ says CEO

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    Almost half of employers admit to having no strategies or programmes put in place to achieve equality in the workforce, even though most companies consider it priority. The British workforce is made up of over 32 million people, and approximately 46% of those are women, a number that has almost doubled since the 1970s, but […]

    Yorkshire office manager avoids jail for theft

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    An office manager from Elland, near Huddersfield in Yorkshire has avoided a jail sentence for theft because the judge believed it would negatively impact her disabled daughter. Joanne Lister admitted to stealing £32,700 from Crossley Webb by overpaying herself while she was employed at the firm as an office manager. The theft was discovered when […]

    Recruitment firm Matching Models demands ‘attractive’ women for PA jobs

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    High-end recruitment firm Matching Models has come under scrutiny recently for listing unconventional requirements in its job postings. The firm hires PAs, hospitality staff, receptionists and flight attendants along with models and staff to run promotions for wealthy clients. It claims to find “ideal candidates” that are “skilled and attractive”. One listing for a PA/private […]

    City PA faces jail for ‘glassing’ stranger on night out

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    A PA at a City of London-based insurance broker has been told by a judge that she could be jailed for an incident in which she ‘glassed’ a woman while out for drinks. Lauren Gritz allegedly “lashed out” at a stranger, later identified as Paige Wooding, hitting her over the head with a glass at […]

    Office manager arrested for embezzling

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    A former office manager from Salina, Kansas in the US has been accused of stealing more than $8600 (about £6500) from her employer. Sarah T Jones allegedly stole the money in cash and payments made to Tox-Eol Pest Management between August and November 2015. Police Captain Mike Sweeney alleges that while Jones was working as […]

    Ex-PA to Katt Williams sues him for alleged assault

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    The former personal assistant to Katt Williams is suing the comedian for an alleged violent attack that left her with severe injuries. Angelina Triplett-Hill claims Katt Williams assaulted her on a film set, leaving her unconscious and with severe injuries that required her to be in hospital for several days. She is now suing the […]

    Office manager admits stealing £250K from fire department

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    A former office manager in North Carolina, USA has admitted stealing more than £250,000 from Fletcher Fire and Rescue over a seven-year period. Blue Ridge Now reports that Brenda Glenn Livingston, who had worked for Fletcher Fire and Rescue since 2003, entered a plea agreement to charges of embezzlement. According to court documents, Livingston embezzled $333,600 […]