How is the pandemic and lockdown affecting PAs, their professional situation and personal lives? PA Life spoke to Karen Crowley, PA at Baily Garner, Claudine Martin, PA at the Ministry of Defence and Lisa Neath, Executive PA at Sulzer… Are you still working from home? Karen Crowley: I have been working from home for the […]
PAs during the pandemic
Gifts for Assistants available on Etsy
By Yvette Pearson, International Public Speaker, Blogger, Author, and Founder of The Admin Wrap Gifts for Assistants has a fantastic range of mugs, coasters and pens specifically made by an assistant, for an assistant. Whether you are looking for a little something for yourself, or perhaps you need a secret Santa present, you’ll find the perfect gift. […]
SecsintheCity PA of the Year Awards 2020 winners
SecsintheCity, the UK’s only dedicated job site for business support professionals, hosted its annual PA of the Year Awards last week. Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Awards are an iconic celebration of the essential role that Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants and Office Managers provide to the companies and individuals they work for. Sarah […]
Opinion: Why PAs & EAs should aim to be ambassadors for their colleagues
By Kate Warburton, EA to the CEO at Truphone With all of the responsibilities that Executives/Managers have to deal with on a day-to-day basis, it is often easy for them to not recognise, or merely just not have the time to think about ideas/issues that may seem obvious to you and/or your colleagues. Some Senior […]
What does ‘PA’ stand for?
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?” […]
PA Life Club: Last chance to earn a £20 Amazon voucher
PA Life Club members, today is your last chance to earn a £20 Amazon gift voucher for every new PA Life Club member you recommend before midnight, December 21. Terms of your recommendation: The recommended friend must actively book onto the club and make payment for us to process the offer by December 21, 2018. Recommendations […]
Does age discrimination leave you at a disadvantage?
Being an assistant is a lifestyle that most will have for the majority of their working years. A good assistant/boss relationship will see the same team stick together for years on end, moving company to company in pursuit of perfect harmony. But with a large age-range of EAs mixing to share knowledge at networking events, […]
Could VA services be the industry future?
Could VA services be the future of the assistant role? Well according to FYXER, it very well could be. PA Life staff writer Vincenzo Ferrara spends a day at the FYXER office to understand why more assistants are opting out of the office and into working from home? FYXER is a virtual assistant service that hires […]
Opinion: When are ‘out of office’ requests out of order?
As an assistant of any kind can be asked to work hours around the clock for your boss. If that means booking a last-minute flight at 2am or arranging a last-minute meeting at the end of the day, then that’s what you do. But, are out of office requests reasonable? And if so, where is […]
The portable label printer targeting the PA market
The good old days of the handheld label maker has been updated for the 2018 workspace and this cube of functionality is small, elegant and compact. Vincenzo Ferrara, staff writer at PA Life has been putting this little label maker to the test. As soon as I received the Brother PT-P710BT Label Printer, I was […]