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    A skilled approach

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    What employers want: the transferable skills that will land you a job in 2017, courtesy of the experts at Love Success If you’re hoping to find a new job in 2017, it’s important for you to know what transferable skills you have to offer an employer. Sure, the role you’re going for might require certain […]

    Early signs of fall in supply of EU nationals contributing to skills and labour shortages in key sectors of the UK economy

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    While the short-term outlook for employment remains strong, labour and skills shortages are starting to bite in UK sectors that employ a high number of EU nationals, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD and The Adecco Group. The report suggests that despite a near record number of vacancies (748,000 according to […]

    App of the week: Memorado

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    Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we improve our brain function with Memorado. An intro to Memorado Brain games test our […]

    6 steps to take to improve your focus

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    While the ability to multi-task is often seen as something to brag about, research shows it might actually be detrimental to your focus. If you find it hard to concentrate on one task at a time, here are some steps you can take to re-train your brain from psychology professor Daniel Levitin from McGill University […]

    Trying a new activity or learning a new skill benefits brain and body

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    At this time of New Year’s resolutions, active holiday expert Neilson released the results of a 2016 survey that reveals the average UK adult hasn’t tried a new activity or hobby in five and a half years, despite 80% feeling positive effects on their wellbeing when they do. Adults said they felt excited (38%), proud (24%) and […]

    3 hobbies that can help you work smarter

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    While your time out of the office is sacred and you should definitely embrace the freedom, a San Francisco State University study shows hobbies can increase your work productivity by up to 30%. Tech and lifestyle news site The Next Web (TNW) has outlined the three best hobbies for improving your performance at work. Playing […]

    PA Life Training Day hits the ground running

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    PAs and EAs have been busy already this morning at PA Life Training Day at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel. Speakers for the first half of the day include Lindsay Taylor from Your Excellency, who’s visiting to represent the IAM; Personal Impact Specialist Jodi Goldman; Adam Fidler from Adept Executive Consulting; Bob Hallewell from Expert […]

    5 soft skills that ensure success

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    When employers are looking for the right PA candidate, they search for somebody who has business and technical knowledge, but they also want somebody with excellent people skills. These are the five essential soft skills that will ensure career success no matter the industry, according to workplace speaker Antonio Neves. 1 Listening Being able to […]

    Admin & accounting ‘old fashioned’ & ‘boring’, say 16-24 year olds looking for jobs

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    As GCSE and A-Level results come out and thousands of young people make decisions on their futures, Pitman Training, the UK’s leading independent training provider, releases statistics that get under the skin of the psyche of young people and their attitude toward their careers. Research by Pitman Training reveals that young people are against more […]

    Guest blog: Tomorrow’s assistant – the skills & attributes for future success

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    Our guest blogger Nick Fewings, Creator of the Team DyNamics© model and expert trainer – who spoke at our June PA Life Training Day – returns with the second part of his piece on the future of the PA. In my last article, Tomorrow’s assistant – The Changemaker, I shared my thoughts on changes within businesses that I […]