British workers are struggling to keep on top of distracting and confusing digital communication tools, causing them to miss important work emails or messages, according to a new report. New digital tools which have become more commonplace during the pandemic are often poorly implemented and have only served to compound the issue, denting productivity, causing miscommunication […]
Comms tools are hampering productivity and damaging mental health, claims report
What Covid-19 has taught us about the skills your organisation should always have
By Jackie Mordue, Regional Managing Director at Hays In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, leaders have had to rapidly change aspects of their organisations and are finding themselves in need of certain skills to ensure they come out the other side of this pandemic in the best form possible. The top priority for many […]
Brits upskilling at tech during lockdown
‘Technophobe’ Brits have learnt new tech skills during lockdown – including how to video call, send a group text and even use their computer to make a phone call. Research polling 2,000 adults found a quarter previously avoided messaging into group chats, while 23 per cent wouldn’t use video conferencing for work. More than a […]
How to plan a successful office move
If you’re putting together plans to relocate your business, it’s likely you’ll find it can be as challenging as it is exciting, writes Amvia’s Nathan Hill-Haimes… Ensuring that you have everything in place in a timely manner is imperative if you want to avoid costly downtime and disappointed customers. Depending on the size of your […]
VenueScanner asks ‘Why is event planning falling short of tech’?
“Simple elements of other online industries – such as transparent pricing, live availability, and online payment systems – have yet to be perfected by the events industry,” said VenueScanner’s Rebecca Kelly. The events industry boasts a number of technological advancements, from mobile ticketing, QR scanners for business cards and sensors to track footfall, so why […]
How to get the most out of your team
Steve Norris, sales director and head of workplace at Nestlé Professional, shares some valuable tips on how employers can build stronger team relationships in the workplace 80 per cent of employees say a strong bond with colleagues is fundamental to happiness at work. That’s not all, positive work relationships encourage staff retention with nearly two-thirds […]
Could you soon be working remotely?
It’s no secret that more of us are choosing to work remotely instead of heading into the office, the rise of the Virtual Assistant is something that has really become its own brand of assistant in the last ten years. The growing trend is becoming more popular within all industries and that may not be […]
How does the budget affect you, the PA?
On Monday afternoon we saw the delivery of the most recent budget report from Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer. He announced that we are coming to the end of the era of austerity, and that we should see the country in a much more prosperous light. After his 72-minute speech, we have sorted through […]
Podcasting PA Liz Van Vliet on why PAs won’t be replaced by tech
Podcasts have risen to fame over the last five years, with more of us than ever downloading and listing to them. With topics that vary from showbiz news to gardening, they can be easy listening or a place to learn new information and skills. After many hours listening to podcasts devoted to helping PAs/EAs develop […]
Should you be worried about voice assistants?
Technology is taking over our lives at an increasingly rapid rate and it’s got a lot of PAs worried that they will be replaced with a phone app. Vincenzo Ferrara thinks that change is in the air, with investment and development in AI (artificial intelligence), it seems likely that in the future a lot of […]