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    MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: How can technology help reduce stress in the workplace?

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    59% of UK adults experience stress in the workplace but could business technology provide a means to help reduce this figure? The combination of technology and mental health can often have negative connotations. There is plenty of media attention surrounding the negative impact the former can have on the latter. In fact, there is research […]

    More work tools equals less efficiency

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    A study by HubSpot has found that the more tools workers had at their disposal, the less efficient they were with their time. “In today’s hyper-connected workplace, it’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling like you have to take on everything at once,” said Brian Johnson, Operations Director at leading digital and marketing recruitment […]

    Ever suffered from IT rage? You’re not alone

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    Almost eight million Brits have broken gadgets – in a fit of rage, a study found. Research revealed 15 per cent have run out of patience with their troublesome tech at one time or another and have attempted to destroy it as a result. Typically those polled will endure 63 IT issues a year – […]

    Video conferencing is a huge boon to business – when it works…

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    The overwhelming majority of businesses (90 per cent) have reported experiencing challenges when connecting to video conference calls. This is according to a new survey from StarLeaf, conducted by Vanson Bourne, which featured responses from 500 IT decision-makers and line-of-business leaders in the UK, France, Germany and the US, and from a broad spectrum of […]

    The rise of the robots: top tech predictions for 2019

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    What trends will be dominating work and home life this year? From Alexa to the Apple Watch, there’s no doubt that innovative technology is revolutionising the way we live and work every day. And with the new year well underway, the team from flexible office specialist Workthere has predicted the top five tech trends we’re […]

    Digital disruption is changing the way we do business

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    Technology has made companies develop and adapt to new advances at an alarmingly quick rate, but does your business view digital disruption as a negative or a thriving new opportunity to take advantage of? Technology is often thought about in terms of physical devices that are electrical or digital, when in fact, technology encompasses far […]

    Why speaking a second language will be important for future PAs

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    Speaking a second language is a skill that many of us know we should learn but very rarely do. With technological advances, the world is now smaller than ever and even though you can overcome language barriers using this technology, Vincenzo Ferrara thinks that PAs who can speak more than one language are going to […]

    What is the future of the EA role?

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    On Tuesday evening a group of PAs got together at an event held by Fyxer in central London to discuss a topic that all PAs have worried about recently; what is the future of the EA role, with the advancement of technologies such as artificial intelligence? Vincenzo Ferrara reviews what was discussed. The event held by […]

    Podcasting PA Liz Van Vliet on why PAs won’t be replaced by tech

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    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 […]

    The ability to remember is being forgotten

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    There are some crucial skills needed for every PA: organisation, readiness and the ability to remember are all key, but what if your memory isn’t as sharp as it once was? People have become lazy with technology and the ability to remember is on the decline new research has found. The average Brit forgets at least […]