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      Why embracing digital solutions can ensure staff performance doesn’t decline in the post Covid-19 world

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      Research by StaffCircle has revealed that over half (54%) of employees say that management had not enforced appraisals during lockdown, leading to concerns that staff performance may be affected. Adrian Lewis, director at Activ Absence, says this research is worrying as it comes at a time when companies are trying to get back to normality […]

      Half of employees admit to making mistakes when it comes to cybersecurity

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      43 per cent of employees have made mistakes resulting in cybersecurity repercussions for themselves or their company, according to a new report, The Psychology of Human Error. The report, by Tessian, surveyed 1,000 workers in the UK and 1,000 workers in the US at the height of the coronavirus outbreak in April, to reveal how stress, […]

      Tech worth £16.5 billion is sitting in our junk drawers

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      Brits are sitting on technology worth £16.5 billion that they no longer use – and it could drop in value by £3.5 billion over the next year. Researchers found the typical adult has a staggering £598 worth of superfluous gadgets – simply collecting dust and cluttering their homes. But during the past year, smart phones, […]

      Appetite for Business will make you an indispensable Stand Out Assistant!

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      Appetite for Business is an award winning accredited UK learning provider who support global customers and individuals to achieve successful adoption of Microsoft Office 365 across all sectors, public and private. As a former PA herself founder Sheryl Newman and the team are passionate and thrive on supporting and championing this community to help learn […]

      Looking for Office & Event Technology providers? Check out the PA Life Recommended Supplier Directory!

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      If you’re looking for ways to keep staff fed and watered during or after lockdown the PA Life Recommended Supplier Directory is home to dozens of trusted technology partners ready to help. Our list of specialists covers everything from Audiovisual and Stand Builds to Lighting and Health & Safety – There’s something to suit every […]

      Taking offline events into the virtual realm

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      By Svetlana Bezrodnaya, JTB Europe The coronavirus outbreak has undoubtedly transformed the events industry, with planning for face-to-face events, conference and meetings completely turned on its head during this period.  We are fully aware of the benefits and value that events and conferences have on businesses, whether it be in drawing in new customers, motivating […]

      PA LIFE LOCKDOWN SURVEY #1: We’re working – despite the challenges!

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      Almost 90% of PA Life readers have avoided furlough – showing that PAs, EAs and other administrative assistants remain the glue that’s holding together businesses during this time. A survey of PA Life readers has revealed that 89% are still working – although some have been asked to work reduced hours and some have been […]

      Brits upskilling at tech during lockdown

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      ‘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 […]

      Tech is helping businesses and staff find success and productivity

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      UK businesses are finding success in home working thanks to technology-enabled solutions, according to a new study commissioned by Technology Connected. The organisation, which represents the Welsh technology industry, commissioned an omnibus survey among decision makers in a variety of businesses across the UK, who were able to support large scale remote working, to see […]

      PA Life Lockdown Stories: Marie Heinsen, Sagittarius

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      Our new series takes a look at how PA Life readers are coping with working during the lockdown. First up, we talk to Marie Heinsen, Executive Assistant to the co-founders and head of Sagittarius Agency Services… How long have you been working from home?My daughter finished school on Friday March 20th – that was my […]