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QEII Zoo help event organisers become effective zookeepers

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London’s QEII Centre will take you on a mind trip to a zoo in a quest to offer event organiser training that will help them become effective zookeepers. You’ll learn how to tame the lions and manage the playful monkeys, address the analytical elephants and nurture the dolphins at its forthcoming QE Zoo showcase. QEII […]

New Training requirements for 2022? The PA Life Recommended Supplier Directory can help!

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If staff training is on your agenda, the PA Life Recommended Supplier Directory is home to dozens of trusted partners ready to help. Our list of specialists covers everything from leadership coaching to HR – There’s something to suit every requirement! Start Your Search Now Not part of the Directory? Get listed! Are you a […]

One in four workers don’t feel adequately trained to do their jobs

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Millions of workers across the UK may be undertrained for their current jobs, with one in four feeling that they haven’t received sufficient training to succeed in their roles. New research by LMS provider Digits suggests that only 73% of employees are confident that they have been properly trained to do their jobs. As many as one in six […]

5 reasons to upskill in 2022

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By Paul Lewis, Managing Director, Pitman Training… The beginning of 2022 is the perfect time to focus on both your personal and professional development. Over the past two years, people have had plenty of free time to evaluate their career choices and decide what they want from life. So, if you are thinking about upskilling, […]

Enhance your professional development with these New Year’s work resolutions 

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At the start of January, many of us are reflecting on the past year, the recent return to remote working, and the opportunities open to us in the year ahead. Whilst resolutions often revolve around fitness or our personal lives, many set resolutions for the workplace to further our professional development, by building confidence or […]

Events trade body launches certified training and development programme

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Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has launched the ESSA Individual Induction, the first in a series of certificated training courses for its members with a focus on health and safety. The trade body has created a series of bite-sized induction courses that cover a range of safety-related areas to provide a key understanding of different health and safety requirements when working at an exhibition or event. ESSA already offers company-level Accredited status, a quality assurance programme designed […]

Pitman opens new Enfield training centre

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Training provider Pitman is aiming to help people retrain and develop new skills in the wake of the pandemic. Pitman Training Enfield is set to launch on January 17th and is delivering training and exams online and in person. Neil Khakhria, centre manager and one of the owners of the local business, said: “We’re so […]

Majority of UK professionals say employers ‘neglecting their desire to upskill’

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97 per cent of UK professionals cited a desire to upskill in order to stay relevant, yet only 5 percent feel their employer considers upskilling staff essential. That’s according to the latest UK Skills Report from Resource Solutions, which says more than half (51 percent) of professionals surveyed indicated their concern about automation replacing all or […]

Building resilience is key for companies to adapt

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By Debra Clark, head of specialist consulting at Towergate Health & Protection Resilience is not a personality trait, it is something all employees can improve upon, says Towergate Health & Protection, and this opens up potential for everyone – particularly crucial as we need to adapt to living with Covid-19. Resilience is of benefit to […]

Is it the end of the Assistant…? Far from it!

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By Roddy Adair, Director at Hays Personal & Executive Assistants… The question ‘is this the end of the PA?’ has become all too familiar over the past few years as organisations have prioritised digital transformation, questioning whether the role of the EA/PA still has a part to play in the modern working world. The focus […]

PA Life Skills Academy – Make sure you book your place!

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The PA Life Skills Academy is a two-day virtual conference, sponsored by corporate ground travel specialist Gett, that will give you the skills you need to take your career further, opening up new opportunities within your current organisation – or arming you with the knowledge to land that next great position. November 2nd & 3rd […]

Don’t miss your early bird ticket for the PA Life Skills Academy

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The PA Life Skills Academy, sponsored by corporate ground travel specialist Gett, is a two-day virtual conference that will give you the skills you need to take your career further, opening up new opportunities within your current organisation – or arming you with the knowledge to land that next great position. It’s your opportunity to improve […]

Introducing the PA Life Skills Academy – Book your early bird ticket today!

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The PA Life Skills Academy, sponsored by corporate ground travel specialist Gett, is a two-day virtual conference that will give you the skills you need to take your career further, opening up new opportunities within your current organisation – or arming you with the knowledge to land that next great position. It’s your opportunity to improve […]

How can you request funding for training?

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By Hana Gray, CEO, The Office Management Group… It’s something we have seen so often; it’s been over social media and in the press across the board in the administrative profession – there is a distinct lack of support by businesses for professional development and funding in these roles. Learning and development at work is […]

UK firms spending £1,000 to upskill staff

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While the COVID-19 pandemic felt like it was slowing down progress in the business world in many ways, it has accelerated several key developments in the workplace, which would have taken much longer without the unexpected disruption. As the new world of work takes shape, one of the top talent trends that emerged for 2021 has been […]

The importance of training and upskilling – and what employers are looking for

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By Tray Durrant, Executive Director, Bain and Gray… It helps to consider what makes a good Executive or Personal Assistant. Fundamentally employers are looking for a combination of soft and hard skills: from problem solving, quick thinking and strategic planning to delivering a first-class spreadsheet that provides the Executive with all relevant information at their […]

PA SHOW: The conference line-up – more to learn on day 2!

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Don’t leave it too late to register for your conference pass at the PA Show this month – there’s a whole heap of learning options available to take your career forward. The event takes place on June 22nd & 23rd. Register your place now. Here are some of the key conference sessions to look out […]

PA SHOW: The conference line-up – Day 1

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It’s just over a week now until the PA Show opens at ExCeL London and the conference programme looks set to give all PAs the opportunity to jumpstart their careers, thanks to an inspiring and educational conference programme. The event takes place on June 22nd & 23rd. Register your place now. Here are some of […]