It’s getting harder for people to switch off from their professional personas, especially as an assistant, where your working day doesn’t necessarily end when everyone else’s does. But being a workaholic can cause serious problems to your health and social life. We all take pride in our work, but some people find it difficult to […]
Is it time you joined workaholics anonymous?
We spend too much time working at the weekend
Do we spend too much time working at the weekend? According to recent research we do and it’s a bad habit us Brits need to stop. We all wish we had more time on our hands but using our own time to complete our work could be damaging, rather than helpful. Busy Brits spend up […]
Opinion: It’s a man’s world
We spend around a third of our life at work, so as you can imagine it must be difficult to feel like you don’t fit in with others. Vincenzo Ferrara, staff writer at PA Life, talks about why treating male and female assistants as equals is crucial. I recently heard a story from a respected […]
Is a four-day week all it’s cracked up to be?
Four day weeks are becoming increasingly popular across northern Europe, the calls for British companies to start working to this new time schedule are becoming louder but should we believe the hype and adopt a four day week? The Trade Union Council recently suggested that with advances in technology, such as AI and remote systems, […]
The importance of encouraging health and well-being in a workforce
There has been a surge of positive attitude about health and well-being in the workplace in the last few years, including a drive from the chief medical officer for the UK Government, Professor Dame Sally Davies. Yet many companies are slow to actually make changes and take action. Understanding how to encourage health and well-being in […]