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Our June/July issue is out

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I’m excited to be able to tell you about my first issue as the Editor of PA Life. It’s great to be here, working with a fantastic team, making sure we bring you, our readers, stories that are interesting, inspiring and helpful for your work as Professional Assistants. PA Life Club & PA Profiles I’ve […]

The Employment Bill got scrapped from the Queen’s Speech in May

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The government’s decision to scrap the Employment Bill from the Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of the Parliament on 10th of May was a big disappointment to the HR community. The long-awaited bill was initially promised to be delivered in the Queen’s Speech in 2019. The Financial Times reported that the new legislation has […]

HOW TO: Boost employee wellbeing through office design

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Creating a healthier, happier place of work should start in the office. Caine Bird, HR Contributor and Writer, offers some advice… Whilst workplace wellbeing tackles a spectrum of ideas about how work and health are interrelated, the role of office design is one that’s often overshadowed. The impact of a workplace environment on employee productivity […]

How to encourage productivity and wellbeing amongst office returners

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Matt Ephgrave (pictured), Managing Director at Just Eat for Business, on how to help employees adapt into their new working routine while prioritising well-being in the office and at home… Last month, the scrapping of Plan B guidelines gave businesses the go ahead to bring their staff back to the office, with most adopting a […]

‘New age’ working driving wedge between generations

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60% of professionals have reported a rise in ‘new challenges’ post-pandemic when working with colleagues from different generations – with 40% reportedly ‘not on the same page’ as their teammates when it comes to workplace values. According to an annual survey from professional services recruiter Robert Walters, intergenerational conflict in the workplace has taken a […]

How can I support my staff amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict?

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The crisis unfolding in Ukraine is a cause of concern for many across the world. These are turbulent times so employers will need to be mindful of staff members that are from the impacted countries, or those who have relatives and friends there that may be in danger. Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director at […]

Adopting a culture of movement: Supporting employees to keep active and healthy

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As many workplaces have gradually switched to a flexible working scheme, alternating between working in the office and at home, there is no hiding that employees may currently be struggling to receive support for their physical health and keep active. The NHS suggests that adults should be aiming for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity […]

5 top tips on ways to prevent bullying in the workplace

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By Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director Bullying, or harassment, in the workplace is, sadly, not at all uncommon. Just take a look at the news; every day we see stories of people taking their employers to tribunal as a result of bullying allegations. Even institutions like Downing Street, which just weeks ago made […]

Employers urged to be alert to eating disorders as staff return to offices

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RedArc is warning employers to be aware of a potential rise in the number of employees with new or recurring eating disorders, as staff return to the workplace. RedArc explains that eating disorders are complex and disabling mental health conditions that affect all ages, genders and backgrounds, and include bulimia, binge eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food […]

Random Acts of Kindness Day: ‘Kindness should be standard in the workplace’

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When you think of random acts of kindness you may think of an unexpected gift of flowers, helping an old person across the road or paying somebody a compliment. What doesn’t spring to mind for most people is work. With random acts of kindness day happening on 17th February one company is calling for more […]