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Employees need regular work breaks

Employees need regular work breaks

Research conducted among employees reveals 70% of office workers want their employer to support them in taking regular breaks for the sake of the...

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Ageism widens leadership skills gap

Ageism widens leadership skills gap

Workers aged over 50 are routinely being overlooked for promotion despite possessing the essential knowledge and experience needed to fill the ev...

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Women retire on less pay than men

Women retire on less pay than men

Women planning to retire in 2015 are preparing themselves to live on an income 25% lower than their male counterparts, according to new research ...

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Alcohol, drugs major problem at work

Alcohol, drugs major problem at work

Nearly a third of workers have admitted using drugs at work and nearly 90% of employees say they've been drunk when they were on duty, incredible...

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New editor joins PA Life team

New editor joins PA Life team

PA Life is pleased to announce the arrival of its new editor, Amelia Walker. Amelia joins the team at an exciting time of growth and development ...

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Get over your 'holiday blues'

Get over your 'holiday blues'

You’ve just got back from a week of complete relaxation, when the only thing on your to-do list was to not do a thing. Now, you’re back to realit...

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Save with business rail travel

Save with business rail travel

Rail users in the UK spend a higher proportion of their wages on travel than workers anywhere else in Europe, rail campaigners have revealed this...

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Advice for top crisis management

Advice for top crisis management

Try as you may, things don't always go to plan at work and emergencies arise. One of the most sought-after skills in a PA is the ability to remai...

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UK workers quitting over stress

UK workers quitting over stress

There has been a focus on stress levels in the workplace in recent years, which has given rise to the need for companies to offer help to employe...

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Pointers for praising employees

Pointers for praising employees

Nearly nine in 10 senior managers said their organisation is good at showing appreciation to workers while 30% of employees gave their firms low ...

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Are you up for sales?

Are you up for sales?

The art of selling may not come naturally to everyone, but by embracing business psychology techniques your workforce can become an extension of ...

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Checking in: Ashdown Park Hotel

Checking in: Ashdown Park Hotel

The UK's countryside provides a picturesque backdrop for corporate events with a difference. Molly Dyson travels into the woods to visit one prop...

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Developing your image

Developing your image

With 93 per cent of a first impression based on how you look and sound and only seven per cent on what you say, Nicole Holgate reveals how to mak...

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Drive time

Drive time

Finding a chauffeur company is easy, but finding the right one for your company is not so straightforward. Peter Nixon is your guide to making an...

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Eco events made easy

Eco events made easy

Green has become the new black, as corporate social responsibility now tops business agendas. Elia Nicolas explains the advantages to making your...

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Lifestyles of the rich & famous

Lifestyles of the rich & famous

Intrigued by the lives of the privileged and uber-wealthy and want to know if you've got what it takes to work for a high-profile client? Samuel ...

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Sitting pretty

Sitting pretty

We all know about the strain that sitting at a desk for hours can cause, so Roger Golten gives it to you straight when it comes to correct office...

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A place apart

A place apart

Make sure your private dining event goes off without a hitch with these insider tips from Event Manager Elisa Rego DaSilva

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Taming the toxic boss

Taming the toxic boss

Dealing with an unreasonable and unpleasant boss can become both draining and demoralising, but as James and Simon Brooke point out, there is an ...

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A scientific approach

A scientific approach

There tends to be a significant amount of employee scepticism surrounding the benefit of attending meetings. However, Jonathan Bradshaw argues th...

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News

Women retire on less pay than men

Women retire on less pay than men

Women planning to retire in 2015 are preparing themselves to live on an income 25% lower than their male counterparts, according to new research ...

Read more

Alcohol, drugs major problem at work

Alcohol, drugs major problem at work

Nearly a third of workers have admitted using drugs at work and nearly 90% of employees say they've been drunk when they were on duty, incredible...

Read more

New editor joins PA Life team

New editor joins PA Life team

PA Life is pleased to announce the arrival of its new editor, Amelia Walker. Amelia joins the team at an exciting time of growth and development ...

Read more

Get over your 'holiday blues'

Get over your 'holiday blues'

You’ve just got back from a week of complete relaxation, when the only thing on your to-do list was to not do a thing. Now, you’re back to realit...

Read more

Save with business rail travel

Save with business rail travel

Rail users in the UK spend a higher proportion of their wages on travel than workers anywhere else in Europe, rail campaigners have revealed this...

Read more

Advice for top crisis management

Advice for top crisis management

Try as you may, things don't always go to plan at work and emergencies arise. One of the most sought-after skills in a PA is the ability to remai...

Read more

UK workers quitting over stress

UK workers quitting over stress

There has been a focus on stress levels in the workplace in recent years, which has given rise to the need for companies to offer help to employe...

Read more

Pointers for praising employees

Pointers for praising employees

Nearly nine in 10 senior managers said their organisation is good at showing appreciation to workers while 30% of employees gave their firms low ...

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Time for exercise evades employees

Time for exercise evades employees

More than one in three (35%) office workers are too busy to take time out for health and wellbeing activities that could benefit them now and lat...

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Top Picks: Corporate golf days

Top Picks: Corporate golf days

Want to host a corporate day with a difference? Why not try a Golf Day? PA Life's Golf Top Picks showcases the very best golfing venues across th...

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Mobile tech key to office 'appiness

Mobile tech key to office 'appiness

Do you find yourself considering your mobile phone to be your lifeline and can't imagine life without it? New research conducted by cloud-based e...

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Neil Devlin makes your event magical

Neil Devlin makes your event magical

Now you can have TV-style, close-up magic live at your chosen event – no camera tricks, no special props, just real miracles guaranteed to amaze ...

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Take the work out of events with micepage

Take the work out of events with micepage

Any EA or PA knows that events are crucial to businesses, but the time and effort it takes to organise them can really take the fun out of puttin...

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Top tips for booking train tickets

Top tips for booking train tickets

If you're booking multiple train tickets for your colleagues, did you know there are a number of ways to ensure you're getting the best available...

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Introducing Venues & Events Live 2015

Introducing Venues & Events Live 2015

As a busy personal assistant, you'll know how essential it is to keep up-to-date with all the latest restaurants, venue openings and event suppli...

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Three equals two at The Don

Three equals two at The Don

Book a summer lunch or dinner three times before the end of August at The Don Restaurant or The Sign of The Don Bistro & Bar and the company ...

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From the desk of Penelope Alice, Britain's most…

From the desk of Penelope Alice, Britain's most fabulous PA: 25 years of Corporate Service at Harrods

Nothing says luxury like Harrods, which is why I tend to check out the company's current line when looking for corporate gifts. I had the pleasur...

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How to survive as an admin

How to survive as an admin

Any good PA knows that time management is the key to a successful career. With so many tasks ranging from note taking and arranging meetings to o...

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Tips to reduce holiday stress

Tips to reduce holiday stress

As we approach the summer holidays, a new study by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), has found that holidays are not nearly as ...

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Top Picks: Special summer offers

Top Picks: Special summer offers

Hunting around for the perfect summer party venue? With PA Life's Top Picks, you can discover a 'Secret Garden' party, receive 20% off an August ...

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Features

Developing your image

Developing your image

With 93 per cent of a first impression based on how you look and sound and only seven per cent on what you say, Nicole Holgate reveals how to mak...

Read more

Drive time

Drive time

Finding a chauffeur company is easy, but finding the right one for your company is not so straightforward. Peter Nixon is your guide to making an...

Read more

Eco events made easy

Eco events made easy

Green has become the new black, as corporate social responsibility now tops business agendas. Elia Nicolas explains the advantages to making your...

Read more

Lifestyles of the rich & famous

Lifestyles of the rich & famous

Intrigued by the lives of the privileged and uber-wealthy and want to know if you've got what it takes to work for a high-profile client? Samuel ...

Read more

Sitting pretty

Sitting pretty

We all know about the strain that sitting at a desk for hours can cause, so Roger Golten gives it to you straight when it comes to correct office...

Read more

A place apart

A place apart

Make sure your private dining event goes off without a hitch with these insider tips from Event Manager Elisa Rego DaSilva

Read more

Taming the toxic boss

Taming the toxic boss

Dealing with an unreasonable and unpleasant boss can become both draining and demoralising, but as James and Simon Brooke point out, there is an ...

Read more

A scientific approach

A scientific approach

There tends to be a significant amount of employee scepticism surrounding the benefit of attending meetings. However, Jonathan Bradshaw argues th...

Read more

Brand new you

Brand new you

Creating a strong personal brand in the workplace will form the basis of how people perceive you and can help accelerate your career path. Ishree...

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The career clinic

The career clinic

You may feel your career has reached a standstill, but you can get back on the right track during a weekend designed to get it rolling again, as ...

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Executive decision

Executive decision

Climbing the ranks to deal with top-level executives can come with its own set of rules and ways of working. Nicky Christmas has these essential ...

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The grand scheme

The grand scheme

Strategic meeting management skills are vitally important to the already over-worked executive assistant. Steve Knight explains why

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Psychology at work

Psychology at work

Understanding what makes us tick and how we're perceived by others can go a long way to creating a harmonious, collaborative atmosphere in the wo...

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Reservation required

Reservation required

With so many options and choices available, booking business travel can be a complicated process if you're trying to ensure you get the best deal...

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Perfect your social skills

Perfect your social skills

With more than half of the UK population on Facebook, social media is increasingly recognised as the modern way of communicating, not just by fri...

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The paper trail

The paper trail

With the paperless office held up as the holy grail of workplace etiquette, Andy Johnson highlights  the difference between a must print and...

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Serviced apartments suppliers’ guide

Serviced apartments suppliers’ guide

The serviced apartment sector is one that's booming here in the UK. With a huge range of suppliers on the market, PAs are spoilt for choice when ...

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A flexible attitude

A flexible attitude

In the wake of Marissa Mayer's controversial blanket ban on Yahoo! employees working from home, Barnaby Lashbrooke makes the case for virtual ass...

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An assurance of quality

An assurance of quality

With the demand for serviced apartments booming, James Foice explains in greater detail how the sector's trade body is working to promote the ind...

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Join the jet set

Join the jet set

Private aviation is no longer the preserve of the mega-wealthy – an increasing number of corporate clients is choosing to hire or buy aircraft as...

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