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PA to former Orlando Magic player Arenas steals…

PA to former Orlando Magic player Arenas steals $2 million

A federal jury in Orlando, Florida has found John A White, the personal assistant to former Magic guard Gilbert Arenas, guilty of stealing more t...

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Engaging content for engaging events

Engaging content for engaging events

Ben Cole, Managing Director at Inspired Live, drills down into what makes for great content at an event.A great event needs great content – but i...

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Toughest interview questions in UK, US revealed

Toughest interview questions in UK, US revealed

The toughest job interview questions of the year for both the UK and America have been released. When we've got an interview, it's a safe bet to...

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Don't wear stress as a 'badge of honour'

Don't wear stress as a 'badge of honour'

When did being busy and stressed become such a badge of honour? When did we start competing over who has more on their plate? And when did we sta...

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US admin starting salaries set to rise

US admin starting salaries set to rise

The 2016 Salary Guides from Robert Half reveal US starting salaries for professional occupations are expected to increase an average of 4.1 perce...

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People in the UK overestimate people's bad behaviours

People in the UK overestimate people's bad behaviours

According to the results of an international survey by Ipsos MORI in partnership with the The Behavioural Insights Team, feigning illness to take...

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Brits spent three hours a day on web

Brits spent three hours a day on web

The average Briton now spends one in six of their waking hours online, as we spend more time using social networking sites. A study of 73,000 pe...

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The rise and rise of UK staycations

The rise and rise of UK staycations

The UK has a thriving 'staycation' economy according to a new survey from Barclays Business, with more than three quarters of UK adults (77%) say...

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The three As of conflict negotiation

The three As of conflict negotiation

The office environment is the perfect breeding ground for conflict. Most employees will clash with a colleague at some point in their career, so ...

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September is when most people seek new jobs

September is when most people seek new jobs

New research from LinkedIn has revealed the first week of September is when most people update their online professional profiles and seek new jo...

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Find your perfect place

Find your perfect place

The Venues & Destinations Summit offers personal assistants and event planners the ideal opportunity to source ideas for new locations during...

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Ignore those interruptions

Ignore those interruptions

It sometimes feels like the world is trying to stop us from doing our jobs, with endless phone calls, emails and meetings. Here Andrea Osborne gi...

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A memo from Emily Mills

A memo from Emily Mills

In 2012, my colleague Victoria Norris and I had identified that the PA role was changing; an evolution was taking place and the tangible impact o...

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Event Organisers Summit preview

Event Organisers Summit preview

No matter what type of event you're organising, a lot of time can be taken up sourcing the right service provider, says Paul Rowney. From hotels ...

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London Executive Offices acquires The Sugar Building…

London Executive Offices acquires The Sugar Building from Amsprop

London Executive Offices has acquired The Sugar Building at 5 Cheapside next to St Paul’s Cathedral from Amsprop, Lord Sugar’s privately owned re...

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Penelope Alice's date with ETM Group

Penelope Alice's date with ETM Group

Happy Friday All!As I write this I am on my third coffee of the day – how come you may ask?Well last night I experienced the full hospitality of ...

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New luxury Hilton London Bankside coming soon

New luxury Hilton London Bankside coming soon

We enjoyed a sneak preview of the new Hilton London Bankside, which is preparing to launch next month in the capital’s vibrant Bankside area - Hi...

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Percy’s Den: brekkie, lunch or dins

Percy’s Den: brekkie, lunch or dins

Adding another string to an already stylish bow, all-day bar and restaurant, Percy & Founders has launched a private dining room named ‘Percy...

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Travel booking made easy

Travel booking made easy

After listening to, and taking on board, a PA Life Magazine survey from a few years ago, here at Good Travel Management we wanted to make things ...

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Getting there on time, every time

Getting there on time, every time

Getting your executive to a meeting on time takes planning and forward thinking. Having a taxi company that can meet your needs is key, says Chri...

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Toughest interview questions in UK, US revealed

Toughest interview questions in UK, US revealed

The toughest job interview questions of the year for both the UK and America have been released. When we've got an interview, it's a safe bet to...

Read more

Don't wear stress as a 'badge of honour'

Don't wear stress as a 'badge of honour'

When did being busy and stressed become such a badge of honour? When did we start competing over who has more on their plate? And when did we sta...

Read more

US admin starting salaries set to rise

US admin starting salaries set to rise

The 2016 Salary Guides from Robert Half reveal US starting salaries for professional occupations are expected to increase an average of 4.1 perce...

Read more

People in the UK overestimate people's bad behaviours

People in the UK overestimate people's bad behaviours

According to the results of an international survey by Ipsos MORI in partnership with the The Behavioural Insights Team, feigning illness to take...

Read more

Brits spent three hours a day on web

Brits spent three hours a day on web

The average Briton now spends one in six of their waking hours online, as we spend more time using social networking sites. A study of 73,000 pe...

Read more

The rise and rise of UK staycations

The rise and rise of UK staycations

The UK has a thriving 'staycation' economy according to a new survey from Barclays Business, with more than three quarters of UK adults (77%) say...

Read more

The three As of conflict negotiation

The three As of conflict negotiation

The office environment is the perfect breeding ground for conflict. Most employees will clash with a colleague at some point in their career, so ...

Read more

September is when most people seek new jobs

September is when most people seek new jobs

New research from LinkedIn has revealed the first week of September is when most people update their online professional profiles and seek new jo...

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77% of employers to hire secretarial and support…

77% of employers to hire secretarial and support staff

77% of employers have claimed that they are planning to hire secretarial and support staff in the second half of 2015.   The results of th...

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Top Picks: London Christmas party venues

Top Picks: London Christmas party venues

Christmas party planning can be a thankless task for the one(s) given the job. Colleagues are almost always reluctant to offer any help, but will...

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Telling colleagues they smell is 'hardest talk'

Telling colleagues they smell is 'hardest talk'

Is there anything more awkward than bringing up the ‘personal hygiene’ topic of conversation with a colleague who has a particular aversion to so...

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Bosses feeling generous for Rugby World Cup

Bosses feeling generous for Rugby World Cup

New research by recruitment specialist Robert Half reveals that generous bosses across the UK will allow employees to escape the transport scrum ...

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Former BCE EA investigated for insider trading

Former BCE EA investigated for insider trading

Quebec's securities regulator is investigating Renée Morier, a former EA to a senior officer at Bell Canada Enterprises over allegations of insid...

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Barclays to host Business Networking PA event

Barclays to host Business Networking PA event

Two of the UK’s most well-known brands are combining forces to raise the profile of one of the world’s most misunderstood professions as Barclays...

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Women working 2 hours a day 'for free'

Women working 2 hours a day 'for free'

Female management members are effectively working for free nearly two hours every day, according to research from the Chartered Management Instit...

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Penelope Alice samples tea and a tour at…

Penelope Alice samples tea and a tour at the National Theatre

Those of you who have attended theatre outings with PA Life in the past know that I'm a big fan of the stage. So I was happy to jump on the chanc...

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Top five reasons why employees leave a company

Top five reasons why employees leave a company

The number one reason people leave their jobs is to seek out opportunities with a better work life balance, reveals new research from leading rec...

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9 out of 10 vent anger at work

9 out of 10 vent anger at work

Almost nine out of ten people vent their anger and frustration at their co-workers, according to research by occupational health provider Health ...

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Care of company cars causes confusion

Care of company cars causes confusion

Fleet managers are under constant pressure from budget restrictions and wear and tear charges often feel like a sting in the tail at the end of a...

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Gender difference in approaches to mentoring

Gender difference in approaches to mentoring

At its most basic level, mentoring is a very important tool in building interpersonal relationships in the workplace. Mentors help young people s...

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Features

A memo from Emily Mills

A memo from Emily Mills

In 2012, my colleague Victoria Norris and I had identified that the PA role was changing; an evolution was taking place and the tangible impact o...

Read more

Event Organisers Summit preview

Event Organisers Summit preview

No matter what type of event you're organising, a lot of time can be taken up sourcing the right service provider, says Paul Rowney. From hotels ...

Read more

London Executive Offices acquires The Sugar Building…

London Executive Offices acquires The Sugar Building from Amsprop

London Executive Offices has acquired The Sugar Building at 5 Cheapside next to St Paul’s Cathedral from Amsprop, Lord Sugar’s privately owned re...

Read more

Penelope Alice's date with ETM Group

Penelope Alice's date with ETM Group

Happy Friday All!As I write this I am on my third coffee of the day – how come you may ask?Well last night I experienced the full hospitality of ...

Read more

New luxury Hilton London Bankside coming soon

New luxury Hilton London Bankside coming soon

We enjoyed a sneak preview of the new Hilton London Bankside, which is preparing to launch next month in the capital’s vibrant Bankside area - Hi...

Read more

Percy’s Den: brekkie, lunch or dins

Percy’s Den: brekkie, lunch or dins

Adding another string to an already stylish bow, all-day bar and restaurant, Percy & Founders has launched a private dining room named ‘Percy...

Read more

Travel booking made easy

Travel booking made easy

After listening to, and taking on board, a PA Life Magazine survey from a few years ago, here at Good Travel Management we wanted to make things ...

Read more

Getting there on time, every time

Getting there on time, every time

Getting your executive to a meeting on time takes planning and forward thinking. Having a taxi company that can meet your needs is key, says Chri...

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Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A

Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A

"London is where I was brought up. It's where my heart is and where I get my inspiration,” Alexander McQueen.Listen up! There are only nine days ...

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The business of meetings

The business of meetings

There are a number of factors that come into play when planning an event and it can be hard to keep track of everything. Paul Ratcliffe talks you...

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PA profile: Stuart Martin

PA profile: Stuart Martin

There's an old adage that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but one look at Stuart Martin reveals an out-going person who loves his job. H...

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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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A memo from Emily Mills

A memo from Emily Mills

In 2012, my colleague Victoria Norris and I had identified that the PA role was changing; an evolution was taking place and the tangible impact o...

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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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