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Troublesome tales of the office

Troublesome tales of the office

What do a pyjama-wearing employee, a sleepy member of staff and a client with bad personal hygiene have in common? They all feature in the embarr...

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Become indispensable to your boss

Become indispensable to your boss

Sometimes business leaders find themselves so pressed for time that having an assistant can feel like adding another task to the to-do list, espe...

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EXECSec attracts high-calibre PAs

EXECSec attracts high-calibre PAs

Personal assistants from household name companies such as ITV, Lloyds Banking Group, the NHS, Renault and United Biscuits have signed up to parti...

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Time to consider private charter

Time to consider private charter

Time, safety and reliability are increasingly common factors when making travel arrangements for senior management. Your boss is certain to appre...

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How to go from good to great

How to go from good to great

Great executive assistants need a certain set of skills to help their bosses get ahead while advancing their own careers. Among the essentials ar...

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PAs in the news

PAs in the news

We're all aware of how PAs can move through the ranks these days and be promoted to managerial roles within various industry sectors and it seems...

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Business travellers choose wifi

Business travellers choose wifi

Business travellers under 35 say that high-speed internet connection is a priority for maintaining productivity on the road, highlighting a diffe...

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African PA named Pitman’s achiever

African PA named Pitman’s achiever

Uganda-based administrative assistant Florence Katano (pictured) has been awarded the title of PA of the Year in the Pitman Super Achievers Award...

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Suppliers line up to join EXECSec

Suppliers line up to join EXECSec

Private jet charter firms, hotels, events agencies and serviced apartment providers are among those who will be exhibiting at this year's EXECSec...

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Why mothers benefit from being a VA

Why mothers benefit from being a VA

Becoming a VA and working from home is the ideal solution for women with young children who want to continue their employment, according to a stu...

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Learn the art of delegation

Learn the art of delegation

The art of delegation can be difficult to master, but it is a vital workplace skill. Effective delegation can save you time, energy and stress wh...

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A memo from Ana-Maria Valente

A memo from Ana-Maria Valente

History books do not give over much space to the weak and timid; instead they praise heroes and those who give their lives to a cause. The world ...

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Techniques for better communication

Techniques for better communication

To achieve the positive outcomes we require from our business interactions, we need to communicate accurately and effectively. So how can you imp...

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Checking in: Château de Berne

Checking in: Château de Berne

Provence offers much more than the well-known coastal resort cities. Molly Dyson goes off the beaten track to visit a tranquil property that is a...

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Top tips for effective EAs

Top tips for effective EAs

Top PAs and EAs are responsible for enabling their bosses to work effectively, but what skills do they need in gain in order to be as efficient a...

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Three ways to make networking fun

Three ways to make networking fun

You know you need to make connections and build a strong network within and beyond your organisation, but does it have to feel like another task ...

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Aim to achieve

Aim to achieve

When you're faced with a seemingly impossible task or deadline at work, the trick to success is to adopt a positive attitude – you might be surpr...

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Dealing with a difficult boss

Dealing with a difficult boss

A difficult boss can make life unpleasant, frustrating, or even terrifying. Here's how to get the best from this tricky situation. We've all...

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Make tracks for the Highlands

Make tracks for the Highlands

The breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Highlands offers the perfect backdrop for the train trip of a lifetime, as Molly Dyson discovers on boar...

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Managing relationships at work

Managing relationships at work

In any office there are many different people and personalities. Being able to establish good working relationships with your colleagues is an es...

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EXECSec attracts high-calibre PAs

EXECSec attracts high-calibre PAs

Personal assistants from household name companies such as ITV, Lloyds Banking Group, the NHS, Renault and United Biscuits have signed up to parti...

Read more

Time to consider private charter

Time to consider private charter

Time, safety and reliability are increasingly common factors when making travel arrangements for senior management. Your boss is certain to appre...

Read more

How to go from good to great

How to go from good to great

Great executive assistants need a certain set of skills to help their bosses get ahead while advancing their own careers. Among the essentials ar...

Read more

PAs in the news

PAs in the news

We're all aware of how PAs can move through the ranks these days and be promoted to managerial roles within various industry sectors and it seems...

Read more

Business travellers choose wifi

Business travellers choose wifi

Business travellers under 35 say that high-speed internet connection is a priority for maintaining productivity on the road, highlighting a diffe...

Read more

African PA named Pitman’s achiever

African PA named Pitman’s achiever

Uganda-based administrative assistant Florence Katano (pictured) has been awarded the title of PA of the Year in the Pitman Super Achievers Award...

Read more

Suppliers line up to join EXECSec

Suppliers line up to join EXECSec

Private jet charter firms, hotels, events agencies and serviced apartment providers are among those who will be exhibiting at this year's EXECSec...

Read more

Why mothers benefit from being a VA

Why mothers benefit from being a VA

Becoming a VA and working from home is the ideal solution for women with young children who want to continue their employment, according to a stu...

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Discover your dream job and get hired into…

Discover your dream job and get hired into the bargain

Personal assistants spend a lot of time at work so being in a role you enjoy helps make the day seem more bearable. Here are some helpful hints f...

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EXECSec suppliers seek to capitalise on 2015 Summit

EXECSec suppliers seek to capitalise on 2015 Summit

Suppliers from a range of industries are looking forward to taking part in this year's EXECSec Summit, being held from 27-28 April at Whittlebury...

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Take note of this top training session

Take note of this top training session

Taking notes and minutes at meetings is a core competency that admin professionals need to develop and Angela Garry's session at the next PA Life...

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Tips on choosing the perfect maternity leave or…

Tips on choosing the perfect maternity leave or new baby gift

Choosing a gift for a colleague going on maternity leave or a client who has had a new baby need not be a chore. Here, Founder of The Essential B...

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A system to revolutionise your work

A system to revolutionise your work

Swamped with paperwork and struggling to stay on top of all those document requests? If you're nodding in agreement, then you absolutely have to ...

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Bristol PA Network's rapid growth leads to collaboration…

Bristol PA Network's rapid growth leads to collaboration with Glow

Just 10 months after its launch, the Bristol PA Network has experienced phenomenal growth and highlighted an appetite amongst PAs and support sta...

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An interview with Bill Gates’ PA

An interview with Bill Gates’ PA

PAs need to work hard to be the very best at what they do and should carry out their role with wholehearted effort, earnestness, honesty, rigour ...

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UK companies face talent shortage

UK companies face talent shortage

Despite an upturn in the economic situation, UK companies are still facing a recruitment shortage of skilled staff because potential candidates a...

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Wifi is better than breakfast

Wifi is better than breakfast

Much has changed since air miles and upgrades represented the height of perks for business travellers. A recent study of employees in the UK, Fra...

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PAs in the news

PAs in the news

Politicians are not always the best-loved public figures, in fact they often inspire outbursts of unreserved loathing, but it seems that some of ...

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

From the desk of Penelope Alice, Britain's most fabulous PA: networking dinner at Moti Mahal

I have been truly spoiled by the PA Life Club lately, first with a dinner at One Moorgate Place and now another fabulous meal, this time featurin...

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Host a midsummer night’s party at BMA House

Host a midsummer night’s party at BMA House

Throwing a spring or summer party in central London? Make sure it goes off in style with an enchanting soirée at one of BMA House's secret outdoo...

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Techniques for better communication

Techniques for better communication

To achieve the positive outcomes we require from our business interactions, we need to communicate accurately and effectively. So how can you imp...

Read more

Checking in: Château de Berne

Checking in: Château de Berne

Provence offers much more than the well-known coastal resort cities. Molly Dyson goes off the beaten track to visit a tranquil property that is a...

Read more

Top tips for effective EAs

Top tips for effective EAs

Top PAs and EAs are responsible for enabling their bosses to work effectively, but what skills do they need in gain in order to be as efficient a...

Read more

Three ways to make networking fun

Three ways to make networking fun

You know you need to make connections and build a strong network within and beyond your organisation, but does it have to feel like another task ...

Read more

Aim to achieve

Aim to achieve

When you're faced with a seemingly impossible task or deadline at work, the trick to success is to adopt a positive attitude – you might be surpr...

Read more

Dealing with a difficult boss

Dealing with a difficult boss

A difficult boss can make life unpleasant, frustrating, or even terrifying. Here's how to get the best from this tricky situation. We've all...

Read more

Make tracks for the Highlands

Make tracks for the Highlands

The breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Highlands offers the perfect backdrop for the train trip of a lifetime, as Molly Dyson discovers on boar...

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Managing relationships at work

Managing relationships at work

In any office there are many different people and personalities. Being able to establish good working relationships with your colleagues is an es...

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How to arrange holiday cover

How to arrange holiday cover

Planning time away from the office can be a headache if you need a temp to fill your shoes. PA Life looks at the pros and pitfalls

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Putting fitness first

Putting fitness first

When your job requires you to spend long hours sitting at a desk, physical exercise and a balanced diet are both essential to keep you healthy. P...

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The mind game

The mind game

We all have it within ourselves to learn the art of confidence, according to motivational speaker Miriam Staley – it's just a matter of learning ...

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Tips to take you to the top

Tips to take you to the top

With the sheer array of tasks that are expected of a pa in their day-to-day role, there are always new skills you can learn and adopt to help you...

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Psychometric testing explained

Psychometric testing explained

If you're new to this form of assessment, the idea of being ‘psychologically tested’ may be a bit daunting, especially if you're unsure of exactl...

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Tips for when the boss is away

Tips for when the boss is away

As the spring and summer holiday season is right around the corner, here are some top tips to keep you in control while your manager is away for ...

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In the company of excellence

In the company of excellence

London's liveries are among the city's oldest and grandest venues and provide a historic backdrop for corporate events. PA Life goes on a tour of...

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How to boost your self-confidence

How to boost your self-confidence

It's easy to find yourself worrying about what others think of you - your manager, clients and colleagues, even friends. But one opinion matters ...

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Know your board better

Know your board better

Supporting a director and the logistics of managing their affairs requires a lot of attention. Janet Ashford and Paul Munden discuss the five thi...

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Time-saving tips for pressured PAs

Time-saving tips for pressured PAs

We've come across a variety of timesaving technology tips, apps and devices which we thought we'd package together into one cut-out-and-keep page...

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The right balance

The right balance

Creating the perfect work-life balance is a great way to reduce your stress levels and increase productivity, both in the office and at home. Car...

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Not in the job description

Not in the job description

Sewing your boss's trousers. Not exactly the kind of daily duty you'd expect today's high-flying PAs to be doing. But is there anything they can ...

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