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Performance Review Peril

Business study shows office workers waste time and tears over performance reviews.

Green Office Environments linked with Better Thinking

People who work in well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide have significantly higher cognitive scores—in crucial areas such as responding to a crisis or developing strategy—than those who work in offices with typical levels.

Would You Walk Out of this EA Interview?

Undergoing an interview for a new job is daunting. But are the requests asked of Executive PAs going a little too far?

Cut the Distracting Office Chatter

In an open plan office, talkative coworkers can be an unnecessary distraction. Here are few suggestions on how to approach the subject, without becoming Enemy Number 1 to your noisy colleague.

PA Accolade for Wisdom Book

A new book sharing knowledge gained from years on the job around the world wins recognition.

Hotel Room Workout

It’s tough to keep in shape. Harder still is doing so (or sticking with a routine) when you are on the road. If your hotel does not have a gym, you either take the risk of jogging in an unfamiliar area, or forgetting it altogether.

Technology Finally Explained

Can you think of any job in your office that doesn’t make use of a computer? Even the most mechanical of jobs requires the checking of rosters, contact details or locations generally stored in your phone at least. But what do you do when the IT guy coming to upgrade your workstation starts talking a language you simply don’t understand?

Quit the Cliches

If you are becoming tired of the corporate-speak being heard around the office, we have a new infographic to pin to the company notice board.

Hours Wasted waiting for Slow-Tech

Office workers waste more time on 'slow-tech' than they spend on holiday.

 

Security Update: Hacked email accounts being sold online

It’s unlikely that you have any official business accounts based on Gmail and Yahoo, but if you think you have nonetheless been affected, update your passwords immediately.

How the world sees your role

Every day, you work as an Executive Assistant, diplomat, host, gatekeeper, organiser, presentation builder and more. Does that differ worldwide?

The Happiest Workers in the World

March 20 is recognised as World Happiness Day. Most will say that consistently the citizens of Norway, Denmark or Switzerland are the happiest because of the famous World Happiness Report that the United Nations releases. Others, perhaps citing a different report on global emotions, will conclude that Latin Americans are the happiest people in the world. Who is right?

The CEO Cook Off - Get Your Boss Involved

On March 21st Billingsgate, the first ever UK CEO CookOff will see 100 senior business leaders join forces with 30 other top chefs, in one enormous kitchen!

 

The aim is to raise £2 million to tackle food waste, obesity and malnutrition, through the work of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and UKHarvest

Being Organised leads to Better Productivity

How many of this office stationery favourite do you use in a week?

Extrovert vs Introvert

The workplace takes all type of personalities to make an organisation tick. A more introverted person can find it frustrating having spent a load of energy putting yourself out there and trying to sell yourself proactively, only to find a more ‘dynamic’ personality scores the role. Here’s a few ways to survive that process.

Inspiration with just a Click

Distraction can often help solve a problem. But before you delve down the YouTube rabbit hole, a simple online click might deliver the brain spark you need.

Where Innovators Work

A new report reveals the workplace secrets of the most creative and innovative companies. The survey finds a direct link between workspace design and innovation.

New Awards category PA of the Year Canada & USA

The Executive PA Awards - the oldest and most established awards for administration professionals

 
For the first time Personal & Executive Assistants from Canada & the USA are warmly invited to nominate

Word Economy

It might have been some time ago when you last sat through an English language class. As we begin to write more and more via email, and subsequently speak over the phone less and less, our written language can become long, stilted, verbose and plain boring. 

Virtual Venue Tours heat-up the Conferencing Competition

Disney Business Solutions is the latest of many conference venue operators now using smartphone apps to launch 360° virtual tours of hotels, convention centres and business spaces.

FINEST - 2017 Meetings & Events Showcase

We're very happy with our latest showcase. FINEST - Our 2017 handpicked selection of offerings and guides on regions and destinations to view at your leisure and available in Australia and the UK. 
 

 

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Gilgamesh and Shaka Zulu Reader Event

On Thursday 18th May the Gilgamesh and Shaka Zulu events team are delighted to invite Executive PA readers to an evening of luxury within their exclusive venues based in Camden Market.

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