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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. 
 

Free Event Planning Checklist

“Organising is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”

- AA Milne

Over Achievers Might Be Toxic

Harvard Business School researchers have profiled toxic workers, analysing data from 50,000 employees at 11 companies, and their cost to a business can be irreparable. 

Announcement - New awards category - PA of the Year SCANDINAVIA

Calling all Scandinavia EAs and PAs. 

The world's oldest and largest awards for personal assistants now has a category for Scandinavia based PAs, who are all warmly invited to nominate and enter

Best Business Travel Tips

You might not be on the road very much, or some of your office colleagues might always be away. Whether you live out of a suitcase, or take trips now and again, here are some tips to make travel annoyances more bearable

The Email Sign-off that results in the Most Replies

No one wants to write an email to have it merely ignored. So what’s the best way to end your message that actually gets a response?

Shortcut List to Top Them All

We love sharing shortcuts here on the Executive PA Magazine website. This bumper crop of recently collated gems arrived via email, and it’s too good not to share.

High Demands on Hollywood PAs

Tintseltown’s Rob Lowe raised a few eyebrows (and readers’ blood pressure) when the job description for his personal PA recruitment was posted online.

Business Travel Trends for 2017

Just a month into the year and the travel trends for 2017 are already taking shape.

 

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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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