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Resource Review: TRAVO

Travel planning is such an essential part of any PA or EA’s arsenal. For some, this means international flights, transfers and visas; for others, it’s domestic trains and private cars. Whatever the requirement, TRAVO aims to simplify the process, ensuring that your executive travels efficiently and quickly. The travel planning start-up, based in LA, was

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Podcast: The secrets of a great CV

As secretarial recruitment experts, our consultants see hundreds of CVs every day – both good and bad. In the first of our Tiger Talks series, we sat down with senior permanent consultant, Sarah Worssam, to find out what every candidate should be including – and leaving out– in their CV. Looking for a secretarial job in

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‘Are you okay?’: Addressing mental health at work

If someone ever hobbled into the office on crutches, leg wrapped in a cast, no-one would hesitate to ask, ‘are you okay?’. However, if a colleague started to act out of the ordinary, perhaps becoming more tearful, irritable or angry, or their productivity started to drop, would you ask the same question? With the stigma

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To dog or not to dog? The pros and cons of a dog-friendly office

If Mad Men’s Peggy Olsen were to be magically transported to a modern office, she’d be in for a rude shock. For starters, computers have replaced typewriters and the Internet has revolutionised working practices. Smoking’s also out, while for many businesses, dogs are in. The phenomenon of bringing your four-legged friend has dramatically risen in

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Stretch your way to success: London’s best yoga classes

In the age of digital revolution, where we are always contactable, there’s something satisfying about leaving technology behind to stretch, reflect and chill out. For many, this is where yoga comes in. The ancient practice, which celebrates the union of body and consciousness, has risen in popularity over the last decade, offering a sanctuary in

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Job-hunting lessons from the Love Island villa

At last, the long-awaited summer is upon us. Everyone has a spring in their step, the sun is out, the fleeces are tucked away (on the whole) and, arguably most excitingly, Love Island is back! For the minority that don’t know, Love Island is one of the UK’s most talked-about and loved programmes gracing our

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Five ways to better office design

As wellbeing continues to dominate discussions in the workplace, attention is now being placed on the importance of where you physically work – the office environment in which you spend eight hours or more in every day. Office design is arguably one of the biggest contributors to overall employee wellbeing, affecting productivity and happiness. 2015

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In Review: Hutong

The basics Level 33, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY +44 020 3011 1257 hutong.co.uk A snapshot Located well above London’s skyline on Level 33 of the Shard, Hutong delivers refined Northern Chinese flavours in a sophisticated and luxurious space. With jaw-dropping views as the backdrop, it’s a dramatic way to enjoy

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In Review: Armani/Ristorante, Dubai

The basics Address: Lobby Level, Armani Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai Telephone: +971 4 888 3666 www.armanihoteldubai.com/en/dine/ristorante A snapshot Armani/Ristorante has slowly been gaining a reputation as a bastion of innovative Italian food in Dubai. One of three restaurants in the Armani Hotel Dubai, it promises modern interpretations of

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10 of the most unusual PA tasks

Today (April 25) is National Administrative Professionals Day, an international celebration of the work  personal assistants, executive assistants, team and admin assistants, receptionists, secretaries and many more do on a daily basis. As a recruitment consultancy dedicated to matching outstanding business support professionals with employers of choice across London, the UK and globally, we know

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