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The benefits and challenges of working from home

As flexible working increases in popularity in workplaces across London, the number of people working from home is on the rise. According to research from the Trades Union Congress (TUC), over the last 10 years, the number of employees who regularly work from home has gone up by a fifth, while ONS statistics show flexi-time

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Working virtually: a candidate’s experience

Becoming a virtual assistant is a huge endeavour that requires a lot of foresight and planning. However, once you’ve passed this stage, it can result in unmatched flexibility and freedom. We sat down with one of Tiger Virtual’s long-term candidates, Sarah, to find out the benefits and challenges of being a virtual assistant. Can you tell

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What to look for in a secretary

Is your administrative function in need of extra assistance? Perhaps it’s time to consider hiring a secretary. A secretary can prove indispensable to any administrative team, assisting with tasks such as filing, photocopying, binding and scanning of important company documentation; answering calls and supporting the facilities function of any business. However, it can expand beyond

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How to stand out from the crowd as a graduate

When competing for your first graduate role, distinguishing yourself from your peers can be harder than first thought. If you are sitting at similar life stages to everyone else, how do you convince a potential employer that you’re the right person for the role? It all comes down to planning – the quest to stand

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Live the life you love with temping: A candidate’s experience

From the outside, temping can appear to be a daunting experience. However, with advantages galore, it’s definitely a viable option for those starting out in the industry, in between jobs, or looking for a more flexible lifestyle. We sat down with Ruth, one of our longstanding temps, to get the inside scoop on temping –

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The temping industry in 2018

Temporary work has changed dramatically over the last 10 years. We sat down with Rebecca Siciliano, Director and Head of Temporary Division (West End), and Roxie Hanlon, Head of Temporary Division (City) to find out what the industry looks like in 2018 for candidates. Looking for a temporary role? Get in touch to find out

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The temping industry in 2018: what clients should know

The temping industry has changed dramatically since the recession of 2008. We sat down with Director and Head of Temporary Division (West End), Rebecca Siciliano, and Head of Temporary Division (City), Roxie Hanlon, to find out what value temporary workers bring to businesses. If you’re a business in need of a temp for one day,

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From PA to VA: How to transition to a virtual assistant

As virtual assistance continues to rise in popularity as a viable career option, more and more personal assistants are transitioning to a virtual role. With added flexibility and convenience, it has become a fantastic option for those looking to even out their work-life balance. However, the transition to a virtual assistant role requires plenty of

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How to clean your social media for the job hunt

In the age of Facebook statuses, Instagram selfies and Twitter rants, maintaining a clean social media presence can be harder than first thought. However, when it comes to the recruitment process, it’s essential that your online presence correctly represents your personal and professional brand. Here are a few things to check before you begin the

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Six benefits of temporary work while you’re studying

For students, temporary work can offer more than just monetary benefits. From flexible working conditions to the opportunity to bolster your CV and reference list, taking on something temporary can pay off in more ways than one. Here are just some of the reasons to consider temping while studying: 1. Income Perhaps most obviously, taking

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