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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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Five ways to include support staff in your learning and development policies

Establishing and encouraging a culture of learning is one of most important elements of any business. Providing opportunities for employees to develop their knowledge and skills can increase morale, motivation, engagement and productivity, encourages a growth mindset and result in stronger business outcomes. However, it’s important to consider every employee in your policies, including your

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Nine of the best co-working spaces in the UK: Part Two

We’re no strangers to the benefits of working from home. However, sometimes, it’s nice to get out of the house, experience a new environment and plough through a productive day. That’s where co-working spaces come in. Now on every other corner in London, these spaces fill the void between cafes and offices, offering freelancers and

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Why you need to integrate sleep into your people strategy

Along with eating, hydration and keeping active, sleep is one of the integral pillars of wellbeing. A bad night’s sleep can result in memory problems, mood c hanges, memory problems, a weakened immunity system, increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, memory problems, weight gain and affected balance and co-ordination. In fact, such is the

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Five ways to encourage the female pipeline in workplaces

With International Women’s Day still fresh in our memories and the looming mandatory gender pay gap reporting deadline in April, the topic of encouraging female talent in the workforce is more prevalent than ever. Companies are now dedicating time and resources to finding solutions that go beyond simply hiring more women. While this works on

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Closing the gender pay gap, one country at a time

On 2017’s International Women’s Day, Iceland made waves by announcing that from January 1, 2018, it would be illegal to pay women any less than men. As the first country in the world to do so, they set a new standard for addressing the gender pay gap, with the aim of completely eradicating it by

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Reporting harassment: strategies and resources

When the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke in October 2017, it triggered a revolution of sorts, throwing the spotlight on incidences of assault and harassment across not only Hollywood but every professional industry. Five months on, a host of Hollywood stars have come together to form Time’s Up, an initiative that aims to address the “systematic

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Does your business suffer from presenteeism?

According to a new report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), an estimated 137 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in the UK in 2016. This equated to approximately 4.3 days per worker which is the lowest recorded number since the series began in 1993. Back then, it was 7.2

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Five inside secrets from our star housekeeper candidates

Tiger Private regularly meets some incredibly talented candidates. Their skills are vast and wide-ranging. We meet Private PAs who can secure 7* private travel deals for free, chauffeurs who can navigate their way around several cities around the world, and Personal Trainers who can trim down clients by several kilos in no time. This week,

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The pros and cons of a career in financial services

The financial services industry is one of the most important to the UK, and in turn, jobs within financial services have increased significantly over the past few years. There are 2 million financial services employees employed in the UK, and 665,700 of those are based in London alone[1]. It is an industry that offers a

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