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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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How to encourage the uptake of flexible working

With fluid hours, working from home and general adaptability in the workplace on the rise, there’s no doubt that flexible working is well and truly part of modern business. Conditions like coming into the office late or leaving early to do the school run, unlimited holiday allowances and remote working are becoming increasingly stock standard

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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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Brown + Hudson’s insider travel planning tips for private PAs

Tiger Private recently welcomed Phillippe Brown, founder of luxury travel provider Brown + Hudson, to share his insights into the world of luxury travel. Over champagne and canapes at the Royal Institution, he shared the top eight destinations of 2018 and three top travel trends that could act as inspiration for private PAs planning their

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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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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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Four things you should be including in your graduate onboarding process

Onboarding can make or break an employee’s experience when starting a new role. Research by webonboarding found that over a third of 4000 UK workers surveyed had a ‘serious problem’ between accepting an offer and starting their new role. What’s more, 36% didn’t have the basic equipment they needed on their first day, and 56%

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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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Are your mental health initiatives up to scratch?

Tiger’s recent candidate survey has revealed that up to a third of support staff don’t receive appropriate assistance for managing stress in the workplace, demonstrating a significant gap in the mental health initiatives for EAs, PAs and administrative staff. We found that 30% of respondents’ employers provided no support or advice regarding relieving stress at

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How to conduct staff appraisals in private households

In private households, formal processes such as staff appraisals can often be neglected. However, as the private staffing industry becomes increasingly structured, with extensive experience and training required, initiatives such as performance reviews should be considered by chiefs of staff and house managers. For senior private PAs, house managers or chiefs of staff, it’s not

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