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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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The benefits of private seasonal employment

Seasonal employment is a fantastic option for those looking to build a flexible lifestyle, providing a chance to earn extra income and increase your career knowledge without committing to a full-time role. In the private sector, seasonal jobs can range from three months in a ski chalet as a stewardess, to six months working on

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How Ramadan affects the Dubai job market

Dubai continues to be a popular option for European professionals looking for a new challenge – as of 2016, expats made up 7.8 million of the 9.2 million residents of the UAE.1 If you’ve recently made the move, or are considering moving to the Middle East in the next few weeks, you’re bound to see

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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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What can a recruitment agency do for your business?

Recruiting the perfect candidate can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Between advertising, filtering through CVs, organising interviews and going through any referencing, it can be a time-consuming and labour-intensive process. This is where an employment agency or recruitment agency can help. Whether you’re recruiting for temporary or permanent roles, they can

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The importance of soft skills

When it comes to finding a job in London, or further afield, soft skills are an essential weapon in a jobseeker’s arsenal. Referring to the non-technical abilities such as communication, problem solving skills and time management, soft skills are highly sought-after by employers and can often put candidates ahead of the competition. Georgia Watkins, a

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What can a recruitment agency do for you?

The search for a job in London can be a full time job in itself. However, there are ways to make the process easier, including registering with a recruitment agency. Employment agencies in London specialise in placing candidates in roles across a range of industries and can help you secure your next dream role. How

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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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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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