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In review: Gazelle, Mayfair

The basics 48 Albemarle Street Mayfair, London W1S 4DH 0207 629 0236 gazelle-mayfair.com A snapshot Cocktail connoisseurs may be familiar with the name Tony Conigliaro. The world-class bartender, known for his involvement in the likes of 69 Colebrooke Row and Untitled, has been called the ‘Heston Blumenthal of drinking’, delivering concoctions worthy of a Michelin

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Podcast: Hiring in the City

The City of London continues to be a hub of recruitment activity, with plenty of opportunity to hire EAs, PAs and other administrative staff. However, the UK’s low unemployment rate means that candidates are in short supply. This means hiring managers need to go above and beyond to attract the best talent. We sat down

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A day in the life of a private PA

Becoming a private PA can be a fantastic career choice, with plenty of opportunity for professional development and one-of-a-kind experiences! However, do you know what this type of PA job actually involves? We spoke to one of our fantastic candidates, Sylvie1 to find out what a typical day looks like supporting a busy chairman. 7.30am: I’m

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Deciphering your pension

The pension has long been a contentious issue for policymakers, employers and workers in the UK. In December 2017, research by the Department of Work and Pensions found four in ten employees were under-saving for their retirement, with over half of these earning a middle or high salary. However, new research, released just in time

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Five mistakes you could be making when managing a virtual assistant

Virtual assistants are increasingly in demand, providing comprehensive and flexible secretarial and administrative support to businesses and private individuals, all from a remote location. When hiring a VA, it is important to understand that they still require an element of on-boarding and management, even if you aren’t working side by side. After all, your remote

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Questions employers should always ask in an interview

When hiring a executive assistant, PA or other administrative position, it is essential to get the interview right. The judgement you make at the end could have dramatic consequences for your team or your business. Therefore, before every meeting with a potential employee, it is worth taking the time to prepare, going through the questions you

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How to write a private CV

A CV is the most important document you can produce in the hunt for a job, especially in the private support sector. It is a principal’s first impression of you and your experience, so has to be the very best representation of your skillset. However, with limited time to impress – research shows that a

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In Review: Brat

The basics 4 Redchurch St, London E1 6JL bratrestaurant.com A snapshot Ex-Kitty Fisher’s chef Tomos Parry has ventured out on his own with Brat, a relaxed yet refined outpost in Shoreditch’s culinary corner, Redchurch St. Posh without pretence, this is contemporary British cooking at its best, with an open grill, elegant Spanish flavours and a

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The seven traits of a successful PA

Being a PA is not a walk in the park! You must be extremely efficient and be thinking ten steps ahead of your boss. You need to act as a second brain for your principals and adapt your working style to match theirs. Some bosses may want you involved in their personal life – and

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From engagement to experience: how employee engagement is shifting in 2019

As organisations look for ways to attract and retain the best talent in this ongoing candidate-led market, hiring managers are increasingly examining the importance of employee engagement in the modern workplace. However, just as the world of work continues to shift and transform, what it means to engage staff is also evolving as companies look

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