Blog - January 2017

  • The Benefits of Working for a Small Business

    Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by I heart making a differenceNo comments

    As a secretarial and PA recruitment agency, we often find ourselves asking candidates what their dream role would be, and many of them respond in a similar way. They want a high-profile position at a huge company with a recognisable name – for many candidates, heading up an important department in a huge firm is the gold standard of success. But what about the small businesses out there? At the ...

  • Healthy Habits You Can Cultivate at Your Desk

    Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    A huge percentage of jobs nowadays involve spending long periods sitting at a desk with little movement. Throw in an office vending machine packed with fizzy drinks and sweets, persistently poor posture at your desk, and the general stress of a busy workplace and you have a recipe for a potential health disaster. If the above sounds familiar to you, perhaps it’s time to work some healthy, ...

  • How to Negotiate a Better Salary

    Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by The Salary WizardNo comments

    For many people, the very idea of standing up in front of their employers and trying to negotiate a better salary is enough to make them quiver with anxiety. Don't worry - as a PA and secretarial recruitment agency with years of we experience, we know how tough this can be. In general, as a nation, we’re not very keen to talk about how much we earn, much less demand more money for our efforts in ...

  • Top Things to Do in London for 2017

    Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 by I Heart LondonNo comments

    If you’re living and working in London, life can sometimes feel like ‘all work and no play’. The jobs market is increasingly competitive, and if you’re someone who is taking rapid steps up the career ladder, you might feel that your work/life balance has become a little skewed. But, as a leading London recruitment agency, we promise it doesn’t have to be this way! London is one of the most ...

  • I Want to Change My Career... Where Do I Start?

    Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Love SuccessNo comments

    There’s barely anything more daunting in the world of work than changing your career path and heading down a totally different route. Swapping your safe, familiar job for something entirely new, with new colleagues, a new office, and a new job description is an enormous challenge for anyone. But it could also be the most rewarding decision you ever make. As a leading PA and secretarial ...

  • How Do You Know When It’s Time for a Career Change?

    Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Love SuccessNo comments

    In the current recruitment climate, it’s constantly drilled into workers that they should love their job, and that it should bring them fulfilment and happiness each and every day as they strive towards their goals. Employment in 2017 isn’t framed as a means to an end – it’s framed as something that should inspire and motivate us all. There’s no denying that it’s important to be happy in your ...

  • Perks of the Job: Life at the World’s Biggest Companies

    Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017 by Guest bloggerNo comments

    Over the past decade, high-profile employers all over the world have devoted their efforts to creating fantastic workplaces for their staff, as well as offering a multitude of cool, quirky, and downright envy-inducing perks. From Apple and Google to Starbucks and Netflix, some of the world’s biggest brands have developed glowing reputations for the way they look after their staff. Ever wondered ...

  • How to Bag That Dream Promotion in 2017

    Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by Finding my way in 2017No comments

    Another year has drawn to a close – and that means you have another year of experience at your current job in the bag. Perhaps that means that 2017 is the year you start to hunt down that dream promotion. After all, you’ve shown you’re a great asset in the workplace, and you feel totally ready to take that next step up the career ladder. If you’re hoping to bag one of the top PA jobs, finance ...

  • What Employers Want: the Transferable Skills That Will Land You a Job in 2017

    Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017 by Guest bloggerNo comments

    If you’re hoping to find a new job in 2017, it’s important for you to know what transferable skills you have to offer an employer. Sure, the role you’re going for might require certain qualifications and experience, but it’s the transferable skills that you’ve carried from job to job that will make your application stand out – they’re the icing on the cake of your CV. So, which transferable ...

  • Three Actionable Steps to Make 2017 Your Best Working Year Yet

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by Miss PositivityNo comments

    Put down the champagne and step away from that last leftover selection box – the festive season is over and it’s time to get serious about 2017. For thousands of people across the UK, it’s back to work this month, and many have big plans for promotions, new jobs, and possible steps up the career ladder over the next twelve months. So how can you make the most of the coming year and ensure that ...