Blog - July 2017

  • What’s Causing the UK’s Low Productivity?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The AnalystNo comments

    The UK’s productivity problem has been hitting headlines for months, as the country continues to fall behind its European counterparts. Now, a new survey by Clarendon London has revealed the key distractions that are causing UK workers to fall behind at work, preventing them from being as productive as those in countries such as Germany, Norway, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. As a leading ...

  • The Traits You Need to Succeed as a Receptionist

    Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 by The Confidence ExpertNo comments

    Skilled receptionists are always in demand, no matter what the economy is doing. The very best candidates in this market don’t remain free for very long, and all hiring managers understand the importance of having a truly top talent in this role. After all, receptionists are the first face that many people will see when they enter a building or an office—and they’re responsible for a multitude of ...

  • Why the Rise in Temping Is Positive

    Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 by The AnalystNo comments

    According to the Trade Union Congress, the UK has experienced the third-largest rise in temporary employment in Europe—and this temping figure is expected to continue to increase as more people see the benefits of temp jobs. The report analysed data between 2008 and 2015, and found a general trend showing an increase in temporary work all across Europe. The UK came in third, and also experienced ...

  • Are Your Technology Skills Up To Date?

    Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Confidence ExpertNo comments

    A worrying new survey by computer memory experts Crucial has found that almost half (43%) of British office workers say that problems with IT are preventing them from doing their job, while a fifth say they feel embarrassed by their lack of basic IT skills. Whether you’re after a temporary PA job or a permanent office support placement, or want to improve in your current role, IT skills are ...

  • 4 Things You Learn When You’re a Personal Assistant

    Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017 by A Top London PANo comments

    If you have your sights set one of the top PA jobs in London or further afield, you may think you know all there is to know about such roles already. You may have researched and studied, gone on dedicated courses to ensure your skills are up to scratch, and talked to existing personal assistants who can provide advice and tips. However, with our years of experience helping candidates find ...

  • Top Tips to Help You Settle into Your New Temp PA Role

    Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by The Confidence ExpertNo comments

    So you’ve gained a new temp PA role, congratulations! However, joining a new workplace as the newbie can be incredibly daunting—even if you’ve worked in temporary PA jobs before. There’s a whole new role to get to grips with, a new office to navigate, and new work processes to learn—and you need to pick it all up quickly if you’re going to make a good impression as a temp. With our years of ...

  • Balancing the Personal and Private as a Top PA

    Posted on Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    Having a healthy work-life balance is something we’re constantly told is essential to keep us happy and motivated in our everyday lives. But what happens when you work as a personal assistant to a high-profile individual? How can you maintain a personal life of your own when you need to be available around-the-clock, working to your boss’ schedule? There’s no denying that maintaining a healthy ...

  • Sickness Absence Hits All-Time Low: Could Presenteeism Be to Blame?

    Posted on Thursday, July 6, 2017 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    The Office for National Statistics has revealed that sickness absence in the UK hit an all-time low last year, which you may think is cause for celebration. Surely the fact that less people are falling ill and having to stay off work is something positive? Unfortunately, there’s a chance that a culture of ‘presenteeism’ could be to blame. As one of London’s leading recruitment agencies, we like ...