The Love Success Recruitment Agency Blog - October 2020

  • Why Not Get a Private Chef for Safe Client Entertainment?

    Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    At our PA recruitment agency, we know that those working as PAs in London are used to thinking creatively when it comes to client entertainment. With many favourite venues not having the same vibe due to social distancing or clients reluctant to meet in crowded places due to rising Covid numbers, they’re putting that thinking to good use. One excellent solution they’re turning to is hiring a ...

  • Working from Home During Winter: How to Make It Work

    Posted on Friday, October 23, 2020 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    Working from home over the glorious spring and summer has meant lunches in the garden, a walk around the neighbourhood counting rainbows, and saving money on commuting costs. All of this seemed to make it feel bearable and worthwhile. However, at our London recruitment agency, we know all too well that working from home during the winter months is a very different experience. So, how can you make ...

  • If You Work in Hospitality Jobs, Can You Change Career?

    Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by The Career GuideNo comments

    At our PA recruitment agency, we’ve always known that what matters to employers is finding the right person for the job. It doesn’t always matter how linear your CV is; what matters are your transferrable skills, how you fit into an organisation culturally, and your aptitude to learn and develop. Our London recruitment agency has been chatting to some recent candidates who come from a hospitality ...

  • Top Tips for Working Part-Time in the Office and Part-Time at Home

    Posted on Monday, October 19, 2020 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    At our London recruitment agency, we’re aware that many office-based businesses are taking steps to make their businesses ‘ Covid-secure ’ by implementing part-time office work, with the remainder of employees’ hours done at home. This allows them to manage the number of people in the office more easily, allowing greater social distancing. We know that for those doing office-based roles, such as ...

  • What Are Interpersonal Skills?

    Posted on Friday, October 16, 2020 by The Career GuideNo comments

    “Must have good interpersonal skills” is possibly the most overused phrase in job adverts put out by recruitment agencies in London. Whether you’re looking for PA work in London or seeking temp roles, it’ll probably crop up in some form or other. But what does this umbrella term actually mean? The crux of the matter Typically, a job advert will specify the need for interpersonal skills or “soft ...

  • The Fine Balance of Productivity When Working from Home

    Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2020 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    Whether you normally work in office support or are currently temping, the chances are you’re still doing it from home. You’re no stranger to homeworking now, but you may have started finding that the boundaries can become blurred. You may also be starting to feel a little burned out. Homeworking is hard Images of Netflix and laundry days may have danced through your mind at the thought of ...

  • When Your Family and Friends Think ‘Working From Home’ Equals Twiddling Your Thumbs

    Posted on Monday, October 12, 2020 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    If you’ve face-palmed in exasperation as you’ve explained to your parents, yet again, that working from home does genuinely mean you’re busy, you’re far from alone. For many of you doing office and PA jobs in your bedroom, it’s a tall order getting family and friends to accept that working from home still equals being at work. You aren’t free for a coffee, a leisurely phone call, or to run an ...

  • The Benefits of Working in the Office

    Posted on Friday, October 9, 2020 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    Where possible, London-based office support jobs are once again being done from the office. Whilst office support and PA jobs are some of the easiest to do from home, there’s now an effort to get people back into the office, at least for some of the time. Some are finding it hard to re-adjust to office working after months of working from home. Others are chomping at the bit to get back in. So ...

  • Working from Home Is Beginning to Wear Thin for Some

    Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    A recent article from the BBC gave voice to some individuals doing office-based and office support jobs whilst working from home. They detailed the darker side of home working, echoing what some candidates have shared with our PA recruitment agency. For many, it’s no bed of roses. Whether you’re doing a temporary job from home or working from home on a more long-term basis, perhaps their ...

  • Should I Just Put Up With What My Boss Is Asking Me to Do?

    Posted on Monday, October 5, 2020 by The Workplace AdvisorNo comments

    It’s a tough call. You want to impress and you want to be loyal, but when is your boss asking too much? For PAs and office support workers in London, going the extra mile for your boss is important—you could argue it’s an essential part of the job. However, during a recession, when employers assume that their employees’ options are limited, they can ask for more than is reasonable. At our London ...