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Feeling overwhelmed at work?

Feeling overwhelmed at work?

I’m sure at some point in our careers we have felt stressed and overwhelmed with how much work we have to get through. It can be such a vicious circle because it can feel like the only choice is to keep going, trying desperately to stay on top of everything and work extra long hours […]

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20 Google Search Hacks for Personal Assistants

20 Google Search Hacks for Personal Assistants

I can’t think of a single day in the last decade that I haven’t at some point used Google for something. It could be to check my emails, write a document,  put a meeting in my diary or, in most cases, search for something or settle an argument. It is, like most of us, my […]

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Building rapport with a remote boss

Building rapport with a remote boss

Building rapport with a remote boss is something that many of us are going to have to contemplate in our roles. Many of you are already working with a remote boss, and in the future, it is going to become more common that you will support an Executive who is even on the road constantly […]

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How to make your desk space more efficient

How to make your desk space more efficient

Recently I have been spending a lot of time trying to get my home office into a state of total perfection, where I have everything I need to hand, and the atmosphere is one of calm efficiency. Obviously, this is a dream but one I aim to achieve one day. Anyway, I was thinking about […]

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10 team bonding ideas for remote workers

Working remotely is becoming more and more common these days and it is pretty likely that many Assistants will have some if not all of their team working from home or other locations. They may even have Executive’s who live in other cities around the world. It can be pretty tricky including remote teams and […]

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5 Ways People Dislike Your Emails (And Possibly You)

5 Ways People Dislike Your Emails (And Possibly You)

An interesting bit of research came to my attention recently, courtesy of the BBC website. It concerned the findings of Professor David De Cremer from Cambridge University’s Judge Business School who’d looked into the emotional undergrowth of office email (at least that’s how the BBC put it).

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Do you need to write a travel management policy?

Do you need to write a travel management policy?

Some of the following scenarios will probably sound all too familiar to you in your current position: Your Executive Team and colleagues take the liberty of booking their flights and accommodation themselves without much thought for the time it takes to get a business trip organised. You work at a fast-growing startup and you’ve realised […]

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A bit of time for me

A bit of time for me

I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted after the summer ‘break’. Like many of you I’m a full time working Mum so the summer holiday shuffle – as I call it – has taken its toll AND made me realise I am at the very bottom of my priority list. The boss & […]

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Supplier of the Month: Travel Councellors

Supplier of the Month: Travel Counsellors

Travel Counsellors is an award-winning independent travel company that’s seeing increasing growth in its corporate travel division due to clients recognising the benefits of having their own personal travel manager available to them 24/7 when required. The company’s Global Sales Director Jim Eastwood responds to emerging trends in corporate travel and explores what matters to […]

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