What's in Store for Temporary Jobs following Brexit?

What’s in store for temporary jobs following Brexit?

Following the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU in June 2016, London has seen a sharp increase in temporary office support vacancies across industries, that has continued to rise in the approach to the leaving date, March 29th 2019. During this period, many businesses have undertaken strategic workforce planning to best utilise their existing workforce, […]

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Managing a travel crisis

If your Executive travels regularly you will both be used to travel delays and disruptions, sometimes those delays are easy to manage and sometimes they are much bigger than expected and can cause chaos around the world. I was working as an Assistant when the Iceland Volcano erupted back in 2010 causing widespread travel disruptions around […]

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Managing your Executive's one to one meetings

Managing your Executive’s one to one meetings

It kinda goes without saying that organising your Executive’s schedule is a never-ending task. Their time is always in demand, be it from clients, suppliers, colleagues around the business and of course from members of their team. As an Assistant, it is your role to make sure your Executive sees the right people at the […]

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How to set boundaries between your personal and professional life

How to set boundaries between your personal and professional life

At the recent World Administrators Summit in Frankfurt, the delegates talked a lot about the challenges we face in the role, which were, of course, shared by all of the representatives from different parts of the world. What struck me as really interesting was the extent that so many challenges could be resolved with setting boundaries […]

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Is multitasking still a useful skill for Assistants?

Is multitasking still a useful skill for Assistants?

Being a good multitasker was on the job description of pretty much every Assistant role I applied for when I first started as an Assistant. Since then experts have shown that multitasking does precisely the opposite of what we thought it did. So, multitasking doesn’t keep us productive and able to get through lots of […]

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Learn how to position yourself as a business asset

Learn how to position yourself as a business asset

We are almost there with the full programme for the Future Assistant Conference, and I will release all the details next week, but in the meantime, I thought I would introduce you to our incredible speakers. These thought leaders are the kind of speakers that Chief Executive’s want to listen to because they have the expertise […]

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