Unexpected Ways a PA Can Improve Your Life: Exclusive Dinner Reservations

Published on February 16, 2018

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. - Virginia Woolf Click To Tweet

Whether you are a real food connoisseur, or you just like to dine in great restaurants, staying on top of all the latest restaurant trends can be difficult. Where ever in the world you live, there are new, exciting restaurants opening up everywhere to give you unforgettable culinary experiences. But it is difficult to find all these restaurants, let alone get a reservation sorted. The trick, first is, to know about and find them; and then secondly, to secure a reservation.

Both can be challenging, as with a busy lifestyle you might not have the time or the connections to stay on top of all the information, nor would you have time to harass a bookings team to get one of their popular tables.

Did you know there are ways to land a seat in the best, new restaurants, without it costing you any time or effort?

We will share the PA industry’s best kept secret.

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How Can An Executive Assistant Help Doctors?

Published on February 14, 2018

Doctors and Physicians are busy individuals.  Regardless of if they are working for the NHS or running their own private practice, they will have busy schedules and limited hours.  Their skills will lie in the physical treatments and patient care, but as we can all imagine in this modern day and time, the amount of paperwork which goes with the physical treatments is huge.

From arranging patient appointments through to renewing the prescriptions, insurance and booking conferences, the Dr, Physician or Surgeon’s diary is very busy!  So how can an executive assistant help a medical professional?

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What Insurance Do You Need For a Personal Assistant?

Published on February 9, 2018

Insurance. Best to err on the side of caution. You only need it when you NEED IT! Click To TweetIn a complicated world, accidents can happen.  Staff can let you down, and there can be issues in the workforce.  It is vital both as employer and employee, or self-employed individual, that you have the right protections in place.  After all, you only need insurance when you need it, and if you don’t have it you can open yourself up to many future problems.  It is always better to err on the side of caution.

So what insurance do you need for a personal assistant?

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Healthy Food with Help from a PA

Personal Assistant: Your Key To Living Healthy?

Published on January 2, 2018

Without the help of a personal assistant, it’s tough to balance calories and manage your weight when tempting food beckons from every corner. Whether it’s the tantalising smells from takeaway fish and chips shops, or the irresistible food TV adverts, you may find it difficult to push yourself away from the table.

A personal assistant can help you stay strong and achieve the weight goals that have evaded you for years. Here are eight proven tips that –with the help of your personal assistant– can help you regain control of your weight and your life:

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Save Time with a Personal Assistant

Infographic: 10 Ways To Get Your Time Back with A Personal Assistant

Published on December 26, 2017

A personal assistant can save you more than 30 hours a week. That’s over 120 hours per month! What you do with your free time is up to you.

This infographic shows the top ten ways you can start taking your time back with the help of a personal assistant. Depending on your work and home life, these hours will vary (you might be able to save even more time!).

See how much time you can save on various tasks with some trusted help.

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The Difference Between Personal Assistant And Executive Assistant

Published on December 20, 2017

When looking to recruit for a position, it is important to clearly define the job spec and establish what you are looking for.  One question that is commonly asked is the difference between personal assistant and executive assistant – is there one?

Yes – there most certainly is!  And depending on which you are looking for, will affect the applications and in turn the suitability of the candidates.

So what is the difference between personal assistant and executive assistant?

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How Much Do I Pay My Personal Assistant Per Hour?

Published on December 16, 2017

You’ve decided to hire a personal assistant.  Great!  Now you need to decide how much to pay them.

Salaries will vary from country to country. As we are based in London, UK, we will give a British rate, with guidelines for international countries.  The salary you pay will of course vary depending on the overall package provided (is this a full time live out PA?  is this a full time live in?  Do they work flexi-hours and remotely?).

Here is our guide on how much to pay your PA, and the variables to take into consideration.

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Executive Assistant Tips For Improving & Retaining Your PA

Published on December 10, 2017

The relationship between the executive and their assistant is a partnership like no other.  Regardless if the relationship is focused on the corporate world, the personal or a mixture of both.  The relationship between PA and principal or PA and executive is an intricately woven relationship.

The assistant or PA will often get to know their executive on a more personal and private level and have a core understanding of the needs required to ensure they can provide the highest level of support to them.  Regardless of the stage of the relationship you have, if you are just entering into a new one or your relationship is well developed, these 5 executive assistant tips can help deepen and strengthen your relationship, ensuring that you continually improve and retain your PA.

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Hiring A Personal Assistant For Disabled & Special Needs

Published on December 6, 2017

If you or a family member/close friend has a disability, did you know you can get a Personal Assistant specifically to help out? Whether you would like someone to help out for a couple of hours a week, or for someone to be full time by you or your loved one’s side, having a specific Personal Assistant for disabled and special needs can make an enormous difference in day to day life.

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10 Best Ways Of Giving Feedback To Employees

Published on November 28, 2017

When dealing with your personal assistant it’s vital to give feedback.  After all, if you don’t provide feedback to them (both good and areas for improvement), how will they improve? The skills for feedback is an important skillset to have, for your own personal development in leadership and to ensure you get the most out of your staff. But giving feedback to employees is not as easy as you might first think.

No one can read minds – so it’s important you give feedback to reflect a truthful and honest perspective.  But remember, your truth might be different from others, so tread carefully.

Here are our top 10 ways of giving feedback to employees, including your personal assistant – making them the best personal assistant they can be.

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