Employee Retention

5 Essential Employee Retention Strategies

Keep Your Employees Happy, Motivated, and Part of Your Team

One of the most difficult issues for any company is retaining your best staff. High-quality employees are like gold dust, and at any minute they could hand in their resignation and leave for a better salary, a new challenge, or any other number of reasons. It’s a potential nightmare. Continue reading…

Digital Marketing

5 Digital Marketing Trends for 2018

With the start of every New Year comes new trends in digital marketing. Staying on top of what’s happening in the world of digital marketing will keep you fresh within your current role, or allow you to really push on in a new one. Continue reading…

biggest weakness

How to Answer: What’s Your Biggest Weakness? What Hiring Managers Really Want to Hear

For almost all candidates, the most hated question in an interview is “what’s your biggest weakness?” But there’s a good reason why hiring managers still employ this age-old question— however much it might make candidates roll their eyes or run for the hills. Continue reading…

interview

Best Behaviour for Interviews

Behavioural interviewing is not a new concept. The technique has been around for over 30 years and is an effective way to gauge candidates’ reactions to certain situations, such as moments of high stress or collaborative work. Continue reading…

Digital Meetings

The Virtual Insanity of Digital Meetings

Ever had to travel miles for a meeting only to discover you weren’t even needed? Or perhaps everything was rescheduled at the last minute? Or important participants couldn’t make it? Continue reading…

conversation

Pippa’s Guide to Handling Difficult Conversations at Work

I had a lovely evening recently. Tasha was one of the first work friends I ever made in London when I moved here from the North some years ago now. We’d been meaning to catch up for ages and when we finally did it was like we’d seen each other yesterday (always the way with true friends.) By the end of the night we were hooting with laugher as we swapped memories of our time as fresh faced, ‘eager to please and impress’ PA’s. At one point we found ourselves reminiscing about a boss we both had the pleasure and displeasure of working for. Continue reading…

Voice

Finding your voice at work

Some of us aren’t built to make speeches, strike up conversations with strangers or generally draw attention to ourselves, but that doesn’t mean you can’t speak up when you need to at work. Continue reading…

client guide

Be mindful of moving the goalposts

Having collective or set goals in a workplace is a constructive way to drive employees, identify progress and generally boost business. After all, many people work their best when there is an impending deadline or an objective to be reached, but if company culture is too focussed on metrics and not emphatic enough on quality output, it can ultimately have a toxic effect on the team and will prove to be a real detriment to business. Continue reading…

PA

Now it’s interpersonal…

A PA has to have a lot of strings to their bow – competent written skills, time management, data management, multitasking, budgeting – but in order for these attributes to truly benefit a company there has to be a key quality to tie it all together: Continue reading…

Presenter

Pippa’s advice on How to Present Yourself Confidently

Some months ago now, my boss was asked to give a speech to two hundred of his ‘not at all close’ fellow industry professionals, on a subject he’s completely adept in. Continue reading…