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This week we read possibly the worst PA job advert ever written, we learned that video games could be a Zoom alternative, and we found a saviour to those pesky risk assessments.

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  • The Royal Exchange brought us this excellent interview with Dr Miranda Brawn where she talks about how her foundation is helping to address the issue of getting more black leaders into the City
  • According to Executive PA Media, companies who are returning to the office are 9 times more likely to be planning their Christmas party. Anyone else feeling joyful and terrified in equal measures at the thought of a Christmas party? 🎄 😱
  • If Zoom is getting a bit samey, how about having your team meeting over Grand Theft Auto? Caution: asking your boss to rob a bank with you while discussing your objectives might not be the best idea 
  • Those gorgeous people over at MOO are giving new customers a whopping 25% off their first order! Don't miss it!*
  • If you've not heard about this ludicrous job advert, you need to catch yourself up, pronto. Spoiler alert: if it's real, it's horrifying 
We see a lot of articles and podcast topics around the future of the PA role. In this video from PA Life we look at just that, only it's from 6 years ago. Did the predictions come true?? 


  • The fabulous PAul Pennant - Multi Award-Winning EA/PA Trainer, MD at Today's PA and Certified Microsoft Trainer is presenting "Magic Moments with Microsoft" on 13th Aug at 7.30pm. Book via BBO PA Network. All assistants are welcome to attend this online event.
  • The PA Club are hosting a great networking session with GP Associates who will be telling us all about their stunning hotel collection, including the magnificent Gleneagles. Sign up here for the webinar which is starting at 5.30pm on 13th August.
  • Got an event you want to shout about? Let us know!

Training and tech

  • This week we're a little bit excited about the announcement of Microsoft Lists. Being able to delegate tasks and assign automation rules is sounding right up our street ✅
  • If you are planning some kind of schedule to stagger working days in your office then we've got just the app for you! Signup Genius allows your colleagues to pick the date they want to go in, and you can limit the number of places. The free option is great!
  • If you have just been given the glorious job of conducting your company's risk assessment ahead of going back into the office, FEAR NOT - Black and White Office Consultancy can hold your hand every step of the way. What's more, there's a FREE webinar on 13th August at 2pm on how to use their Portal Templates. Hana, you are our saviour!
  • Have you ever been caught up in the tangle that is the Excel auto-formatting? When it's good, it's great. When it's bad, scientists have to rename human genes. Yikes!

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