2019

Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019!

It’s been an extremely productive year for us at PA Business Support, moving from one exciting development to the next. We’ve continued to expand and grow our partnerships in the UK and now abroad from our recently-opened Singapore office. We’ve brought on-board some new people and even introduced a training programme for developing new talent,…

brand personality

How To Create a Brand Personality

What does your brand stand for? What is your mission? How do you add value? That all might sound great from your perspective, but what about us as your customers? How does the brand make us feel…do I like it? Does it include or exclude me? Can I relate to it? It’s almost as if…

GDPR

6 Steps To Getting Your HR Ready For GDPR

GDPR is upon us: if the consequences of not using data transparently weren’t already blindingly clear thanks to the flood of emails you’ve probably been getting about it, the recent media frenzy around the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story has brought the subject home with stark clarity. No matter your business size, sector or function, the new…

metoo

#metoo and the biggest cultural shift for decades

In the US it has led to #timesup – a movement supported by the National Women’s Law Center which now claims to have over 200 volunteer lawyers and a $20-million subsidiary to support lower-income women seeking justice for sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. #metoo has even inspired movements started by men, aimed at…

recruitment

Why You Deserve a Personalised Recruitment Service

Recruitment consultants and agencies don’t always have the best reputation. Have you ever been contacted by a recruiter for a job that doesn’t suit your skillset? Or bombarded with inappropriate CVs for a position you are seeking to fill? Unfortunately, if you haven’t had a negative experience yourself, you probably know someone who has. Finding…

cyber crime

Protecting Your Business from Cyber Crime

Many small and medium business owners are underestimating their risk of being targeted by cyber criminals, believing they are less of an attractive target than bigger organisations. Worryingly, the opposite is true, as hackers are increasingly focusing their efforts on small businesses. This is because SMEs tend to have lower defences than larger businesses, usually…

power of presenting

The Power of Presenting

Very few people are born with the natural charisma and confidence that it is assumed great presenters possess. It would be unreasonable to expect a child to learn to ride a bike immediately, or for anyone new to a sport to excel at it from day one. Presenting is a skill like any other, requiring…

brexit

How has the Brexit Vote affected SMEs?

On the 21st June 2016, we wrote a post that detailed how we felt the referendum vote would affect SMEs. We sourced information from both sides of the argument and highlighted what some of those at the forefront of each movement were anticipating. Well, now we know the result and it is that Britain will…