As Spectre launches this week, we ask whether Moneypennny is the ultimate Secretary? Moneypenny has been through various transformations during the Bond films and we welcome her latest reincarnation as kick-ass Secretary to M, played by Naomie Harris.
These aspects of Moneypenny’s role certainly elevate it to Super Secretary in our view:
There’s no stopping the prevalence of selfies on social media, and the word itself has even warranted a space in the Oxford English Dictionary. Selfies are being taken on special occasions, from holidays, festivals and birthdays, to chance encounters with favourite celebrities. Even non-special and ordinary days are, for some people, the perfect opportunity to take the perfect selfie.
Several new sources have recently reported on the skills shortage problem Britain is currently experiencing. According to the study, the skills mismatch in Britain has only become worse each year since 2012. In fact, on the Hays Global Index, Britain scored 9.7 out of 10 on talent mismatch, which they claim to be among the worst in Europe. As employees find it hard to get jobs and employers have a hard time looking for the talent they need, how can the nation overcome this issue in the coming years? Top recruitment agencies in London like RMS Recruitment have the answer.
Apprenticeships are making the headlines again this week as Sir Michael Wilshaw, Head of Ofsted, has spoken out against meaningless apprenticeships where the skills on offer are little more than making the coffee or sweeping the floor.
Unlike "The Apprentice" where the successful candidate works alongside Lord Sugar, Sir Michael fears that many apprenticeships are damaging vocational education and not delivering key skills required in the workplace. Meaningless apprenticeships only serve to perpetuate the widely held belief that vocational training is of less value than a university degree.
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With over thirty years of combined experience in the business and recruitment management industries, RMS Recruitment has dealt with all kinds of requests from clients regarding recruitment. Some of our top candidates have ended up working as PAs for famous personalities, wealthy clients, and major organisations all over London. High-profile clients usually have specific demands and greater expectations, which is why the recruitment process must be stricter. With our experience and expertise, we excel at recruiting only the best candidates even for the most unusual PA jobs in London.
Whether we like it or not, recruitment companies are inundated with candidate CVs boasting increasingly inventive job titles. While the job itself may not have changed, in an effort to breathe new life into our job titles, Receptionists could become “Directors of First Impressions” and a new breed of Temp worker is known as an "On-Demand Executive”. The desire for an innovative job title has infiltrated all levels of seniority: the CEO of a well known outdoor adventure company genuinely signs off emails as “Chief Gorilla”!
Since middle and senior managers are the most likely to employ office jargon or “management speak", it seems inevitable that those in secretarial or PA jobs could be most exposed to this irritating habit.
We PA’s and secretaries do not want to be told to “get our ducks in a row”; we know we need to be organised and there’s no need to talk to us like 5 year olds at bath time. If you want to “touch base with us offline”, please just ask us to meet and talk (preferably over a coffee). “Reaching out to us” makes us roll our eyes and switch off; just tell us you have a problem with something we have done.
Do you think you have what it takes to get to the top? Forget about working your way up the ladder for the moment. Just try drawing an “E” on your forehead to find out whether you’re an office hawk or a bunny. Take a selfie and send it to us, and we will tell you what it reveals about you. You may also win a £20 John Lewis voucher if you have one of the best E-selfies!
Following a ruling last week in Australia that “unfriending” a work colleague on Facebook constituted work place bullying in the case of a Tasmanian estate agent, Rachael Roberts, we consider whether it is ever a good idea to have work colleagues as Facebook friends.
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