How remote working revolutionised my mental health

Posted by Zoe on May 15, 2019 12:59:04 PM

It’s the same story for millions of people all over the world: get to work before sunrise, spend the day in an artificially-lit room and arrive home after sunset. But, is this relentless pursuit of the corporate dream really a good design for a life well-lived?

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Topics: Remote Working, remote assistant, FYXER, stress relief, stress at work, worklife

Our Planet Needs Fyxing

Posted by Sarah on May 1, 2019 6:07:53 PM

If I’m honest, protecting the environment and leading a healthier lifestyle are not the top two reasons I love working for FYXER (the extra two hours I get back in the morning and the option to keep my jimjams on all day win those prizes). However, I have recently been thinking about how much lower my carbon footprint is because I work from home, or ‘remotely’ for use of a better word.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Work, remote assistant, FYXER, worklife

Co-Fyxers, the ultimate flexible Executive Assistant role

Posted by Holly on Oct 12, 2018 12:39:56 PM

Approaching the end of 2017, I knew it would soon be time to leave my 11-month-old daughter at nursery and head back into the ‘professional world’. No more days at the park, baby sensory classes, catching up with other baby mamas for lunch, or just having cuddles with my tiny pal on the sofa. However, I also knew I wasn’t ready to leave her and more importantly, she wasn’t ready either.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Work, remote assistant, FYXER

Stress-free holidays with FYXER

Posted by Sarah on Aug 8, 2018 1:22:26 PM

Going on holiday as an Executive Assistant, is it more stress than it's worth? Not with FYXER…

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, remote assistant, FYXER, holiday cover, worklife

What do Executive Assistants and professional basketball players have in common?

Posted by Helen on Jul 25, 2018 10:41:31 AM

WorkLife with Adam Grant is one of my favourite podcasts. Each episode takes a look at an unconventional workplace, such as the International Space Station or the set of a TV show, and explores the different methods and techniques used to make that workplace thrive.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, remote assistant, FYXER, adam grant, worklife

NORFOLKING WAY

Posted by Sarah on Jul 16, 2018 4:05:15 AM

Fast-paced job in a slow-paced setting - how swapping London for Norfolk was the best move I’ve ever made.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Remote Working, remote assistant, FYXER

How joining FYXER changed my life

Posted by Helen on Jun 8, 2018 8:33:37 AM

It’s hard to believe the difference it has made, but quitting my office-based PA role and becoming a Fyxer has transformed my life”

- Helen, FYXER

 

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Co-work, FYXER

International Women’s Day: every business can make a difference

Posted by Archie on Mar 8, 2018 9:58:40 AM

2018 is a bitter-sweet year when it comes to gender equality in the UK. On the one hand, it marks the centenary since women (over the age 30) were granted the right to vote for the first time. On the other, it is a reminder that, despite 100 years of progress, there is still a long way to go achieve gender parity.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, remote assistant, FYXER, international women's day

How virtual assistants have revolutionised maternity cover

Posted by Archie on Jan 17, 2018 6:53:32 PM

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Maternity leave affects every business in every industry and planning for maternity cover is essential. Up until recently, there had been four principal options: redistribution of work to other team members; ‘acting up’ of an existing employee to cover the requirements; hiring a temporary replacement for a fixed-term or suspending the work of that role.

Now, there is a fifth, which comes without the baggage of the other four. One that has revolutionised the maternity cover market for both executives and team members: virtual assistants.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, remote assistant, communication, FYXER, maternity cover

Can I pick and choose when my virtual assistant works?

Posted by Archie on Jan 10, 2018 8:21:30 AM

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Every executive experiences peaks and troughs in workload. A new project coinciding with a regulatory deadline. A slower month during summer school holidays. The in-tray of an executive can change week-to-week, so they should have an assistant that ebbs and flows with them: not full-time, not part-time, but their time.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Work, remote assistant, FYXER