Tips to Improve Your Memory to Enhance Problem-Solving Skills

Humans have been intrigued by memory since the age of Aristotle. Despite the progress we’ve made with modern scientific research, there’s still a lot to uncover when it comes to understanding the human memory.  After all, who wouldn’t want to improve their memory?  You will see beneficial outcomes if you …

Pandemic has improved employee engagement levels say employers

Employee engagement levels may have actually improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, claims a recent survey undertaken by intermediary Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing. The research suggests than more than half (52 percent) of all the employers questioned believed that employee engagement within their organisation had either improved slightly (36 percent) …

Salary tops employee priority list as UK workers focus on self-preservation

As businesses attempt to stay afloat amid the fluctuating circumstances in the UK, research claims that UK employees are increasingly placing salary packages as the most important factor when it comes to career management. The research by SD Worx, examined what employees in Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands and the …

Staff in small companies need less employer support than those in larger firms

According to a recent Kaspersky survey, people who work in companies with fewer than 50 employees, on average, need less employer support when working remotely, compared to staff in larger businesses. Emotional or psychological support is an exception. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many companies, but small businesses have suffered …

Extending Flarum: Adding a Web3 Address to a User’s Profile

Flarum is incredibly fast, extensible, free and open-source forum software. In our first Flarum tutorial — “Writing a Flarum Extension: Building a Custom Field” — we covered how to add a new custom field to a user’s profile in a blazing fast and extremely extensible open-source forum software called Flarum. …

Over two-thirds of British office workers currently suffer from imposter syndrome

Asana, work management platform, has launched a new research study, which highlights the increased levels of imposter syndrome, anxiety and burnout now being felt by British office workers. At a time when many workers are now facing the reality of a new national lockdown, over two-thirds (69 percent) claim they …

2021 presents the tech sector with once in a generation opportunities

The COVID-19 pandemic left businesses in an unprecedented position of having to rapidly adapt workplace practices and implement new processes at a moment’s notice. Of course, those companies that were already accustomed to home office set-ups and flexible hours were in a much better place to adapt to these changing …

Lockdown forces one-in-three working parents to lie to bosses about home schooling

New research by MHR International, shows one-in-three working parents (33 percent) have lied to their boss about how they are coping with the balance between home schooling and work during the current lockdown. The poll of 1,060 respondents claims many parents are under severe pressure, with 42 percent reporting their …

The UK’s digital divide is closing considerably slower than official targets

New data analysis by web design and development agency Rouge Media, claims the digital divide in the UK is closing considerably slower than official targets. In the Government’s 2014 “Digital Inclusion Strategy”, the target was set to reduce the number of people offline by 25 percent every 2 years. And …

Workers believe employers are failing to take their personal safety seriously enough

New research by Sanitiser Sentinel, highlights the importance of hygiene and safety in the workplace since the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Almost 2,500 British workers – all of whom are currently still visiting their offices – took part in the survey which was carried out. Of …

4 Business Tips From a Successful CEO and HGTV Contractor

Natalya Cappellini’s journey to becoming a successful project manager, HGTV contractor, and CEO began with a love from being in the field and guiding a project to fruition. To her, it’s all about watching plans on a page become actual structures standing in real life. The woman powering CURATO Design/Build, …

Without User Consent: An Ethical Dilemma for WordPress Plugin Developers

I recently discovered that a popular WordPress plugin had enabled automatic updates without explicitly informing users. How did I find out? I received emails from each site where the plugin was installed informing me that an update had been completed. But it gets better. Over a holiday break, a colleague …

The importance of client communication plans to win at large website projects

Did you know that the overwhelming majority of time spent working on website projects is taken up with communication between the project manager and the client? It’s possible to read this statistic as an indication that project managers and website developers are aware of the importance of communicating with their …

Workspace Show in London opens its doors for first time this year

Workspace Show is an exciting addition to the global design events calendar, launching on 21 January this year, with the inaugural edition taking place from 4-5 November 2021 at London’s Business Design Centre, at the heart of the UK’s commercial interiors community. With a theme of ‘re-designing tomorrow’s commercial interiors …

Why Modern Blue Collar Workers Should Start Personal Branding

“Branding” is obviously a buzzword in offices around the world, but the concept is so popular that the term has started catching fire in alternative workplaces, as well. Tradesmen and laborers in a variety of fields must keep eyes and ears toward their brands to ensure their customers are receiving …

10 Best Professional Intro Video Templates for After Effects for 2021

When professionalism matters, it’s time to turn to the experts. But don’t think that means hiring a video producer and breaking the bank. Instead, use a professional intro video template for After Effects to set the stage. You could use professional video templates for many purposes, like: Start off a …

JavaScript’s New Immutable Data Types: Records and Tuples

Records and tuples are new JavaScript immutable data types currently at stage 2 in the TC39 standards approval process. They are subject to change and not currently available in any browser or runtime, but working implementations should arrive within the next year. They help solve a couple of confusing conundrums …

List your unused domains for sale quickly and easily at no cost

As consumers continue to turn to online to start building their dreams and ventures, it is more important than ever for entrepreneurs to find the right domain names. Yet, some of those domains might already be registered, but unused.   We now make it easy for customers to list their unused domains for sale right where so many searches and ventures begin: GoDaddy.  Every day, millions of entrepreneurs visit GoDaddy to start their dreams and turn them into ventures. And many of those start …

These Companies Want You To Work From Home Full Time. And The Benefits Are Amazing.

There are a lot of ways to earn money from home. You can freelance. You can start your own online business. You can even turn your hobby into a money-making enterprise. And that doesn’t even scratch the surface  of home-based income generators when you factor in all the extra income …

Working with freelancers in 2021 — 10 outsourcing tips

As per the nature of 2020, many businesses downsized or have fewer full-time staff. On the bright side, increased online traffic led to other businesses pivoting to digital or offering more virtual products/services. No matter the case, business owners and entrepreneurs still need support, a gap that can be easily …

The Challenge of Switching from a Page Builder to the WordPress Gutenberg Block Editor

The time has come. The WordPress Gutenberg block editor has become reliable enough to power your existing website. You can now eschew that aged page builder plugin in favor of a native content editor. That’s the situation I’ve found myself in. A client that has, for years, utilized a bundled, …

Free stuff to give clients: An ecommerce promo calendar for their site

Launching an online store for your client means celebrating the end of a long, often challenging job. But it’s also an opportunity to add value to services rendered. More so than with other websites, the ecommerce site presents an ongoing list of necessary tasks — and marketing is a high-ranking …

3 in 5 Small Businesses Don’t Inform their Customers About Third-party Data Collection, Reports Survey

If you’re thinking about ways to win your customers’ trust, you should strictly consider safeguarding your customers’ data. According to the latest survey conducted by CRM Essentials and commissioned by Zoho, 62% of small businesses don’t inform customers that they are allowing tracking codes from third parties on their websites. …

6 Mind-Blowing Cover Letter Tips to Highlight Your Skills and Experiences

Whether you’re testing the waters or actively looking for your next career move, knowing how to structure your cover letter will get you noticed. Your cover letter is an opportunity to highlight what you bring to the table in your professional capacity. It tells the person reading it who you …

20 Ecommerce statistics for your dropshipping store in 2021

Ecommerce continues to grow steadily worldwide, creating higher competition, especially with dropshipping. Each year and season comes with its unique issues. Retailers who wish to succeed in this highly competitive environment must be in a position to keep up with these changes. By following up on ecommerce statistics, you can …

Innovast Digital Marketing: Brand presence, elevated

Karen Etchells runs Innovast Digital Marketing, a creative web agency specializing in informational websites and content creation. You can find Innovast on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can connect with Karen on LinkedIn. Tell us about yourself. Who are you? Where are you based? I’m Karen Etchells. Mom of five, …

Develop your 2021 marketing strategy — looking back to plan ahead

Many business owners, entrepreneurs, and even veteran marketers devise their strategy for the New Year starting in January. I’m here to make a case for developing your 2021 marketing strategy now, or more specifically, throughout the last quarter of the year. 7 steps to develop your 2021 marketing strategy Developing …

Hacked: What to Do When Your WordPress Website Has Been Compromised

It starts with a sinking feeling that something is amiss with your WordPress website. Maybe your security plugin has alerted you to a changed file that you know you didn’t touch. Or you see some unfamiliar content within your post listing. Whatever the indicator, it leads to one conclusion: Your …

Should you consider outsourcing customer service for your eCommerce business?

  Exceptional customer service plays an essential role in the success of any eCommerce business. This is even more true now that the voices of consumers are becoming more and more powerful, thanks to social media. They are aware of it and are interested in wielding their power. That’s one …

14 mentor qualities that separate the good from the great

Whether you are a mentor, mentee or interested in getting involved in this type of relationship, it’s important to understand the qualities that make for a great mentor. A high-quality, motivated mentor makes the experience a winning endeavor for everyone involved. 14 mentor qualities that separate the good from the …

Ecommerce in 2021: 10 trends to expect in dropshipping

Ecommerce has dramatically grown in 2020 due to the pandemic’s effects. The industry has hit about $25.6 trillion in sales. More retailers have gone online. Other entrepreneurs have taken on eCommerce ventures like dropshipping. Such effects are, therefore, likely to spill over into 2021 and influence online businesses. Ecommerce is …

10 simple small business SEO tactics that you can do in-house

One of the most effective ways to grow your venture online is to perform well in search, which is why small business SEO (search engine optimization) is a skill that’s worthwhile for entrepreneurs to know. You’re already well on your way to establishing your business’s credibility if your website is …

Smart spaces and the other top technology trends for 2021

  Technology researcher Gartner has highlighted the top strategic technology trends it believes organisations should be aware of in 2021. Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with ‘substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use, or which are …

Our 50 Favorite CSS Libraries, Frameworks and Tools from 2020

With all of the changes and rapid advancements CSS has gone through over the last few years, we should not be surprised at the vast volume of open-source resources and tools that are continually being released. These time-saving CSS libraries, frameworks, and tools have been built to make our lives …

SSL term changes: Maximum SSL certificate validity is now one year

As your certificate authority, it’s our responsibility to share shifts in the industry with our customers. One major change that’ll be coming into effect is around the shortening of term changes. We’ll briefly go over potential impacts to your site and how GoDaddy is adapting to better serve you. Maximum …

All-in-one online marketing solutions to help you grow your business

The GetResponse platform contains a suite of email marketing and online campaign management tools designed to help you grow your sales, maximize ROI, and succeed in online marketing. From unlimited broadcasting and top deliverability to 5-star customer service and over 50 easy yet powerful features – we’ve got you covered. …

Gig workers like the work-life balance but would prefer permanent roles

More than one in ten (12 percent) so-called gig workers in the UK are working multiple roles and consider temporary work as their main role, taking advantage of improved work-life balance, greater variety of work and the ability to see more of their families, according to a new report. The …

Post Brexit high skill workforce migration plans to be unveiled today

Britain’s interior minister Sajid Javid is set to publish plans today for a post Brexit immigration system that would bring net migration to the UK down to “sustainable levels” in a phased approach starting in 2021. The UK Government will announce details of the new system to mark the end of …