7 Plugins for Adding Structured Data to Your WordPress Website

Structured data (sometimes called “Schema” or “microdata”) has emerged as an important part of SEO strategy. Search engines are making use of this information to enhance listings and provide users with more immediate answers. Even if you’re not 100% sure what structured data is, you’ve undoubtedly run across it in …

How to protect your business from phishing scams

Fishing can be an exceptionally relaxing way to spend a sunny autumn afternoon. That is, unless you’re the fish. The more contemporary concept of phishing scams thrusts everyone, from ordinary web surfers to marketers to high-level eCommerce executives, on the opposite end of the fishing pole. What are phishing scams? Put …

Google lays outs narrow “EU election advertiser” policy ahead of 2019 vote

Google has announced its plan for combating election interference in the European Union, ahead of elections next May when up to 350 million voters across the region will vote to elect 705 Members of the European Parliament. In a blog post laying out a narrow approach to democracy-denting disinformation, Google …

5 Terrible Trading Mistakes That Rookie Investors Keep Making

Mistakes are very common in the business world. Most experienced businessmen will almost always have an account of some of the memorable mistakes that they made when starting their career. Mistakes help investors learn about the market and how they should approach new challenges. While it is nice to view …

Over half of workers admit to arguments about the office temperature

Almost two thirds (59 percent) of UK employees say that the office temperature is a controversial topic amongst colleagues, with over half (52 percent) admitting that it causes regular arguments. Now new research conducted by Boiler Plan highlights the extreme lengths that some office workers are willing to go to in the …

Great Big Workplace Adjustments survey needs your input

A leading not-for-profit business and disability organisation is asking employees and managers to share their experiences of requesting and arranging workplace adjustments via an anonymous online survey. Business Disability Forum wants to use ‘The Great Big Adjustments Survey’ to create a clear and up-to-date picture of what works and what …

Annual commuting time is up 18 hours compared to a decade ago, finds TUC

Commuting to and from work now takes 5 minutes longer than a decade ago, according to a new analysis published by the TUC to mark the annual Commute Smart Week organised by Work Wise UK. Rail commuters face the longest journeys, taking an average of 2 hours and 11 minutes …

How to secure your online writing portfolio as a freelance writer

It’s a bit of a Catch-22, isn’t it? You took the time to create an eye-catching, user-friendly personal website to house your writing portfolio. You posted your writing samples so potential clients can bask in your writing prowess and hire you to write something special for them. But then a scary …

Personal financial worries are increasing workplace stress

Employers need to understand more about the impact of personal financial worries on workplace mental health, but are struggling to agree best practice standards to address the issue, new research from MetLife UK claims. More than six out of 10 (61 percent) senior HR executives have seen a rise in …

‘Suddenly, I Have Purpose Again.’ Former Toys ‘R’ Us Employees Are Spending the Holidays Fighting for Their Severance Pay

Sarah Woodhams lost her job not long after she lost her son. The Babies ‘R’ Us registry department supervisor was rushed in an ambulance from her home in Harleysville, Pa., to the hospital when she delivered her son – and he was stillborn. She was still in the hospital when …

Sound In Motion’s Malaa Show Shines the Spotlight On Minneapolis’s Booming EDM Scene

Twin Cities EDM lovers flock to Sound In Motion’s Malaa show at Skyway Theatre. Every spring and summer, Minneapolis amplifies its nightlife offerings for residents who are excited to take advantage of the nice weather. In the city’s thriving EDM scene, there are already many must-attend spring and summer shows, …

Things You Should Consider Before Selling Your House to a Real Estate Investor

A significant number of you have presumably observed a “We Buy Houses with CASH” or “We Buy Houses FAST” signs while driving around town. However, if you are like many other homeowners, this might be your first experience of managing or dealing with investors. Without previous experience, selling a house …

SwiftKey taps Microsoft Translator for real-time translations in more than 60 languages

Microsoft-owned mobile keyboard company SwiftKey has announced a new translation feature in its Android app, one that leverages Microsoft Translator to convert your mobile messages into more than 60 languages. For the uninitiated, SwiftKey is a popular keyboard app for smartphones that enables users to type more quickly on touchscreens — it …

Pimax continues to struggle with 8K VR headset, offers 5K Plus instead

Chinese virtual reality company Pimax made headlines with a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of an “8K” VR headset, but has continued to struggle through the final stages of finalizing and manufacturing the device. The latest issue: Out of nowhere, the company has announced an alternative called the “5K Plus,” …

Executives understand the importance of big data but have little idea what to do with it

  When board members in big firms make critical decisions about their organisations, it is almost always behind closed doors. So exactly how and if senior leaders draw on big data factors in their decision-making is largely unexplained. Researchers from Brunel University studied top-level decisions by board managers at 19 organisations …

The One Huge Mistake You’re Making With Your Resume, According to a Team of 482 Hiring Managers

Conventional wisdom holds that your résumé should be no longer than one page. At least that’s what most résumé coaches will tell you. But new research suggests that job recruiters were more than twice as likely to prefer two-page resumes over one-page résumés — a conclusion that surprised even the …

Domain extensions guide: What you need to know before you pick a domain name

Whether it’s for a business or blog, or you just want your own slice of the internet, your domain is your digital address online. If your domain is your address, your domain extension is like your ZIP code in that it gives your website visitors a little more information about …

Retail booth design tips for markets or festivals

Last month, I had the great opportunity to debut my clothing brand, Honey & Misfits, at an inaugural night market in Phoenix. While I was (and still am) extremely grateful for the opportunity, getting ready for the market involved a whirlwind of numerous learning curves and, if I’m being honest, …

More disabled people opt for self-employment

More disabled people than ever before are choosing self-employment, but are being let down by poor support from government, according to new research from IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) and the Community trade union. The study, Making self-employment work for disabled people, claims that 611,000 UK …

What Happens When You Put Hundreds of BI Experts in One Room?

Last week we wrapped up the second day of our global, two-day client conference: Eureka!. Our sold-out event brought together hundreds of business leaders and analytics professionals from around the globe to listen to thought-provoking presentations and engage in discussions about the evolution of the analytics industry. You may be …