Employers struggling to attract skills needed for digitalised workplace

More than half of CEOs (53 percent) admit they can’t find candidates with the necessary skills to help them navigate an increasingly digitalised business landscape a new survey from Robert Half has claimed. These include data analysis and digital skills, as well as softer skills such as resilience, adaptability to …

14 Surprising Ways to Boost Brand Engagement

What’s one lesser-known tip for getting people to engage with your brand more often? These answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year and have created tens of …

'Overlord' is the revolting, breakneck Nazi zombie movie you just gotta see

This is a spoiler-free review of Overlord. Assuming The Grinch doesn’t go very differently than I thought, Overlord is the only movie in theaters this weekend that will have you crying over the death of a character and then rooting for that character to die a second time in 60 …

A third of employers report rise in time off as mental health becomes less taboo

Around 30 percent of businesses have seen an increase in the number of staff taking time off for mental health reasons, according to a survey conducted by business organisation British Chambers of Commerce, and insurer Aviva. One in three (33 percent) business leaders have also noticed an increase in the …

Smart spaces and the other top technology trends for 2019

Technology researcher Gartner has highlighted the top strategic technology trends it believes organisations should be aware of in 2019. 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 rapidly …

Start-to-finish eStore customer service tips

How do you stand out from all the similar businesses online? Customer service! If products, quality and pricing are equal, your eStore customer service is the tiebreaker! Let’s explore the topics and variables that will contribute to your business being known for amazing eStore customer service. Related: How to sell stuff …

How to Build React 16 Web Apps with the Sencha Grid

React 16 is the first version of React built on top of React’s new core architecture, codenamed “Fiber”. React 16 is designed from the ground up to support asynchronous rendering, which allows processing large component trees without blocking the main execution thread. It supports a number of key features such …

Recent departures hint at turmoil at Quartet Health, a mental health startup backed by GV

Backed with nearly $87 million in venture capital funding from GV, Oak HC/FT and F-Prime Capital, Quartet Health was founded in 2014 by Arun Gupta, Steve Shulman and David Wennberg to improve access to behavioral healthcare. Its mission: “enable every person in our society to thrive by building a collaborative behavioral …

An intro to WordPress APIs for total beginners

When it comes to WordPress and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), the WordPress REST API is usually what comes to mind. However, the platform actually has many other APIs that could help with your projects. APIs essentially let you easily work with all of the cool stuff that WordPress offers. In this …

How to Use Slides to Create Impressive Landing Page Designs Sponsored

Suppose a client wants you to create a website for his business. He needs to have one up and running quickly, and he naturally expects to be fully satisfied with the results. Creating something quickly without compromising on quality can be a challenge. Creating a CSS & HTML website from …

Apple finalizes Shazam purchase, promises ad-free app experience

Originally announced in 2017, Apple confirmed today that it has completed its acquisition of Shazam, the music-identification app that has been downloaded over a billion times since its release. Apple also announced that the Shazam app will “soon” go ad-free for all users. Shazam’s acquisition was the subject of a …

Business lessons one can learn from playing fantasy football

More than 75 million Americans play fantasy football every year. You heard that correct. More than 75 million women and men in the U.S. participate in some form of fantasy football — be it a free league with family members, a paid league with friends or coworkers or a weekly league …

Does Your App Include Open Source Components? 5 Security Tips

A modern web application is bundled with tons of open-source dependencies. Developers are usually unaware of the number of open-source packages that's running under their package's hood. If you've ever wondered why your node_modules were so large, well that's why! Contrary to popular belief, open-source components and dependencies are not …

Why online clothing stores should use direct response emails

Most online clothing stores have a common problem. Regardless of how good their products are or how helpful their customer service is, they need a reliable way to generate more customers (and sales). Otherwise, your inventory will never move, and you’ll lose out to competitors investing more heavily in marketing and …

The commuting gap: men account for two thirds of commutes lasting more than an hour

Men undertake almost two-thirds of commutes lasting more than an hour, a new analysis from the Office for National Statistics shows. It also reveals that women tend to undertake shorter journeys to work, accounting for more than half (55 percent) of commutes lasting 15 minutes or less. But, for all …

Amazon admits it exposed customer email addresses, but refuses to give details

Amazon’s renowned secrecy encompasses its response to a new security issue, withholding info that could help victims protect themselves. Amazon emailed users Tuesday, warning them that a it exposed an unknown number of customer email addresses after a “technical error” on its website. When reached for comment, an Amazon spokesperson …

Finding the right metrics for evaluating your bot

GUEST: Here’s the good news for companies building AI-powered virtual agents (aka bots) for customer service: Research from Accenture suggests that 80 percent of support chats or calls can be resolved by bots that have “good design.” The bad news is, the definition of good design changes depending on your …

Chappy, the Bumble-backed dating app for gay men, inks partnership with GLAAD

Chappy, the dating app for gay men, has today announced a partnership with GLAAD. As part of the partnership, Chappy will make a donation to GLAAD for each conversation initiated on the dating app, from now throughout 2019. The company won’t disclose the amount of the donation, but said that …

Tech Recruiting, Finding Niches & Starting Your Own Business

In this interview, Joe Woodham discusses recruiting for a tech start-up, finding your niche, and starting your own business. Joe is known as the “intro guy” at Torii Recruitment, the specialist IT recruitment firm he founded in 2012. Finding a good fit in IT recruitment, he says, is a more …

4 Tips for Protecting a Company Computing Network

Many small businesses overlook the potential dangers of conducting business online because they assume that hackers wouldn’t target their small firm. However, having that mentality can leave you vulnerable to attacks, which could have significant consequences later after your brand and bank account have started to pick up steam. Thus, …

Not All Website Hosting Companies are Created Equal: Choosing The Right One

A professional website host provider for WordPress is just the start to establishing your personal brand online. It’s important to choose one that can offer fast page loads, a dedicated email, and good security to block hackers. While many claim to offer many similar services at a low rate it’s …