Generations differ on what makes them happy at work but agree on flexibility

A new survey into happiness at work suggests it is viewed differently according to age. Baby boomers: aspire to have job security and think careers are defined by employers. Gen X: aspire to have a work-life balance and although are loyal to a profession will not necessarily stick with the same employer. …

Top Social Media Tools Every Entrepreneur and Marketer Should Know

Social Media Tools Top Social Media Tools Every Entrepreneur and Marketer Should Know Matthew Burley, Copywriter @Article-Writing.co Regardless of the job, it is important to have the right tools to get it done. For example, imagine trying to dig a hole with a hammer; it wouldn’t work. Coincidentally, this rule …

Why More Web Designers Should Give Pre-built Websites a Try

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. There’s a heated and seemingly never-ending debate in the web design industry about whether web designers should always start their design work from scratch or not. Another option comprises …

GitHub launches Actions to execute code in containers and security alerts for Java and .NET projects

The GitHub code repository, which has been used by 31 million developers around the world in the past year, today announced a sweeping series of changes, including Actions, a new way for developers to automate workflows and build, share, and execute code inside containers on GitHub. In a phone interview …

Weekly and monthly bookkeeping checklist for small business owners

How was your tax season? Was it a lovely and pleasurable experience, like sinking into a warm bath? Or unmitigated chaos? If you’re like most small business owners, you’re rubbing your temples right now and thinking “Do you seriously have to ask?” So, let’s talk about your bookkeeping checklist. Tax …

Half of workers have experienced poor mental health in their current job

A new and major study into workplace wellbeing by the the charity Mind claims that poor mental health at work is widespread, with half (48 per cent) of all people surveyed saying they have experienced a mental health problem in their current job. The survey of more than 44,000 employees …

Why Your Home Business Needs a Brand Management Platform

Running a business from home is just as rewarding as it is challenging. But if you’re going to be successful in this competitive market, you’re going to need an effective brand management strategy. Developing and promoting your business’ brand is just one half of a good marketing strategy – the …

Shift to agile working held back by ageing technology

  The digital transformation of organisations and a shift to agile working is being held back by a reluctance to invest in new technology, according to a new report from Citrix and Capita.  The Workplace agility report claims that legacy applications are delaying digital transformation of the entire organisation for …

Meet the Oldest Yoga Teacher in the World, a 100-Year-Old Former Actress and Model Who Says ‘There’s Nothing You Can’t Do’

When the fortune cookies arrived after lunch, the 100-year-old yogi cracked one open, her blue eyes twinkling, and read the inscription aloud: “Age can never hope to win while your heart is young.” Indeed, age has met its match in Tao Porchon-Lynch, who at the century mark is a fierce …

5 Simple Ways to Trim Your Business Costs Today

Is your business budget as comprehensive as it should be? If you’re like most first-time entrepreneurs, you’ll need to revise your company’s master financial plan multiple times before it’s truly all-encompassing. Once that’s done, the real fun starts: looking for any and every opportunity to trim your business expenses and …

Anthropology might hold answers to the most difficult workplace challenges

Many recent discussions have centered on the drawbacks of the open-plan office, a major format in the UK, and possible pathways to the communal workplace of the future. As part of this, it has been acknowledged that the factors responsible for determining the open-plan office’s performance are complex, and a …

Central London commercial property market investment up over a quarter

Commercial property investment in Central London (the City and West End) rose to £3.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019, a 28 percent increase on the £2.5 billion invested in Q1 2018, according to new data from Savills. The firm also claims that investment volumes in Central London in …

5 things you must do now to prepare for the holiday shopping season

    As we sip our lemonade in the later summer sun here in the Northern Hemisphere, you would think it’s an odd time to be contemplating snow and the holiday shopping. But as a small business owner, it is the perfect time to start planning for the 2018 end-of-year …

Constant switching between tasks kills productivity

A new report claims that the modern habit of switching constantly between tasks is draining productivity. In a study of live desktop activity, the results suggest employees are forced to switch between up to 35 job-critical applications nearly once a minute – or more than 1,100 times every day –  adding …