Google partners with MotherCoders to bring tech training to moms in New York City

Diversity and inclusion is a topic that all too often starts and ends with white women. MotherCoders, while targeting women, aims to support moms of all backgrounds — whether they be LGBTQ, single and/or people of color. “If you look at our cohorts, they tend to be really represented,” MotherCoders …

This Couple Is Raising $2,000 Per Minute to Help Reunite Immigrant Families Separated at the Border

Whenever Charlotte Willner sees the now-infamous photo of a 2-year-old girl, clad in pink and crying moments before U.S. Border Patrol likely took her mom away, she can’t help but think of her own toddler. So Willner is taking action. She and her husband Dave are behind a massively successful …

Wonderful Ways to Get into Business When You Are Over 50

Just before I received a request from Home Business Magazine asking me to write an article about hiring older employees, I found myself reading the Sunday New York Times. The Times had published an interesting article by Rob Walker entitled “When Early Retirement Turns Into a Total Bore.” Reading this …

Employers to prioritise career development, wellbeing and flexibility

The majority of employers (97 percent) are planning to maintain or increase how much they spend on employee benefits over the next two years, according to new research published today by the CIPD and LCP. In the latest ‘Reward management’ report, released today, 8 in 10 employers (81 percent) said they …

Benefit from more diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace can lead to business gains, especially when it comes to company culture and productivity. In this piece, we’ll talk about the benefits of greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and discuss how you can make strides towards both — while avoiding some common …

10 ways to stop hackers from touching your e-commerce website security

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 5/20/2015 and updated on 8/6/2018. Hackers want in. So as a web designer or developer with an e-commerce website, it’s your job to stop hackers in their tracks. You must consider e-commerce website security a top priority to protect customers’ personally identifiable …

Flexible office market to grow by a third each year for next five years

The gig economy has helped lead to the doubling in size of the flexible office space sector since 2014 and it’s set to grow by up to 30 percent per year over the next five years claims new research published by JLL. Disruption or Distraction, a report delving into the growth …

Local Sync: easily deploy your website from your computer to the server

The cool thing about building websites on your computer is that it’s fast, and you keep working even when you don’t have an internet connection. Getting that website is another matter; with all the FTP uploads and database imports, you waste hours. Or, should I say, you used to waste …

White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official”

A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White House policymaking process,” according to deputy White House press secretary, Lindsay Walters. According to a report in The Washington Post, Walters denied that White House staff had worked on a draft executive order that would …

10 gifts for the fan who has a love/hate relationship with Marvel

Whether you’re drawn to the blockbuster movies, to Netflix, to old-school cartoons or to the comics that started it all, you know by now that it’s Marvel’s world and we’re only living in it. It’s tough, sometimes, to know that you’re a teeny, tiny cog in a massive corporate entertainment …

5 Ways to Use a CRM to Manage Your Sales Pipeline

CRM implementation may seem like a hard disruption at first but its readily available historical sales data ensures key intelligence which results in better processes and overall customer experience. Here are five ways a crm system can be used to manage your sales pipeline. 1. Tracking gaps By viewing opportunities …

9 Passive-Aggressive Things People Say in Emails — and the Best Way to Respond to Each

If that snippy coworker is being passive-aggressive in an email (again!), resist the urge to send an equally snarly response. “The goal of the passive-aggressive person is to get someone else to visibly act out the anger that they have been concealing,” social worker Signe Whitson, author of “The Angry …