Workers value employers with right approach to sustainability

HP has published a new study underscoring the importance of sustainable business practices in recruiting, hiring and retaining top talent. It suggests that employees are more productive, motivated and engaged when working for an employer who is leading the charge in social responsibility. The global, 20,000-participant survey suggests that 61 …

CIPD warns stress related absence is a growing problem for UK workplaces

Heavy workloads and poor management styles are behind the increase of nearly two-fifths (37 percent) in stress-related absences over the past year, according to a new report from the CIPD and Simplyhealth. Respondents say having heavy workloads (62 percent), which can be attributed to poor management, is the top cause …

How to sell a content creation service to earn recurring revenue

Recurring revenue is glorious. Once you reach that elusive land of automatic money coming in every month that isn’t requiring you to constantly close new sales, everything gets easier. Selling a content creation service can be an essential component of your plan to serve your clients better and bring in …

Employers still not doing enough to support working parents

Working Families and Bright Horizons have launched a new report which focuses on flexible working and the reality of flexible jobs from the perspective of working parents in the UK. According to the report, the experience of parents shows that flexible working is widespread, although patchy in some sectors and …

Is the Rise of Millennial Women in Tech Just an Illusion?

This article was created in partnership with the Developer Economics Survey. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. The latest Developer Economics survey is upon us again, and as always, we highly recommend that everyone participates. It’s an excellent opportunity to express your views about what’s happening …

Send Holiday Cheer with these Christmas Code Snippets

Everyone who collects subscribers and regularly runs email campaigns can benefit from sending out festive greetings. It is customary to congratulate your devoted users by presenting them with bonuses, discounts, special offers or other unique material. On the one hand, it is a marketing trick that lures users in and …

Build Custom Dashboards with MongoDB, Azure & Serverless Functions

This article was originally published on Ahmad Awais. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. TL;DR: I’m building a custom WordPress dashboard for an enterprise client which is powered by React.js on top of Node.js, with MongoDB Atlas as the database. This dashboard uses several Microsoft Azure …

How to Use Your Blog to Increase Your Customer Base

blog marketing, increase customer base How to Use Your Blog to Increase Your Customer Base Eva Webster, VP of Operations/Managing Director @ Article-Writing.co A 2019 study found that businesses who blog receive 55% more visitors than those that don’t. And yet many companies still aren’t blogging, or they made a …

Half of all workplace tasks will be performed by machines within seven years

  The world is going through a workplace revolution that will bring a seismic shift in the way humans work alongside machines and algorithms, according to new research by the World Economic Forum. By 2025 more than half of all current workplace tasks will be performed by machines as opposed …

How to price products — 7 competitive pricing strategies to make a profit

Knowing how to price products might seem simple, like just another task to accomplish for a business owner in the development phase. However, pricing a product is more than slapping on a price tag (or typing an amount into your eCommerce platform) — it’s a complex process that affects the …

A quarter of corporate global workforce could inhabit coworking space within five years

Over the next five years, corporate real estate professionals are set to dramatically increase their use of coworking spaces to house employees, according to a survey conducted at the CoreNet Global Summit in Boston. According to the results, the percentage of employees at respondents’ companies utilising coworking spaces such as …

5 ways to monitor and grow your lawn and garden brand online

Your brand’s online reputation is incredibly important — especially if you’re a small business trying to compete with the marketing budgets of much larger companies. While your online reputation is one of your biggest assets, it can also be one of the biggest risks. Businesses that operate within the lawn …

What is DBA? All you need to know to register a business name this way.

What is DBA, you’re wondering? Many entrepreneurs decide to do business under a different name. The name they choose to do business with is not the same as their personal name. It is a made-up name that allows entrepreneurs to conduct very real business, such as collecting checks and payments. …

How to Streamline Your Software Development Process

Software development is arguably the key strategic component of IT today. Chief Information officers (CIOs) face constant pressure to deliver custom software development projects that meet set business goals. Ensuring effective project planning and requirements management results in a smooth software development process. The planning, development and realization of a …

Amazon says it’s making freely available the same machine learning courses that it uses to teach its own engineers

It’s Cyber Monday and Amazon has a one deal for its customers that’s a little unexpected. The company just announced that it has made available, for free, the same machine learning courses that it uses to train its own engineers. It’s a lot of information to digest — from a …

WordPress restaurant menus make websites more enticing

Editor’s note: This article on WordPress restaurant menus was first published on July 12, 2016. It was updated on September 16, 2018. Though the bad old days of impossible-to-navigate, Flash-based fiascos are largely behind us, restaurant websites remain difficult to get completely right. One of the main areas where many …

Getting back to environmental basics in the Anthropocene era

A new word has recently entered the public discourse on the environment. It describes the current epoch of geological time as the period in which humans have had an impact on the world’s climate, geology and ecosystems. Although yet to be formally recognised by the mainstream scientific community, it has …

The Top 5 Advantages of Private Lending to Real Estate Investors

There have been tremendous developments in the investment market and as a result, more people are looking for options that will meet their needs. Many investors are looking for opportunities to invest as private lenders. These options provide them with a lot more control of what they are investing in …