Two fifths of new recruits don’t have the right soft skills for the job

Two-fifths of job-seekers are being hired into new roles only to discover they have the wrong soft skills for the job. This means over half are leaving companies because their personality or work style didn’t fit, claims news research published by HireVue. The 53 percent of those who had left …

Beddy’s: Female entrepreneurs teach the world how to buy and make a bed

Who doesn’t like a fun, fashionable and functional bunk bed? Wait. Have you ever tried making a bunk bed? It’s darn impossible. Betsy Mikesell went crazy trying to get her twins to make their bunk beds. So she came up with a solution, brought in her good friend as a …

Companies that adopt agile working enjoy improved financial performance, claims report

Companies that embrace agile working and and a generally more flexible and responsive way of working enjoy a financial and operational competitive advantage over their rivals, according to new research from PA Consulting.  Two thirds of the respondents said that their business model is at risk of fundamentally becoming outdated, …

Kanye West, armed with his MAGA hat, naively rants at the 'SNL' audience

Kanye West was the musical guest for the Season 44 premiere of Saturday Night Live. He brought his MAGA hat along. It was originally supposed to be Ariana Grande, but she cancelled. So instead we got West, performing three songs (not SNL‘s usual two): A debut of “We Got Love,” …

LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18M email addresses of non-members to buy targeted ads on Facebook

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users, has been called out a number of times for how it is able to suggest uncanny connections to you, when it’s not even clear how or why LinkedIn would know enough to make those suggestions in the …

Google is bringing support for all Android apps to Daydream VR

Google is continuing to push its Daydream VR platform forward, the company announced today, as it’s making moves that expand the app support and usability of its devices. Describing three new features as “experimental” for testing by developers, Google is adding Android app support to all Daydream devices, and the …

Measuring customer satisfaction as a service-based business

There’s one concrete way to know if you’re doing a good job in your service-based business. It’s not necessarily related to revenue or sales. It’s related to measuring customer satisfaction and understanding if your clients are impressed or indifferent about the services you provide. Getting clear feedback from your customers helps …

Episode 80 – Building Long Term Growth and Profitability with SEO for eCommerce with Brandi Johnston of OMG Commerce

As some of you may know, my very first foray into online marketing was in the crazy world of SEO. That was circa 2004. After creating some wins for an online print shop I was hooked on SEO. In the early days of OMG Commerce, SEO was our bread and …

The Art of Social Media Affecting SEO for Personal Brands

Search engine marketing has changed quite a bit since mobile and voice search have emerged onto the scene, and many brands are left wondering which marketing methods work best to build visibility? Social media is a large influence in the way people look for information, and although this is not …

Larger businesses far more stressful to work for than smaller firms

We reported yesterday that younger job seekers who favour corporates could be missing out on greater opportunities within smaller organisations, and now new research suggests that despite margins often being tighter and tensions or losses often being felt more keenly in smaller businesses, the level of occupational stress workers feel directly correlates …

Standout tools: GoCentral Google My Business Listing feature

If you’re running a brick-and-mortar or service area business, you know the importance of local search. After all, consumers usually search the web for products or services near them when they’re close to making a purchase. A high-quality online business listing can help you reach customers in your area, but setting …

Grab Your .DESIGN or .DEV Domain from Hover and Experience a Higher Level of Service Sponsored

When you’re looking to buy a domain name, you have a whole lot of registrars to choose from. And while each one is capable of making a sale, they’re far from equal. Features, selection and customer service make all the difference That’s why Hover stands out among the competition. They …

Google’s blanket ban of cryptocurrency ads ends next month

Google is rolling back its ban on cryptocurrency advertisements – following a similar move made by Facebook earlier this summer, CNBC reports. Google in March was among the first of the major platforms to announce it would no longer run ban cryptocurrency ads, due to an abundance of caution around …

Half of HR departments plan to offer new employee benefits

According to Gallagher’s Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey (registration required), 45 percent of HR practitioners are planning changes to current employee benefit offerings amid a highly competitive labour market. The survey shows an increasing number of organisations are fully aware of the measurable impact that benefits have on engagement and productivity. …

London leads Siemens Atlas of Digitalization as most digitally ready global city

Siemens has launched a new web-based application which reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalization and develop new ways of living, working and interacting. The Atlas of Digitalization is based around the interconnected themes of Expo 2020 Dubai – Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity – and …

Firms must break bad habits if they want to improve relationship with employees

To select, engage and retain the best talent, companies are going to have to break their entrenched bad habits, according to a new report from The Myers-Briggs Company. It claims that its Global Trends Report (registration) sets out how businesses can select the best employees, provide effective leadership and help …

What are premium domain names and how can they turbocharge your online identity?

What are premium domain names? Think of it this way: In the 1920s, if you started a new business, you would want a premium address. For example, a New York business would be much more likely to thrive on 5th Avenue than a far-off corner of the Lower East Side. …

Cloudflare rolls out its 1.1.1.1 privacy service to iOS, Android

Months after announcing its privacy-focused DNS service, Cloudflare is bringing 1.1.1.1 to mobile users. Granted, nothing ever stopped anyone from using 1.1.1.1 on their phones or tablets already. But now the app, now available for iPhones, iPads and Android devices, aims to make it easier for anyone to use its …

7 Things You Never Realized You Could Buy at Walmart — and Why You Should

When you think of shopping at Walmart, picking up groceries and househould essentials may come to mind. But from wedding receptions to Pioneer Woman cookware, here are seven things you likely didn’t know you could buy at this Arkansas-born chain. 1. Cookware from Ree Drummond Looking to get your Pioneer …

Flexible working legislation has failed to change anything

Legislation giving employees the right to request flexible working has failed to increase take-up, new research from the University of Manchester shows. The research, presented at the British Sociological Association conference in Belfast last week, has found that there has been no significant overall increase in the number of employees working …

Communication skills trump experience as quality employers look for in candidates

New research from The University of Law Business School has analysed over 700 keywords from the job specifications of 30 common business roles (across three popular job sites), to reveal what employers are looking for from candidates. The research highlights the crossover in skills and requirements across roles and industries, …

The Ultimate Guide To Successfully Hiring A Freelance Writer For Your Marketing Agency

hiring a content writer, hiring a freelance writer for agency work, hiring a writer for your marketing agency, how to hire a freelance writer The Ultimate Guide To Successfully Hiring A Freelance Writer For Your Marketing Agency David Tile, Founder/CEO @ Article-Writing.co Hiring content writers for your marketing agency is …