Government sets out plans to reduce work related ill health

The UK government has opened a consultation on ill health in the workplace which looks at issues such as workplace modifications, the right to request flexible working and interventions from employers. It claims that more could be done on the issue, especially for people with disabilities or long term health …

14 startup resources for female founders

If you are a female entrepreneur, there’s one thing you should always remember: You are not alone. Whether it’s a funding program or a networking opportunity, take advantage of the many startup resources geared just for you. According to the American Express State Of Women-Owned Businesses Report, from 2017 to …

Check out the 6 Best Productivity Apps for Designers

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Once upon a time, time and motion studies were introduced to boost productivity. The practice was popular with those doing the studies — but not so much with those …

Apple heard you like iPhones so it put a tiny iPhone in your mobile browser

Apple has launched a microsite for its new iPhone XS and XS Max, and it features a tiny 3D model of said devices which you can rotate simply by tilting your phone left and right.  The microsite, located at http://experience.apple/iphone/ (unearthed by 9to5Mac), is mobile-only; if you open it in …

How to Use Feature Flags in Continuous Integration

A lot has been written about the benefits of achieving true Continuous Integration (CI) into production systems. This tutorial will demonstrate a simple workflow that achieves CI. We’ll be using Feature Flags and Remote Config to avoid the need for feature branches in Git, as well as any sort of …

Episode 71 – Finding the Biggest Levers to Pull for Conversion Rate Improvements

My guest on this show is a legend in the eCommerce space.  He’s the founder of the Shopify Agency, Ethercycle. He’s the host of the wildly popular Unofficial Shopify Podcast.  And, he’s just an overall really smart dude. When most ecommerce companies consider conversion rate optimization the usually immediately think …

Nine workplace stories that have challenged and informed us in the last week

How blue light from screens literally blinds us Physical closeness makes people and things more desirable Non-monetary incentives and the implications of work as a source of meaning How clean is your desk? The unwelcome reality of office hygiene The utter uselessness of the Cat A habit UK can thrive …

Staff prefer consumer digital comms platforms to corporate ones

A new report claims that the way that workers wish to communicate digitally differs from the platforms that are actually sanctioned by their employers. The research by Maintel claims a substantial proportion of employees would like to use consumer-grade tools such as Snapchat or Facebook Messenger for work. According to …

Toxic workplace environments plague accountancy profession

Toxic workplace environments plague the accountancy profession, according to new research from CABA, a wellbeing charity for chartered accountants. The survey of over 250 accountants suggests that over half of chartered accountants think their workplace is toxic. Communication issues, working unrealistic hours and cliquey colleagues are also cited in the …

Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage ‘we are not robots’ protests

Amazon warehouse workers in several countries in Europe are protesting over what they claim are inhuman working conditions which treat people like robots. It’s the latest in a series of worker actions this year. They’ve timed the latest protest for Black Friday, one of the busiest annual shopping days online as …