UK productivity slump linked to employee experience and lack of meaning, claims Deloitte report

Only half of UK employees consider their organisations to be effective at creating a positive work environment and only two fifths consider their employer to be effective at creating meaningful work. With 84 percent of workers stating that employee engagement and productivity are linked and 68 percent say their organisations …

Coord, a Sidewalk Labs spin-out, raises $5 million to help mobility services better integrate into cities

Coord, the mobility data startup that spun out of Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs, has raised a $5 million Series A round led by Alliance Ventures, with participation from Trucks, Urban.Us and DB Digital Ventures. The plan with the funding is to continue to enhance Coord’s APIs and geographic coverage, as well …

UK newspaper industry regulator wants Google and Facebook to pay journalism tax

Google, Facebook and other sites that host news content on their platforms should pay an annual tax to fund journalism in the UK. This is the stance of the News Media Association, the British newspaper industry’s trade body which represents most of the UK media.  The organization’s proposal to the …

A foolproof formula for setting freelance web design rates

Setting your pricing can be a huge struggle for freelance web designers. Finding the right balance—where your clients are eager to pay what you ask, your business turns a healthy and sustainable profit, and you still have the kind of flexibility that freelancing affords—isn’t easy. For new freelancers, jumping from …

Worst Interview Mistakes

If you go to numerous interviews and still being turned down by employers, you may be doing the below interview mistakes. Employers may not be tolerated for mistakes, especially if there are too many applicants for the same position. Therefore, avoid the below common mistakes. Not Dressing Appropriately: Know the …

How Do You Tackle WordPress for Small Business Websites? Start with These Brilliant Themes Sponsored

Promoting a small business or a startup online has become very popular these days. It has advanced from being a great idea to a practice that is for all practical purposes mandatory today. Fortunately, building suitable websites for these enterprises has become easier and less expensive. Not just any old …

It’s Time to Start Making Your Web Apps Reactive

This article was created in partnership with Manning Publications. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. You’ve heard of the principle of “survival of the fittest”, and you know that it’s especially true in web development. Your users expect split-second performance and bug-free interfaces — and if …

How to Create Your Brand and Guard It Against Intellectual Property Infringement

Branding is considered to be among the top aspects when it comes to setting up a business. Regardless of the size of the business, a company’s image has to look, sound, and feel unique as we live in a world swallowed by consumerism where consumers are king! Excellent branding can …