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 …

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 …

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 …

20 questions with Nextrade Group Founder Dr. Kati Suominen

Founder and CEO of Nextrade Group Dr. Kati Suominen runs a Los Angeles-based data and analytics company that enables world trade through technology. She also serves as an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, where she co-founded the Digital Trade program. In addition, she’s …

Stark levels of stress among small business owners as they struggle to stay solvent

Chronic work-related stress has risen sharply among small business owners, with a fifth of small business owners look to taking a job elsewhere to stay afloat this year. This is according to new research from AXA, which reveals that many are adopting short-term planning and cutting reliance on external funding ahead …

The digital workplaces could provide the key to organisational success, claims Microsoft

New research from Ingram Micro Cloud and Microsoft suggests that organisations without the right digital infrastructure in place to support flexible working risk their long term survival. In a white paper titled The Modern Workplace (registration needed), the firms claim that 60 per cent of under-35s place greater value on the ability …

What you shouldn’t include in website maintenance plans

WordPress updates and regular website maintenance are critical for website health and growth. In fact, for WordPress websites that generate revenue — whether directly through eCommerce or through the online exposure of the brand — website maintenance plans are a necessity. Constructing website maintenance plans to offer our clients is key …