Inventory management 101 for small business owners

When it comes to eCommerce, gaining the ability to understand, handle and regulate inventory management can mean the difference between just staying afloat and being a real commercial success. By taking care of your inventory management affairs, you can boost productivity and reduce unnecessary costs, significantly. In fact, a notable academic …

Regional office occupier markets enjoyed record breaking level of take-up in 2018

There was a record-breaking rate of take-up within the regional office occupier markets outside of London and the South East in 2018, with few signs of Brexit-related uncertainty, according to an analysis by CBRE. Across the ten regional cities monitored by CBRE, provisional analysis shows that overall take-up reached nearly …

Commuters could save an hour a week by changing their working hours

Commuters could speed up their journeys by up to 10 miles per hour by starting and finishing work just one hour later or making other changes to their working hours, according to new Government research. The study by Highways England was carried out on a 9-mile-stretch of the M62 which …

BuzzFeed News launches a paid membership program (and yes, there’s a tote bag)

BuzzFeed News is giving readers a new way to support its journalism — by paying a monthly or yearly fee. BuzzFeed might not seem like the most obvious publication to ask readers for financial support, as it doesn’t really have the high-minded appeal of (say) NPR or The New Yorker. …

Seven in ten Brits claim online world affects their mental health

A new, nationwide study released today, has revealed over a quarter (28 percent) of Britons feel their phone or social media addiction is actively stopping them living life to the full, with as many as 83 percent saying they are desperate to spend more time in the real world, according …

Can Your Business Be an Expression of Your Joy? For Sure It Can!

I love the expression, “do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” I just was reminded about that expression yesterday while watching an interview with DJ and hip-hop promoter Ed Lover from Atlanta. He was being featured on the Oprah Network’s “Where are they …

Website mockup tools: 5 popular choices to consider

Planning out a website’s layout with website mockup tools before cracking open a code editor is a good practice. However, choosing the right tool for that planning process isn’t just about what’s in your Applications folder. There are many different options available, and each might be suitable based on your …

Fortnite maker buys anti-cheat software company

Epic’s gotta do something with the money it’s printing through Fortnite purchases. Acquisitions appear to be at the top of that list, starting with Kamu, the Finnish startup behind Easy Anti-Cheat. Epic has already deployed the anti-cheat software for its wildly popular sandbox survival game — it’s been a central …

Managing Your Emotions: A Key To Building Your Personal Brand

We care and take pride in what we do. As a result, events, situations and conversations can have a real emotional impact on us. Negative emotions expressed as fear, anger, stress, hostility and guilt can rub off on other colleagues, and also have a powerful impact on our personal reputations. …

10 Ways to Incorporate Media Accolades Into Your Brand

How should professionals who’ve been featured on a media list, such as Forbes 30 Under 30, use the recognition as part of their online brand? Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue …

Need for employee resilience heightened in a time of constant change

Challenges facing UK businesses in the next five years have heightened the need for employee resilience, according to new research from recruitment specialist Robert Half UK. As businesses adapt to an ongoing period of change, more than nine in 10 (94 percent) CFOs think developing resilience amongst their employees will …

Nearly half of UK workers do not have skills that match their job, says CIPD

Almost half (49 percent) of UK workers are in jobs they are either under- or over-skilled for, according to new research from the CIPD. Its report ‘Over-skilled and underused: Investigating the untapped potential of UK skills’ surveyed 3,700 UK employees and found that more than a third (37 percent) of …

Web Designers: Stop Doing These 5 Unproductive Things

Being a web designer can sometimes feel like an exercise in extremes. Either you’re incredibly busy or left waiting for something (anything) to come your way. And your financial situation can be just as chaotic. Then there’s the pressure that comes with pleasing clients. Plus, you’re expected to keep up …

The pursuit of happiness, lumpy tech, space science and some other stuff

Underlying most of the stuff you read about the workplace is the quest for happiness. Indeed happiness has become something of a preoccupation for those pondering the issue at the apex of social and economic thinking, as epitomised by Gallup with its latest World Happiness report. As always, the Gallup …

Automation could replace 1.5 million UK jobs, according to Government study

Around 1.5 million jobs in England are at high risk of some of their duties and tasks being automated in the future, Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis shows. The ONS has analysed the jobs of 20 million people in England in 2017, and has found that 7.4 percent are …

Is leadership the missing variable in the productivity equation?

Quality of leadership is reported to be the single most important factor to impact the level of productivity in an organisation according to a new international research study. The report, The Puzzle of Productivity: What enhances workplace performance? was compiled by the Fourfront Group, The United Workplace (TUW) and WORKTECH …

Lack of cohesion in many organisations on adoption of digital workplace

The majority of organisations (58 percent) do not have a have a clearly defined strategy in place when it comes to adopting and integrating digital workspace technology which suggests that implementing and making use of such technology is still being carried out in something of a haphazard manner. The findings …

Meet ‘Bitski’, the single sign-on wallet crypto desperately needs

The mainstream will never adopt blockchain-powered decentralized apps (dApps) if it’s a struggle to log in. They’re either forced to manage complex security keys themselves, or rely on a clunky wallet-equipped browser like MetaMask. What users need is for signing in to blockchain apps to be as easy as Login …