UK labour and skills shortages set to increase as number of EU nationals fall

A noticeable fall in the flow of EU nationals into the UK has coincided with a drop in the quantity and suitability of job applicants being reported by employers, the latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD and the Adecco Group has revealed. The data suggests that while the …

Sunday's Fat Bear Week face off pits two fat favorites against each other

Welcome to Fat Bear Week at Mashable! Each fall, Katmai National Park holds a competition as Alaska’s brown bears finish fattening up for their long winter hibernation. This year, Mashable is getting in on the salmon-munching action. Check back with us all week as we follow the fat bear face-offs …

Mary Meeker is said to be raising up to $1.25 billion for her new growth fund

Mary Meeker, who revealed in September plans to leave Kleiner Perkins after an eight-year run with the venture firm, is reportedly looking to raise up to $1.25 billion for her debut fund. So says Business Insider, citing multiple sources. We’ve reached out to Meeker for more information. As Meeker told …

20 Tips on How to Make Serious Money on Amazon

What started as an online bookstore has turned into one of the largest companies in the world covering businesses that range from transoceanic shipping to video streaming.  It also empowers entrepreneurs to make a great deal of money by providing a powerful online shopping platform. There are many different ways …

Twilio launches Autopilot to help developers build better bots

Bots went through the hype cycle faster than a speeding roller coaster, as the promise of chatting with a computer quickly turned sour. Now, Twilio wants to take another stab at this market with the launch of Autopilot, a new developer service for building omnichannel bot experiences. “Omnichannel” is a …

Optimizely A/B Testing Tools: Knowing Which is Right for You

Optimizely has grown to be one of the major A/B testing tools. It’s suitable for companies of all sizes — from startups and small businesses to major corporations. Optimizely’s tools and integrations allow anyone to quickly learn more about their audience and experiment with design and content changes non-destructively through …

Fonts and Colors Used by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram + More

This article was updated in November 2018 to reflect the most recent colors and fonts used by social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For the first time this doesn’t include Google Plus, which is now defunct. Was it ever really alive anyway? Social login buttons, links to social …

Jeff Bezos Thinks Amazon Will Go Bankrupt One Day. Here’s What He’s Telling His Employees About the Company’s Future

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a stunning acknowledgment last week in an all-hands meeting, a recording of which was heard by CNBC. With the company valued at just shy of $1 trillion and Bezos being the richest man in modern history, the Amazon CEO said his 24-year-old firm was far …

How to perform a website launch and handover

Congratulations! I’m assuming testing went well, and the QA process went through without a hitch, right? Then we’re good. Let’s go live! There are a couple of assumptions. I’m assuming that you guys used some type of staging environment, and if not, GoDaddy offers that and has some tutorials about it. I …

How to educate your clients about website security basics

Website security needs to stop being viewed as an optional add-on and start being viewed as a critical element of website development, ownership and maintenance. No matter what your role, if you’re selling website services, it’s important to educate clients about website security basics. Waiting until the end of a …

5 apps and services for productivity and wellness

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Digital transformation is making it challenging to find qualified employees

Traditional job roles are becoming more complex due to digital transformation initiatives a new poll claims, with UK businesses having to wait more than five months, on average, for new joiners to get up to speed in their jobs. In the research by Robert Half of almost 5,000 CFOs in 14 …

Revisiting Maslow and the quest for self-actualisation

Abraham Maslow was the 20th-century American psychologist best-known for explaining motivation through his hierarchy of needs, which he represented in a pyramid. At the base, our physiological needs include food, water, warmth and rest. Moving up the ladder, Maslow mentions safety, love, and self-esteem and accomplishment. But after all those …

Five Common Issues That Arise During Language Translation

If you operate on the global stage, language is likely one of your biggest barriers. You need to communicate effectively across borders to convey your brand with the consistency, accuracy, and professionalism necessary to succeed. However, this is not as simple as translating word for word thanks to the many …

Modeling Alex Cora’s Approach to Create Your Championship Company Culture

You would think that creating a championship culture is easy with athletes making multi-millions of dollars each season. But, in my experience, it is just as hard creating a championship culture in that environment as it is creating it in your company. Baseball managers have to deal with players that …

How to create freelance quotes and proposals: Dos and don’ts

Years ago, when I started freelance writing, I talked to another writer friend, Cindy, about what my freelance quotes should be. “I’m worried people will think I’m too expensive,” I said. “How is $50 per hour?” Cindy said, “If you do that, I’ll kick your ass.” That was a bit …

London remains preferred destination for global corporate real estate investors

London is still the world’s top destination for investment in commercial real estate despite ongoing uncertainty about Brexit, well above both Manhattan and Paris, the next two biggest markets, new research claims. Around£16.2 billion was invested in central London’s commercial offices in 2018 compared with £14.3 billion in Manhattan, £12.1 …

The Secret to Avoiding Checked Bag Fees Every Time You Fly

Gifts aren’t the only thing to bust your budget this holiday season. Most major U.S. airlines have recently raised their checked bag fees, which means transporting presents home may cost a little bit more this year. American Airlines baggage fees, JetBlue Airlines baggage fees, United Airlines baggage fees, and Delta …

12 Analytics Plugins for WordPress

With the right analytics plugin, a WordPress ecommerce merchant can access extensive data to track visitors and discover what they like and what they don’t, to convert more visitors. Here is … The post 12 Analytics Plugins for WordPress appeared first on Practical Ecommerce. Source: Practical eCommerce Republished by Blog …

Sleeping on the job: the cultures of sleep and napping from around the world

There’s a pretty well proven link between lack of sleep and negative emotion, but is catching 40 winks whilst at work a proven solution? Research from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) suggests that lack of sleep can have a negative impact on emotion. Could naps of 20-30 minutes make for …

How to use Beaver Builder to build a WordPress website

In this article, I’m going to show you how to use Beaver Builder to build a WordPress website. Beaver Builder is one of the most popular and versatile page builders for WordPress, a favorite among web designers and developers for its speed, responsiveness and intuitive interface. There are a lot …

The death of desks, the truth about smart cities and a long list of things architects should know

You can’t judge an international marketplace by wandering around an exhibition of its products for a day or two. This is a simple fact overlooked by a new piece in Dezeen which declares that desks are finished. This notion is based on a trip to the Orgatec furniture fair in …