Work life balance remains greatest challenge for owners of growing businesses

A new survey from Vistage claims that work-life balance is the biggest challenge facing what it refers to as scaleup business leaders in the UK. Defined as a business with an average annualised return of at least 20 percent in the last three years – and with a minimum of …

It is time for organisations to embrace the digital workplace

With the rise of both cloud-based technology and the worldwide gig economy, the last ten years of the 21st century have seen some near-revolutionary changes in workplace practice. Entrepreneurs everywhere have been more than happy to make use of these developments, taking advantage of the new business models these changes …

Employers have a poor understanding of what actually motivates their employees

Almost half of companies (45 percent) still believe that an attractive salary and package is what motivates their workforce, despite the fact that employees cite ‘soft benefits’ such a flexi-working, work-life balance, and ‘being valued’ as key to feeling fulfilled in their job role. The findings come from recent research …

How Are In-App Gestures Shaping User Experience?

Remember the time when hovering and clicking using the mouse were the most used triggers for interaction with a website or mobile app? Forget about those days. The game changed when Apple introduced the first fully touchscreen smartphone in 2007. Since that time gestures have become the new clicks, and …

5 Core Elements for Building Award-Winning One-Page Websites

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Is your next project a one-page website? You might think designing it would be an easy task compared to the multi-page website designs. You're in for a surprise. Making …

XMLHttpRequest vs the Fetch API: What’s Best for Ajax in 2019?

March 2019 celebrates the 20th anniversary of Ajax. Sort of. The first implementation of XMLHttpRequest shipped in 1999 as an IE5.0 ActiveX component (don’t ask). Before then, there had been ways to pull data from a server without a full-page refresh, but they often relied on clunky techniques such as …

Abbyy looks to RPA to breathe new life in to scanning and workflow

Abbyy has been around for a long time helping companies with scanning and workflow tools, but like many older vendors it has been looking for ways to extend its traditional business model. One way to do that is by teaming up with robotics process automation companies like UIPath. Today, the …

Elon Musk's tequila is called 'Teslaquila', and he says it's 'coming soon'

You’ve had a long day. You and Joe Rogan smoked some weed, then you tweeted a bit, and now the SEC wants $20 million. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk has to pay $20 million to settle with the S.E.C. It’s time to relax. Sit back in your underground tunnel, and pour …

Why Do Desktops Need a Bluetooth Adapter?

Bluetooth wireless technology is clearly the most convenient choice when you need sort-range connectivity and communication between different electronic devices without the hassle of wires and cables. It is a standard technology that is widely available all over the world. It is simple to use because a driver doesn’t need …

From nudge tech to listening tools, Gartner makes some workplace predictions for 2019

Last year we saw businesses reporting their gender pay gap, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect, speculation on how Brexit will impact jobs and further impact on how technology is changing the way we work.  Looking forward to the year ahead, Gartner has pulled together a fresh set of …

WordPress Management Made Easy with the Plesk WordPress Toolkit

This article was originally published on Alibaba Cloud. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. WordPress users of all skill levels are looking for smart and intuitive ways to eliminate time-consuming daily routines when managing and securing their WordPress websites. In this session, we will show you …

Some regions are better prepared for the rise of automation than others

Concerted action is needed from national and local politicians, businesses and education providers to improve educational opportunities in all cities, from early years to schools and adult learning. This is according to a major report from the think tank Centre for Cities. It examines how automation and globalisation are transforming the skills …

Why Trump’s Trade War With China Is So Risky

President Donald Trump’s looming trade war with China ratcheted up so quickly you might have missed it. Over the weekend, Trump engaged in a back-and-forth with the country that ultimately led him to threaten tariffs on $450 billion of Chinese imports. “We have to,” Trump told reporters Friday. “We’ve been …

The Work of a Forensic Accountant in Business

Forensic accountants are qualified to analyze, interpret, and present complex economic financial related issues in an comprehensible and well supported way. Also referred to as forensic auditors, they give expert evidence at the eventual trial. Forensic accountants are usually assigned by the forensic accounting division. This is a public accounting …

This 29-Year-Old Makes Up to $2,000 a Month Selling T-shirts Online. Here’s Her Fascinating Strategy

While some people count down the days until Christmas, Jen Smith’s calendar revolves around Halloween and Mother’s Day. It’s not because she’s obsessed with trick-or-treating or brunching with her mom — October and May are the busiest times of the year for her online T-shirt business. Smith, a 29-year-old who …

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 …

Episode 60 – Better CRO with Jon MacDonald of The Good

The best eCommerce companies I know are on a quest to constantly improve conversion rates.  Every lift in conversion rates means more money for product development, or traffic to grow your brand or just more money for your pocket.     On this episode I interview Jon MacDonald, CEO of …

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern brings baby to UN General Assembly, makes history

Three months ago, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, gave birth to her daughter Neve while running a country.  Now, Ardern and baby Neve are making history at the UN general assembly.  SEE ALSO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is putting children first On Sept. 24, Ardern brought Neve …

Alexa Guard alerts you when it hears glass breaking or the smoke alarm

Amazon today introduced about a dozen different devices, including a new Echo Dot and Echo Show, as well as several new features such as Alexa Guard, which sends users notifications when their Echo smart speakers hear the sound of breaking glass or a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm. “Say ‘Alexa, …