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 …

Mental health stigma drives unexplained sick days

A new report from Breathe commissioned to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 implies that British workers are still uncomfortable disclosing mental health issues or burnout, as nearly a quarter (23 percent) admit they would rather take an unexplained sick day than discuss their issues with their employers. “This …

6 holiday email campaign tactics to compete in crowded inboxes

Holiday sales for 2017 blew past the National Retail Federation’s estimates to include an increase of 5.5 percent over the same November – December period in 2016. The $691.9 billion sales number included more than $138.4 billion in online and non-store sales and represented an almost 12-percent increase from 2016. If …

A Better Desk Is All You Need to Improve Productivity

Your productivity and your surroundings at work are intricately linked. Your workspace and your habits have a major influence on your workday. The average North American spends 40% of their day at work – and it can easily feel like longer. When you increase your productivity, you can cut down …

5 elements of landscaping websites that drive traffic and make money

According to BrightLocal, 97 percent of consumers use the internet to find local services. With that kind of number, it’s pretty clear that all landscaping businesses should not only invest in a website but create a high-quality landscaping website that drives traffic and revenue. 5 landscaping website elements that drive traffic …

40 of the most important digital marketing statistics for 2019

Successful businesses make strategic decisions supported by marketing statistics. However, most business owners do not have the resources or bandwidth to invest heavily into these areas. So, how can organizations feel confident in their business decisions if they are not able to conduct primary research? The answer is simple — …

Technology is the art of arranging the world so we don’t have to experience it

If you’re a man, each morning as you leave the house you probably perform the bleary-eyed pocket patting ritual that, after a shower, shave and a cup of tea is your sole reassurance that you are in any way prepared for the day ahead. The thinking is that if you’re …

Workers ignore security concerns by bringing own devices to the office

Workers are increasingly introducing technology devices, software and other tools into the workplace without their employer’s approval, claims a new report from NextPlane that examines the extent of this growing rift and its impact on collaboration and productivity. Nearly half of professionals (46 percent) said they or their team have …