Employers need to become active listeners to improve mental health at work

Time to Talk Day takes place every February and encourages people to open-up about their emotional wellbeing, but in a workplace setting this can be challenging. Despite 80 percent of employers believing employees would feel comfortable talking about their mental health, only 5 percent of employees would do so. Clearly …

Boost in adult learning essential when preparing for the future of work

Many OECD countries need to urgently scale-up and upgrade their adult learning systems to help people adapt to the future world of work, according to a new OECD report. Getting Skills Right: Future-Ready Adult Learning Systems says that new technologies, globalisation and population ageing are changing the quantity and quality of jobs …

Own a pet boarding company? These 2018 small business tax changes might affect your business.

You might have heard about the 2018 small business tax changes, but you may not be aware of how, exactly, they’ll affect your business (and therefore your income). Pet boarding companies tend to be small- to mid-sized operations, without the advantages or complexities of a large corporation. But even if you …

Organisations are overwhelmed by innovation, claims report

Companies are being overwhelmed by innovation projects, fewer than half of which even make it to market. That is according to a new report from Oracle, based on a poll of more than 5,000 decision makers from 24 countries. Despite what the report claims is a clear link between growth and …

Flexibility of home working must be balanced with a need to connect

Over half of home workers say they appreciate the benefits that home working offers but nearly a quarter complain of loneliness too, a new survey from BHSF claims. When asked how working from home makes them feel, the top three responses were: free (50 percent), in control (47 percent) and …

Top 5 Powerful Small Business Trends to Watch Out for in 2018

In 2018, there will be some impactful changes in the small business sphere, and new opportunities will open up for prospective entrepreneurs. Whether you are at an early stage of launching your company or you have been in business for several years, it is always important to watch out for …

5 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Printing Needs

You may choose to do some of your company’s printing in-house or outsource to a professional printing firm. This article will look into why you should consider outsourcing your printing needs and the benefits that accompany this decision. 1. Saves you time It’s essential for your business to have staff …

7 things to consider for your eCommerce site redesign

Why worry about eCommerce site redesign? After all, your online store is live. You’re in business — have been for some time — but things could be better… Your website could be pulling more traffic, and have better engagement and higher sales. In other words, not enough people are visiting — …

How to Choose Affiliates When Launching a New Content Website

The affiliate should never come first when you’re looking to create a website. Focus on keywords, get a good domain and make sure it’s a topic you understand and are comfortable writing about—don’t do it just because you can earn a big CPM or CPC. However, it is something you …

Not enough support given to employees suffering from mental ill health in the workplace

Well over half of workers do not think enough support is given to employees suffering from mental ill health in the workplace, as according to research released today by Personal Group a startling 39 percent of respondents said their workplace does not offer any mental health support for employees. And …

Do You Need to Know React as a WordPress Developer?

This article on whether you need to know React as a WordPress developer was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. The new WordPress content editing system Gutenberg will be powering the WordPress post editor in WordPress 5.0. Gutenberg is a “block-based” editor. When creating content, …

Corporations must harness prop tech to adapt to new ways of work

The world of work will continue to evolve in 2019, and corporations must find ways to adapt their office real estate. That is the conclusion of a new piece of research by flexible workplace provider Abintra. Published in a new report, the study highlights how corporations are struggling to manage office space …

Coding for SEO: A simple guide to search engine optimization (SEO) through development

Many articles talk about search engine optimization (SEO) as though it’s a simple matter. In reality, coding for SEO is vital, but it does require time and skill. However, we purposely use the word “skill” to describe this process, because it’s completely teachable and doesn’t take (much) wizardry to implement. …

Madd Love Beauty Salon and Spa: A Young Entrepreneur’s Dream Come True

Have you ever wondered what would have happened if Bill Gates and Paul Allen had not launched Microsoft, or if Walt Disney didn’t create Mickey Mouse? What if Steve Jobs had thought Apple to be just another invention? Our so-called advanced world would have been entirely different. So is the …

Home Office Improvement: 5 Tips on How to Use Painting Guns

Painting your home or office is an essential aspect that should not be overlooked. This aspect always adds value to your building, thus improving its functionality. This means that you should consider using high-quality paints, which can provide thicker and longer-lasting protection against elements. While in the process of your …

Why Do Employers Require a Drug Test During the Hiring Process?

Many companies require a drug test during the hiring process to screen their applicants thoroughly. For some, these tests are conditions that must be met by an employee to proceed with the qualification stage. Workplace drug testing is mostly common among companies because they believe that with their staff away …

Importance of Profit and Loss Statements of Your Business

Business fundamentals that are very important to your success in business involve the financial side of your venture. This is the profit and the loss. Balance sheet and cash flow statements are the two important statements that help in evaluating the progress of the business each month, but the profit …

How to Communicate Your Brand Through Your Online Bio

For entrepreneurs, the elevator pitch is everything. Your digital elevator pitch is your online bio, whether it’s your social media profile or website tagline. What do you do to be sure your online bio captures the essence of your brand? Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the …

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Setting Up & Running a WordPress Site

So you’ve decided to run a WordPress site but have no idea where to start? This tutorial is aimed at absolute beginners. Some IT knowledge will help but I presume you want to learn the essentials within a few hours. Let’s get started. Step 1: What Do You Want to …