A new deal for dads at work is essential in the quest for gender balance

New research published by consulting firm Talking Talent claims to identify how it is essential for employers to improve support for working fathers in order to achieve equality for working mothers. Organisations need to go further than setting policy to achieve this – they need working practices that make it …

Finance professionals prioritise protection of employment rights in Brexit deal

Securing employment rights for workers must be one of the key priorities of any Brexit deal, according to a fifth of finance professionals surveyed by REED. The recruitment agency asked almost 800 senior finance professionals about company preparations for leaving the EU, finding that only prioritising a free trade deal …

Can the startup building a Fortnite for VR become the Fortnite of VR?

Virtual reality hasn’t proven itself to be the lucrative escape of the every-man, but the medium has done a fairly good job enticing the gaming community and keeping that niche (mostly) happy. While a couple of big titles have gotten some halfway-decent ports to VR, for the most part VR …

Firefox Focus gets new design, GeckoView on Android, and Siri Shortcuts on iOS

Mozilla today updated Firefox Focus for Android and iOS with a new design, search suggestions, tips on the start screen, GeckoView on Android, and Siri Shortcuts on iOS. Firefox Focus offers privacy benefits and performance gains by blocking many web trackers, including analytics, social, and advertising. You can download the …

Controlling WordPress Through the Command Line with WP-CLI

Even in a standard install, WordPress is a highly-visual platform. That not only makes for easy content creation, but site maintenance as well. Within a few clicks, you can install a plugin, run software updates and tweak any number of settings. However, there are situations where that visual interface can …

How This 29-Year-Old Turned a $100,000 Investment In a Butcher Shop Into a $21 Million Dollar Beef Jerky Brand

After allegedly killing cheese, marriage and the housing market, millennials are disrupting another major industry: beef jerky. Well, at least one millennial is. Eugene Kang, co-founder and CEO of Country Archer Jerky Co., runs a beef jerky company that’s almost unrecognizable compared to the heavily processed Slim Jim. Instead, Kang’s …

Facebook reorganizes Oculus for AR/VR’s long-haul

Facebook is again looking to whip Oculus into shape for its 10-year journey towards making virtual reality mainstream. According to two sources, Facebook reorganized its AR and VR team this week from a divisional structure focused around products to a functional structure focused around technology areas of expertise. While no …

Thunes raises $10M to make financial services more accessible in emerging markets

Cross-border fintech continues to be an area of interest for venture capitalists. The latest deal sees GGV Capital — the U.S-China firm that’s backed Xiaomi, Airbnb, Square and others — lead a $10 million investment in Singapore-based startup Thunes. Other investors in the Series A round are not being disclosed …

Tips and tricks that make shipping easy for small eCommerce businesses

If you’re ready to make shipping easy on your business, you’ve come to the right place — and at the right time. A wide range of new technologies has emerged in recent years to help both small businesses and large enterprises better manage their shipping process. So, whether you run …

Work&Place new issue showcases most informed and challenging workplace thinking

The new issue of Work&Place has been published and is free to read on the journal’s new website. Its overall readership is now around 100,000, including in the new Spanish language edition, so it’s not just more accessible, it is even more influential. The journal continues to explore the most …

Using multiple custom domains to control your online identity

If you’re like most individuals and businesses online, you are likely investing time, energy and money to send visitors to destinations you do not own or control. Marketing phrases such as “Follow me on Twitter” and “Like Us on Facebook” might be commonplace, but they are not necessarily helping you …

Sociopathic corporations, the office as home, self-promotion anxiety and some other stuff

There is a theory that when companies talk about issues such as corporate social responsibility they are doing so because it helps them to achieve their business goals. This is the coldly rational thing to do according to people like free market guru Milton Friedman who argues that companies should …

We should measure wellbeing and security if we want to create Good Work, claims the RSA

Job security, workplace mental health, and how well-supported workers feel by their employer, should be monitored annually by the government, a report led by the RSA and the Carnegie UK Trust recommends. The need to better monitor quality of work in the UK was called for in RSA chief executive …