People three times more likely to discuss physical than mental health

People are three times more likely to discuss common physical ailments over mental health issues at work according to a new study published to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May). The OnePoll survey of 2,000 employed adults reveals that, on average, 42 percent of employees feel comfortable discussing …

Lack of skills forcing employers to reassess recruitment

Britain’s jobs growth is set to continue in the next quarter as employers continue to shrug off uncertainty around Brexit with new hires. However, despite the tightening labour market, this confidence has yet to translate into significant salary increases for all but new starters and those with key skills. As …

A new era of technology could resolve UK low productivity at last

A new McKinsey study sets out to address the reasons why the United Kingdom experiences chronically low productivity and what can be done to use technology to improve its performance. In the report, Solving the UK’s productivity puzzle in the digital age, the authors argue that “Britain stands out as one …

Tencent backs fintech firm Voyager to set up battle with Alibaba in the Philippines

China’s internet battle is rapidly reproducing itself in Southeast Asia. One new hotspot is the Philippines, where Tencent just agreed to invest in Voyager, a fintech business started by telecom firm PLDT. The deal would bring Tencent into direct competition with arch-rival Alibaba, which entered the Philippines 18 months ago …

Jeff Bezos Announces $97.5 Million in Grants to Help Homeless People

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Tuesday announced that 24 organizations working to help the homeless will receive a combined $97.5 million in grants from his Day One Fund, CNBC reported. The $2 billion fund launched in September and included two separate funds: the Families Fund and the Academics Fund. The …

Julian Assange arrested in London after Ecuador withdraws asylum

London Metropolitan police has arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London. He has been holed up in the Embassy of Ecuador in London since 2012 in order to avoid a warrant against him. Ecuador withdrew Assange’s diplomatic asylum earlier today leading to his arrest. In a video statement, Ecuador president …

DHL launches Africa eShop app for global retailers to sell into Africa

DHL is launching an e-commerce app called DHL Africa eShop for global retailers to sell goods to Africa’s consumers markets. The platform goes live today and brings more than 200 U.S. and UK retailers—from Nieman Marcus to Carters—online in 11 African markets: South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Mauritius, Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda, …

Quick GDPR checklist: A latecomer’s guide to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation

Why are we offering up a quick GDPR checklist? Well, given that 98 percent of EU-based companies were not GDPR-compliant when the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation launched on May 25, it likely means many more business based in the United States aren’t either. Even if your business is located …

CES 2019 will have 4,500 exhibitors, 2.75 million square feet of space, and 180,000 attendees

CES 2019 will be as big as ever when in comes around again, according to the Consumer Technology Association, the lobbying group that puts on the show in Las Vegas each January. The biggest tech trade show will likely have 4,500 exhibitors, 2.75 million square feet of exhibition space, and …

How to Watch the ‘Thursday Night Football’ Raiders vs. 49ers Game Online for Free Tonight

“Thursday Night Football” in week nine of the 2018 NFL season features two Bay Area teams that have two wins between them: Raiders vs. 49ers. The Oakland Raiders are 1-6 so far in the 2018 season under head coach Jon Gruden, with their lone win coming over the Cleveland Browns. …

WhatsApp adds support for Face ID/Touch ID biometric lock on iOS

WhatsApp users updating to the latest version of the messaging app on iOS will find a new setting lurking at the bottom of the ‘Privacy’ menu that adds support for Apple’s biometric authentication technologies. WhatsApp users on iOS can now tap into Apple’s biometrics for an extra layer of security …

Friday, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with staring out of the window

Monday of this week was supposedly the most depressing of the year. Blue Monday, in fact. The day when our return to work after the Christmas break combines with the lack of daylight and a wave of existential dread as our resolution(s) falter and fall to help crush our spirits. …

14 critical steps for setting up the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress

Editor’s note: This article on the Yoast SEO plugin was originally published on October 24, 2016. It was updated on September 15, 2018. The Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress is a very helpful tool for optimizing WordPress websites and blogs. Unfortunately, it can be a beast of a plugin. For …

What is spyware? A guide to spyware detection, prevention and removal

Spyware is a major thorn in the side of any business, as even businesses that have never experienced this type of malware have to be constantly vigilant with the right spyware detector and spyware removal tools at their disposal. Today, we will help you answer the question “what is spyware” …

A four day week, people-watching at work, the art of AI and some other stuff

While the recent Finnish pilot of universal basic income had mixed results, a trial of the other most talked about solution to our problem with work – the four day week – has been reported as far more promising. A New Zealand financial services firm called Perpetual Guardian switched its …