Make Your Experience Stand Out with the New LinkedIn Experience Design

Your unique career path is a big part of who you are today. That’s why being able to showcase your individual professional journey on LinkedIn is a great way to help you stand out to potential new connections, customers and recruiters. In fact, your profile is viewed up to 29 times more if you have more than one position listed in the experience section. Source: … Continue reading Make Your Experience Stand Out with the New LinkedIn Experience Design

Voice Messaging on LinkedIn: Giving You More Ways to Have Conversations

Have you ever typed out a long message and thought about how much faster and easier it would be to say it out loud? To give you more ways to have conversations, we’ve now added the ability to record and send voice messages up to one minute in LinkedIn Messaging. Source: Voice Messaging on LinkedIn: Giving You More Ways to Have Conversations Continue reading Voice Messaging on LinkedIn: Giving You More Ways to Have Conversations

Amazon reportedly issued a dark warning about Brexit in a private meeting with the UK government

Amazon has reportedly warned that if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a trade deal, it could spark ‘civil unrest’ within two weeks. The prediction was made by UK boss Douglas Gurr at a private meeting with the government last Friday. Source: Amazon reportedly issued a dark warning about Brexit in a private meeting with the UK government Continue reading Amazon reportedly issued a dark warning about Brexit in a private meeting with the UK government

10 phone habits that are ruining your productivity

The smartphone has given us instantaneous connection and can help keep our lives in order. However, spending too much time on social media and constantly receiving notifications could be hurting our focus. These 10 smartphone habits could be ruining your productivity, according to experts. Source: 10 phone habits that are ruining your productivity Continue reading 10 phone habits that are ruining your productivity

CEST la vie, IR35 workers: HMRC sets out stall for ignoring Mutuality of Obligation

Don’t have a cow, but taxman test disappears MOO HMRC has attracted further ire from contractors affected by plans to squeeze them for a bit more tax under IR35 rules. After considerable prodding by contractor consultancies and other groups including freelance advisory service ContractorCalculator.co.uk, the tax agency last week released a new paper on Mutuality of Obligation (MOO) amid worries that its Check for Employment … Continue reading CEST la vie, IR35 workers: HMRC sets out stall for ignoring Mutuality of Obligation

Open plan offices flop – you talk less, IM more, if forced to flee a cubicle

Scratch the surface and most of us are misanthropic recluses Open plan offices don’t deliver their promised benefits of more face-to-face collaboration and instead make us misanthropic recluses and more likely to use electronic communications tools. So says a new article in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, by Harvard academics Ethan S. Bernstein, Stephen Turban. The pair studied two Fortune 500 companies that adopted … Continue reading Open plan offices flop – you talk less, IM more, if forced to flee a cubicle

How Old Are Successful Tech Entrepreneurs?

A definitive new study dispels the myth of the Silicon Valley wunderkind. Silicon Valley’s tech workers can go to great lengths to appear youthful—from having plastic surgery and hair transplants, to lurking in the parking lots of hip tech companies to see how the young and promising dress, as chronicled a few years ago by the New Republic. Source: How Old Are Successful Tech Entrepreneurs? Continue reading How Old Are Successful Tech Entrepreneurs?

The best free logo maker 2018

Image is important. Whether you’re designing a website, coming up with an aesthetic for your company,or need an emblem for a project, a logo provides and instantly recognizable means of identification. It’s something that companies put huge amounts of money, time and resources into getting right, but most people and small businesses are working with tight budgets, so it’s just as well that there are … Continue reading The best free logo maker 2018

Udacity and Google launch free career courses for interview prep, resume writing and more

Udacity today announced a new partnership with Google that will make a number of career courses freely available to recent graduates and mid-career professionals. The free career courses, which mark a first for Udacity,  will focus on helping employees improve their chances of getting a job, no matter whether that’s a first job or we are talking about a mid-career course change. Source: Udacity and Google launch free career courses … Continue reading Udacity and Google launch free career courses for interview prep, resume writing and more

Melinda Gates has sharp words for the VC industry: Enough with your love for ‘the white guy in a hoodie’

Melinda Gates has a plan to end the not-enough-women-in-tech problem. She’s pressuring the folks who fund venture capitalists by putting her own money in the game. And expects to make a killing. Source: Melinda Gates has sharp words for the VC industry: Enough with your love for ‘the white guy in a hoodie’ Continue reading Melinda Gates has sharp words for the VC industry: Enough with your love for ‘the white guy in a hoodie’

5 unexpected consequences of GDPR

We’re all breathing a sigh of relief that the recent flood of GDPR-related emails from panicked companies around the world has all but dried up. The EU’s new data regulation is here, promising to put individuals back in control of their personal data and harmonize data protection and privacy laws across Europe. But as the dust settles, we anticipate a number of interesting consequences. Here are five examples … Continue reading 5 unexpected consequences of GDPR

USA needs law ‘a lot like GDPR’ – says Salesforce supremo Marc Benioff

As his company smashes Q1 FY2019 Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff thinks America needs “a national privacy law … that probably looks a lot like GDPR.” “This is going to help our industry,” he said of Europe’s new privacy ruleson a conference call detailing Salesforce’s Q1 2019 financial results. “It’s going to set the guardrails around trust, around safety. It’s going to provide the ability for the … Continue reading USA needs law ‘a lot like GDPR’ – says Salesforce supremo Marc Benioff