What Is Integrity? +7 Reasons Why It’s So Important in Business

If you want to understand the meaning of integrity in business, consider the following scenario. Just before a major product launch, your head of IT tells you there’s been a minor breach of systems containing customer data. Publicising the incident will ruin your launch and scare off your customers and investors. Besides, you’re pretty sure that no sensitive data actually got into the hackers’ hands. … Continue reading What Is Integrity? +7 Reasons Why It’s So Important in Business

20+ Tips: How to Present a Great (Successful) Webinar Presentation

There’s no doubt that webinars are highly effective when it comes to generating new leads for your business. They’re also an excellent opportunity to sell your programs, services, and products. However, hosting a webinar is not as simple as going live on the spur of the moment. https://business.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-present-a-great-webinar–cms-31740 Continue reading 20+ Tips: How to Present a Great (Successful) Webinar Presentation

Four ways to adopt agile working in non-technology environments

Agile working is rapidly gaining popularity across Europe. The innovative way of working enables organisations to work more effectively, anticipate changing trends more quickly, and enhance the business-IT alignment, while giving employees more autonomy in their work. Agile is proliferating in the tech environment, and gradually the methodology’s uptake is also gaining ground in non-tech environments. Tim Horsthuis, a Consultant at BlinkLane Consulting, reflects on … Continue reading Four ways to adopt agile working in non-technology environments

Surprise! VAT, customs likely to get a bit trickier in a Brexit no-deal world

UK traders: ‘Help us, HMRC, you’re our only hope’ A week after the UK’s taxman unveiled an exciting new system for modernising its existing processes, the government has published papers describing what might happen in the event the UK tumbles out of the EU next year without a workable deal. Source: Surprise! VAT, customs likely to get a bit trickier in a Brexit no-deal world Continue reading Surprise! VAT, customs likely to get a bit trickier in a Brexit no-deal world

Contracting in the UK: A guide for non-UK residents

If you’re a non-UK national and want to spend some time living and working in the United Kingdom, contract work could be your route in. The UK is currently experiencing a severe skills shortage in many industries. These include science, technology, construction, engineering, healthcare, and the creative sector. https://www.itproportal.com/features/contracting-in-the-uk-a-guide-for-non-uk-residents/ Continue reading Contracting in the UK: A guide for non-UK residents

LinkedIn to relaunch Groups in the flagship app as it looks to reverse ‘ghost town’ image

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social networking platform for the working world with over 500 million users, is making a significant change as it continues to look for ways to make its platform more useful (and used). Source: LinkedIn to relaunch Groups in the flagship app as it looks to reverse ‘ghost town’ image Continue reading LinkedIn to relaunch Groups in the flagship app as it looks to reverse ‘ghost town’ image

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

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?