HMRC opens consultation to crack down on off-payroll working in private sector

UK Gov reckons it could lose up to £1.2bn due to IR35 non-compliance The UK government has opened its long-awaited (and dreaded) consultation (PDF) on proposals to extend IR35 off-payroll working in the private sector, which could affect 2 million contractors. Source: HMRC opens consultation to crack down on off-payroll working in private sector Advertisements Continue reading HMRC opens consultation to crack down on off-payroll working in private sector

13 ways to hack your workspace for optimal productivity

There are podcasts, morning routines, hobbies, and even procrastination techniques that can make you more productive. But there’s one thing that might be missing from your arsenal of time management hacks: optimizing your work desk and workspace for ultimate productivity. Office designers from Michigan, Colorado, and New York shared their tips for making your office space attuned to a productive workday. Source: 13 ways to hack your workspace for optimal productivity Continue reading 13 ways to hack your workspace for optimal productivity

Technical ignorance is not leadership

There is a peculiar pattern that I have noticed among elites in the United States outside Silicon Valley, which is the almost boastful ignorance of technology. As my colleague Jon Shieber pointed out today, you can see that ignorance among congressmen throughout the whole Facebook/Cambridge Analytica saga. Our president has rarely sent an email, and seems to confine his mobile phone activities to Twitter. One senior policymaker … Continue reading Technical ignorance is not leadership

GDPR hits on May 25th — an expert explains what you need to do if you’re not ready

When General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in the European Union on May 25, it’s not just those companies across the proverbial pond who will be impacted. Any American companies that work with customers in the EU will need to make sure their data storage practices are compliant with GDPR — and they’ll need to be able to prove to the authorities that they’re … Continue reading GDPR hits on May 25th — an expert explains what you need to do if you’re not ready

How to write LinkedIn recommendations that will make your coworkers love you and could even boost your own career

At some point in your career, a coworker may ask you to write them a LinkedIn recommendation. And believe it or not, the stakes for such a request can be pretty high. Source: How to write LinkedIn recommendations that will make your coworkers love you and could even boost your own career Continue reading How to write LinkedIn recommendations that will make your coworkers love you and could even boost your own career

The 34-year-old CEO of Vimeo says what it takes to be a good leader is the opposite of what got her to the executive level

Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud has developed the insight that good leaders don’t try to make popular decisions but focus on the right and hard choice. Source: The 34-year-old CEO of Vimeo says what it takes to be a good leader is the opposite of what got her to the executive level Continue reading The 34-year-old CEO of Vimeo says what it takes to be a good leader is the opposite of what got her to the executive level

No, staring at a screen won’t damage your eyes

I’m here to quell your health concerns: staring at a screen doesn’t damage your eyes. They won’t make you go blind, and your doctor isn’t going to worry about your health if he or she hears that you’re spending a lot of time in front of them. However, you might feel uncomfortable after a long time in front of a backlight, and you might even … Continue reading No, staring at a screen won’t damage your eyes

7 tips on how to be productive from Elon Musk

Elon Musk is not a fan of meetings, bureaucracy, hierarchy, or any system that impedes immediate communication. Elon Musk gets a lot done. The 46-year-old entrepreneur and CEO is revolutionizing the spaceflight industry with SpaceX, transforming the world of the electric car at Tesla, and pushing neuroscience and transportation forward at Neuralink and the Boring Company. Source: 7 tips on how to be productive from Elon Musk Continue reading 7 tips on how to be productive from Elon Musk

UK companies and residents will be stripped of .EU domains after Brexit

The latest casualty in the UK’s impending departure from the European Union? Domain names ending with .eu. As spotted by The Register, the European Commission announced on Thursday that after Brexit, any and all UK citizens and companies will be barred from owning .eu domain names. In a letter to stakeholders, the Commission, which is the legislative body of the EU, said: “As of the withdrawal date, undertakings … Continue reading UK companies and residents will be stripped of .EU domains after Brexit

GDPR and sales teams – three steps to compliance

Remember ‘big data’? Back in 2012/2013, Silicon Valley saw an explosion in startups dedicated to compiling, protecting and analysing data. Companies across almost every sector began to integrate ‘big data’ principles into their business models. Historians of web 2.0 may well argue that this was data’s halcyon years – unimpeded, uninterrupted data proliferation, creation, and analysis. https://www.itproportal.com/features/gdpr-and-sales-teams-three-steps-to-compliance/ Continue reading GDPR and sales teams – three steps to compliance