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Leadership Lessons of the Selfie Monkey

Geoffrey Wadhurst | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Geoffrey Wadhurst

Alas, I was not quick enough as Pulse was already saturated with thinly disguised profile-raising tributes. When I returned to my email to check for more coaching requests, there was another message from Will.

The Long Wait for LinkedIn Long-Form Posts

Geoffrey Wadhurst | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Geoffrey Wadhurst

I use this inspiring quote not infrequently with clients. I say "clients" but, as I may have mentioned in earlier posts, my sole client remains my friend Keith with whom I continue to climb his Everest-scale cynicism.

UnLinked: Are LinkedIn Taking Away One of Their Most Powerful Tools?

Andy Lopata | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Lopata

Have LinkedIn taken away one of the most powerful tools on the site? ... users are no longer able to request introductions to third-degree connections... they are removing fundamental functionality that makes LinkedIn stand out from all other social networking sites in favour of encouraging spam.

Should Workers Still Be Paid For Time at the Office or What They Actually Deliver?

Mark Hillary | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

I haven't worked in a single corporate job where I was paid overtime. The last time I could actually claim overtime regularly for hours worked beyond those normally scheduled was when I was stacking apples on the produce counter in Safeway - happy days.

Where Is Social Media Marketing Heading?

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

People tend to ignore marketers' messages on social media, mainly due to frustration over quantity and sometimes irrelevancy of adverts... The best quality content is not necessarily expensive to create; but definitely appealing to people. In different words, brands need to act more like human.

Complicity in China's Internet Censorship Is a Betrayal of Those Who Died in Tiananmen Square

David Spencer | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
David Spencer

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre will be marked today across the world, with particularly notable events attracting thousands onto the streets in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and scores of articles and recollections being published in papers and online.

Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part Three

Chris Saunders | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Market primed, you can finally hit 'publish.' The KDP service allows you to utilize various promotional offers, such as discounted pricing or offering your book free for a limited time. With X: A Collection of Horror, I opted for the latter.

Should Employers Reward More Employees for Their Social Media Profiles and Personal Brands?

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Business today means leading and empowering professionals towards branding themselves, and being less precious about top-down control. Help people to be themselves and trust that they will return the favour by bringing brands and campaigns to life, just like Pinocchio.

Hands-Up If You Hate the Idea of Networking!

Jack Kershaw | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

Networking is as old as the hills and will continue regardless of what new technology appears. If you don't like the idea of networking remember that there is one thing worse; and that is not-working.

Recruiters, Do You Commit These Seven Deadly Sins?

Jack Kershaw | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

This week I had a meeting a senior manager who has recently joined his organisation. I asked him what his niggles had been whilst he was searching for a new role. His response was eye opening for me as a recruitment consultancy director.

LinkedIn's Figures and the Shift Towards Mobile Recruitment

Mark Braund | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Last week LinkedIn released a fascinating statistic, highlighting the fact that mobile usage of the professional networking site was now approaching a majority - with 41% of unique users visiting the site now doing so via mobile device.

Understanding Social Media in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

In my part of the world, the Middle East, Facebook is equally popular. In fact there are those who have argued that Facebook played a fundamental role in some of the political changes we have seen in the past couple of years.

Social Sharing: Our Shifting Preferences

Patrick Salyer | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

Social sharing has changed drastically over the past year. We, as consumers, no longer exercise a one dimensional approach to social content sharing. Recent research from the global social media impact study (GSMIS) provides a fascinating insight into shifts in social media, but while the focus has so far been on the apparent decline of Facebook, the real story is the diversity in how services are used.

10 Reasons Why a Social Media Strategy Is the New CV

Maite Baron | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

When we're all so committed to being online, it seems surprising that many professionals and managers, along with those giving careers advice still haven't realised that a professional social media strategy is now a must.

Tech Giants Unite To Demand Surveillance Law Changes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Tech

You know it's serious when the normally insanely competitive tech giants club together on something. Eight of the world's biggest are demanding swe...

Brogan Driscoll

What Do Top Female Engineers Think About The LinkedIn Sexism Row?

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Over the past few days job social networking site LinkedIn and engineering firm Toptal have found themselves in the middle of a sexism row. The cat...

How To Create The Perfect LinkedIn Profile

The Huffington Post UK | Fionn Shiner | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

LinkedIn profiles are becoming an increasingly popular way to advertise your skills online, and, with a competitive job market, it's important to stan...

University May Not Be for Me... What Are My Options?

Alex Dyer | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

With rising tuition fees, Universities culling degree courses and soaring young unemployment, the future looks bleak. There is a great deal of negativity associated with employment opportunities at the moment. So what are your options? And how can you succeed?

Too Much "Communication" Not Enough Talking

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Tech
Vivi Friedgut

Facebook gives us a megaphone to tell our friends what we think, Twitter gives us an avenue to express our opinions, Foursquare tells our friends where we are, Instagram allows us to capture where we are... But this interconnectivity comes at a price. What of the consequences on human interaction?

It's Important We Remember to Connect With Each Other Offline Too

Michelle Holmes | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

We spend a lot of our time strapped in, consuming, connected and charging. We're living in a world that's driven by technology and we drive technology too. I recently had two of my friends over who I met in college 11 years ago and we reminisced on the amazing times we had growing up.

Innovation Culture is Formed by Personal Values

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

People innovate, people run businesses and people do business with people; people do not want interacting with those who constantly think "what is in it for me" (WIIIFM). No matter how innovative one's business is, if their business culture is based on WIIIFM; failure is guaranteed.

The Power of Social Media for Businesses

Beatrice Piquer Durand | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Tech
Beatrice Piquer Durand

Social media is a way to highlight one's differentiated positioning. It's useful in increasing global awareness and visibility by attracting web visitors, and by sharing ideas and opinions that viewers can confirm. I believe there's real power in social media.

Why Was Superman Trending During Thatcher's Funeral?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

In case you hadn't noticed, it was Margaret Thatcher's funeral today. As the the first female Prime Minister was lain to rest, social media was ab...

Will LinkedIn Sink in a Sea of Spam?

Andy Lopata | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Tech
Andy Lopata

The more that people abuse LinkedIn the less likely they are to explore its true potential. As a result, the less likely it is that they will benefit from membership of the network. In addition, the more that people receive what they perceive to be spam, the less inclined they will be to engage with LinkedIn.

Linkedin Etiquette - Why Link and Not Shake?

Marco Bertozzi | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Tech
Marco Bertozzi

In the last two days I have had discussions about how to use Linkedin. When I say use I mean the etiquette of connections, why you connect and how you should behave once you have. You always assume everyone is in it for the same reason, but that is not necessarily true as I have found out.