1:1 meetings will make you a better People Manager

I manage an ECommerce team of 6 people, split across development, design/usability, merchandising and marketing. I sit and work with the team on a daily basis, but still have fortnightly, 30 minute 1:1 meetings with each team member and it’s probably the best invested 6 hours of my month. What is a 1:1? As a […]

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Slacktivism: Is Facebook responsible?

What is Slacktivism? Slacktivism is an oxymoronic marriage of “slack” (i.e. lazy) and “activism” (i.e. involvement in charitable or political causes). A literal translation might be “The misguided feeling that a tiny, digital engagement with a cause or campaign has made a difference”. Slacktivism has come to prominence recently through the increased use of social media to promote political, cultural or […]

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Website Speed Test Case Study: Asda, Clarks, Lovehoney and WorldStores

I want to start with an immense generalisation: “It is almost impossible to find examples in the use of technology in which the user benefits from, or appreciates a response slower than that which they expected.” This very much underpins a user’s experience of an ECommerce website: Users are demanding, they have high expectations, in […]

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ECommerce career help – 5 top tips

Are you stuck in a web/marketing job with no way up the career ladder? Often it’s the work environment itself that can be a limiting factor, such as having too many experienced peers ahead of you or a manager who doesn’t see the need to develop their employees. It’s easy to get stuck in a […]

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