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Use Behavioural Science to Navigate Your First 90 Days at a New Job

Starting a new job is never easy. But coming into your new position with a data-backed plan for acclimatising quickly—one that addresses not just your first few days, but your first months with a new organisation—can make the process as pain-free as possible.

From day one through to the end of your first 90 days, these science-backed suggestions will help you navigate your new role and set you up for success in the long run with your new employer.

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How User Experience Research Can Improve CDR & Open Banking Outcomes

If you could visit a website called savememoney.com—where you could securely log in and press a button to see places where you could save money—would you do it? 

What if you wanted to move accounts between banks, and all you had to do was press a button that would automatically check your credit history, approve you, transfer your money, and set up your new accounts?

While these opportunities don’t yet exist, they’re aligned with the vision of Open Banking under the Consumer Data Right (CDR) in Australia. Although consumer awareness of Open Banking is currently limited, individual organisations across sectors have a great opportunity to get in at the ground floor with new marketing strategies and technology by building on a strong foundation of user experience (UX) research.

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Drupal 7’s End-of-Life is Coming: Are You Ready?

Drupal 7 users have earned a bit of a reprieve recently, as the popular content management system (CMS) has extended its planned end-of-life date from November 2021 to November 2023 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

But even though the platform has afforded users more time, this upcoming deadline is still something to take seriously. If you aren’t already thinking about an upgrade plan from Drupal 7 (D7) to Drupal 9 (D9), now is the time to do so. Read on for more surrounding D7’s upcoming end-of-life, how your organisation may be affected, and how to move forward with a D9 migration.

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Giving Back: 13 Charitable Organisations Supported by Sitback Employees

Like many companies, Sitback wasn’t able to gather in person at Christmas last year due to ongoing challenges with the Omicron variant. And because we made the decision to postpone our party in the interest of protecting our team, we didn’t hold our usual gift exchange. 

Instead, Sitback’s CEO, Chris McHugh, thought it would be in keeping with our company’s core value of "Community" to redistribute some of the money we would have spent on gifts as charitable donations to the causes that are close to our team’s hearts. As a part of this effort, every Sitback employee was able to select a charitable organisation to receive a contribution.

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How to Optimise Your Drupal Website for SEO & Accessibility

For the last 20 years, I’ve been lucky enough to work across multiple platforms — including several different Content Management Systems (CMSs) across the .NET and PHP tech stack — as a software engineer, development manager, and now as Sitback’s CTO. But out of all the different CMSs I’ve worked with, Drupal is one of my favourites — and it’s the one I use most often in client engagements. 

Out of the box, Drupal offers robust content management tools and sophisticated APIs for multichannel publishing that are useful for individuals and organisations alike. Yet, there are still opportunities to improve upon the Drupal core for performance, SEO, and accessibility. 

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