Tips, tricks and industry information for video conferencing users, remote workers and small to medium-sized businesses.
Did you know your work-life balance and exercise can affect your productivity? In particular, focusing on your exercise and health can actually improve your professional output and increase productivity. Do you want to feel great and be more productive at work? With exercise and managing your time for better work-life balance, you will.
Using video interviewing to recruit and acquire talent has been increasing since 2012. In fact, a research report found 32% of organizations invested in video interviewing in 2013, compared to 21% of organizations in 2012. In addition, a recent Aberdeen Report found 61% of surveyed companies were more likely to use video at some point in their talent acquisition process. If these trends continue, it is very likely you will be asked to interview using video conferencing applications at some point in your career. Or, you are preparing for a live video interview right now and that is what brought you here. Either way, we will provide you with four tips for nailing your next video interview!
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Smartphones and tablets are ubiquitous in today's world and in general, reliable Internet connection is available in many areas of the world, both urban and rural. As a result, people can largely work from any location; they can work on their commute on their own devices (which brought about a new phenomenon called "BYOD - Bring Your Own Devices"), they can work in their holiday homes, they can work from a coffee shop. While it all sounds amazing, there are of course issues and drawbacks that come with this type of work too. With remote work on the rise, there are certain issues that employees and employers need to be mindful of in order to be successful.
Meetings are synonymous with boring, right? Well, they don't have to be! Those boring online video meetings that you dread are actually a great way to build corporate culture and foster stronger employee relationships across teams. Check out these 4 ways video conferencing applications can be used to improve your corporate culture.
Remote teams can reduce an organization's costs, yet we still see managers reluctant to let their teams work from home, even if just part time. We all remember Yahoo's initiative to increase productivity by bringing everyone back in the office and banning remote working, we also remember it failing. So why do companies fail at working remotely? There is a critical element to managing remote teams and the success or failure of remote employees and remote jobs is usually dependent on it.
With more companies collaborating across locations and increasing remote job opportunities, it has created a demand for conferencing options to reduce travel time and costs. It seems more and more employees expect to have the option to "phone-in" a meeting these days. Because of this, you're now being tasked with the decision of what online meeting software (of the many video conferencing solutions out there) your company should purchase. It can be stressful! So to start, you must first understand your company's needs, wants, and goals. Answer these 8 questions before purchasing an online meeting software to help you find the best possible video conferencing solution for your organization.