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Global Business Etiquette: Cultural Differences in the Office Around the World — Infographic

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PGi recently conducted our Global Cultural survey, where we polled 800+ international responses to get a glimpse into how workplaces practices and business etiquette vary from culture to culture across the globe. One thing that came up frequently from our respondents was that differences in business etiquette and cultural norms often led to embarrassing interactions or cultural faux pas when …

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Global Cultural Survey: Business Around the World — Infographic

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In the corporate workplace, technology has long been a proponent of progress. Technological advances over the last several decades have revolutionized how we work and communicate with colleagues. From a global perspective, advances in the unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) space have changed the global business landscape as we know it, breaking down geographical and cultural barriers and enabling effortless …

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Should You Work From Home Today? PGi’s Work from Home Flowchart Will Help You Decide (Hint: You Should) — Infographic

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If you’re like me, you may have the ability to work from home, but you don’t utilize that ability as often as you’d like. I am currently working from home and, as I write this, I am overcome with paranoia. Do my co-workers think I’m being a slacker by working from home today? Is my boss secretly mad that I …

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Infographic: The Science of Sound

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Sound is both a science and an art. It influences our emotions, drives our creativity and is a crucial source of information in our day-to-day lives. In the corporate workplace, sound plays an integral role in facilitating collaboration with colleagues and acting as a catalyst for growth and learning. The sounds we hear in the workplace – from the sound quality on a …

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2016 Global Telework Survey

By now, we are all familiar with the idea of telecommuting, and rightly so. In a 2015 Gallup poll, it was found that telecommuting has seen a 37 percent rise in popularity in the last decade. But let’s stop and think for a second. If remote work is so popular, why are commute times still outrageous? Why are some companies …

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[Infographic] Wake up Your Webinar: 10 Ways to Engage Your Virtual Audience

Did you know that on average only 30 percent of webinar attendees stay for 30-60 minutes, and only 11 percent will stay over an hour? It’s hard enough to get someone to attend your webinar, but how can you get them to commit 45 minutes or more to your event? The answer is engagement! Once you begin to engage your audience, …

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5 Tips for Nailing Your Next Online Job Interview

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The future of hiring lies in online job interviews. As companies become more global, more and more recruiters are beginning to use video interviews to meet and interview prospective job applicants. These types of interviews save time, money and are simply more convenient than in-person interviews. HR departments and recruiters aren’t the only ones who prefer video. Approximately 66% of …

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[Infographic] Telecommuting: How Modern Knowledge Workers Thrive

How do knowledge workers fit into the organizational ecosystem? As their numbers increase in businesses all across the world, so do telecommuting and flexible work, according to a recent PGi infographic. null Over the past 20 years, telecommuting has been on the rise, as knowledge workers—engineers, writers, consultants, developers and others—grow in numbers throughout the global workforce. Unlike hands-on employees, …

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Unveil 3 Secrets to a Great Online Job Interview

Many companies are beginning to conduct online job interviews. These types of interviews are growing in popularity because they offer multiple advantages for the employer and the job candidate. Online meeting tools make it possible for companies to no longer have to plan or pay for candidates to travel to the office for an interview. Job seekers also gets the …

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The Value of Online Job Interviews

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There’s no denying that businesses are becoming more global. Innovative collaboration tools allow these businesses to keep productivity high while effectively working with clients and colleagues from around the world. Hiring employees can sometimes become a challenge with global businesses. But, it’s a challenge that must be faced. Along with the New Year comes a new wave of hiring. January …

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The Power of STEM in the Workplace

In PGi’s latest infographic, “The Case for Systematic Change,” we shared some startling numbers about the current STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) job market. While applicants outnumber non-STEM positions 3.6 to 1, the opposite is true for STEM positions: they outnumber applicants nearly 2 to 1! This disparity is due to a lack of emphasis on STEM fields in education, …

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[Infographic] Workations Survey: 82% of Workers Reveal They Work on Vacation

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82% of workers don’t take vacations anymore. Welcome to workation nation. A recent survey by PGi, a global leader in virtual meetings, revealed the dramatic reality of today’s workers: 82% connect to the office on vacation. Smartphones are the  #1 workation enabler. 40% use a smartphone to work on vacation. 11% use a laptop. 4% use a tablet. 37% are …

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The Case for SySTEMatic Change: New STEM Education Infographic

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“Today’s recovering, highly competitive economy offers a growing demand for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. To compete in this greater job market, the U.S. education system needs support to equip students with tools for STEM success.” The newest infographic from PGi, a global leader in virtual meetings for over 20 years, explores the current climate of STEM education …

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Online Interview Infographic: Body Language Secrets for Recruiters and Job Seekers

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“Whether you’re a job seeker or a recruiter screening candidates, you might not realize that body language can determine 80% of the final decision.” A new PGi infographic, as seen on Mashable.com, reveals that the future of hiring lies in the online job interview. The infographic unveils the secrets of great face-to-face interviews online—a trend that has risen 49% since 2011. The numbers reveal …

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Millennials at Work: When it Comes to Business Does Father Still Know Best [INFOGRAPHIC]

Infographic on how Millennials and the other generations can collaborate and learn from each other at work

As we celebrate the World’s Greatest Dad this Father’s Day, we wondered: when it comes to business, does Father still know best? Or do the Millennials now have the upper hand? To answer that question, PGi whipped up an infographic, When It Comes to Business, Does Father Still Know Best, to spotlight the growing number of Millennial workers entering the …

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Google Gambles on Glass

What is Google Glass, and will it actually be the next big thing? Google’s foray into wearable technology – Glass – is a step toward the dream of ubiquitous computing in which the Internet is available everywhere at all times without the need for interrupting the task at hand. With Glass, Google puts the Internet even closer than your fingertips-right …

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How to Run a Paperless Office [Infographic]

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With Earth Month in full swing, we have had green officing on our minds quite a bit lately. The good folks over at MetroFax have put together this eye opening infographic regarding paper usage in offices. It also outlines how to make the switch to a more paperless lifestyle. iMeet makes going paperless easy with our built-in file cabinet that …

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March Madness: The Nemesis of Work Productivity [INFOGRAPHIC]

March Madness is here, and the upsets are already making news. But for businesses and workers all over the U.S., the upset oftens take place in the office in the form of work productivity. According to a recent PGi infographic, an astounding 86% of people who plan to watch the popular NCAA basketball tournament games will do so during the …

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“Love Is In The Cloud” – The Best Apps For A Truly Unforgettable Valentine’s Day

If you’re like most of the population, chances are, you still haven’t made plans yet for Valentine’s Day. Am I right? And while it’s right around the corner, the thought of it most likely either makes your heart skip a beat or sends chills up your spine. Luckily, we’ve compiled the very best mobile apps in this infographic to help …

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Infographic: The World is Shrinking – Are You Ready for the Globalization and Culture Shift?

Did you know that Belgium is the most globally connected country in the world? And that Afghanistan relies primarily on its own resources to exist? Jonathan Farrington, esteemed sales expert of Jonathan Farrington & Associates and award-winning blog Top Sales World, shares astounding statistics on the power of globalization and culture in the infographic “The World is Shrinking” from the …

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