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5 Interview Tactics to Weed Out Bad Remote Workers

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You have years and years of experience hiring traditional office workers for various positions within your company. So when it comes time to hire a remote worker, you might think that you can follow the exact same processes and procedures you’ve previously used in hiring office employees. Think again. Hiring a remote worker is quite different from in-office hirings. If …

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Create Engaging Sales Presentations with iMeet® Narrate

iMeet Sales Accelerator

As a sales guy myself, I know that sales pros are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. With so many pitches, cold calls and now social media posts all being leveraged to try and fill pipelines, how do you rise above the noise? We decided to tackle this problem head on by building an innovative, intuitive …

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Gifographic: How Does Your Commute Compare to the World?

Global Commuting Gifographic

Honk, honk! Beep, beep! Ah, the soothing sounds of commuting—there’s no better way to start or end the workday. Who are we kidding? Commuting is the worst! And according to the second annual PGi Global Telework Survey Report, most workers commute more than 30 minutes every day. How long is your commute: 15 minutes, 45 minutes, over an hour? See how your …

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Get Positive or Get Out: The Power of Workplace Positivity

positivity at work

I have a saying I like to use in the workplace from time to time. Or, rather, it’d be more accurate to say I have a saying that I like to paraphrase: “Get positive, or get the [redacted] out.” I used to have this written on the board in my office but it turned a few too many heads. In …

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History of the 8 Hour Work Day

If you’re living in the States or Canada, welcome back to work after a nice, long Labor Day weekend. Back to the grind of working from 9 to 5 (or if you’re like most people we polled in our recent survey, even longer than that). This pattern of working eight hours a day is so engrained in our daily lives …

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10 Ways You Feel when You #TakeBack60

When you #TakeBack60 during your work week, there’s probably some intense emotions you’re feeling. But most of all you’re probably really, really happy and excited with all the time you’ve regained to do the things YOU want! 1. Maybe you feel like this: via GIPHY 2. Or like this: via GIPHY 3. You probably feel like this if you’re using …

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Collabosphere 2015: Meet the Speakers

PGi is pleased to bring Collabosphere, the ultimate collaboration conference, to Austin’s PGi Studios on September 28-29. Entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, professors, analysts and productivity experts will unite to discuss the future of collaboration and dissect the biggest obstacles keeping businesses from reaching their full potential. Here’s a look at just a few of the 25+ speakers who will be taking …

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Slideshare: #TakeBack60: The Demise of the Work Week

Feel like you’re working way too much? Not getting enough time to do the things you want to do? Skipping out on lunch with your coworkers just to keep up with your work load? You’re not alone. PGi surveyed over 500 American workers to get some insight on their workweeks, and what we found was eye opening. For example, 32.5% …

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Poll: What Would You Rather Do? Kick the Work Week Grind and Take Back 60

In this year’s #TakeBack60 survey, we learned that 87% of workers are clocking more than 40 hours in the typical work week. And we learned that 71% of you are pretty ticked off about it. So, let me ask you this: If you could reclaim 60 minutes of time each work week and do something you actually WANT to do, …

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The Demise of the Work Week | Is 50+ Hours the New Normal?

The buzz around the Internet watercooler these days is the four-day work week, a new offering from modern businesses trying to attract top talent and claim “best place to work” swagger. A new survey from PGi reveals that regardless of how many days a company instills as the standard, 87% of knowledge workers admit to working beyond the 40-hour norm. …

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5 Creative Ways to Get Your Team on Time to Meetings

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You’ve eliminated downloads, dial-in numbers and passcodes. You’ve sent free/busy polls to find the best time to meet. You’ve given your team mobile meeting apps with calendar alerts and push notifications. Still, your team arrives late to online meetings, and you’ve heard all the worst late-for-meeting excuses. Once you have all the right technology in place, and workers are still …

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10 Best Apps for Virtual Team Building

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Do you know what your teammates’ watched on TV last night? Do you know who prefers to talk on the phone and who prefers instant messaging? Do you know who the early risers and night owls are? If you answered no, it’s time to get to know your remote co-workers a little better. Here are 10 of the most fun …

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6 Predictions on the Future of IT From PGi at Gartner Catalyst

The Future of IT

Collaboration has been a powerful force behind the evolution of IT. What was once a siloed, rigid organization, is now an interdependent, responsive team thanks to collaboration-centric strategies like agility and scrum processes. Instead of reacting slowly to change, IT now plans room for it far in advance and remains flexible enough to respond in real time. Instead of waiting for lengthy analysis and …

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Join the Collaboration Revolution With PGi at Cloud Partners

Cloud Partners

PGi invites partners to join our collaboration revolution at the annual Cloud Partners event in Boston, Sept. 16-18, from Channel Partners. Today, cloud-based collaboration solutions are driving industry trends and shaping customer expectations. If you’re ready to break into the cloud collaboration space or to take your cloud business to the next level, join PGi at this event to solve …

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Murphy’s Law of Working from Home

Remember the old adage that states “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”, also known as Murphy’s Law? Well, that epigram holds very true for those of us who are remote workers. From Wi-Fi outages to the inevitable snack attack, something is bound to go wrong when working from home. As providers of software powering the WFH revolution, we …

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