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Eight Ways Remote Work is More Productive Than Working in an Office

Eight Ways Remote Work is More Productive Than Working in an Office

Between the global pandemic and a shift in employee preferences, the option to work from home is more desirable than ever. And, remote teams have been proven to be more productive than their in-office counterparts. 85% of businesses report that remote work has improved their overall productivity! Check out why: 1. No Commute Driving or taking public transportation to work takes a great deal …

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How to Throw a Virtual End of Year Party for Your Coworkers

How to Throw a Virtual End of Year Party for Your Coworkers

During any other year, companies would flock to breakrooms, restaurants, and hotel conference rooms to celebrate the end of the year. Complete with food, drinks, games, music, and so much fun, employees look forward to these parties every year. But as we all know, 2020 is no such year. This year and into the future, virtual end of year parties …

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How to Hire Employees Remotely: The Best Practices for Hosting Virtual Interviews

The Best Practices for Hosting Virtual Interviews

With the shift to working remotely, companies have to transfer many of their typical face-to-face processes online, including HR interviews with potential employees. However, much of the interview process involves ascertaining an individual’s “hireability” by analyzing their ability to think on their feet, non-verbal cues, and interactions with others in the office. To seamlessly host virtual interviews and hire employees …

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Five Tips for Creating a Virtual Onboarding Experience for New Employees

Tips for Creating a Virtual Onboarding Experience for New Employees

Even before the pandemic, companies and HR departments across the globe were adopting remote working policies to help employees lead better lives. Part of a telecommuting environment involves onboarding new employees from wherever they may be. Since traditional office tours and face-to-face employee introductions are out of the question, companies are adopting virtual onboarding experiences. Use these five tips to …

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Five Things Not to Do During Your Next Video Meeting

Five Things NOT to Do During Your Next Video Meeting

Since March 2020, the world has changed. Remote work has become the “new normal.” Experts on workplace trends predict that up to 30% of the workforce will be working from home several days per week by the end of 2021. With this growing number of people working from home, video meetings are more important than ever. Most of us have heard stories of spouses …

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Four Problems with Online Meetings and How to Solve Them

Four Problems with Online Meetings and How to Solve Them

As online meetings become the new normal for businesses across the globe, many are quick to adopt new video conferencing and webcasting platforms. But, just like an in-person meeting, teams can run into a myriad of problems when attempting to host an online meeting. If you run into any of these four common online meeting problems, use our solutions to course-correct and …

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What Does a Virtual Open House Look Like?

What Does a Virtual Open House Look Like?

Virtual open houses have long been an option available to realtors and buyers alike. Most often used by those relocating to a new state or unable to attend a scheduled tour, virtual tours play a pivotal role in the home buying and selling process. In light of the 2020 pandemic, however, virtual open houses and tours have become the norm. …

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How the Rise of Virtual Events Could Change the Events Industry Forever

Virtual Events Could Change the Events Industry

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the events industry in 2020. However, its effects extend beyond this calendar year, with numerous in-person events and conferences being canceled for the 2021 season as well. With these mass cancellations, event professionals are wondering what changes the industry will face moving forward. How will they adapt to survive the endless in-person gathering restrictions? …

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Three Reasons Why an Online Meeting Is Better Than an Email

Reasons Why an Online Meeting Is Better Than an Email

We’ve all heard the business adage, “Never hold a meeting for something that could have been solved in an email.” While this saying is true for most aspects of business, other situations require non-verbal communication which only a meeting can provide. For businesses working virtually, online meetings solve this communication problem. Take a look at these three convincing reasons why online …

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Six Solid Business Advantages of Global Webcasts

Advantages of Global Webcast

If you’re ready to take your message global, no communications tool quite compares to the ease, flexibility, and affordability of a webcast platform. Consider the following benefits: 1. Deliver Your Message Faster When communication success hinges on the speed of your message, look no farther than a global webcast. Take the stress out of your webcasts with our flexible event …

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Connect With Far-Flung Teams by Streaming Corporate Updates and More

Connect With Far-Flung Teams with Streaming Video

As of 2020, 7 million people — and counting — in the United States worked remotely before COVID-19. With the remote workforce growing by approximately 44% over the last five years, businesses are expanding their search for the right employees by onboarding candidates from all over the globe. Far-flung teams are distributed across various time zones and use video conferencing, webinars, and …

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Organizing a Virtual Interview Series: 4 Tips to Keep in Mind

Virtual Interview Tips

Thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s evident that this new normal we’re living in will be here to stay. From round-table discussions with industry experts to educational interviews with leading professors planned for college students, these in-person interview series are now transitioning online. This opens up the interview series event to participants and subjects worldwide. However, without a plan …

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4 Benefits of Working From Home for Pet Owners

Are you the proud owner of furry companions, aquatic friends or pet reptiles? Do you also have a career that allows you to work from home? The two can make a favorable pairing. Here are some pet-friendly benefits of working remotely: 1. Your pets will be happier Your home is an animal-friendly working space, allowing your pets to roam throughout …

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What is Calm Technology and How Can it Help in Communications?

The main goal of any meeting should be one where people can collaborate and communicate effectively without disruption. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In fact, studies estimate that over $37B is wasted every year in unproductive meetings. There are a number of different reasons why these meetings fail, and using conferencing platforms to connect with disparate employees can …

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GlobalMeet 4.0 is Here

PGi announced that GlobalMeet 4.0 with Multi-Point Video (MPV) is officially here! With this new product upgrade, users can now experience an even more interactive and easy-to-use platform that can help improve the way users communicate and collaborate. The video conferencing functionality allows users to make virtual conversations less awkward and drab and instead more interactive and “I am not a …

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Future of Work: VR Conferencing, Business Avatars and Virtual Professionalism

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If you stay up to date with business and technology news, you undoubtedly know about the rise of virtual reality (VR) technology. Though the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR commercials boast the captivating promise of VR in the entertainment and gaming space, VR technology also holds massive potential for the corporate world. The possible uses for VR in the …

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Video Conferencing Buyer’s Guide

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The demands of business, coupled with the capabilities of contemporary technology, have created a work environment where colleagues are frequently dispersed across various locations. Video conferencing is a crucial asset for every business, from the smallest startup to the biggest corporate giant. An effective video conferencing solution is key to corporate collaboration, but how can businesses guarantee that their video …

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Frost & Sullivan Awards PGi the 2016 North American Conferencing Services Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

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PGi is proud to announce that we have added another award to our long list of accolades. We are delighted to share that PGi has been chosen as the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 North American Conferencing Services Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award. PGi was chosen for this prestigious honor, in large part, due to its unified communication …

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How To Ensure Your Non-Verbal Cues Are on Point During Virtual Meetings

“All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses” – Friedrich Nietzsche Perception is reality. Our non-verbal cues can affect how others perceive our intentions, mood and character. When we present and communicate during virtual meetings, getting these right is critically important as they can influence your audience’s view of you. Consider these insights to …

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Distributed Agile Stand-Ups

Daily stand-up meetings should take 15 minutes. Ours used to take an hour. Like other distributed IT teams, mine struggled to practice agile without being together or knowing each other well. Then, magic started happening. Our stand-up meetings became 15 minutes. Once-disjointed PGi employees became cohesive teams, demoing working software every two weeks without fail. My teams didn’t even need …

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