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Using Virtual Meetings to Train Employees

One way virtual meetings serve businesses of all sizes is with better employee training. In-person training events successfully engage employees but cost time and money. Passive online training (such as emails, slideshows and online documents) offers flexibility but limits interaction. Today’s online training tools offer the best of both worlds, including interaction and efficiency. Here’s …

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Interview on the Benefits of Virtual Interviewing and Video Conferencing for HR

Online interviewing is a trend on the rise, and HR is constantly having to reinvent itself to keep up with modern technology trends. Tools like web and video conferencing have transformed the possibilities for traditional human resources activities such as interviews, onboarding, orientation, benefits presentations and more. Consider the following stats from PGi’s Online Job …

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The Value of Non-Verbal Communication

There’s no denying that businesses are becoming more global. The days of local suppliers and contacts are not as common as they once were. Today’s worker may have a morning meeting with a prospect who is three states away, a mid-afternoon meeting with a European client, followed by a brainstorming session with colleagues who are …

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Four Body Language Secrets to Remember for Your Next Video Conference

Did you know only seven percent of a message is conveyed by words? The remaining 93 percent consists of tone of voice (38 percent) and body language (55 percent), according to research by Albert Mehrabian, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UCLA. When communicating over the phone, people are forced to rely only on words and …

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How to Manage Millennials Virtually

The nature of management, as with most areas of today’s business, is constantly evolving and changing through the introduction of new work practices, schedules and technologies powering collaboration and communication among teams. In particular, the adoption of video and web conferencing technologies is empowering the new era of the remote manager, where leaders and their …

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21 Fun Presentation Ideas to Kick the Dull Out of Your Online Meetings

Fun presentation ideas alert! New eBook, The Little Black Book of Presentation Ideas, is your new go-to guide to kick the dull out of your presentations with 21 thrilling, daring and game-changing tricks. Presentation skills and public speaking are vital for business success. But the “presentation paradox” afflicts businesses, webinars, and meetings everywhere. According to …

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How to Present Benefits Orientation to Employees That Doesn’t Put Them to Sleep

Open enrollment for healthcare benefits, an annual occurrence for almost any organization of all sizes and industries, is a busy time for Human Resource departments. It’s a period when employers set aside time to educate employees on group benefits that are available. The primary goal is to ensure employees have all the information they need …

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Remote Interviewing Done Right: Tech Tips for the Phone and Video Interviewer

With an increasingly global and mobile talent pool to choose from, the remote interview is an invaluable tool in a recruiter’s arsenal for matching the right candidate with the right position, regardless of the location of either. While the old-school phone interview is always an option, increased access to robust and cloud-based audio and video …

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Telecommuting Advice from HR Pros in the Home Office Trenches

For most businesses, the Human Resources department holds the keys to the telecommuting car. As more and more people work from home at least part time (approximately 30 million Americans, according to Global Workplace Analytics), HR teams are working constantly to manage telecommuting policies and pair remote workers with the tools they need to succeed. …

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Fun Presentation Ideas | Office Lingo Bingo

We love to meet, but hate meetings. Why? The answer is – because most people do meetings all wrong! By simply leveraging more engaging methods to keep your meeting participants involved, meetings can be more productive and, overall, more successful. Games are a fantastic technique to add a little fun and grab guests’ attention throughout …

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Human Resources: Effective Meetings with Web Conference Calling

Human Resources: Effective Meetings with Web Conference Calling

Human Resources departments in our digital era must deal with software, technology and remote workers to serve a multi-national employee community. And when PGi SVP Alison Sheehan was faced with a global HR software upgrade and User Acceptance Testing, her global team relied on web conferencing technology in her guest blog, “Life in Human Resources …

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Do You Like Scary Meetings? Horror Stories from Three Brave Bad Meeting Survivors

Scary moments aren’t just reserved for horror movies and Halloween. Just like the Blair Witch ruining a camping trip for naïve teens, something as run-of-the-mill as a business meeting can turn into your career‘s worst nightmare. Our meetings are more than just entries on our Outlook calendars; they’re the way we prove our value and …

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Easy Tips to Optimize HR Recruiting Costs

Easy Tips to Optimize HR Recruiting Costs and Still Select from a Global Talent Pool

The pressure’s on for HR recruiting firms and departments: reduce costs, lower time-to-fill and pull candidates from a global talent pool. Not too difficult, right? With the growing time constraints, corporate pressure to reduce costs and an increasingly competitive talent market, here some easy tips to optimize HR recruiting costs and still attract the best …

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Telecommuting? How to Relax on Your Workation for Better Worklife Balance

Telecommuting? How to Relax on Your Workation for Better Worklife Balance

The workation concept makes most of us cringe — who really wants to join a conference call from the beach? Inevitably, the vacation you’ve been planning for six months is thrown out of whack thanks to a vital customer service call or project that just can’t succeed without you. Here are seven tips for keeping …

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HR Leaders: How to Choose the Right Online Recruiting Technology

HR Leaders: How to Choose the Right Online Recruiting Technology

Online recruiting is the new “it” Human Resources trend. HR departments and staffing firms are constantly looking to reduce the time-to-fill, cut costs and get more done with less. Recruiters are finding the answer with online meetings technology and web-based video conferencing software. But how do you know which solution is right for your recruiting …

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How to Telecommute and Manage Teleworking Employees

How to Telecommute and Manage Teleworking Employees

With the prevalence of dispersed workforces in today’s expanding global marketplace, businesses are often left struggling to manage effectively over distances. People managers today often have telecommuting, work from home and office workers in their reporting structure. So how do you effectively and efficiently manage a remote workforce? Here are five tips to make your …

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Video Interviews | Why Recruiting Strategy is Going Digital

Thanks to the global collaboration revolution, businesses are no longer limited to looking for talent or knowledge workers that are geographically convenient. However, phone interviews, in addition to missing that key nonverbal communication component, are so last century. With advances in web browser and video streaming technologies, the video interview is now the new go-to …

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Fun Presentation Ideas for HR Benefits Enrollment and Benefits Rollout

HR benefits enrollment and rollout professionals know the biggest barrier to adoption is grabbing the attention of employees. Whether you’re on a large HR team for a global benefits rollout or a small business HR professional trying to grab the attention of a select few, HR gurus know that encouraging participation, attendance and, ultimately, enrollment …

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HR Leaders are Streamlining Work Processes with Technology

How HR Leaders are Streamlining Work Processes with Technology

Over the past two years, businesses and Human Resources organizations have seen an evolution of the role technology plays in HR work processes. At the turn of the decade, we’ve seen a business shift when considering the right technology suites for HR teams. Instead of specialized HR software, forward-thinking companies are looking for software that is …

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