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5 Tips to Recruit Top Telecommuting Talent

Whether you have a remote or brick-and-mortar company, there may come a time when you need to hire a virtual worker. That’s a good thing, since opening up your talent pool to the virtual worker world means you’ll be able to find the best talent out there and not be limited by geographic locations. But here’s the thing: remote workers …

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5 Things Hocus Pocus Can Teach You about Teamwork

It’s time to dim the lights, curl up under a blanket and turn on your favorite Halloween flick. If you’re a Millennial, parent of a Millennial or have been coherent for the last 22 years, then you know Hocus Pocus is a Halloween classic. Every October, I grab a bowl (or a cauldron) of miniature candies, light some candles and invite …

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The Email Mistake Horror Show, Starring Me

You always hear about those nightmarish work stories that haunt you to the core. Like the one where you’re asked to share a presentation you didn’t think was due for another week. Or the one where you’re stuck in the elevator with the CEO of your company and you suddenly have the intellect of a potato. Don’t worry, I think …

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Why Getting a “Yes” for Flexible Work is Only the Beginning

flexible work

Securing a flexible working arrangement can feel like an end point. The truth is – it is only the beginning, says Flexible Boss editor Heather Greig-Smith. Of course, thinking through how a role will work flexibly is important. Convincing your line manager that this is good for the business and will keep valuable talent in the firm is also no …

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3 Sayings That Have Helped Shape My Career As CEO

sayings for ceos

When you work in business as long as I have, you pick up a lot of sayings, clichés, idioms, what have you that can be useful to drive points home or make analogies. Some get practically beaten to a pulp (No one’s “thinking outside the box” anymore), but others can really stick with you and ultimately start shaping who you …

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5 Ways to Ensure Your Remote Workers Will Succeed

helping remote workers succeed

Ask any employer and he will tell you that the key to a successful company is a happy, unified, and productive workforce. After all, when employees are unhappy and disengaged from their jobs, the company on the whole can suffer. That’s why it’s crucial to look for the signs that will let you know your virtual team will be a …

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5 Interview Tactics to Weed Out Bad Remote Workers

weed out bad remote workers

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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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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Who owns innovation?

No one owns innovation

Everyone’s talking about innovation. It doesn’t matter what you’re selling or who you’re selling it to, every company wants to be perceived as the innovator in their space. And the tech media is always heralding a new innovative idol, the next visionary that will change the very landscape of their respective industry. All of this focus on the lone-wolf tech …

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[White Paper] Exploring Conferencing and Collaboration Pain Points

Conferencing and collaboration expenses are one of an enterprise’s most volatile and difficult to predict, making accurate budgeting and forecasting practically impossible. Based on research conducted by AOTMP, optimizing telecom costs is the top telecom management activity for organizations this year, with a focus on conferencing expenses: In a new white paper produced by AOTMP and sponsored by PGi, common enterprise conferencing …

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4 Reasons to Take Your Meetings Outside

having meetings outside

In a world ruled by technology it seems almost impossible to take your eyes off of a screen. Whether it’s smartphone, laptop, TV or any other device, you can’t escape screens. You look at screens at home, at work, at school, in the car, walking down the street, people rarely lift their heads to acknowledge one another anymore. So what …

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Top 3 iMeet Tricks to Make Your Webinar Run Smoothly

iMeet tricks for webinars

GetBullish is an organization that provides business and career advice to take-charge women, and holds an annual conference. We’ve been running our webinar program with iMeet for the past year. Women register in our shop for trainings and discussions about career design, networking and pitching, entrepreneurship, negotiating and more. And then the magic begins… Here’s how we use iMeet for …

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Flexibility vs. Agility: Is Flexibility a Dirty Word?

flexibility vs agility

In some quarters, flexibility has become a dirty word. One to be banished from business terminology for sending the wrong message. That’s not to say these people and organisations are demanding that their employees are chained to their desks from nine to five and beyond, refusing to allow freedom in working practices. When it comes to being flexible, some of …

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Want to get ahead at work? Embrace the fear

Get ahead at work by embracing fear

People ask me all the time how to get ahead at work. They want to take that next leap, rise above the crowd and get the attention of the powers that be to make that next career move. They crave success. I was once asked at a speaking event if there was some silver bullet to my success over the …

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Make Big Plays with These SaaS Sales Tips

SaaS sales tips

Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS, is increasingly the lay of the land. Customers love it for its easy trials and buying cycles, smoother deployments and lower support burdens, and vendors love it for its more predictable, recurring revenue potential and better margins. As businesses are transforming their traditional software offerings into subscription- and license-based SaaS solutions, it’s vital that sales professionals stay …

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iMeet Agenday: Now on Apple Watch

iMeet Agenday: Now on Apple Watch

It’s been a big year for iMeet Agenday, our smart calendar app that aggregates all of your personal and professional events and offers one-touch access into any conference call. In 2015 so far, iMeet Agenday has: Launched on Android smartwatches. Won the first ever Appy Award for wearables. Launched an Enterprise package of features offering reduced conferencing costs and company-wide …

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Signs You Might Have a Company Culture Problem — And How to Fix Them

Signs you have a company culture problem

When is the last time you gave your company culture a checkup? The culture of your organization shapes the experience of everyone in it, so the last thing you want is for a problem to take root and start growing without you noticing. But too often companies will leave their culture to develop on its own. And that opens the …

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3 Reasons Why SaaS is King

3 Reasons Why SaaS is King

Instead of having to buy, build and maintain costly technology infrastructure, companies are increasingly turning to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models of software. SaaS solutions, such as PGi’s iMeet portfolio of UC&C products, offer companies instant access to cloud-based tools that are available anywhere on any device. They are much easier to test and deploy and can significantly lower the burdens on …

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The 5 Dysfunctions of Team Collaboration

There is no question that working within a group has its difficulties, and in many cases people might opt to accomplish tasks on their own in order to avoid any inconvenience. However, collaboration is essential for creative success, and being a part of a team is fundamentally inescapable as life is all about learning to work within various groups. Whether you’re …

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