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13 November 2019

How Remote Working Can Increase Your Happiness

13 November 2019,
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Remote working opportunities have continued to steadily grow all around the world for the past several years. A workforce research study conducted by Upwork surveyed 1000 hiring managers of randomly selected American companies, exploring different aspects of work behaviors. It indicates that small businesses and start-ups predict that 38 out of 100 employees in their organizations are estimated to shift to remote full time, part-time and casual positions over the next 10 years. This also shows that remote jobs are continuing to expand to more positions across several industries, especially in Texas and California.

Another study indicates that 91% of American employees think and feel that they’re more productive with a remote arrangement. The same report indicates that they’re also generally happier. This research was performed with the help of 509 randomly selected full-time employees across various positions at US-based companies and small businesses in a diverse range of industries. …


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6 November 2019

How to Efficiently Manage Employees as a Small Business Owner

6 November 2019,
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Employee management is a crucial component of a thriving business. This can significantly affect the engagement levels of your agents, managers, supervisors, operations staff and administrative personnel as they go about their day-to-day duties for your organization. Recent studies indicate that around 70% of all American employees in various industries are actively feeling disengaged from their duties and responsibilities at the workplace.

Another study indicates that 58% of American managers are untrained in corporate management. Don’t allow your business to be part of this unfortunate statistic. This is among the primary reasons why you should train your staff and formulate strategic ways to manage your back and front end workflow systems. You’re recommended to do this for each department of your business. Seamless integration between the different units of your organization also needs to be done. Here are 5 of the most cost-effective tactics to pull this off:

 

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30 October 2019

7 Common Challenges When Working With Remote Employees and How to Overcome Them

30 October 2019,
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Working with remote employees have become the norm as many organizations around the world compete in the global space. However, it can be challenging especially for a company with no experience in handling the remote working setup. Employers may feel uneasy and find themselves unable to cope with managing their remote staff.

Similarly, employees who are unfamiliar with the remote working setup might be unprepared and may find it hard to adapt to the new setup.

Ultimately, making sure this particular setup works falls to the hands of the employer’s managerial skill. They must know how to overcome the challenges that come with having a remote team to make the situation amenable for everyone.…


25 October 2019

Key Components of Conference Calls for Large Groups: Notice, Agenda, and Minutes

25 October 2019,
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conference roomOne of the most important things to consider when choosing a reliable large conference call service is knowing that they can effectively troubleshoot or handle the technical elements of your call for you so you can focus on the meat of your meeting instead. To help you get down to the core of what really matters when conducting an effective meeting, we explore these components the notice, the agenda, and the minutes.

While these three components are usually disregarded, they are essential to conducting a successful large conference call. Master these key components and your calls should be smooth, efficient, and well-documented.

 

Key Components of Large Conference Calls

#1 Notice

Every conference call starts with the notice of the meeting. This is what makes it official, catches the attention of all participants, and provides them the necessary information regarding the meeting. So before going ahead and thinking of …


17 October 2019

How to Create an Effective Conference Call Agenda

17 October 2019,
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woman writing a conference call agendaConference calls are a great way to conduct efficient and meaningful meetings when you have participants in remote locations. One way to make sure your participants know what to expect and to prepare ahead of time is by having an agenda. In addition, an agenda will help to keep the meeting stay on track and no stray away from the main objective for the meeting in the first place. Can you believe that reports show only 37% of meetings in the U.S. use agendas? That means 63% are not conducting meetings to their maximum productivity. Now, this can be a huge mistake as it can lead to wasted time, managers and employees not finishing tasks or being disrupted from their work, and of course, it can cost your company money.

Don’t try to be one of these people.

Why should you use an agenda in the first place?


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