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Remote working is fast becoming the norm, rather than the exception, thanks to the fact that it offers many benefits for employers and workers alike. The 2015 AfterCollege Career Insight Survey found that 68% of job seekers, who happened to be millennials, would prefer the option to work remotely. Today’s young workforce are more interested in companies that offer flexible, professional work environments. And it’s only good news for employers too: remote workers are 35-40% more productive, while 6 out of 10 employers experience cost savings as a result of telecommuting. But how does a manager build relationships with individuals when the team is scattered across the world, and how does he or she encourage cohesion and create a team culture? (more…)

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Love them or hate them, meetings are here to stay. Collaboration is the name of the game in successful businesses, and learning how to run an effective meeting can turn what many perceive to be a waste of time into a productive activity. That is what today’s top business leaders are doing to make the most of their meetings, with the result that their companies stay at the top of their game. Let’s take a look at the four meeting strategies (and a few quirks!) of some of the most well-known business leaders of our time. (more…)

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Understanding the importance of proper preparation for your sales presentation can make the difference in whether you close more deals or not. Modern prospects want more from your sales presentation than just a few slides with graphs and bullet points. In order to successfully close sales, you need to give your audience an experience that exceeds their expectations. (more…)

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Job flexibility has become a highly sought-after commodity in the modern workplace. As more employees strive for a better work-life balance, companies seek to reduce overheads while increasing productivity; these factors contribute to the exponential growth of the remote working industry. This new way of working relies on expert insights into technology, collaboration, and tips to help remote workers find their way, connect with others, and stay at the cutting edge of innovation and motivation. In this post, we look at some of the top remote working websites to follow and resources to try, whether you’re a remote worker, or whether you’re hiring remote workers. (more…)

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Online business meetings
Meetings are a part of business. Avoid meetings, and you lose potential business. Rather than questioning whether to host a meeting, the real question nowadays is whether you will host your meeting online or in person. Of course if you are unfamiliar with holding meetings over the Web and are more accustomed to face-to-face interactions, then it’s natural to wonder if online business meetings are for you.

Many companies, from small local businesses to global corporations, are taking advantage of technology to host their business meetings remotely over the Internet. In this article I will present some facts about both forms of meetings and look at the benefits that meeting with others online can provide. (more…)

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