Is Remote Work Helping Women Close the Gender Gap?

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The workplace gender gap has improved dramatically in recent decades, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that women will make up 47 percent of the labor force in 2024.

However, a very real pay gap still exists, and women are still underrepresented in a number of occupations, particularly those in the tech industry — only 20 percent of tech jobs are held by women. Read More...

5 Ways to Avoid Unproductive Meetings

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Unproductive meetings aren’t just a waste of time and money — they’re also shockingly common. Seventy-one percent of senior managers say meetings are unproductive and inefficient, according to the Harvard Business Review.

How can you beat the odds and avoid unproductive meetings in your company? These are our top five meeting productivity tips: Read More...

Why Free Shouldn’t Be Feared

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We spend a lot of time in the marketing department evaluating the word ‘free’. As you can imagine, it’s everywhere. It’s in our company name. It’s in our logo. It’s on our website. It’s on our coffee cups. It’s on my pop-socket. It’s even on the license plate of my CEO’s car.

Generally speaking, people L O V E free things. Am I right? People will literally go out of their way to get free stuff. For example, the Chick Fil a across the street from our office opened last summer and they were giving away free chicken sandwich meals for a year, to the first 50 people in line on the day of their grand opening. I kid you not, there were people pitching tents in the parking lot to get their hands on that coupon book — including one of our own! Radio station phones are ringing off the hook each morning when listeners hear the ‘song of the day’ and call in to win free concert tickets. Target customers fly to the store when there is any kind of popular BOGO deal. We also can’t forget all you millennials who comment on your favorite bloggers Instagram post for a chance to win a free Le Creuset. Read More...

5 Best Headsets for Conference Call Meetings Online

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When attending an online conference call, the quality of your headset is just as important as the speed of your internet connection. If you have poor audio quality, it can negatively affect your call’s productivity and your team’s communication.

If you want to avoid spoiling a good conference call with shoddy audio, you’re in luck: We’re here to show you the five best headsets for conference calls: Read More...

Top 5 Online Conference Call Services With Outlook Calendar Integration

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When you’re trying to decide which service to use for your online conference call meetings, it’s easy to focus solely on fundamental features like audio quality, screen sharing and recording capability.

If you use Microsoft Outlook calendar, though, it’s also important to consider whether the service of your choice includes an intuitive and easy-to-use Outlook calendar integration. Read More...

To be Freemium or Not to Be? That Is The Question.

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It’s not every day you hear from a CFO of a global company with the word ‘free’ in the name, who says they don’t like freemium based models. Let me introduce to you our CFO, Scott Southron — the man who says just that.

First things first, he defines freemium as, “a two-tiered pricing strategy that offers customers a stripped-down product for free and charges them to access additional features.” Read More...

Resolutions, Smezolutions

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What does the end of a year mean to you? Better yet, what does the start of a new year mean to you? I am betting you were probably thinking about your personal life when I asked those questions. Now, ask yourself those questions again but think about it from a work point of view.

Brandon Klein, vice president of sales at StartMeeting, thinks resolutions are all that and a bag of chips. He thrives on team building and loves coming together at the end of the year with his team to celebrate the wins, analyze the misses and create shared goals for the future — and he thinks you and your team should do the same. Read More...