Magic Sauce, Airplanes and Shaun Neff’s Biggest Hiring Turn-Off: Gems from the Neff-Erickson Business Rockstars Roundtable on Hiring Employees

Shaun Neff, David Erickson, Pat O'Brian

Neff-Erickson Roundtable on Hiring Employees

Want to get hired by a cutting-edge company? Business Rockstars© just got you an in with two major Southern California players, Shaun Neff of Neff Headwear and David Erickson of FreeConferenceCall.com. These founders/CEOs have both rocked their respective industries, and now they’re dishing out just what they look for in a new hire.

Don’t miss Neff describe a free-flowing, Millennial-based corporate culture complete with surfing and Slurpee© machines or Erickson talk about giving employees the space to do their own thing. What do these innovators want in a future employee? Erickson wants somebody who is internally motivated, and Neff is looking for someone who can stay ahead of the trends. Here are a couple of our favorite interview gems: Read More...

Defining ‘Disruption’, FreeConferenceCall.com Style

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By Brandon Klein

I’m officially an old-timer. I’ve witnessed dramatic changes in the telecom industry over the last few decades — from hardware to business models, the industry is almost unrecognizable. Millennials, for example, are largely unfamiliar with tangled, stretched-out telephone cords and waiting to call long distance until after 7 p.m. As for the rest of us, we remember feeling cutting-edge with our flip phones, and the per-minute pricing roulette of calling out of network. And how about when we had to place a reservation to make an audio conference call and then pay through the teeth? Read More...

How to Ace a Video Conference Interview (Part 2)

Working in office

Thanks to Facetime and Facebook, many of us are video conferencing savvy. It’s become a familiar aspect of our personal lives. Yet when it comes to using similar tech for virtual interviews, we have to shift into a new gear. 

To smooth the transition, we’ve pulled together the best tips for a video conference interview. The first part of this series laid out the preparation for a virtual interview. Now, it’s time to build on what we’ve learned. Below are 3Cs to keep in mind: communication, connection and confidence. Read More...

How to Ace a Video Conference Interview (Part 1)

Businessman Working In Office At Home

With the rise in remote workers and the growing quality and cost-effectiveness of video conferencing, it’s no wonder that 60% of recruiters incorporate it into the interview process. If you’re looking for tips, you’ve come to the right place. This two-part series is a compilation of top tips, the what’s what in virtual meeting preparation. In other words, it’s everything you need to know for your next video conference interview. In the first part, below, we lay the groundwork for a successful meeting.

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Business Rockstars Interviews FreeConferenceCall.com Founder and CEO

Hey folks! Just a quick FYI from FreeConferenceCall.com. In case you haven’t heard, Business Rockstars© is the largest producer of audio and video content for the business savvy, featuring rockstar CEOs, startups and entrepreneurs. Now this cutting-edge company has narrowed its award-winning lens to focus on our very own CEO, David Erickson.

In an interview for the business ages, Dave sits down with Pat O’Brien of Hollywood Insider to explain his rise from tiny startup to virtual meeting stardom. From finding great employees to favorite superheros to "vacuuming the corners", don’t miss the inside scoop on FreeConferenceCall.com. It's a unique story of differentiation, viral growth and worldwide domination. We might be exaggerating about the worldwide domination. But only by a little. Read More...

4 Tools for Scheduling a Global Meeting Time

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By Nella Marov-Perez, Customer Care Manager, FreeConferenceCall.com

Phew! After more than a dozen circuitous emails, that global meeting has finally been digitally inked into the calendar. That is, of course, until you realize that the time everyone confirmed would be 3 a.m. for the guy in Mumbai. And suddenly, you’ve slid back to the beginning of the planning process. Read More...