LONG BEACH, Calif. – January 26, 2015 – As an estimated 58 million people in the Northeast brace for the historic 2015 winter storm Juno, employees across the nation are preparing by taking advantage of work-from-home alternatives to avoid commuting in dangerous blizzard conditions. FreeConferenceCall.com, the largest privately held conferencing provider in the United States, expects usage to rise this week, and encourages the use of its no-cost services to support employee productivity during inclement weather.
"Creating technology-enabled solutions for effectively managing virtual workforces is imperative, especially when weather challenges make commuting difficult -- or nearly impossible," said FreeConferenceCall.com CEO David Erickson. "According to the National Statistics Council, 37% of employee time is spent in meetings. So, when working remotely becomes a necessity, free teleconferencing and videoconferencing become even more important."
The Human Resource owner and HR consultant Laura Sankovich, PhD., stresses the importance of keeping the lines of communication open with employees. "Communicating with your workforce is critical, especially when weather disruptions impact your entire organization," she said. "Being proactive while working remotely is easy with FreeConferenceCall.com."
Sankovich suggests using FreeConferenceCall.com products to conduct virtual meetings with internal and external clients so employees stay up-to-date on all company announcements.
Warnings have been issued that mass transit options will begin to dwindle as the night wears on, private cars will be restricted and flights are being canceled, making in-person meetings impossible in many situations across the East Coast.
The National Weather Service is taking the impending storm seriously, calling the weather system "life-threatening". As cities and residents make preparations, blizzard and winter storm warnings have been issued from Maryland through Maine and into Canada.
"Preparing for storms of this magnitude includes finding seamless options to work remotely," Erickson said. "With so many people displaced from their routine work environments, employees might have to miss regularly scheduled meetings or cancel important business travel. Without a solution, this could be a huge loss of valuable time."
FreeConferenceCall.com is the industry leading audio and screen sharing service that boasts 30 million monthly participants worldwide. Our focus is simple: to provide the leading quality, feature rich, secure, and certainly most affordable conference and collaboration products available in the industry. We offer free audio conferencing around the world with unlimited use and up to 1,000 participants, free screen sharing with up to 25 attendees, instant access to online meetings without attendee downloads, free recording, and much, much more. Our services are designed for the needs of the 21st century, with local number access, in-language connections across more than 82 countries along with 24/7 live customer support. Unlike most in the industry, FreeConferenceCall.com owns and operates its own telecommunications infrastructure and global architecture, with nodes located in every continent and call participants from over 160 countries. FreeConferenceCall.com was founded by David Erickson in 2001 and is based in Long Beach, California.