Remote Working

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How a conference call bridge works: the technology behind conference calls

If you have any role in the business environment – or even, increasingly, outside the business environment – you probably have some familiarity with conference calling, but you may be a little unclear on how it actually works. A conference call is like a telephone call, except that multiple people can be connected simultaneously. As you have likely experienced, all the participants dial into a conference bridge to get connected to the teleconference.

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GabiHow a conference call bridge works: the technology behind conference calls
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Carbon offsetting for businesses: a world saviour or a silly idea?

With all the troubles in the world, no business can be solely about making money. We all have to do our little bit to try and make things better, and one area that often – deservedly – receives a lot of attention is trying to tackle environmental issues. This is particularly relevant and beneficial because so many businesses do so often add to rather than help combat climate change.

One way that is becoming increasingly popular among businesses, and individuals too, is carbon offsetting. This is essentially where companies can pay for the carbon emissions they cause to be neutralised, by offsetting them elsewhere. For example, if somebody had to take a flight to a meeting, they would use an offsetting website to calculate how much carbon that flight had added to the atmosphere, and pay for a project designed to reduce future emissions, for example by distributing low-energy lightbulbs to towns in Chile. There are also products available which include carbon offsetting in their price, which means you don’t even have to opt-in to neutralise your impact, it is done from the moment of purchase, or possibly even production.

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GabiCarbon offsetting for businesses: a world saviour or a silly idea?
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Desk posture: your guide to sitting properly at work

You may not think of your posture as one of the most important aspects of your work life, but it’s becoming an increasing priority in a lot of offices as people realise the colossal effects it can have upon your health and your productivity.

The fact is, the average adult spends around 50-70% of the day sitting at work. Clearly, something that accounts for such a huge chunk of your life needs to be done properly, ensuring you reduce the risk of negative impacts as far as possible. You have to reconcile the incompatibilities between the work and the worker in order to allow the best possible and safest performance.

The risks

The potential negative impacts of sitting poorly are very real, and very serious. Office workers who spend most of the working day sitting at their desks have been found to be twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease, and a  massive 54% more likely to die of a heart attack – even if they dedicate a lot of time and effort to keeping in shape.

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GabiDesk posture: your guide to sitting properly at work
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Conference calls and call recording for recruitment agencies

Teleconferencing is such an invaluable tool that it has found innumerable uses, gaining a key place even outside of the business environment. But within the professional world, one particular area that stands to gain a great deal from integrating virtual meetings into its activities is the recruitment field.

As an area which naturally dedicates its time to connecting multiple different parties, such a simple and effective communication tool seems like an obvious blessing. By making extensive use of conference calling, recruitment agencies are able to contact a vast number of potential employees easily and cheaply – particularly with the availability of genuinely free conference calls. That means you are boosting your chances of finding more and more suitable candidates for the particular role you are recruiting for, benefiting you, the employer, and the candidates.

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What do you get if you pay for conference calls?

Genuinely free conference calling, a ground-breaking service offered by conference bridge WHYPAY? is an irreplaceable and invaluable business tool that you may not realise you are not fully taking advantage of. Even if you don’t work in an office – you are a teacher, for example, a musician, or even a pastor – there are so many great uses for teleconferencing.

But that’s not to say that you can get absolutely everything free of charge. If there are people still out there paying for their audio meetings, when they could find totally free providers, there must be a good reason. So what exactly does paying get you?

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GabiWhat do you get if you pay for conference calls?
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Why you’re not as productive as you could be

In a world where time is money and every minute is filled with something, maximum productivity is vital. Everything is constantly speeding up, tasks have to be completed more quickly with fewer steps. The modern business world needs things to be fast, smooth, and efficient. That’s why professional productivity is absolutely essential in order to find success, and there are lots of different ways you can go about boosting yours. Here are just a handful of tips that might help make you more productive, and give you new ideas about what else you can do to use your time more profitably.

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5 of the best apps for working professionals

There are so many smartphone and desktop applications out there that it can be easy to find your devices completely cluttered up with tools that you rarely use. Many of today’s apps are designed to make life easier and more efficient for us in some way, and a significant proportion of them are geared towards working professionals. But are any of these apps really going to make your job easier?

Well yes, some of them certainly can, because they address very real problems in the work place, like keeping all your notes and ideas organised. But it can be hard to know which apps are reliable and useful without trying them first. It’s also important to realise that any application requires time and attention before you’ll get anything out of it, and this is something that many people struggle with.

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Gabi5 of the best apps for working professionals
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5 tips for working away from the office

The way we work is rapidly changing, as technology allows us to stay constantly connected. Thanks to this, you can now decide how, where and when you work, to suit your own lifestyle, and more people than ever are adopting this new approach. If you have the opportunity to work away from the usual office environment, there are a few things to bear in mind to ensure you are as productive as possible.

1. Think about which environment is right for you

You have just gained the freedom to escape your office with its set rules and hours. So don’t carry on penning yourself in by making assumptions about what your new work environment should be like. For example, working from home doesn’t have to mean working from home. Experiment what kind of environment works for you and makes you as productive as possible – everybody is different. Try out coffeehouses, your garden, a study, the park, a library… there are so many possibilities, and you never know what could be the best for you. With more and more people choosing telecommuting as their mode of work, you can easily surround yourself with other people in the same position as you, so that you are still in a productive and work-driven atmosphere.

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Is remote working right for your workplace?

A revolution in the way we work is underway. Remote working is constantly becoming more and more feasible and convenient as technology develops, allowing us to keep in touch and get things done more efficiently, regardless of location. Highly useful tools like conference calling are making remote working easier than ever.

Could your business be next? Well, there are lots of things to take into consideration before you decide to implement remote working permanently, and lots of different ways that you could integrate it into your workplace. Not only does it come with a whole host of professional benefits, it could be a huge step in making your business environmentally friendly.

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GabiIs remote working right for your workplace?
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A revolution in work life structure – how the way you work is changing

Technological development is a tidal wave that we have been unable to suppress for decades now, with people constantly thinking creatively, innovatively and practically to take the next step, come up with the next big idea that can make life easier for folk like you and me. But this isn’t all just hypothetical, theoretical, abstract development, and nor is it just revolutionary changes like implanting a camera on the front of a phone to make ‘selfies’ a very real (very prevalent) possibility, or creating social media which allows you to share your #breakfast with the world.

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GabiA revolution in work life structure – how the way you work is changing