As many of us know, millennials represent a growing force within the work world and are no longer a population demographic that can be ignored. According to McCrindle, there are 4.2 million millennials in Australia, which in 2006 made them 20.5 per cent of the population. Growing up in a digital world, millennials, who are those born between 1980 and 2000, are dependant on technology and looking for a more interactive workplace, says a recent report from Robert Walters. So how could offering conference calls be an attractive feature for this group of young workers?
Teleworking, also known as telecommuting, essentially means that employees do their work outside of the office, whether this is at home or at a co-working office.
A 2013 McCrindle study showed that almost half of Australians work from at least one location other than their own offices per week, meaning teleworking is becoming increasingly common. The study also demonstrated employees' wishes for more flexible working options, with 78 per cent expressing the desire to do at least some work at home and 80 per cent saying that they would be more likely to stay longer with an employer if the employer offered teleworking options.
Public speaking, including speaking in front of others in the workplace, can be a highly stressful experience for many. According to the National Institute of Mental Health in the US, 74 per cent of Americans suffer from speech anxiety, also known as glossophobia. While conference calls can help relieve some anxiety by taking out the face-to-face aspect of the interaction, there are still a few tips speakers can follow to be certain that they can lead or participate in a teleconference with confidence.
Technology is such an engrained part of our daily lives that it can be easy to take it for granted. However, at the same time, technology is always progressing, meaning business leaders must keep up with the latest trends in order to serve clients and customers in the right manner.
The business world is fast-moving, and while this is positive for improving cashflow and other financial metrics, it doesn't always produce the easiest environment for conducting teleconferences.
Recording a conference call is an excellent way to ensure conference participants have access to meeting content and comments made during a conference call, especially if they can't make it to the meeting.
At this time of the year, many of us are starting to think about the Christmas and New Year break. As such, pressures around organising holidays and family get-togethers can begin to take a toll on work performance.
In the world of business, green is definitely a trendy colour. While this doesn't mean enterprises are painting their walls green or changing their brand colour, the concept of green is more figurative, but just as bold for customers, clients and stakeholders.
For many employees, a performance review is a great indicator of personal progress. While many major issues would be flagged outside of a review, this occasion presents an opportunity to get into the details of the role and the improvements that a worker can concentrate on moving forward.