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How to Be a #SmartOfficeWorker: Essential Skills in Today’s Workplace

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Good office workers are hard to find, according to one-third of hiring managers. Contrary to what the media might lead you to believe, the talent shortage doesn’t just happen in technical disciplines. There is a talent shortage across all fields because workplaces are changing rapidly. Oftentimes, organizations focus on recruiting employees with hard skills. The problem is that those people may not be capable of communicating complex thoughts or work well with others. To be a #smartofficeworker, you need to have a good mix of hard and soft skills. Some skills are desirable in more than one industry. These hybrid skills allow workers to be useful in a number of different areas of a business. The following are some of the most important and coveted skills for

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7 Ways Scheduling Software Can Boost Service-Based Startups

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As a service-based startup, you need to plan and schedule your resources, which may include people, equipment, meeting rooms, training sessions, appointments, and more. Implementing scheduling software can help your startup save administrative time, maximize resources, and reduce overall costs. By optimizing scheduling time with software, you’ll free up time to generate new business and improve customer support and service. Unfortunately, too many service-based startups don’t invest in scheduling software because they assume that it’s too expensive or unnecessary for their business. Here are some ways that scheduling software can help your startup work and collaborate more effectively.   1. Book appointments with online scheduling software For service-based businesses, one of the most important steps in the sales process is setting appointments. Online scheduling software enables

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How to Manage Stress in the Workplace

How to Manage Stress in the Workplace

Stress at work isn’t necessarily a bad thing - it can keep you focused and energetic while driving you to tackle new challenges in the workplace. Stress can also help to keep you on your toes, so you avoid mistakes and accidents and strive to do great work. However, in today’s workplace, factors like tight deadlines, increasing demands, and long hours can leave feeling worried and overwhelmed. While it’s normal to experience some stress at work, chronic stress can interfere with your productivity and performance. According to Forbes, the average businessperson has 30 to 100 projects on his plate at any given time, and 40% of adults say that stressful events from the day keep them lying awake at night. You may have noticed that when

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How Key Personnel Can Improve Resource Utilization with a Central Meeting Management Tool

How Key Personnel Can Improve Resource Utilization with a Central Meeting Management Tool

Resource utilization rates and profitability are two sides of the same coin. Optimizing resource utilization rates will enhance your company’s profitability and is key to running a successful operation.  To maximize resource usage and improve employee productivity, it’s helpful to use software to manage meetings and book resources. Employees need access to a tool that allows them to quickly and easily find meeting rooms, book meetings, order extra services, and make any necessary adjustments.    Drag and Drop Meetings and Resources with Resource Central’s Booking Manager At Add-On Products, we have introduced a new tool called the Booking Manager in the 2016 version of our meeting and resource booking software, Resource Central. The Booking Manager allows key personnel to manage changes to bookings, orders, and

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Make Informed Business Decisions with Resource Utilization Reports

Make Informed Business Decisions with Resource Utilization Reports

The effective management of resources is an essential task for any organization. It’s crucial to efficiently organize and allocate personnel and equipment, as well as avoid idle resources. Knowing the extent to which your company uses its resources is vital to effectively managing costs and smoothly executing projects. Resource utilization reports show how, where, and how much of your resources are being used. A recent study by Accenture showed that companies need access to timely, in-depth insights if they are to remain competitive globally. Resource utilization reports help companies turn raw data into actionable insights. Understand the Utilization of Every Resource Resource utilization reports, such as those generated by Add-On Products’ tools like Resource Central, WebTeam Central, and Exchange Central, can be used

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