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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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More Than Meeting Rooms: Book Virtually Any Resource with Scheduling Software

More Than Meeting Rooms: Book Virtually Any Resource with Scheduling Software

Meeting rooms are among your most important assets, and since real estate comes with an exorbitant price tag, it’s important to know how your workspace is being used. Evaluating and maximizing meeting room utilization is crucial to improving your company’s operational effectiveness and lowering real estate costs. The key to utilizing workspace as optimally as possible lies in scheduling it in an efficient manner. Room scheduling software is a simple yet powerful tool that streamlines the booking process, eliminates its complexity, and saves you time. There’s more to resource booking than just meeting rooms, however. There are many resources that may be available to book in an organization, such as the following: • Hot desks• Catering and other extra services • Bicycles• Cars• Audio/visual equipment• Parking spots •

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Guest — Boaz

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Well articulated blog. What I find amazing about Resource Central is its simplicity to use.
Friday, 08 January 2016 01:22
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University of Southern Denmark Cuts Down on Meeting Planning Time with Resource Central

University of Southern Denmark Cuts Down on Meeting Planning Time with Resource Central

One of Denmark’s largest universities, the University of Southern Denmark has more than 19,000 students and nearly 4,000 staff members. The university holds many internal meetings that take place across 55 meeting facilities, so they needed a way to streamline the meeting planning process. It took university staff a considerable amount of time to schedule a single meeting because they had to locate a suitable room and arrange for the proper equipment, tables, and services to be delivered in time for the meeting. In order to significantly cut down on the time spent planning meetings, the University of Southern Denmark decided to implement a resource booking solution. They decided on Resource Central by Add-On Products, a resource booking system that integrates with Microsoft Outlook®. Resource Central was a

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Boost Efficiency and Save Time with Resource Scheduling Software

Boost Efficiency and Save Time with Resource Scheduling Software

Meetings are an inevitable part of doing business. They are time-consuming, but scheduling them shouldn’t have to be. At the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia Inc. (CCI WA), arranging meetings was troublesome prior to the implementation of Resource Central, Add-On Products’ meeting room and resource booking software for Microsoft Outlook® and Exchange. CCI WA is a member-based, non-profit organization with approximately 300 staff members located across Western Australia and the Northern Territory. 220 of those staff members work at CCI WA’s head office in East Perth. Before adopting Resource Central, CCI WA staff used a spreadsheet to arrange meetings and resources and the file frequently got corrupted. Employees spent far too much time going back and forth to set up meetings and it was tedious,

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