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How to Manage an International Community

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In today’s globally connected business world, many consumers and business decision makers find out about new products and services via conversations on social media and other online communities. Because of this trend, most growing international companies have community managers, all of which have certainly encountered some of the joys – and pitfalls – of community… Read more »


The State of Status Meetings [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Clarizen, a leader in enterprise work collaboration software, recently announced a round of survey results that show how status meetings actually undermine worker productivity. Released in the form of an infographic, three in five employed adults reported that preparing for status meetings takes longer than the actual meeting itself. “Survey results continue to show that… Read more »


5 Tools To Write a Winning Resume

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Writing a resume can be a daunting and time-consuming task, but it’s a necessary evil if you want to land a job. Whether this is the first or the tenth resume you’ve written, everyone can do with some help on resume writing. Short of hiring someone to write it for you, the resources available will make… Read more »


Optical Character Recognition and The Digitization Wave

OCR

Optical Character Recognition, popularly abbreviated as OCR technology, is very relevant to the concept of paperless office and the wave of digital revolution. The basic idea of OCR however is not new. Don’t you read and recognize characters? The OCR/ICR machine has evolved to from the same basic concept of tracking – matching and identifying…. Read more »


It’s Simple: Complete Helps you Get Things Done

GTD simple

Complete is a new, crowd-based to-do app that puts a positive spin on your traditional to-do list. Using the power of motivation, knowledge, and social networks, Complete helps users overcome challenges and GTD (Get Things Done) rather than simply managing their tasks. The app lets users share tasks on their Complete feed and help each… Read more »


7 Tips To Find New Blog Topic Ideas

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If you have been a blogger for any length of time, you come to realize that writing several articles every week can turn into hard work. Usually the most frustrating part of the whole writing process is coming up with original topics that haven’t been beaten to death by every other blogger in your field of… Read more »


Corporate Events on a Budget

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Coordinating the perfect corporate event isn’t an easy task, especially if you are working on a tight budget! You need to think about where you can compromise and cut costs but still put on events that appeal to everyone. Whilst your manager may have asked for a posh water feature, if it is going to eat… Read more »


Big Data for Small Business: The Guide

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More now than ever before, it’s important to understand the impact of data on business. Making data relevant, not only to aid consumer decisions but also to inform business decisions, is the challenge in making big data palatable.   This infographic explains how big data can boost efficiency, cut costs, and tailor decisions. There are various resources… Read more »


How Virtual Reality Can Improve Your Driving Experience

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This is a paid placement by Ford. Typically we associate virtual and augmented reality technology with fun and games, thanks to Oculus Rift or Google Glass. But Ford Motor Company takes immersive virtual reality very seriously. Ford is the first automaker to use a new ultra high-definition, virtual reality lab that enables designers and engineers globally to… Read more »


Recruit Passive Talent with Match-Click

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You might wish it was easier to hire passive candidates. Maybe that means it’s time to improve the marketing strategy for your recruitment process. Match-Click, a recruiting and job search platform, revolutionizes the hiring process for employers. Instead of relying on boring job postings to attract candidates, employers can create interactive and easy-to-read job postings… Read more »


9 Tips for Waking Up Early [INFOGRAPHIC]

9 Tips for Waking Up Early

For the latter part of college and a bit of time afterwards, I thrived on waking up early; on a typical day, I would wake up between the hours of 4:30 AM and 5:30 AM, and get ahead on my morning routine. It was great, and overall it made my mornings more productive. But waking… Read more »


8 Ways to Get the Most out of Startup Weekend

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At 2.03 AM on Monday August 1, 2011, on a train somewhere between Redfern and Kings Cross Station in Sydney, Australia, I was exhausted and delirious. I was on the way to my hotel after the Sunday night celebrations. I was caught by the Startup Weekend movement; hook, line and sinker. Since that weekend I have been involved in eight… Read more »


Under-Desk Hammock for Your Feet Killing It on Kickstarter

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We’ve said it before: sitting all day in your desk is killing you. We are sitting for much longer today than we did a generation ago. There are ways you can design your desk to help your posture and improve your circulation even if you’re sitting for most of the day. Working with your feet… Read more »


SEO Is Not Dead: Hearken The Hail!

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Much as we wonder what the future of SEO industry is, there are not many occasions where you get to see a bright light at the end of this long tunnel. Link building has been diminished to its skeletal form, thanks to the death of guest posts. On-page SEO reigns the industry now and is… Read more »