How to Conduct a Video Interview
Video interviews have become a necessity for businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the realities of lockdown and social distancing. Companies are still having to hire staff and continue moving onwards, and with in-person interviews being an unnecessary risk, interviews are more easily carried out remote using video calling software.
The Most Important Lesson Ever About Managing Remote Workers
Remote working has been growing in popularity for many years. It’s easy to understand why; it’s extremely popular with staff (some surveys have suggested that as many as 51% of on-site workers would like the opportunity to work remotely) and it can have a wide range benefits and advantages for employers, including reducing costs and increasing productivity.
Get the most out of your Webcam
Whether you love it or hate it, video conferencing is the new normal, and it’s here to stay. For team meetings and catchups we can be content to use our in built webcams, but what about important presentations, sales meetings, or coaching sessions? There are times when we want to make a little more of an impression, and in this blog I will outline a few simple techniques and principals to help you add a touch of class to your zoom-pearance… (that’s zoom and appearance stapled together!), and get the most out of your webcam.
Time for adjustments to the new normal?
This week the UK Prime-minister has hinted that the current restrictions are likely to be in place for a further 6 months. Many organisations are suggesting that they are unlikely to return to the same ways of working post covid, so there is definitely a new normal.
Just these two words together should raise the alarm bells! What good leader ever distances themselves from their followers? To lead people, we need to be visible, present and accessible. So even the idea of distance leadership feels uncomfortable when we look at the typical recommendations for physically present leaders.
Becoming an Intrepreneur
Many organisations are exploring what it might be to have staff that behave like entrepreneurs. Some are calling this Intrepreneurship. It is a topic that feels more at home in corporates, now so many of us are remote working, literally from home! This may be due to the ‘lone worker’ stereotype of the entrepreneur setting out on their own.
Managing stress: Returning to a post COVID workplace
With the continued slow progression toward normality, many of us are now returning to a post COVID workplace. Some people feel excited to return to comfortable routines, others are tentative about the prospect, others still are downright fearful. And COVID related health concerns are not the only stressor at work.
How Working from home can give you 20 days of personal investment!
This week we are exhibiting at the first ever ‘Working From Home Show’ all without a single minute of commute time.
Every week now we are receiving calls from companies that are talking to us about changing the status quo and adapting to more home working following the global experiment of the past 5 months.
The Innovation Factor
Innovation is the action or process of imagining a new method, idea, product, etc. It is not invention, which is the act of taking that imagined idea and progressing it into reality. Both are super valuable in todays organisations, but without the former, the later won’t exist.
How to influence when working remotely
We have a number of clients who are asking how influencing skills change when working remotely. Often times it’s been connected to customer relationship management, or procurement, buyer / seller negotiations. The topic however is useful for us all to consider in this new post covid world.