Improving the Hiring Process
They say the people make the company, and while larger businesses have always placed an importance on sourcing the best talent, it has become the top priority for dynamic industry leaders like Google. By leveraging video conferencing services, companies are able to expand their search for top talent beyond their local area, giving them unprecedented access to candidates for face-to-face meetings. Video conferencing for HR gives interviewers better insight into potential hires, and removes the travel expenses of flights and lodging for earlier stage interviews.
By widening the applicant pool, businesses are making themselves available to the most qualified candidates who best match their company culture. In doing so, they're creating stronger teams that are more productive, and successful.
Enabling a Remote Workforce
Aside from the benefits video conferencing services hold for the hiring process, they also afford employees a greater degree of flexibility in their day to day operations. Blue Jeans enables employees to work from home or while traveling with a wide variety of sharing tools, so remote collaboration is both efficient and productive. While remote web conferencing tools have been around for a while, 76% of professionals feel that meeting attendees are less likely to pay attention on a web conference than over a video conference connection. Video conferencing services create a virtual meeting space that supports face-to-face interaction, with slideshow, document, file, and even video sharing, so employees can remotely achieve everything that they could from a standard meeting in person.
The Effect of Telecommuting
Working remotely reduces commute times and improves employee satisfaction. Take wildly popular Chinese travel booking site, Ctrip for example. In an interview with the Harvard Business Review, founder James Liang explains how increasing telecommuting opportunities benefitted the company, "we found that people working from home completed 13.5% more calls than the staff in the office did—meaning that Ctrip got almost an extra workday a week out of them. They also quit at half the rate of people in the office—way beyond what we anticipated. And predictably, at-home workers reported much higher job satisfaction." Both companies and their employees stand to benefit greatly from greater access to telecommunication and video conference collaboration tools. It's the next step forward toward the future of the business world.
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