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Meeting on Camera
During the Pandemic

Over a year into COVID-19, “Zoom” has become synonymous with “meeting on camera”. Stories about “Zoom fatigue” abound, but what’s really causing it?

The Muse
9 Tips for Making Video
Meetings More Productive
for Everyone Involved

With so many people still working from home thanks to the pandemic, video meetings are likely here to stay for a while. And although you and your coworkers may…

WBE Canada’s
Driving Innovation Report

Customer Success Manager Eva Poxon is featured in WBE’s 2021 Driving Innovation Report. Learn more about Eva and Virtira’s diversity-driven endeavours and passions on page 71.

Pandemic exhaustion is
different from just feeling tired.

Never before have Americans been so physically and emotionally tired at the same time. Together this creates an endless loop of fatigue.

MSN
The Biggest Salary Negotiation Mistakes You’re Making

With the unemployment rate at 6.9%, 12 million Americans are set to lose unemployment benefits at year’s end. And with the COVID-19 pandemic still going strong…

The Business Journal
Employees Zoning Out in
Zoom Meetings? Tips From
a Remote Veteran

Can video conferencing be as effective as in-person communicating? Will workplace culture — and production — suffer from a lack of traditional human interaction?

Managing Remote Employees: 8 Best Practices for Leaders Now

Copying and pasting your real-world management style to remote work didn’t work well last March – and it isn’t working now. Consider these remote management best practices…

The Biggest Salary Negotiation Mistakes You’re Making

With the unemployment rate at 6.7%, 12 million Americans are set to lose unemployment benefits at year’s end. And with the COVID-19 pandemic still going strong…

Canada’s Top SME Employers
create forward-thinking,
fun workplaces

In their drive to acquire top talent, top SMEs typically encourage staff to become recruiters for the company, offering generous referral bonuses…

Hybrid Work Model Likely
to Be New Norm in 2021

The days of physically reporting to an office every day of the workweek are not likely to resume once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

Nearly Half The Workforce
Is Exhausted From
Meeting On Camera

As employees continue to be forced home during the pandemic, nearly half of them are reporting high levels of exhaustion, a new study has found.

Managing remote employees: 8 best practices for leaders now – The Enterprisers Project

IT employees around the world have been working from home for nearly a year now, and remote work is expected to become the new normal for many.

Discussing the New Work from Home Era

Welcome to the talent management inspiration team, Cynthia Spraggs, author and CEO of Virtira, a completely virtual company that focuses on…

How to stay productive working from home for the holidays | Expert column

How can remote workers keep their focus sharp and their productivity high while noise and interruptions surround them? And what can businesses do to ensure their employees…

Working Remote; The New Hybrid of Working with Cynthia Spraggs and Shelley Brander

Alan is visited by Cynthia Spraggs – The CEO and Founder of Virtira. Cynthia talks about how early on she knew that she didn’t want to work a regular job.

What Good Is It To Be Engaged With Your Team If You Can’t Be Productive?

There are two key aspects to any company – culture and production. You can think about these as “who we are” and “what we produce.”

Nearly Half The Workforce Is Exhausted From Meeting On Camera

As the workforce continue to be forced home during the pandemic, nearly half of them are reporting high levels of exhaustion, a new study has found.

Want to work
remotely forever?

Working from home is the new normal for millions of Americans, and many companies are planning to make the move permanent even if vaccines bring an end to the pandemic.

Government Executive
Meetings and Telework During Quarantine

The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced many Americans to their homes for work, which means a lot of in-person meetings have moved to teleconference software.

WBE Spotlight:
Cynthia Spraggs

Founded in 2005, Sales Beacon Consulting implements enterprise sales programs via integrated virtual project management, creative and data analytic services.

Tips for Working From
Home for Holidays

The holiday season brings families together, but it also means added distractions for the many people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working from home for the holidays: Tips to stay productive and employed

The holiday season brings families together, but it also means added distractions for the many people working from home…

Remote meetings still a challenge? Some tips to make it work

Several months into the pandemic some companies and individuals are still grappling with the challenges of working apart.

Are Your Employees Zoning Out In Zoom Meetings? Tips From A Remote Veteran

The coronavirus changed the world into a planet of remote workers, but several months into the pandemic some companies…

Webinars with WeConnect International

WEConnect International is a corporate-led 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to global supplier diversity and inclusion.

Advice from a Work From Home Veteran

Cynthia shares insights with AM 800 CKLW Radio’s Patty Handysides on why virtual teams should reconsider the webcam and other tips for individuals and leaders…

The Role of Meetings in the Remote Workplace

When many enterprises responded to the current health crisis by sending workers back to home offices, there were many issues that still had to be addressed…

Virtual Success: Building a Company Where Everyone Works From Home

I grew up in a small town, and in Atlantic Canada where our company grew from, career opportunities can be dismal, especially in smaller places.

Sales Beacon
Scales the Heights

Cynthia Spraggs knows all about working remotely. A photo of her working on her laptop at Everest Base Camp…

Taking Advantage of Rural Talent

Sales Beacon’s chief executive officer Cynthia Spraggs said in an interview from Vancouver that there’s “phenomenal talent” in rural areas.

Preventing Holiday Distractions From Hurting Productivity While Working Remotely

Cynthia Spraggs discusses Preventing holiday distractions from hurting productivity while working remotely with 630 CHED Afternoon host J’lyn Nye.

Secure Overlay Resources to Accelerate Complex
Enterprise Deals

Landing a large, technical sale is like going deep-sea fishing and hooking a really big marlin. You’re straining at the rod, trying to reel the fish in, and you need help…