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BlueJeans integrates with Workplace by Facebook, Samsung DeX

Videoconferencing specialist BlueJeans Network announced the integration of its platform with Facebook and Samsung services. After completing a “highly successful” beta program, BlueJeans for Workplace by Facebook is now generally available. Additionally, BlueJeans partnered with Samsung Electronics to develop an enhanced application for the Samsung DeX which turns Samsung mobile phones into desktop computing devices. BlueJeans for Workplace by Facebook…

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Skype, Facetime and WhatsApp are increasingly popular with consumers yet… just 7% of British employees regularly use video conferencing at work

Most British businesses are seemingly unprepared for the dramatic technology developments set to reshape the workplace in the next decade, according to the findings of a research report released today by TalkTalk Business. The Workforces 2025 Report, finds that the majority of British workers are frustrated to find themselves in office environments where they lack access to the right level of…

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An Average American commuter spent 388 days in the lifetime going back and forth to job

On average, Americans spend 26 minutes commuting to work each day. From Silicon Valley tech workers who have a long commute due to inflated housing costs to farmers who just drive the tractor down the road, commuting to work covers the range of time zones and landscapes. And this year marks the longest that the average commute has ever been…

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Flexible working hours, not bonuses or unlimited holidays, is key to employee motivation and business success?

ver half (52%) of British workers picked ‘flexi hours’ as the perk that most motivates them to be a better employee in a survey conducted by Workfront®, the leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions. In second place was ‘generous bonus packages’ at 40%, with ‘unlimited holidays’ coming in third at 31%. Although there has been a rise in companies offering…

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62% of today’s multi-generational workforce now working from anywhere

Being able to work from anywhere is believed to boost performance with 98% of all respondents to a survey believing that anywhere working has a positive impact on productivity, according to Polycom’s Future of Work survey. The survey notes that almost two thirds (62%) of the global working population are currently taking advantage of flexible working practices. Findings also showed…

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Amazon to Add 30,000 Part-Time U.S. Jobs

Company says it is hiring warehouse, customer-service workers to keep up with growth in business Amazon.com Inc. said it would create 30,000 part-time positions in the U.S. over the next year, nearly doubling the total as its customer base and sprawling warehouse network expand. READ MORE: Amazon in talks to start MVNO in Germany Of the jobs, 25,000 will be warehouse…

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Trends in productivity, workforce roles and technology adoption

Automation specialist Chef Software has released the results of a survey of over 1,500 IT practitioners and decision-makers across app, infrastructure, security and cross-functional teams. The findings show technology rollout increasing faster than headcount. The use of automation is on the rise, with more established technologies seeing wider adoption. Less than half of our users describe their teams as being infrastructure focused,…

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When I Work Launches WorkChat, Bringing All Team Communications to One Place for Hourly Workers and Business Owners

When I Work, the easiest way to schedule, track time and communicate with hourly workers, commemorates Employee Appreciation Day on March 3rd by unveiling WorkChat, a new and secure team messaging service that enables small- and mid-sized businesses to discuss and agree to schedules, shift-swapping, vacation plans, availability and more. The service improves the quality of these interactions and allows…

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As Large Enterprises Seek to Improve Productivity Clarizen Sees Record Growth

Clarizen, the global leader in collaborative work management software, today announced record-setting growth in 2016. Clarizen anticipates this trend will accelerate in 2017 as more enterprises become proactive in improving business agility by facilitating better collaboration among all their employees. Clarizen’s success reflects the growth of the global project and portfolio management market, which IDC predicts will grow to reach…

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The Global Workforce Is Increasingly Mobile

Some 64% of Job Seekers Worldwide Are Interested in Working Abroad, While 76% Are Interested in Working as Freelancers, Says a New Report from The Boston Consulting Group and Recruit Works Institute A survey of job seekers around the world who found new work in 2015 reveals that 64% were interested in working abroad, while 7% had already moved to…

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