Learning to leverage new technologies is one of the intangibles that enables one business to survive while another flounders. One of the latest tech advances that is separating the risers from those falling flat is the ability to hire and maintain remote workers. Being able to hire people from across the country and across the globe makes it possible to hire the perfect candidate for a position regardless of the physical location. This allows businesses to create the most effective staff without having to relocate new hires.
The ability to hire across the globe creates an entirely new set of logistical problems. Luckily, these problems can be solved using the very same technologies that allow you to hire in the first place. Video conferencing allows people from multiple locations to communicate in real-time. It eliminates the need to coordinate schedules and book costly flights. The savings on hotel accommodations and airfare are enough to cover the cost of web and video conferencing software several times over.
Instead of having one huge meeting over a week’s time where you try to forecast everything that could possibly happen in the next three months, you can schedule weekly, or even a daily, touch-base web conferences that will allow you to deal with changes in the market, unseen issues in the production line or any other problem that could rear its head, quickly and efficiently.
Not only is video conferencing a boon for employees who travel continuously or who are located in other countries but for those that are in the same town. Instead of having to drive in and work at the main office every day, they would be able to get all of the important information in a daily web conference and then continue on without the hassle of traffic.
Taking advantage of web conferencing and collaborative meetings makes business communication as easy as logging in to a secured channel and turning your webcam on. It doesn’t matter what type of device your employees have, web conferencing is compatible with desktops, laptops, tablets and other devices that have cameras and can connect to the internet.
Once you’ve started using the web for conferencing, it’s only a short time before you realize all the other ways that using real-time video chat can help you stay viable in a constantly evolving world. Does your company currently use video conferencing? How?