Writing a Business Case: What It Is and How to Write One

As a manager, director, or project lead, you are tasked with creating a project, assembling your team, and then leading the project to completion. And although your company may not require approval for every new project, it’s still vital to get buy-in from all parties involved. Without everyone on board from the start, no matter how great your results, people will question if your project was really worth the time and money spent.

The Importance of Corporate Communication: Putting Your Plan into Action

You know communication is important in your personal life. But it may not be the first thing that comes to mind in terms of business. However, the importance of corporate communication in the business world is equally as important. Bad communication leads to unhappy employees, turned off customers, and in the end bad profit margins. So what exactly is corporate communications? Corporate communication is all written and spoken interactions both internally and externally. And with more ways to co

How To Build A Successful Real Estate Team | Hubstaff Blog

If you are a real estate agent who has been in business for a while, you may be contemplating hiring a team or growing your agency. Although it’s hard to give up control of your business, hiring other team members is beneficial. Not only can you share leads, but it allows you to collaborate on complex situations and each team member can specialize in their area of expertise. You can better serve clients, and get more done. So the big question is, where do you begin building a real estate tea

How to Overcome Common Scheduling Issues

Once you do, the last thing you want is to lose these employees and have to hire new ones. This is both costly, and takes time away from work. Unfortunately, one of the reasons employees quit their jobs is due to scheduling issues. Inc. Magazine named scheduling as their 5th most common reason for quitting. So how do you avoid scheduling challenges, and keep your top performers happy? The answer is to develop a scheduling plan and stick to it.

Pre-Onboarding: Creating a New Employee Welcome Packet

Put yourself in a new employee’s shoes. You just got the call that you landed the job. While you are excited to start a new career chapter, you are also nervous. Will you really like your new company culture? What about your new co-workers? How will the company benefits and insurance work for you? These are questions that race through a new employee’s mind. How do you put their concerns at ease before and on the first day on the job? It’s easy if you focus on pre-onboarding.

Top 10 ‘Must Have’ Blended Learning Tools

You want to schedule a meeting with your sales team. But your simple meeting request is met with, “I am out of the office that day,” “I am traveling to a sales call” or from the meeting facilitator, “I am having a hard time finding an open conference room to train.” In-person training can be challenging to coordinate multiple schedules and to justify costs associated with it. One the other hand, online training can leave employees feeling disconnected from a group exercise or left with unanswer

Lessonly Alternatives: 9 Strong Learning Management System Contenders

You may be in the market for a learning management system or maybe a replacement to an existing system. Next, you may run an Internet search or talk to peers and wonder if Lessonly is a good option for your company. Although Lessonly has several great features, it’s also lacking in a few ways. Let’s take Software Advice’s review of Lessonly for example. If you read the customer reviews, there are quite a few cons listed. Some of these negatives of using Lessonly are: • “Although it is visually


Do you remember watching Disney Pixar’s Toy Story for the first time and being wowed by how the characters seemed to jump off the screen? Or what about the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park? Or Shrek? So did cinematographers and animators alike. Animation has transformed over time from 2D (hand-drawn by illustrators since the 1800s) to 3D (fully computer-generated) in fairly recent time, but this animation style is not just for movies. 3D animation is now more accessible to everyone for catching the eye of customers and consumers.

Is Social Media Necessary for Manufacturing?

Think social media is for b to c marketing only? Not in 2016. It’s rapidly changing. Social media has quickly become a great tool for b to b businesses to connect to new customers and increase sales. Furthermore, businesses are tuning out more traditional outlets like tradeshows and tuning into the Internet to catch a wider audience. And, companies are performing all their initial research online to narrow down prospects. Knowing all this evidence in favor of social media, which channel is best to use?

Tips to Improve Workplace Communication

Do you remember that childhood game of telephone? Someone whispers a phrase in another’s ear and that person is supposed to repeat back what they were told to the next person? After this continues down the line, the last person stands up and repeats the phrase they think they heard. The phase given by the last person is always different than what was said in the first place. This is a lot like what happens at companies. But in the workforce bad communication results in a larger-scale game of te

Video Production Meets Ad Agency Collaboration: Successful Advertising Takes a Comprehensive Team

In today’s world, where Super Bowl ads are just as popular as “the big game” or YouTube product demonstrations supplement or take the place of in-box instructions, video production is becoming instrumental in the advertising world. But with all the demands, sizes and specialties of ad agencies, they may not have the capabilities or time to keep up with client video production needs and may need to outsource.