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Productivity tools can help both individuals and teams stay on track. However, introducing a new productivity tool into your existing workflows can be challenging. Try to convince your team to adopt yet another digital tool, and you’ll likely be met with some resistance. That said, introducing a new tool that can help save time, resources, and provide a productivity boost doesn’t have to result in confusion or confrontation if you plan properly. Here are four…

Creating, approving, and scheduling Instagram content is now easier than ever thanks to our latest update to GAIN and the GAIN Notify app. GAIN supports MOV/MP4/AVI files so you can upload both images and videos to your Instagram page and have them approved by clients or stakeholders. When it’s time to publish Instagram content, you’ll receive a notification through email and the GAIN Notify app and be able to publish your content to Instagram with…

Content creators can agree that video posts are an ever-growing trend on social media. In mid-2016 it was reported that 78% of Internet users watched online videos weekly, 55% watched them daily, and 92% of mobile video consumers share videos with others. As more and more of our social newsfeeds fill up with video content, we’ve optimized GAIN to support a variety of video formats with video customization options that your followers will love. Using…

The social editorial calendar is a clear favorite among GAIN users because it offers a quick and easy look at each month’s social media content for each client at a glance. All of the content you schedule to be published as well as all of the content that has already gone live is viewable in this calendar layout, making it easy to sift through and organize posts so you’ll never double-post the same topic or…

Remote positions are becoming increasingly common for the modern worker.  A PGI study showed 23% of employees report doing work remotely, and the New York Times echoes this figure arguing that telecommunication is “fast on the rise”. Working remotely has an abundance of benefits for a company and individuals alike. Workers can create their own schedule, customize their work environment, and, according to CNN Travel, can save an estimated $4,000 dollars monthly on transportation costs…

Any successful team requires a blend of varying skills, work styles, and workplace personalities. If everyone on your team had an analytical, linear approach, you might over-calculate results, and ignore the value of disruptive, fresh ideas. Dually, if everyone on your team maintained a big picture gaze and only focused on far-off future company goals, your team’s productivity would struggle within the confines of daily deadlines. The role of a good project manager is to…

Whether you have an office, a cubicle, or a desk, you should have an area everyday where you work that you have slight control over its aesthetics. And while you may just plop your laptop down wherever and get to work, there are actually ways to be more productive during the day by changing your work area. There have been numerous studies on this topic, and it turns out that the space around us can…

Due to the rise in the remote workforce, distance is no longer a factor in hiring top talent; therefore, the traditional in-person interview is becoming harder to carry out. As another way to filter through talent, companies are utilizing social media to secure potential new hires. This trend has gained so much steam that 92% of recruiters said social media has become part of their hiring process. Though companies are frequenting these platforms to find…

As companies grow bigger and busier and remote workers become the norm, new tools to stay productive have sprouted to keep us all working efficiently. In addition to the multitude of project management apps, new chat products have popped up to help teams talk to each other while working together remotely. Of remote teams surveyed, 84% said they use instant messaging platforms daily to interact with coworkers. So what are remote teams using to talk…

Everyone has a different way to stay organized, and every team has a different way to communicate. Project management tools aim to keep both the individual and the team informed and on track. However, implementation of a new project management tool can be incredibly difficult when your team is already set in their ways. According to a study by The Access Group, reliability, ease of use, and ease of integration are the top three requirements…