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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…

Today we’re glad to introduce several new features that will greatly improve content organization and search in GAIN. Tags Tags give you the ability to categorize your GAIN content any way you like. Simply go to a post and add as many as you want. Here are some ideas on how you can use tags to organize your content: Tag all posts belonging to the same brand campaign so you can quickly see the status…

An effective brainstorming session takes a lot more than simply asking your team for their thoughts and writing down the first ideas they say. From shy participants, to repetition of the same ideas, to one team member dominating the brainstorming session, the possibility of roadblocks can be high and once the ideas stop flowing, it can be impossible to get everyone back on track. There are many simple exercises your team can use to pave…

Team meetings are essential, but they can also be a sinkhole for many hours in your valuable workday that could be spent working on other projects. So how can you economize as a team to make your meetings shorter and more efficient so your colleagues can get back to work sooner? Here are a few methods that your team can implement to make your meetings useful again. Image Create a Meeting Agenda Many departments may…

Thanks to the continuing advancements in technology, the concept of the modern day workplace is constantly being redesigned. This constant flux makes for an exciting work environment, as well as a challenging one, as companies must continually adapt to the trends to stay relevant in today’s workplace culture and attract top talent. So what are the biggest trends reshaping today’s workplace? Collaborative Social Platforms We’ve been virtually connected in our personal lives for the last…

One of the best ways to figure out what makes a team so successful is to look at the top. And when you do, it’s not unusual to see that the success of an organization can be driven by a very different leadership style than your own. If you take the time to study each of the various leadership styles, you’ll notice more differences than similarities. Each style of leadership has strengths and weaknesses when…

GAIN’s biggest productivity boost for marketing teams comes from the automation of the approval and scheduling process. Design a workflow as simple or as complex as you need, then send your content to it. GAIN works like an online project manager, notifying the right people at the right time, gathering feedback from clients and stakeholders, moving the process along for you until everything has been approved, and finally, scheduling and publishing the content on social…

Especially in the technology world, working remotely has increased substantially over the past few years. In the U.S., 37% of workers say they telecommute, and 50% of the workforce holds a job that is compatible with telecommuting at least part of the time. The noted benefits of telecommuting include reduced stress among employees, lower company overhead costs, lower employee turnover rates, and the list goes on. One of the main concerns among managers, however, is…