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In all likelihood, your newest team member will spend their first day trying to make a good impression. You should probably do the same. After all, almost half of new hires resign within the first four months at their new job. The first few days can be a crucial time to define a new hire’s role and show them how they fit into a dynamic team. This time is particularly important if you are a…

Up to 50% of employee turnover is caused by burnout. Burnout often arises from excessive stress at work and manifests itself as exhaustion, apathy, cynicism, and low productivity. If you notice your team speaking up less at meetings, forming exclusive friend groups, or turning in sub-par work, you may be seeing the first symptoms of burnout. Feeling stressed about work is normal. However, as workplaces continually place higher demands on their employees’ time and productivity,…

You are your brand, and you must do all you can to protect it and ensure that anything you share communicates your values and those of your organization. In the age of social media, this also means being acutely aware of the damage your brand can sustain at any given time. Protecting your brand requires implementing social media policies and approval processes, as well as having the right personnel and tools to monitor conversations about…

Branding is the key to a successful recruiting strategy. Prominence delivers premier marketing services for recruitment agencies in the Asia Pacific region. By focusing on candidates, clients, and consultants, the agency helps companies fulfill their goals of increasing the volume of quality jobs they have to offer as well as improve their job fill rates. Prominence is using GAIN to revamp their client review and approval process, specifically with one-click content approvals. We recently spoke…

A productive marketing team does not exist in a bubble. Strong marketing teams are often well-integrated with the rest of the office, working with sales teams, web developers, and even with executives. But what happens when the team in charge of communications fails to communicate? A team that is struggling with team collaboration can be costly for any company, and can even negatively impact revenue. 86% of employees surveyed by ClearCompany considered that lack of…

Do a quick Google search for “social media content calendar,” and you’ll find dozens of downloadable spreadsheet templates from some of the biggest names in marketing. While these downloadable documents are filled with creative ideas, there is one major issue: spreadsheets are a terrible way to create and collaborate on social posts, especially if you want to include images or video, i.e., the type of content that audiences crave on social media. What’s more, sending…

2018 is right around the corner, and even though we haven’t hit the holidays yet, it’s time to start planning for the new year. As we bring this year to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on what went well in 2017 and what could have been improved. While we don’t always want to, it’s important to think about the less-successful campaigns and consider what went wrong or how to change the strategy…

The ‘flow’ in workflow, connotes a seamless, painless process. We recognize the importance of an organized team workflow because projects can often become complicated. With GAIN, agencies can allocate tasks and organize team collaboration by designating tasks to a particular member in the workflow. If a client has the role of “Approver,” for example, but wants to contribute to the content creation process, agencies can change their role to one with more permissions in the…

At GAIN, our objective is to help teams automate their workflow and to do that, we’ve become experts in automating our own. When it comes to organizing both internal and external processes, we know it can be harrowing, which is why we’ve found some innovative tools to ease the process. Here are 6 of our favorite tools we use to make sure our team’s internal and external collaboration is seamless. 1. Trello Trello is an excellent…

Many of us are hesitant to share the same content on social media more than once, but what if we told you it could actually triple your engagement? By not reusing your social media content, you’re actually creating more work for yourself and your team. Each time you create content from scratch, it demands a significant amount of time and effort to write, edit, create visuals/media, collect approvals, and schedule it. For smaller teams, content…