I’ve been doing Zoom meetings for years. These 7 tricks make them great

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Put your virtual face on, watch videos together, and even help troubleshoot remote computers with these cool Zoom features. Thanks to the coronavirus scare, Zoom has become a household name. It’s a great platform for videoconferencing and one that I’ve been using for years. It’s a must have for attending daily—sometimes hourly—remote meetings with coworkers around the world. Read Full Story

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Key insights: ClickZ benchmark survey, state of industry M&As, and more

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30-second summary: Board members, C-level, and Director+ level executives from retail and ecommerce, technology, media and publishing, and other businesses participated in our ClickZ and Search Engine Watch: Benchmark survey 2020 29.3% marketing leaders thought their current marketing technology stack is average in terms of achieving their marketing goals 46.3% said their marketing budgets are staying the same, while 28.4% said their marketing budgets are increasing Marketing leaders are planning to increase their marketing technology spends The top six technology marketers want to evaluate and invest in were – Search and social advertising, ecommerce marketing tools, experience building and management Lots more to discover in a quick snapshot We picked the brains of Director+ level executives to bring you juicy data insights on martech spending budgets, the technology they are keen on buying with a further detailed drill-down of each segment. More observations from the industry’s biggest acquisitions in the …

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This is a lonely time to be a leader. Here’s how I’m saving my business while I recover from COVID-19

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The founder of women’s collaboration space Luminary tells how in less than two weeks, the global pandemic forced her to temporarily close the doors and pivot the business all while she recovered from having COVID-19. A month ago, I was preparing for a speaking engagement with women entrepreneurs and small-business owners about career pivots and building a company. I left my two-decade career in banking to start Luminary , a company focused on advancing women in the workforce through community from our 15,000-square-foot space in New York City. Read Full Story

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I’m a psychologist. Here’s how employers can help workers get through this pandemic

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While everyone should take responsibility for their mental health, there’s a host of things employers can do to help employees remain happy and productive throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With COVID-19 dominating much of our lives, realities such as social isolation, economic losses, additional responsibilities at home, and increasingly heartrending headlines are all taking their toll on our mental health. As much of the world adopts social distancing to do their part to flatten the COVID-19 curve, many are experiencing increased feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, or loneliness. Read Full Story

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4 leadership opportunities that encourage inclusion in the future of remote work

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The VP of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at Indeed says that D&I professionals can help bridge the gap between the past and the future of work if they focus on these areas. People increasingly want to support and work for companies with values that align with their own. This trend has led to growing interest in and awareness of the importance of hiring for diversity and inclusion (D&I) roles. While this hiring trend has been well established in a handful of sectors for years, it continues to grow in popularity across all industries. Read Full Story

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Editor’s pick: I’m obsessed with this earth-friendly, non-toxic laundry detergent

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I always wondered what it would feel like to smell rich and save the world at the same time. When I first saw DedCool’s Dedtergent–a new laundry detergent that just hit the market–I couldn’t fathom spending $1 an ounce on a liquid I was throwing into my secondhand washer. But now, I will tout very nice smelling laundry detergent that comes in a 100% recyclable (and stylish) tin as the luxury item we never knew we needed. It’s perfect for sheets, clothes, towels, and intimates (which I don’t wash by hand…oops). But the biggest selling point for spending a few extra dinero on cleaning your clothes? Dedtergent is one of the most environmentally friendly detergents out there. Everyone washes their clothes, and our current options are all packaged in plastic and aren’t exactly non-toxic. Read Full Story

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