Why are video-meetings so exhausting?

HR Digest

If it’s not Zoom meetings or virtual happy hours with colleagues, it’s catching up on Skype or FaceTime with friends and family. While it’s true that introverts are more comfortable with online interactions, the excessive videos calls weren’t exactly what most of us were expecting.

5 Hacks to Avoid Virtual Meeting Fatigue (#2 is my favorite)

Ultimate Software

With the requirement for many of us to work from home it seems that life as we know it has morphed into one long, never-ending Zoom-Skype-WebEx-Hangout-Meet video fest. Our amygdala does the same when we walk into a virtual meeting. Endless Meetings.

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How to Conduct a Virtual One-on-One Meeting

Ultimate Software

It’s the perfect time to do a virtual one-on-one meeting. Since employees and managers are working virtually, the meeting needs to be a bit more formal—not in terms of tone but scheduling and structure. This gives both the manager and employee time to prepare.

Is a Training Meeting the Best Approach

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is an excerpt from my book, “ Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.” There an important step to the training process – answering the question “Does it need to be a meeting?” But it didn’t take a meeting for that type of learning to happen.

The video interview: top tips for employers


A video interview can help you screen candidates more effectively in situations such as: Interviewing across different time zones or with hiring team members in different locations. Screening numerous candidates within a short time frame during rapid upscale. Video application.

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Are You a Spectator or Active Virtual Participant in Meetings?

One Millimeter Mindset

Consider the professional story you communicate when you either are a spectator or an active virtual participant during meetings. How you show up, during virtual meetings, sets up sensory expectations about your level of post-meeting engagement and performance.

How to Keep Your Virtual Meetings Efficient and Productive

Thrive Global

But even with technology to keep us connected and productive , collaborating with teammates over instant messenger and keeping meetings focused over video conferences can be challenging. Otherwise, I ask to be briefed on the meeting output in an email afterwards.”.

Stop Blaming Zoom! The Problem with Your Meetings Might Be You

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Long before COVID-19 entered the scene, requiring a significant portion of work and work-related communication to go virtual, meetings were an all-too-frequent feature of the business landscape. What’s also grown is the level of frustration and exhaustion associated with meetings.

Crisis Communication Part 2 – How explainer videos help to communicate in crises


Communication is vital during times of crises. Or, you simply do not have the time to go through pages and pages of protocol because immediate action is necessary? Maybe team members are not able to attend a crisis meeting. Do this by means of video tutorials.

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Four Questions to Protect Yourself from Bad Meetings

Future of Work

I’ve been writing about meetings and how to make them better for months. And, as you know, I even wrote a book about making meetings matter (available on Amazon.com at this link – contact me directly for volume discounts). How will we spend our time during the meeting?

Which Meetings to Skip When Working From Home

Thrive Global

If you and your company shifted to remote work in the last few weeks, you’ve probably felt the urge to add meetings to your schedule to make up for the lack of unplanned face-to-face interactions that happen in the office. Avoid meetings about simple topics.

Google Ends Weekly "All-Hands" Meetings: Here's Why.

The HR Capitalist

In case you missed it, Google has decided to stop holding a weekly "all-hands" meeting they call TGIF in response to leaks and the meetings being dominated by issues considered non-core to the business (my words, not theirs).

Back to Basics: Making Your Meetings More Effective

Future of Work

I’ve been studying and writing about organizational meetings for years. But I haven’t spent enough time discussing why making meetings matter is so important. In other words, what is the business case for changing the way you design and lead meetings?

3 Steps to More Strategic Meetings

HR Ringleader

I’ve been thinking about meetings. Now that I am back in a corporate role, where my day is mostly filled with meetings, the importance of setting boundaries and understanding how to handle delicate situations is even more critical. Provide a clear meeting purpose.

Will Virtual Annual Meetings Become the Norm for Public Companies?


As annual meeting season approaches, it is time again to consider whether businesses will soon shift to a fully-virtual format. Online-only and hybrid meetings have been occurring for years; however, 2020 is the first year that companies may be forced to cancel their in-person events altogether. Over the last few weeks, concerns over the global spread of coronavirus have prompted some large companies to switch their annual meetings to virtual-only formats.

Video interview red flags: Why they’re not all valid


Then why should the setting that candidates pick for their video interview matter? Let’s see what the most common candidate video interview red flags are and why you should take them with a pinch of salt: 1. If it’s essential for candidates to have good video skills (e.g.

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How CASIS Saves a Huge Amount of Time with Video Interviews

Spark Hire

Spark Hire has been attending SHRM for many years and this year, SHRM was conveniently hosted in downtown Chicago. I was sent to the conference to meet with some of our customers. It’s an absolute time-saver for me.

11 Small Business Tips for an Epic Annual Meeting

ExactHire HR Trends

One of my favorite instances of this benefit is the annual ExactHire company meeting. Having at least six of these yearly meetings under our belt now, I can say we’ve definitely improved our efficiency and meeting outcomes over the years. 10 – Respect everyone’s time.

6 Benefits of Video Interviews


In our post on the ‘Future of Interviewing is Here – Mobile Video Interviews’ we outlined how mobile video interviews allow you to increase your exposure to new candidates by as much as 36%. Trying to find a time that suits everyone can become a nightmarish puzzle of epic proportions.

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How to Plan a Remote Meeting or Conference

Career Metis

We’ve had to adapt to many new changes during this time of coronavirus, both professionally and socially. Gone are the days of having to find an available conference or meeting room, and schedule in the best time to accommodate the high number of attendees.

Making Meetings Matter: An Overview

Future of Work

Are you frustrated by all the unfocused, boring meetings you have to sit through? Do the meetings you attend produce lasting solutions to the challenges you face? Or do you and your staff waste precious hours at work sitting through meetings that don’t seem to matter?

HR Conferences to Attend in 2019


Which of these top HR conferences will you attend in 2019? Video campaigns for talent attraction. The power of video to attract the mobile job seeker. Here’s a template you can use for a letter to leadership to justify attending any HR conference. Just fill-in the bracketed words with your specific conference details: Hello [Decision Maker], Re: Request to Attend [HR Conference].

Super Meetings: More Effective, Productive, And Collaborative


The core strategy team arrives in the meeting room. The IT guys are busy testing the projector and making sure the video conferencing connections are seamless. The boss is already anxious and stressed out—for this is a crucial meeting that will define the future of his unit.

Super Meetings: More Effective, Productive, And Collaborative


The core strategy team arrives in the meeting room. The IT guys are busy testing the projector and making sure the video conferencing connections are seamless. The boss is already anxious and stressed out—for this is a crucial meeting that will define the future of his unit.

Do You, or Your Company, Screw Up Meetings?

HR Ringleader

A friend recently shared a funny video about conference calls and what they would look like if they were in person. It’s made the social media rounds, but was still good for a laugh one more time. ” All the time! The meeting takes too long.

Stop Blaming Zoom! The Problem with Your Meetings Might Be You

Business2Community Leadership

Long before COVID-19 entered the scene, requiring a significant portion of work and work-related communication to go virtual, meetings were an all-too-frequent feature of the business landscape. What’s also grown is the level of frustration and exhaustion associated with meetings.

8 Strategies for Running an Effective Team Meeting

Eagle's Flight

Attending meetings is an everyday occurrence for many of us at work. However, not all meetings make good use of employees’ time. Meetings don’t have to waste anyone’s time. Know the Meeting Objective. Keep the Meeting Engaging.

How Video Communications can Reduce Frustration and Angst in an Office Environment

Employee Communications Council

Video comms are the solution to most of your problems. Even scripts for employee communication videos had that problem – they wanted to see it not read it. Sleeping in Meetings? Meetings are a bit better because there is more active engagement – until someone dozes off.

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8 Meeting Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

Business2Community Leadership

When done effectively meetings can be a major asset to organizations. But, when done incorrectly, meetings can be unproductive and a serious waste of time and money. The thing is, many individuals forego putting together an agenda for their meetings. Time is money.

6 Questions That Will Help Improve Your Meetings

Thrive Global

There’s a reason no one likes attending your meetings! They’re boring, repetitive, and often times irrelevant. Most companies hold more meetings than they actually should, and the meetings they do hold often times aren’t as useful as they could be.

Employing a Paperless System for Employee Time, Attendance, and Payroll.

Unicorn HRO

In many companies HR staff have to deal with the unenviable task of managing employee time, attendance, payroll, and benefits programs, and this can be time consuming if manually performed. Manual Paper-Based Systems Are Now Obsolete Many companies still rely on manual, semi-automated, or even disparate ways of keeping track of time and attendance. Training can be designed to meet your employees’ individual needs and learning preferences.

How To Support Your Employees During These Changing Times


A good manager or owner will always ask how he can support his employees during these challenging times. Level 1⃣: Physiological Needs – Meeting The Most Essential Needs of Your Employees. As an employer, you can help address these needs by: Paying your employees on time.

Meet Spark Hire at the 2015 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition

Spark Hire

This time, Spark Hire is headed to San Diego, California to attend the 2015 SHRM Talent Management Conference and Exposition. Once again, we’ll be the guys in the bright orange polos displaying how video interviewing for HR is the future of hiring. We’re at it again!

coworkers say we shouldn’t attend a work party, I feel insulted by my new job, and more

Ask a Manager

My coworkers say we shouldn’t attend the work party we were invited to. I have learned that none of the staff have ever attended any of the PGL’s parties despite annual invites. On the other, I received an invite same as everyone else, I know I can be quite the schmooze at parties, and think that as the only staff member to attend it might make me stand out as a team player. My gut says to attend but I worry I’m being naive. It’s five answers to five questions.

Why It’s Strategic to Ask Questions Before Meetings


Time management is a crucial element in just about any workplace. According to the Muse, managers in upper management can spend about 50 percent of their time in company meetings. The sad thing is that most of these meetings tend to be unproductive with little to no decisions made. As such, before scheduling any meeting, it’s important to ask questions to determine the viability of your meeting. Define the Purpose of the Meeting.

Holding a 100-Person Virtual Meeting Room: Tactics for Success

Get Hppy

Meetings are an important part of any business, as they help employees get on the same page, update each other about important information and collaborate through ideas, thoughts and opinions on matters.

employee is vaping on video calls, my speaking style seems all wrong for the South, and more

Ask a Manager

Employee is vaping during video calls. We are now holding all of our meetings through virtual interfaces. Recently, another supervisor and I have noticed one of our employees vaping during our meetings with her and during all-staff meetings.

How to Find the Time for Mentoring

Thrive Global

But, scheduling free time isn’t a luxury, it’s necessary. Most importantly, when you find time for mentoring, you choose the opportunity to recharge and expand your horizons. But, that’s definitely not the most productive use of your time. Be realistic with your time.

Using Video Interviews to Attract Top Talent


While a phone call, email and social media can provide a cursory view of the personality and skills of a potential hire, most hiring managers wouldn’t consider extending a job offer for a significant position without an actual face-to-face meeting with the candidate. What is a video interview?

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5 time management strategies that will boost your productivity

Thrive Global

If people thought time management was challenging ten years ago, they didn’t foresee the kinds of challenges people would be facing in today’s hyperconnected world. So, how can you step away from distractions and master the art of time management? Build your schedule with time blocks.