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Toronto Virtual Offices on King Street Have Cultural Flair

TORONTO—If you want to boast about one of the best business addresses in Toronto, check out virtual office space on King Street West.

King Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto. It was named after King George III, who was the reigning British monarch when the street was built. King Street is home to a number of cool restaurants, clubs and galleries in the area and is known as the high-end furniture district of Downtown Toronto.

When you set up your virtual office on King Street in Toronto, you are also near major attractions, like Air Canada Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame, Roy Thompson Hall, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and King Edward Hotel.

You can rent Toronto virtual office space from Davinci Virtual at Exchange Tower Business Center. Located at 130 King Street in Toronto, Davinci offers virtual offices through Exchange Tower Business Center for prices starting at $130 a month.

This Toronto virtual office package includes a prime business address, mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, and a lobby greeter to welcome any guests who come to pick up or drop off packages and more.

This virtual office space in Toronto also makes available conference room rental for $25 to $45 an hour and day time office space for $10 to $35 an hour. You can use your Toronto virtual office address for business cards, licensing, websites and other public materials. With Davinci Virtual, you also get access to a network of more than 3,000 meeting rooms worldwide.
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Avoid Stressful Airports With Virtual Office Technologies

NEW YORK—From New York to Los Angeles to Chicago, airports are about to get a lot busier—and busier airports means more stressful travel. But if you tap into virtual office technologies, you can avoid some of that stress.

According to a Concur survey, the most stressful airport in the world is Chicago O’Hare, followed closely by Los Angeles International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. But again, virtual office technologies can help you avoid these hectic travel hubs. When you work from a New York virtual office, you can communicate with your colleagues in Chicago and Los Angeles with a few mouse clicks--and in living color.

Think about it for a minute. With all the hassles associated with business travel, making it through the airport can cause your blood pressure to rise. There’s the long check-in lines, longer security checkpoints, and other annoyances, like confusing airport signage, poor service from airport staff and crowded bathrooms.

With travelers more reliant on technology than ever, it’s no surprise that poor Wi-Fi coverage and an insufficient amount of electrical outlets were also cited as common complaints for those looking to make the most of their time between flights in the survey.

So what is a weary road warrior to do? Tap into virtual office technologies like web conferencing and avoid as much travel as you can—especially during the holiday season. With virtual office technologies, you can hold face-to-face meetings, share presentations, and collaborate more efficiently.

Virtual office technologies, then, can make you more productive—and more cost-effective. Virtual office technologies save you time and money. And that’s true all year round and whether you travel or not.
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Virtual Office Employees Keep Patent Office Operational During Hurricane Sandy

NEW YORK—Want to see the power of telecommuting from a virtual office in the federal government? Look no further than Hurricane Sandy and the United Stats Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

David Kaposs, director of the United Stats Patent and Trademark Office, recently wrote a blog post titled “A Day Like Any Other…” Kaposs was in office for Frankenstorm Sandy and for Snowmageddon, the storm that crippled the Washington, D.C. area in Feb. 2010. But this time, virtual office workers had it largely covered.

Kaposs sees similarities in terms of the storms’ emergency circumstances and federal government closures. But unlike Snowmageddon, virtual office workers were ready to keep the UPSTO up and running during Superstorm Sandy. In fact, Kaposs credits employees’ ability to shift gears and keep performing in the face of the storm to federal leadership in telecommuting from virtual offices.

“Despite the emergency government shut down on Monday and Tuesday, our patents and trademarks teams nonetheless averaged more than 70 percent productivity,” Kaposs says. “A remarkable achievement, considering many of our examiners couldn’t participate because of widespread power outages.”

Kaposs went on to say that the Trademark Assistance Center—the call center for trademark owners and attorneys to contact with general questions about the trademark process—was fully operational during the Hurricane Sandy closure, with 100% participation from virtual office employees.

“This level of performance does not come easily and it does not come overnight,” Kaposs says. “Under the guidance of our telework coordinator Danette Campbell, we created and implemented the systems and processes necessary for a premier telework program.”
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How Virtual Office Technologies Help Weed Out Poor Job Candidates

LOS ANGELES—Where does the day go? Some managers are finally starting to get a clear answer to that common question and discovering the power of virtual office technologies to make better hiring decisions.

According to a Robert Half International survey, supervisors spend 17 percent of their time—that’s almost an entire day every week—overseeing poorly performing employees. Virtual office technologies can help managers save time coaching employees more, but there’s another side to the coin: bad hires.

Ninety-five percent of respondents said a poor hiring decision at least somewhat impacts the morale of the team, with more than one-third (35 percent) saying morale is greatly affected. The good news is virtual office technologies can help curb bad hires by helping you weed out the poor candidates—and help you find your new star—more quickly.

"Bad hires are costly, not just for the drain they place on the budget but also in terms of lost morale, productivity and time,” said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International and author of Motivating Employees For Dummies.

“Underperforming employees also require significant attention from employers, distracting managers from business-critical initiatives and causing other team members to pick up the slack. Bad personnel decisions rarely happen by chance. In retrospect, managers usually discover they failed to give proper attention to the hiring process."

Robert Half identified five don'ts and dos when hiring:

1. Don't go it alone. Tap colleagues for their thoughts on needed attributes and competencies for the open role, and work with a specialized recruiting firm to find the best candidates. You can use virtual office technologies like web conferencing to pre-screen some candidates and save valuable time.

2. Don’t think the Internet has all the answers. Cultivate a talent pipeline by personally reaching out to your network and recruiting sources. Online tools can be valuable, but personal interaction is the most important aspect of the hiring process. Once you’ve tapped virtual office technologies and the candidate has passed the initial test, invite them in for an interview.

3. Don’t take too long. Extend an offer once you identify your top candidate. Companies that don't move quickly risk losing good people to other opportunities.

4. Don’t offer a low salary. Offer a compensation package that, at a minimum, meets the market standard.

5. Don’t fail to differentiate between must-have and nice-to-have candidate attributes. Identify the skills that are mandatory and those that can be developed. The goal is to hire the person who is the best match for the job and your work environment.
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Bay Street Virtual Offices Put You in Toronto’s Financial Center

TORONTO—Looking for virtual office space in Toronto? Bay Street is one of the best addresses you could hope for, especially if you are serving the financial services industry.

Bay Street is a major thoroughfare in Downtown Toronto—and it’s smack dab in the middle of Toronto’s Financial District. In fact, Bay Street is often used to refer to Canada’s financial industry.

Bay Street stretches from Toronto Harbour on the south and Davenport Road to the north. The intersection of Bay and King Street is the ultimate center of Canadian banking and finance, with four of Canada’s five major banks in office towers at this intersection.  There are also condos on Bay Street, making it a live-work environment.

You can rent Toronto virtual office space from Davinci Virtual at the Waterpark Business Center Downtown. Located at 20 Bay Street in Toronto, Davinci offers virtual offices through Waterpark Business Center Downtown for prices starting at $60 a month. This is quite a bargain for a high-dollar intersection.

This Toronto virtual office package includes a prime business address, mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, and a lobby greeter to welcome any guests who come to pick up or drop off packages and more.

This virtual office space in Toronto also makes available conference room rental for $25 to $45 an hour and day time office space for $10 to $35 an hour. You can use your Toronto virtual office address for business cards, licensing, websites and other public materials. With Davinci Virtual, you also get access to a network of more than 3,000 meeting rooms worldwide.
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