Author Archives: Austen Read-McFarland

Transcribing Your Call Recordings: Turn Audio into Text with These Free Tools!

Sometimes, it’s not enough just to take notes during a call. Maybe you’re conducting an interview, or maybe you’re listening to highly specific project planning. Suffice to say there are cases where you want to know the exact words said over the phone.

Obviously, the easy solution is call recording. In Wildix’s Collaboration, this feature is available with the push of a button. Continue reading

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Four Simple Strategies to Reduce Office Stress

As discussed in a previous post, stress in the workplace is no small concern. The fact that it doesn’t feel good is the least of its problems: beyond simple headaches, stress leads to a startlingly dire spectrum of physical, mental and emotional issues.

Worse, office stress is on the rise worldwide. According to Korn Ferry, in the span of 30 years employees have become 20% more stressed about their jobs. Similarly, the American Institute of Stress points to the combined topic of work issues as the leading cause of anxiety.

While fixing office stress will take definite effort, for now, you can at least keep yourself sane through the workday with these tips. Continue reading

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Bacteria on Phones? Healthcare Facilities Can Do Without It

In a hospital or care center, communication equipment is vital. If there’s an emergency at the front desk, or if a patient’s condition worsens, doctors and nurses need technology that lets them know about it immediately.

At first glance, smartphones seem to fill this role effectively. They bring traditional call capabilities in a fully portable format, putting them in contact with their team anywhere.

The problem is, smartphones also bring bacteria. Continue reading

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