Achieve Mobillity with Virtual Offices

The keyword of today`s business moving forward seems to be Mobile, not only the idea of creating and utilizing mobile apps but also obtaining the ability to be on the move and yet operate as if you were sitting at your desk with an assistant taking your calls.


 
Luckily, such companies that operate in Tokyo have been working on making this mobility easier to realize. Here are some of the features in particular that Servcorp, a well-known serviced and virtual office provider offers.
 
1. 5 Star CBD Address

    • You can select your Central Business District address from over 140 locations worldwide.

2. Local number answered in your company name

    • For Tokyo that means a 03-####-#### telephone number.

3. No Call Centers used

    • This means that you do not need to worry about your representation via telephone – a dedicated receptionist will professionally answer incoming calls in your company name.

4. Online Meeting Hosting and Video Conferencing

    • On top of online hosting and conferencing you also receive access to boardrooms, meeting rooms, and day offices on a daily basis. You can use them hourly or for as little as ten minutes.

5. Month to month payment plans available

    • You do not have to pay in lump sums. Sign up for a plan and pay monthly from as low as 6,000 yen

6. 24 hour interactive voicemail.

    • Around the clock voicemail services so you do not have to waste your time worrying about separating out your messages.

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Virtual Office is everything but the office. Meaning, you have all the functionality that a business requires without the physical office space. However, many companies offer business lounges, day offices and even meeting rooms that are available to you on an as-needed basis, allowing you to run your business cost-effectively. Virtual Office package would include a set amount of hours for you to use some of these facilities, but if you require more time, you can always use more at an extra cost.
 
As time goes on virtual offices are becoming more developed, more streamlined, and better managed. If you would like to try one out Servcorp offers a FREE 30 DAY trial at the moment. Why not try it out?

Finding IT Staff With Confidence

If you are running a business right now you are probably in need, or soon to be in need of some IT assistance. Whether it be software engineering, data management, administration, or security needs you will have to do some hunting to find the right IT Staff.
 

If you have the time, money and energy, one of the best ways to find such IT Staff as programmers, coders, or software engineers is to host a Hackathon. In order to host a hackathon, arrange a big party full of junk food, pizza, and heavily caffeinated beverages, then make sure your wifi and LAN networks are working. Now send out the invites and promote it through Social Networking Sites and pages. Make sure you announce what the goal of the Hackathon is, some can be targeted development while others are less focused. For more tips on how to put on a Hackathon click here

3 things to watch out for when hiring new IT Staff :

1. Bad Business Sense – Techies with a lot of in-depth knowledge sometimes lack the critical thinking/research skills necessary to make good choices and investments. As we all know, investing in the wrong technology or buying from the wrong vendor can cause significant losses in terms of money and opportunity.

2. Poor Social Skills
– IT people without soft skills can alienate their colleagues, souring them on everything to do with technology. Or they may get along with colleagues on a day-to-day basis, but lack the ability to communicate new ideas and build consensus around them.

3. No End User Sympathy
– Some tech geniuses out there don’t understand that the rest of us have limitations. These folks sometimes want to invest in complicated, powerful technology that their colleagues won’t understand. Or they’ll customize a piece of software to the point that no one else in the organization can use it or maintain it.

If you are hiring in Tokyo, it may be best to use a Recruiting Service to do this work for you. As long as your willing to pay a minimal fee, you can have someone else sift through all the applicants and find you somebody that is both a techy, but can also be a good fit for your office. Such companies as Vision Consulting provide this service for IT Staff in Tokyo.
 
 
Sources:
Tips for Hiring IT Staff: Balancing Skills and Communication
Hackathon Hiring: How to Scout for Coders with Confidence