Zoom Scheduler, now generally available, allows users to align calendars with clients and contacts quickly and easily

Zoom extends free signup period for Zoom Scheduler to July 20 SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Zoom announced general availability for its new Zoom Scheduler tool and the extension of the free signup period. Zoom Scheduler makes finding the perfect meeting time easier by sharing availability for others to conveniently […]

Zoom extends free signup period for Zoom Scheduler to July 20

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Zoom announced general availability for its new Zoom Scheduler tool and the extension of the free signup period. Zoom Scheduler makes finding the perfect meeting time easier by sharing availability for others to conveniently book appointments.

“We heard again and again from our customers that they were looking for a convenient way to book appointments without leaving the Zoom platform,” said Joseph Chong, Head of Product, Solutions, and Industry Marketing, Zoom. “With Zoom Scheduler, they can. Based on positive feedback, we will be offering Zoom Scheduler for free for anyone to try for one more month.”

Zoom is known for simplifying collaboration tools, and its latest product has taken on everyone’s least favorite meeting task: aligning calendars. Sharing availability windows back and forth manually takes up valuable time and adds more friction to a workday. Meeting with potential customers or clients often compounds this problem, as external participants lack visibility into one another’s calendars. Zoom Scheduler allows hosts to generate windows of availability that others can use to book appointments. With Zoom Scheduler, users will be able to grow their businesses faster and get more done so they can spend more time on what matters: preparing for the meeting or taking a break.

Get together with Zoom Scheduler

Now generally available, Zoom Scheduler places a meeting on the host’s calendar with a Zoom Meetings link already included, saving both participants time. Hosts can use their preferred calendar: Zoom Scheduler works seamlessly with Zoom Meetings and Zoom Mail and Calendar and integrates with both Google Calendar and Microsoft 365.

Features of Zoom Scheduler include:

  • Ability to schedule one-on-one meetings or one-to-many group meetings and specify how many people can attend any available slot.
  • Choose recurring availability or custom availability for one-off meetings.
  • Generate slots of availability when any or all team members are available.
  • Automate and customize email notifications.
  • Collect preferred information during the attendee booking process.

Beta customers love how Zoom Scheduler saves time and consolidates meeting scheduling where it makes the most sense: in the middle of the communication platform they know and love.

“Zoom Scheduler offers an easy, no-effort integration with the rest of the Zoom platform,” said Gabe Moronta, Visla. “It has all the features, settings, and capability I need.”

Zoom Scheduler integrates with Zoom Calendar, which has become a resource for meetings both before and after. Zoom Calendar offers a sidebar view alongside the Zoom desktop client, so attendees can maximize their time by seeing if others have joined the meeting yet. After the meeting, shared files live in the Calendar invite for future reference.

Free and paid Zoom users can try out Zoom Scheduler for free anytime before July 19, 2023. On July 20, 2023, Scheduler will be available as an add-on for purchase for $5.99/month per user on Zoom’s website (add to any existing legacy Zoom plan or Zoom One plan), and will be included in the Zoom One Business Plus and Enterprise Plus plans.

About Zoom
Zoom is an all-in-one intelligent collaboration platform that makes connecting easier, more immersive, and more dynamic for businesses and individuals. Zoom technology puts people at the center, enabling meaningful connections, facilitating modern collaboration, and driving human innovation through solutions like team chat, phone, meetings, omnichannel cloud contact center, smart recordings, whiteboard, and more, in one offering. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded (NASDAQ:ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California. Get more info at zoom.com.

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James Absalom Elevated to Chief Commercial Officer – International at ZRG

LONDON and NEW YORK, June 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ZRG Partners, a leading global talent firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, today announced the promotion of London-based executive James Absalom to the position of Chief Commercial Officer – International. Absalom became part of ZRG when his previous firm that he founded […]

LONDON and NEW YORK, June 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ZRG Partners, a leading global talent firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, today announced the promotion of London-based executive James Absalom to the position of Chief Commercial Officer – International.

Absalom became part of ZRG when his previous firm that he founded as CEO in 2015, Walter James, was acquired in December 2021. In that time, revenues with the Walter James division have increased 23%. He has worked across numerous client verticals, including Consumer & Retail, Life Science, Industrial, Financial Services, Sustainability and Technology. His client portfolio includes global entities like Colgate-Palmolive, Gruppo Campari, SC Johnson, Unilever, Haleon, and Imperial Brands as well as numerous private equity and privately owned high growth organizations.

“James will be responsible for maximizing growth across all our business lines, including executive search, DEI, interim management, leadership & assessment consulting, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and showcase our truly collaborative, end-to-end talent advisory firm,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “We are confident he will help us grow our business practices all across the globe.”

In his new role, Absalom will oversee growth of ZRG’s international footprint in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Australia. In keeping with ZRG’s M&A focused growth strategy, he will also work closely with the board to identify, acquire, and integrate M&A targets internationally.

“I am excited to take on this newly created leadership role at ZRG Partners to grow our global client base,” Absalom said. “I am working with practice leaders, senior partners, and others throughout our worldwide network to provide best in class functional, geographical and sector expertise to ensure we can offer clients both a global footprint but also local partnership. My plan is to ensure we build long lasting, impactful, and value-driven business results where we focus on matching the right executives to the unique culture of our clients.”

Absalom will also continue to fulfil his senior partner role by originating and leading large searches across the C-Suite, managing his own clients, and bringing people in to grow the firm’s client base and business lines.

ZRG’s new Chief Commercial Officer’s experience includes working with complex global organizations in senior leadership positions that require both change and transformation.

Founded in 1999, ZRG, is one of the fastest growing global executive search firms in the search industry. With the financial backing of private equity investor RFE Investment Partners, ZRG provides a full suite of executive, middle-management, and customized search solutions through its offices in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. The firm finds leaders across a broad spectrum of business markets, including aerospace, consumer, education, healthcare services and solutions, industrial, life sciences, non-profit, private equity and venture capital, and technology.

Contact: John Mooney, Over the Moon PR, (908) 720-6057, john@overthemoonpr.com.

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Next Chairman Zaka Ashraf Says PCB Made a Huge Mistake in Asia Cup Model

Next PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf has criticized the hybrid model for Asia Cup 2023 criticizing the previous administration’s policies.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is undergoing a leadership transition as Chairman Najam Sethi is set to step down from …

Next PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf has criticized the hybrid model for Asia Cup 2023 criticizing the previous administration’s policies.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is undergoing a leadership transition as Chairman Najam Sethi is set to step down from his position. The anticipated new Chairman, Zaka Ashraf, has made his stance clear on the PCB’s policies, particularly regarding the Asia Cup 2023.

Zaka Ashraf strongly opposed the hybrid model implemented for the tournament and asserted that Pakistan should have hosted the entire event. He believes that it is unjustifiable to hold unimportant matches in Pakistan while the crucial contests take place in venues outside the country.

It should also be noted that the PCB had agreed on hosting only a few matches in Pakistan after India insisted on moving the entire tournament out of Pakistan.

Expressing his determination to address the matter, Ashraf stated that he will carefully evaluate the situation and work towards improving the conditions after assuming office.

As cricket enthusiasts keenly observe the changing dynamics of the Pakistan Cricket Board, they will be looking forward to how Zaka Ashraf’s leadership may shape the future of the PCB and its hosting decisions for major cricket events.

Source: Pro Pakistani

FBR Tax Offices to Remain Open on June 24, 25

All field formations of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will remain open on June 24 (Saturday) and June 25 (Sunday) for the collection of duties and taxes.In this connection, the FBR issued instructions to the field formations here on Tuesday.The F…

All field formations of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will remain open on June 24 (Saturday) and June 25 (Sunday) for the collection of duties and taxes.

In this connection, the FBR issued instructions to the field formations here on Tuesday.

The FBR’s instructions revealed that the FBR’s field formations shall also observe extended working hours till 9:00 pm from June 24, 2023, till the Eid holidays.

To facilitate trade and for optimal revenue collection, suitable staff shall remain available for clearance of cargo during the Eid-ul-Adha holidays. Moreover, the field formations will also remain open on June 30, 2023, until might night.

The Chief Collectors of Customs are requested to establish liaison with the State Bank of Pakistan and authorized branches of the National Bank of Pakistan to ensure the transfer of the duties and taxes collected by these branches to the respective branches of the State Bank of Pakistan on the same date so as to account for the same towards the collection for the month of June 2023, the FBR’s instructions added.

Source: Pro Pakistani

1000 KG Bull Turns Heads in Lahore Cattle Market

A massive bull has become a center of attraction at the Pak Avenue Cattle Market in Lahore, where it is being showcased for sale on the occasion of Eid ul Azha.Weighing 25 maunds, the bull has garnered attention from visitors who are more interested i…

A massive bull has become a center of attraction at the Pak Avenue Cattle Market in Lahore, where it is being showcased for sale on the occasion of Eid ul Azha.

Weighing 25 maunds, the bull has garnered attention from visitors who are more interested in capturing its photographs rather than buying it.

Image courtesy: 24 News

The owner of the bull has taken great care of its diet, ensuring it receives the best nutrition.

The bull named Kaka has been fed with a nutritious diet consisting of milk, yogurt, butter, and desi ghee. The owner’s dedication to providing the bull with quality food highlights his commitment to raising a healthy sacrificial animal.

The demand for this exceptionally massive bull in the market is Rs 2.2 million. The owner expressed his desire to sell Kaka to someone who can truly appreciate the efforts and love he has invested in rearing the bull.

As is customary during Eid ul Azha, cattle markets nationwide display a variety of unique animals brought for sale for the purpose of sacrifice. However, this particular bull stands out due to its excellent health and the care it has received from its owner.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Foreign Direct Investments Down By 21% in 11 Months of FY23

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has shrunk by 21 percent year-on-year (YoY) in the current fiscal year (FY) between July to May amid persistent economic uncertainty.Pakistan pulled in $1.32 billion during July-May 2023, $345 million lower compared to …

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has shrunk by 21 percent year-on-year (YoY) in the current fiscal year (FY) between July to May amid persistent economic uncertainty.

Pakistan pulled in $1.32 billion during July-May 2023, $345 million lower compared to $1.66 billion in 11MFY22, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, FDI is up 6 percent YoY to $149 million in May 2023 against $141.2 million in May 2022.

FDI inflows witnessed a 19 percent decline to $1.94 billion. Likewise, outflows are also down by 15 percent to $629 million.

Pakistan is under serious economic turmoil with IMF 9th Review stuck since November last year and no meaningful negotiations happening. State Bank reserves are historically low, friendly countries have rolled over the loans but no fresh financing is on the horizon.

On the other hand, Government has curbed the economic growth to negative in a bit to show a current account surplus, but the practices are seemingly failing to spark investors’ confidence.

Foreign portfolio investments have reported a negative $15 million outflow during 11MFY23 but still lower than the last year’s outflow of $376 million.

Total foreign investments which are foreign direct investments, foreign public investments, and portfolio investments are down 82 percent to $294 million in July-May 2023 against $1.655 billion in the corresponding period last year.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Karakoram International University Staff to Receive Only Basic Salary on Eid

Karakoram International University (KIU) has announced that due to a severe budgetary deficit, it will only be able to pay partial salaries to its staff on Eid-ul-Azha this year.The federal government had earlier directed the university to pay salarie…

Karakoram International University (KIU) has announced that due to a severe budgetary deficit, it will only be able to pay partial salaries to its staff on Eid-ul-Azha this year.

The federal government had earlier directed the university to pay salaries for the current month on 23 June, to coincide with Eid-ul-Azha. However, the university has informed its employees that it will not be able to pay their full salaries due to ongoing financial challenges.

Despite numerous requests, the university has not received additional financial support from the federal and provincial governments. As a result, the university’s deficit has exceeded Rs. 150 million in the current financial year alone.

In light of these financial difficulties, the university management has made the decision to distribute only the basic pay to staff for the current month. The remaining salary will be disbursed once the university secures the necessary financial support from the government.

The partial salaries will undoubtedly create hardships for the staff, but it is hoped that the situation will improve once the necessary financial assistance is received.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Supreme Court Employees to Receive Higher Salary Than Announced in Budget

Supreme Court (SC) employees ranging from grades BS-1 to BS-22 are set to receive a salary increase exceeding the raise announced in the 2023-24 budget. The increase includes a 30-35 percent raise from the budget and one basic pay from the 2022 pay sc…

Supreme Court (SC) employees ranging from grades BS-1 to BS-22 are set to receive a salary increase exceeding the raise announced in the 2023-24 budget. The increase includes a 30-35 percent raise from the budget and one basic pay from the 2022 pay scales, as per reports.

SC employees already receive higher salaries due to the special judicial allowance, which is three times the initial basic pay of the 2022 pay scales. This additional increase has raised concerns within the government, as they expected SC to contribute to austerity measures.

A notification issued by SC on 31 May unfreezes the special judicial allowance, revising it to one initial payment from the 2022 pay scales. Employees will receive a revised allowance equivalent to three initial basic pays, covered by the Court’s sanctioned budget grant.

Reports indicate that this notification alone will result in a minimum monthly increase ranging from Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 122,190 for employees in grades BS-17 to BS-22. Additionally, all SC employees will benefit from the 30-35 percent raise announced in the budget.

This raise is reportedly exempt from income tax. Officers in grades BS-17 to BS-22 will receive a 30 percent raise, while officials in grades BS-16 and below will receive a 35 percent raise.

Source: Pro Pakistani