Fender Musical Instruments Corporation Uses iMeet® to Enhance Global Recruiting; Cuts Conferencing and Collaboration Costs by Nearly 90%

Industry Leader in Musical Instrument Manufacturing Heightens Candidate Interview Experience with Award-winning iMeet for Web, Video and Audio Conferencing

Aug 06, 2015, 08:05 ET from PGi

ATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGI), the world's largest dedicated provider of collaboration software and services, today announced that Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), the world's most iconic musical instrument manufacturer, utilizes iMeet's all-in-one web, video and audio conferencing technology to create a more engaging candidate experience for domestic and international virtual interviews. Fender also uses iMeet to break down silos and geographical barriers, significantly improving collaboration and team productivity for its international workforce.

iMeet gives users the power to meet via web, video or audio conferencing—however and wherever they want—from a single, easy-to-use desktop, web or mobile application, or any telephone device. iMeet was designed to have the industry's most elegant and appealing user interface, to be the most intuitive and enjoyable way to meet online.

"iMeet's unique and user-friendly platform allows us greater flexibility in our interview process," said Erin Walsh-Beguin, Fender's Global Recruiting Manager. "By providing a real-time, face-to-face interaction, we are able to share the exciting culture of Fender with candidates in multiple locations, such as Tokyo, Dublin and New York City. This increased visibility gives candidates a better understanding of the value we place on our exceptional company culture and allows us the opportunity to make better, well-rounded hiring decisions.

"iMeet has also helped Fender more seamlessly connect with our peers in different locations around the globe, enabling enhanced communication, collaboration and improved peer-to-peer relationships," continued Walsh-Beguin. "By switching from our old conferencing and collaboration platform to iMeet, Fender's cost savings have been significant, resulting in close to 90% savings."

In addition to all-in-one web, video and audio conferencing, PGi's expanding iMeet portfolio of unified communication and collaboration (UC&C) products also includes webcasting and an award-winning smart calendar app. PGi recently announced the integration of iMeet into all popular video room systems and endpoints, extending the utility of an organization's video investments to any desktop or smart mobile device. In the coming months, iMeet will release several new innovations in online team workspaces, project management and sales acceleration.

To learn how the iMeet portfolio can help your business grow, visit pgi.com/imeet or contact a PGi representative at 866-755-4878.

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation "FMIC" brands include Fender, Squier, Gretsch, Jackson, Charvel, and EVH among others. With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre: rock 'n' roll, country, western, jazz, rhythm and blues and many others. Everyone from beginners and hobbyists to the world's most acclaimed artists and performers have used Fender instruments and amps, in the process making the company not only a revered music industry name, but also a cultural icon. It is our vision to continue championing The Spirit of Rock-N-Roll throughout the world and our mission to exceed the expectations of music enthusiasts worldwide.

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About Premiere Global Services, Inc. │ PGi PGi is the world's largest dedicated provider of collaboration software and services. We created iMeet®, an expanding portfolio of purpose-built applications designed to meet the daily collaboration and communications needs of business professionals, with solutions for web, video and audio conferencing, smart calendar management, webcasting, project management and sales acceleration. PGi's award-winning UC&C solutions help nearly 50,000 businesses grow faster and operate more efficiently. To learn more, visit us at pgi.com.

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