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Are You Ready for Remote Work? – Our 3 top tips

By | Communications, News, Product, Productivity

As the current COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the globe, it has become an overnight reality for many that they have been requested to work remotely in order to contain the transmission of Coronavirus. However, very few of these businesses have rigorously ‘stress tested’ their departments to ensure that everything runs as smoothly out of the office as it does within. It is unsurprising that many organisations do not feel prepared for partial or complete remote working. Here are our 3 top tips to help remote work run smoothly…

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The Benefits of Remote Working

By | Communications, Management, News, Product, Productivity

Many companies have implemented remote work polices due to the outbreak of COVID-19. With more companies testing these polices for the first time, this infographic breaks down some of the key benefits of remote working 

CloudCall’s Remote Worker Toolkit includes all the necessary communication features business need to keep operating as normal whilst staff work from home. We’re offering free software & conferencing facilities and we’ll have you up and running in 48 Hours. Find out more here: https://www.cloudcall.com/remote-working-tool-kit 

Perfecting the Art of Conversation: Instant Messaging

By | Communications, Customer Experience, Product, Productivity, Recruitment, Sales, Technology

Instant messaging (IM) is a growing corporate communications medium with 43%5 of employees using IM tools for business. The platform began as a quick and convenient way to converse with friends and family and has become a principle means of communication for millions of us. As a real-time mode of communication, from one digital device to another, IM is a routine method for many of us to have a conversation. Read More

How to Measure Sales Performance With CloudCall Dashboards

By | Management, Productivity, Recruitment, Sales, Technology

To get the most out of your sales team and drive them towards achieving improved results you will need to measure their performance. Sales management dashboards have long been the go-to for monitoring high-level performance. They allow you to filter down data, highlighting only the key elements that provide valuable insight into a team’s success.  Read More

Improving Efficiencies with Click-to-Dial

By | Communications, Product, Productivity, Recruitment, Sales, Technology

In today’s competitive recruitment environment, staff are contemplating the ways in which they can improve their productivity. Their telephone system, along with a CRM, is arguably one of the most important tools in their arsenal. Using a unified Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) within a CRM that works flawlessly in the backend is key to ensuring an efficient workflow. Click-to-dial is a function that allows calls to be made via VoIP with one simple action and by utilising click-to-dial it essentially ensures that staff are connected with the right candidate.

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Have we lost the art of conversation?

By | Communications, Productivity, Uncategorized

The digital transformation has and continues to change the way in which we communicate with each other.

We use a wide range of channels to have our conversations, each with its pros and cons. I’m sure we’ve all interpreted a text message in a negative way when that certainly wasn’t the sender’s intention. Can we replace the phone call, where we are able to interpret inflection and intonation, with a quick IM?    

It can be easy to lose track of what we’ve said to who, when and on what platform. Notifications are easily dismissed making it surprisingly simple to forget to reply to that IM from Aunt Doris (that’s still all in capitals, even after many hours of Facebook Messenger tutorials). Are we forcing other generations to communicate in ways they may not even understand, just so they can have some kind of interaction with us? Are we reaching people on the channels that they feel most comfortable conversing in?

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Integrating Sales and Marketing: The Importance of Bringing the Two Together

By | Communications, Management, Marketing, Productivity, Sales, Technology

Ask yourself: Would your sales team perform without any marketing collateral?  

As consumers the way we intake information has changed. People now crave visual stimulants. Marketing collateral provides sales teams with the ammunition they need to support their sales pitch and visualize the benefits to the prospect. Whether it’s a short product video, PDF or printed brochure, everyone wants to see it.  

It’s a given that a sales team plays a pivotal role in the growth of a company by building trust and fulfilling customer needs. Marketing’s role is to explain to your audience who you are and why they should be interested in what you offer. In today’s world, can one exist without the other? 

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4 Training Tools to Improve Conversations

By | Communications, Productivity, Training
Giving your teams the tools they need to improve conversations is crucial. Whether you are training a new employee for long-term success or upskilling a top performer, training tools such as whispering, call monitoring, call recordings, and searchable SMS will increase their overall productivity. Use these tools as part of your onboarding process to help new employees transition smoothly into their roles.

Here’s how you can use these 4 tools to improve your team’s conversations:

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