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Flexible Working During Holidays

By | Management, Productivity, Recruitment

Flexibility is important for teams who travel during the holiday season, when winter weather and visiting family across the country, might prevent them from being able to get to the office. So, it’s important that they have the tools to be able to work from where ever they are.

And working remotely shouldn’t mean giving up management visibility if you implement the right strategy.

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5 Ways to Improve Onboarding

By | Management, Productivity, Training

Too often, management experiences significant periods of time in which new hires are not yet contributing to sales, internal culture, and the overall success of the company. In many cases, it can take almost a year for a newly hired employee to reach full productivity. One of the best ways to have new employees become successful is to have a great onboarding process.

Within a Sales team, your phone system can play a large role in lowering the ramp time for new hires. Why not utilize the tool already embedded in the day to day of your business to train and motivate new hires? Below are 5 tips on how you improve onboarding for new hires:

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Today’s Job Market Moves Fast. You Need to Move Faster.

By | Communications, Productivity, Recruitment

Increase your speed with simple, fast & integrated communication directly from your CRM.

All businesses are currently undergoing some type of digital transformation. For staffing firms to deliver a great experience for both their clients and candidates, it is important to adopt new technology that helps deliver data, information and insight. Adopting new technology is critical for businesses to stay out of the dark and ahead of their competition. Without the right tools, slow-to-adopt firms will inevitably fall behind.

Today’s job market, favoring job seekers, is moving faster than ever before. As a result, recruiters face new pressure to hire faster or miss out on top quality candidates. So, what is the best way to stay ahead of the quickly moving job market? Investing in new technology.

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Sales Opportunity Knocks – How to Beat Competitors to the Punch

By | Communications, Productivity, Sales
Have you ever stopped to think about how long it takes to make a phone call?

On the surface it seems like a simple process, but even with a CRM you need to search for the contact, find their phone number, manually dial it into your handset, check it twice and ring: just to then be hit with a voicemail. You and your sales teams lose vital time that puts you behind your competitors.

Bring your business processes up to speed with the simplicity of modern tech by connecting your CRM with the business communication tools you use daily. No more searching for contacts, manually dialling their number and losing the notes you scribble down on a post-it note. All the relevant call information, alongside the call recording, call notes and follow up tasks can be logged against the contact record in the CRM.

This is just the beginning for a CRM communication integration; there are plenty of simple but effective ways for your sales teams to save time, combat missed opportunities and get ahead of competitors using advanced communications tools.

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What is Computer Telephony Integration (CTI)?

By | Customer Experience, Productivity, Technology

CTI stands for Computer Telephony Integration. In essence, it is any technology that allows computers to interact with a phone system, moving control of the telephony platform to a computerised environment. Often this is achieved by taking advantage of cloud technology as opposed to using a more traditional hardware approach such as an on-premise PBX.

You may have already used CTI – directly or indirectly, for example:

  • The on-screen notification you see when a call is coming in? – CTI
  • When you call the bank and you reach the right person that you need to speak to. – CTI
  • When the agent that you’re speaking to knows loads of information about you (once you pass the screening test!) – CTI

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7 Ways to Combat the Slow Start and Early Finish Every Week – Part 2

By | Productivity, Sales

Part 2 explores some more ways in which businesses can combat the slow start and early finish to the week. Last week, we looked at how to track and analyze activities and select pre-defined activities for Monday morning and Friday afternoon, which can get all team members involved and help to revitalize low energy periods. Today, we look at how to keep the team motivated by setting goals and how to use rewards and treats to recognize the hard work that they put in during periods of ‘slump’.

Team Work Productivity Slump CloudCall

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7 Ways to Combat the Slow Start and Early Finish Every Week – Part 1

By | Productivity, Sales

A study by Accountemps has shown that Tuesday is the most productive day of the week. It also highlights that Monday morning and Friday afternoon tend to be the least productive with only 3% respondents agreeing that Fridays were the most productive days in their offices. As Head of Sales at SYNETY, this has also been my observation – an otherwise great week’s work from the team is usually marred by Monday morning and Friday afternoon blues. We believe that every business, to some degree, falls foul of these low energy periods.

Combat Productivity Slumps Part 1

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[Infographic] 4 Reasons to Switch from PBX to CTI

By | Productivity, Technology

Do you use a CRM system to manage information related to customers and prospects? Does your sales team use the phone extensively to connect to prospects while storing data in CRM? Is your customer services team optimised to handle a large amount of inbound calls? If you answered yes to at least two of those questions, it may be time to consider a switch from a traditional business phone system (PBX) to computer telephony integration (CTI).

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Recruiters – What to Look for in a CRM and Telephony Integration

By | Productivity, Recruitment

Recruitment consultants spend a significant amount of time making calls to prospective candidates and clients whilst working on storing these interactions into their CRM. It is clear that these two disparate systems need to be connected for recruiters to work more efficiently and be able to place candidates more successfully. To bridge this gap between your phone and your CRM system, a good starting point is investigating CRM-telephony integration.

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